A merchant who loved shopping for antiques as much as selling them leaves a neighborhood of antique shops. Catch up on this and other Berkeley retail and small business news.
Clerk shot during robbery attempt at Berkeley liquor store
There were some reports that the would-be robber also was shot and was seen limping away from the area.
Berkeley honors JT Street, 19-year city worker, who died in motorcycle crash
Police do not yet know what may have caused the crash but are looking into whether Street may have experienced a medical emergency.
Berkeley man dies in solo motorcycle crash on Adeline Street
Police performed CPR on the man until firefighters arrived to take over life-saving efforts, but they were unsuccessful.
Hit-and-run crash killed man found in South Berkeley median, autopsy shows
The man’s death first appeared to have been due to a medical emergency. On Wednesday, police asked for help to find the driver who hit him.
Planning Commission approves Adeline plan with 100% affordable housing goal
The commission says the percentage is not a requirement, but an aspiration. Community and BART talks are ongoing.
Berkeley wins $42 million in grants for 150 units of affordable housing
Mayor Jesse Arreguín said it’s the largest amount he could recall Berkeley ever having gotten from the state for affordable housing over his 16 years serving the city.
Berkeley’s Juneteenth Festival began in 1986; this year it has gone online
The festival, which celebrates the abolition of slavery in the United States, was slated to happen Sunday but instead will go online this year.
With SB35 approval, affordable housing to replace South Berkeley credit union
Cooperative Center will move so that a 100% affordable housing project, which includes units for tenants who were formerly homeless, can be built.
Berkeley woman charged with leaving scene of traffic fatality by Ashby BART
Three months after a driver struck and killed a 64-year-old Oakland man walking near the Ashby BART station, authorities have charged that driver with leaving the scene of the fatal crash, according to court papers.
People’s Bazaar, South Berkeley ‘cultural landmark,’ closes shop after 47 years
The store looked like an overflowing attic full of antique finds.
Berkeley police: Man charged with threatening people at two businesses
A man who threatened to shoot up a South Berkeley barbershop because he was angry when he couldn’t get a haircut was charged with two felonies this week, according to authorities and court papers.