Small Press Distribution, an essential partner to Berkeley booksellers and publishers since the late ’60s, will no longer house books in the Bay Area but hopes to keep a local office.
Bayer says boiler alarm sounded Tuesday, no risk to public
Bayer has two alarms it regularly tests – a boiler alarm, which residents can always ignore, and an ammonia alarm, which they usually can. Bayer says there’s never been a harmful ammonia release from their Berkeley site.
Vacant Pacific Steel site could be home to new life sciences campus
The Gilman Forge project would redevelop a 10-acre site along I-80 in Berkeley, including the steel plant that shut down in 2018.
Opinion: Why is Berkeley going backward on climate change?
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.