An octopus and a ‘Doof Wagon’ rolled through Berkeley Sunday during annual kart race
The 1.5-block race, which starts on Merced Street, attracted about 100 spectators this year. Prizes were awarded for “best braker” and “safest run.”
5 new Berkeley buildings honored for their design
Lots of housing projects, a preference for contemporary architecture and outdoor communal spaces are some of the trends observed in the projects that won an award from Berkeley Design Advocates.
Daruma Sushi opens in West Berkeley
A running list of new restaurants opening in Berkeley, Oakland, and beyond.
Fantastic Negrito tells his own story in new documentary
‘Have You Lost Your Mind Yet?’ — a feature-length film following the performer’s journey from rural Massachusetts to Oakland — is one of the highlights of San Francisco DocFest, which starts Thursday.
Remembering a Berkeley icon who helped shape the world of cinema
BAMPFA’s six-week tribute to Tom Luddy opens in June, featuring visits by Werner Herzog, Philip Kaufman, Alice Waters and others.
Therapy dog joins Berkeley police oversight office
Lucky, a labrador-cocker spaniel mix, will be available for “animal-assisted interventions” in the Office of the Director of Police Accountability.
Berkeley gets $5.1M to plan for ferry service
The grant will pay for design and environmental review work on the project building a ferry terminal at the Berkeley Marina.
Board tasked with holding Berkeley police accountable is short-handed, feeling the strain
With half the Police Accountability Board’s seats empty, work has been piling up. There’s “a natural limit with how much a person can engage,” the board’s leader said.
At Idea Makers: Lively talk about women, technology and the changing definition of feminism
Designer and technologist Mindy Seu, author and podcaster Lauren Schiller, and activist Hadley Dynak were guests at the Berkeleyside event at BAMPFA.