Officials approved a new Kaiser Permanente medical center on San Pablo Avenue after property owner Wareham agreed to give four months of free rent to several of its struggling tenants who have to move.
Berkeley businesses may get ousted to make way for a parking lot for Kaiser
Wareham Development had plans to raze the businesses to create parking for a planned Kaiser medical office facility. ZAB said that is not the best use of the land and nixed the application.
Kaiser Permanente looks to build new Berkeley medical campus
This week, the Berkeley City Council approved a West Berkeley zoning change for half a parcel that may allow Kaiser to open a new medical facility at Parker and 10th streets.
Police urge residents to ‘be mindful’ after 5 armed robberies in 1.5 hours
Police in Berkeley are investigating five robberies at gunpoint that took place in less than two hours Friday, according to crime data reviewed this week by Berkeleyside.
Berkeley police: Handguns, shotgun used in 4 armed robberies since Thursday
There have been four armed robberies in Berkeley since Thursday, authorities report, including one where the robber used a shotgun to take money from a gas station cashier.
Lola’s African Apparel: ‘I wanted to share Africa with people through clothes’
Every colorful garment stocked at Ifafunke Lola Oladigbolu’s store has been made by an independent Nigerian seamstress or tailor and, in this way, benefits entire communities.
Berkeley’s Fantasy Studios closure came because of financial struggles
When artists can record albums on their laptops, recording in a professional studio is now more the exception than the rule.
How Quirky was Berkeley? The Artistic Legacy of Martin Metal
Glimpses of the magnificent sculptures and metal pieces can still be glimpsed around Berkeley.
Officer gets 2 guns off West Berkeley streets during weekend patrols
Two guns — one stolen, and another in the possession of a felon who was not allowed to carry it — are off the streets after traffic stops by the same officer last weekend.
Breaking: Power outages affect large swaths of Berkeley
The power outage hit Berkeley Bowl West. Photo: Guillaume Pierre Update 4:28 p.m. Despite what PG&E has told Berkeleyside, readers are saying their power is still out. According to the outage map, there are 18 outages still reported in Berkeley that are impacting 8,160 customers. Update 4 p.m. A PG&E spokesman told Berkeleyside that power had […]
Armed robbery series has Berkeley police on alert
Five armed robberies of pedestrians, and one attempted robbery, have happened in North Berkeley since Saturday, police report. (In addition to the markers on the map, one of the robberies took place at MLK and Virginia.) Image: BPD Five armed robberies of pedestrians, and one attempted robbery, have happened in North Berkeley since Saturday, police report. (In […]
Crime log: Police raid and drug bust, Northside prowler, library vandals sought, mail thieves spotted, RIP ‘AyeGee’
In this week’s crime blotter: fundraiser information and a May 2016 video interview with the young man who was slain last week in South Berkeley, a new photo released by OPD they hope will help solve the killing of a Berkeley musician in 2015, and much more.