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Posted inCrime

Berkeley Apple store hit again by group of thieves; customers and staff express concern

The Berkeley Apple store. Photo: TJ Gehling For the third time in nine days, thieves ran into the Berkeley Apple store on Fourth Street and made off with stolen electronics, authorities report. Several local residents — including one woman who was inside the store when it was hit — got in touch with Berkeleyside this week to report […]

Posted inCrime, Crime & Safety, Video

Berkeley police ask for help to find suspect after iPhone robbery of elderly man (video)

Police are asking for help to find a man responsible for a robbery in December. Image: BPD The Berkeley Police Department is asking the community for help to find a man who robbed an elderly shopper of his brand new iPhone on Fourth Street the day after Christmas. According to a statement released by police Thursday, […]

Posted inEvents

Protesters stage ‘Black Brunch’ on Berkeley’s Fourth Street

A Black Brunch protester makes a black power salute at Tacubaya restaurant on Fourth Street on Sat. Jan. 3, 2014. Photo: Blake Simons More than two dozen African-American students, many from UC Berkeley, tried to disrupt “business as usual” on Saturday by staging a protest in Berkeley’s upscale Fourth Street shopping district. The students, as well […]

Posted inBusiness

Berkeley stealth start-up seeks unsigned musical talent

David Hyman, serial founder of Berkeley companies, with a new, stealth start-up. David Hyman, serial founder of Berkeley companies, with a new, stealth start-up. David Hyman is that rare thing: a successful serial entrepreneur who is committed to Berkeley. And he wants people to audition for his new start-up. Hyman was CEO of founded music database company Gracenote […]

Posted inCrime, Crime & Safety

Authorities: Berkeley Apple store thief strikes again

Police say Mohannad Halaweh rented this 2012 McLaren luxury sports car using a stolen credit card number. Photo: Sonoma County sheriff’s office Police say Mohannad Halaweh rented this 2012 McLaren luxury sports car using a stolen credit card number. Photo: Sonoma County sheriff’s office A Rohnert Park teenager who allegedly used a fraudulent credit card […]