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Posted inBusiness

Much loved Berkeley nursery closes doors after 30 years

The Yabusaki Dwight Way Nursery closed on Saturday June 22, 2014, after 30 years under the same ownership. Photo: Charles Siler The Yabusaki Dwight Way Nursery closed on Saturday June 22, 2014, after 30 years under the same ownership. Photo: Charles Siler Last Saturday, the Yabusaki family shut the doors of the Dwight Way Nursery for the final time after 30 […]

Posted inArts, Housing & Development

With Pauline Kael’s former Berkeley home set to be sold, concerns raised over fate of murals by famed SF artist

2419 Oregon Street in Berkeley: Where cinéaste Pauline Kael once lived and where her friend, the artist Jess Collins, painted a series of highly regarded murals that are still there . Photo: Charles Siler 2419 Oregon Street in Berkeley: Where cinéaste Pauline Kael once lived and where her friend, the artist Jess Collins, painted a series of highly regarded […]

Posted inBusiness

Shop Talk: The ins and outs of Berkeley businesses

Photo: Charles Siler FILTHY GORGEOUS  A brother-and-sister interior decorating team have moved their Filthy Gorgeous store from Walnut Creek to 1987 Ashby Ave. in Berkeley. The shop sells a wide variety of home decor items — including chairs, sofas, art, tables, storage, lights, and accessories —  and offers upholstery and personalized home design services by appointment. Clients’ homes have been […]

Posted inEvents

The It List: Five things to do in Berkeley this weekend

Otto Mobile and the Moaners, seen here at the Upland Brew Pub in Indiana, play the Starry Plough in Berkeley Saturday. Photo: Otto Mobile WAILIN’ ON WAYLON  Bay Area “honky-tonk heroes” Misisipi Mike and the Midnight Gamblers and Otto Mobile and the Moaners will perform a birthday tribute to musician Waylon Jennings Saturday night at the Starry Plough. […]

Posted inBusiness

Berkeley asphalt plant emissions dangerous, say residents

Residents allege that the Lehigh Hanson asphalt plant at 699 Virginia St. in West Berkeley is emitting dangerous fumes. Photo: Charles Siler Residents allege that the Lehigh Hanson asphalt plant at 699 Virginia St. in West Berkeley is emitting dangerous fumes. Photo: Charles Siler A small group of West Berkeley homeowners gathered at City Hall on Monday this week to […]

Posted inCity

Report suggests new Berkeley anti-discrimination policies

Attendees at a December 2013 NAACP Town Hall meeting discussed race issues in Berkeley. Photo: Lance Knobel Berkeley city staff are reviewing a report by Oakland-based firm Mason Tillman Associates that recommends changes in city policies in response to allegations of racism in employment practices. The report, which was sent to Berkeley City Council members by the city manager in […]

Posted inEvents

The It List: Five things to do in Berkeley this weekend

American skateboarder Kenny Reed skating in Palestine. Adam Abel’s new film about Palestinian skateboarders premieres this Saturday at the La Peña Cultural Center. Photo: Qalqilya SKATING IN PALESTINE Adam Abel, a New York City filmmaker, will premiere his newest project Friday night at La Peña Cultural Center. The film, called Qalqilya, will show at 7:00 p.m. It’s a feature-length […]

Posted inCrime

Surveillance camera registry a possibility for police

Some officials would like residents and business owners to be able to put their security camera locations into a police database. Photo: Mike Mozart The city of Berkeley will explore whether a database of private security cameras might help police solve crime more efficiently after a Berkeley City Council majority vote Tuesday night. Under the proposal, citizens could report camera locations […]