WETA has promised to operate electric ferries in Berkeley, but its cost projections are based on diesel.
Injured contractor dies weeks after Bayer fire
Ben Casillas was one of two flooring contractors caught in the January blaze, which remains under investigation.
Berkeley’s 2 pole dancing studios each slide their own way
Berkeley Pole & Dance aims to become “the Soul Cycle of pole dancing.” A mile down University Avenue, newly opened Flux boasts a 197-seat theater.
Authorities seize $19M in illegal cannabis from West Berkeley warehouse
Authorities seized about 12,000 pounds of cannabis worth over $19 million from a Berkeley warehouse, the latest in a series of raids on illegal grows in the East Bay.
Shop Talk: Burned-down West Berkeley tattoo shop reopens in new spot; Fourth Street boutique Aiken is closing
Philthy Clean Tattoo paints itself a new future downtown. Catch up on this and other Berkeley retail and small business news.
2 contractors hospitalized in fire at Bayer in West Berkeley
Firefighters are still working with the pharmaceutical company to determine the cause of the blaze as of Wednesday.
How your neighbors voted in Berkeley’s November election
Six maps show voting patterns for local ballot measures and races for rent board, school board and city council.
West Berkeley safe RV parking site to expire when shelter moves to Berkeley Inn
RV residents at the Grayson Street safe parking site are worried they’ll have to move back to the streets by the end of the year.
Pharmacy closures leave East Bay customers frustrated
While CVS, Walgreens and Rite Aid refocus on online delivery, the store shutdowns and limited hours have directly affected customers in Berkeley, Oakland and Emeryville.
Shop Talk: Ceci Bowman opens her workshop of groovy art and textiles for a holiday sale
At Monsen Silversmiths, Gary Reopelle is busy polishing and repairing metalware for the holidays. Catch up on this and other Berkeley retail and small business news.
Shop Talk: Bouldering gym opens in converted North Berkeley Walgreens; martial arts school closes after 42 years
All you need is some chalk and climbing shoes to scale heights of around 15 feet at Benchmark Climbing. Catch up on this and other Berkeley retail and small business news.
West Berkeley 99 Cents store to close, housing planned
A seven-story mixed-use complex with about 270 homes has been proposed for the site. The store is inside the 100-year-old Rivoli Theatre, which operated until the late 1950s.