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How Quirky is Berkeley? The Star Grocery block on Claremont Avenue
The 3000 block of Claremont Avenue is one of the quirkiest in Berkeley, with a strip of unusual stores.
Pedestrian taken to Highland after Berkeley crash
Claremont and Eton. Image: Google Maps A pedestrian who was clipped by a vehicle in Berkeley on Wednesday evening was taken to Highland Hospital in Oakland with injuries, but authorities said he was expected to survive. The crash happened at about 6:30 p.m. during a period of rainy weather, said Lt. Kevin Reece of the Berkeley […]
After crash, Berkeley fifth-grader rides to school in style
The 9-year-old, who was hit by a taxi March 8 while on a Claremont Avenue crosswalk with her mother, rode in a shiny red fire truck, courtesy of Engine Company 3 of the Berkeley Fire Department.
Father of girl struck by car calls for better traffic control
The UC Berkeley cheerleading squad paid a visit this week to 9-year-old Lillia Bartlow both of whose legs were broken in a March 8 crash. Lillia is flanked by her father Darryl and mother Kadijah. Photo: courtesy family The UC Berkeley cheerleading squad paid a visit this week to 9-year-old Lillia Bartlow both of whose legs were […]
Fundraiser launched to help girl struck by taxi in Berkeley
Supporters of Lillia have already raised more than $5,000 to help with her medical care. Image: gofundme Update, March 12: In just two days, 120 people have raised more than $10,000 for the fourth-grader, whose legs were broken after she was hit by a taxi in a crosswalk in Berkeley. The campaign has increased the goal to $15,000. […]
Berkeley fourth-grader hit by taxi; parents call for better crosswalk lighting
A fourth-grader was struck by a car Tuesday on a crosswalk on Claremont Avenue and suffered two broken legs. Photo: Kevin Chang A fourth-grade girl from John Muir Elementary School was hit by a car Tuesday night in a crosswalk on Claremont Avenue that parents have long complained is poorly lit and needs the city’s […]
Berkeley neighbors help catch 4 teens in dramatic effort after strong-arm robbery
The robbery took place near the intersection of Brookside and Claremont avenues. Photo: Google Maps Alert residents worked together Sunday afternoon to help catch four Oakland teens police say robbed an 18-year-old woman on Brookside Avenue in Berkeley’s Claremont neighborhood. The dramatic incident occurred May 3 at around 12:30 p.m. and resulted in the arrest of four girls: three 16-year-olds […]
New Safeway on College Avenue opens to crowds
Hundreds of people jammed into the spanking new Safeway store on College Avenue on Thursday.
Op-Ed: Why I support plans for the Safeway on College
In July, the Berkeley City Council took up the EIR agreement for the proposed Safeway store on College Avenue in Oakland’s Rockridge district right on the Berkeley border. Buoyed by the protests of the attendees, Mayor Bates summarized the objections of the council, “it’s just too big for the location.” In the debate about the […]
Ashby resurfacing snarls traffic, creates delays
Road and lane closures brought traffic on Claremont Boulevard and Russell Avenue to a near standstill. Photo: Lance Knobel [See update at foot of story.] After weeks of dire warnings about traffic delays from the Ashby resurfacing project, some of the worst fears came to pass this afternoon. Preparations for the project have slowed traffic […]
Yarn bombing pops up in the Claremont neighborhood
Small example of stealth knitting in the Claremont neighborhood. Photo: Diana Baker Citizen reporter Diana Baker spotted this cozy piece of yarn bombing near Star Grocery on Claremont Avenue, in front of Laszlo’s Furniture & Upholstery.