Three residents of a senior housing complex have been displaced by a fire authorities believe began Sunday with a visitor’s lit cigarette. Water damage also temporarily closed Mo’Joe Café.
Berkeley’s Fondue Fred will close if it can’t find a new home
The longtime fondue spot will be demolished for a new development project, but owner Laleh Heravi Aryan, an Iranian immigrant and single mother who’s been in charge for nearly 20 years, hopes to relocate.
8-story building proposed on Telegraph gets tepid response
Zoning board members have asked developer Realtex to rethink plans for an 8-story, 39-unit building on Telegraph, which is slated to replace quirky indoor mall “The Village.”
Berkeley Fire responds to blaze at central Berkeley home
A fire caused serious damage at 2520 Grant St. in Berkeley on Sunday. Photo: Daniel McPartlan Firefighters responded to a house fire in the early hours of Sunday in the 2500 block of Grant Street, at Blake Street, in central Berkeley. It caused an estimated $250,000 worth of damage to the structure and contents, forced the relocation […]
Berkeley ZAB round-up: The Roost approved on Blake, Center Street hotel previewed, Kennedy project put off
“The Roost,” looking east toward Shattuck Avenue, at 2029-2035 Blake St. Image: Devi Dutta Architecture “The Roost,” looking east toward Shattuck Avenue, at 2029-2035 Blake St. Image: Devi Dutta Architecture Thursday night the Berkeley Zoning Adjustments Board approved a 5-story mixed-use project near downtown, previewed updated plans for a hotel on Center Street and postponed a […]
Telegraph restaurants, shops face uncertain future
A proposed new apartment building has the owners of Norikonoko, Fondue Fred, Finfiné and other merchants at The Village mall, wondering what comes next.
7-story building, no parking, proposed on Telegraph
A quaint shopping mall on Berkeley’s Telegraph Avenue has been proposed for demolition to make way for a 76-unit 7-story mixed-use building without parking.
3 years after killing, Berkeley family still seeking justice
Tiffieny Dean and Toby Eagle, via Tiffieny Dean Every year on the anniversary of her fiancé’s killing, Tiffieny Dean makes a pilgrimage to the Berkeley Police Department to remind investigators that, three years later, the case remains open. “I make it a point to go down there,” she said. “I want them to know he […]
Family wonders why Berkeley man was slain
Toby Eagle who was killed Tuesday. When Toby Pemadorji Eagle, who was gunned down Tuesday in his backyard on Blake Street, was just an infant, a Native American visited him and gave him six eagle feathers. His mother, Ann Strong, thought the gift was an omen, so she changed her son’s last name to Eagle. […]
Murder victim identified, reward offered for killer
1634 Blake Street (left) where Tobias Pemadorji Eagle lost his life. The Berkeley Police Department reports that the man who was found shot dead in his back yard Tuesday afternoon at 1634 Blake Street was 30-year-old Tobias Pemadorji Eagle. The BPD has not made any arrests or confirmed a possible motive in the case, and does not believe […]
Murder on Blake Street in Berkeley
The property at 1634 Blake Street (brown house on left) at which a man was killed on Tuesday afternoon. Photos: Tracey Taylor. Berkeley police are reporting that a man was murdered at 1634 Blake St. between McGee Avenue and California Street around 1 p.m. today. Police received a report of a loud noise and responded […]