Get Berkeleyside's free newsletter.

Delivered to your inbox at 5 p.m., the Daily Briefing brings you all the latest Berkeley news in one handy place.

"*" indicates required fields

ELECTION 2022: What to know | WILDFIRES: Prepare | COVID: Get a booster | IDEA MAKERS EVENT: Jay Caspian Kang + Khiara Bridges

Posted inEvents

The It List: Five things to do in Berkeley this weekend

NOVELLA CARPENTER AT THE LIBRARY Today, Friday, local writer, urban farmer, educator and activist Novella Carpenter will take part in a free author chat at the Claremont branch of the Berkeley Public Library. The talk coincides with the paperback release of Carpenter’s memoir, Gone Feral: Tracking My Dad Through the Wild. Claremont Branch Library, 2940 Benvenue Ave., 4-5 p.m. Call […]

Posted inCommunity, Crime & Safety, Schools

Breaking: Manchester United – San Jose Earthquakes game moved from Berkeley to San Jose

UPDATE, 9:25 p.m.:  The July 21 Manchester United vs. San Jose Earthquakes game will be played at Avaya Stadium in San Jose rather than Cal Memorial Stadium, according to Wesley Mallette, Associate AD, Strategic Communications for Cal Athletics. Mallette confirmed UC Berkeley was informed today about the decision, made by Relevent Sports, organizers of the tournament. “We were […]

Posted inEvents

There’s more to Berkeley’s Uncharted festival than ideas

Discussion, debate, insights, revelations, laughter and inspiration — all of these are a given at Uncharted: The Berkeley Festival of Ideas which is happening on Friday Oct. 24 and Saturday Oct. 25 in downtown Berkeley. You wouldn’t expect anything less when participants engage with speakers like these. But Uncharted is a festival. So there is […]

Posted inEvents

Berkeley Ideas Festival is just 6 weeks away; marriage equality pioneers Sandy Stier and Kris Perry will be there

This year’s Uncharted: The Berkeley Festival of Ideas 2014 is just six weeks away. Happening in downtown Berkeley on Friday Oct. 24 and Saturday Oct. 25, the Bay Area’s only ideas festival promises to be one of the most memorable events of the fall.  Buy your tickets now and take advantage of the special early bird rate! Berkeleyside created and produces Uncharted, and we […]

Posted inEvents

Uncharted Berkeley Ideas Festival: What’s it all about?

Uncharted: The Berkeley Festival of Ideas is coming to downtown Berkeley on Oct. 24-25. You may have heard about Uncharted, either recently, or last year, when the inaugural festival was held to much acclaim. But what is an ideas festival? What happens there? Why should you come? Check out the snappy video above which was created to answer those questions, […]

Posted inCommunity, Events, Schools

Soccer mania hits Berkeley, as do crowds, traffic

Soccer mania hit Berkeley on Saturday when Real Madrid played Inter Milan at Cal Memorial Stadium, in a game that drew more than 62,000 spectators. Inter Milan and Real Madrid tied 1-1. Then, after regulation time, Inter Milan won 3-2 in a penalty shootout. The game practically paralyzed the streets of Berkeley as fans tried to make […]

Posted inCommunity, Crime & Safety, Events, Schools

With big soccer game approaching, UC Berkeley addresses impacts from Memorial Stadium

Representatives from the city of Berkeley and Cal invited residents near Memorial Stadium to discuss the impact of upcoming events — including the July 26 International Champions Cup soccer game — on the neigborhood. Fire safety, public intoxication, illegal parking and what to do in case of a significant disaster were among concerns raised by attendees. Christine […]

Posted inHousing & Development, Nature, Schools

UC Berkeley building set for Northside comes under fire

UPDATE, APRIL 23, 2014: Several trees were cut down early today, Wednesday April 23, on the site of the proposed new building. Reports suggest crews were working on the trees at 7 a.m. Ted Friedman filed this photograph showing a cleared area next to the volleyball court: ORIGINAL STORY: Neighbors to a proposed new UC Berkeley […]