Mark Anderson, who was given a compassionate release from federal prison because of failing health, died in January.
How your neighbors voted in Berkeley’s November election
Six maps show voting patterns for local ballot measures and races for rent board, school board and city council.
Shop Talk: Flower shop opens in Claremont spot where owner had first job in 1997; soap opera ending for downtown launderette
Catch up on this and other Berkeley retail and small business news.
Opinion: Mari Mendonca for Berkeley City Council District 8
Mari will bring a depth of experience and analytical skills from her work as a community organizer and vice chair of the Housing Advisory Commission to the council in service to the community.
Opinion: Mark Humbert for Berkeley City Council District 8
Mark supports smart policies like a housing-first approach to homelessness, community-oriented policing and managing wildfire risk.
Exclusive: Berkeley City Councilmember Lori Droste won’t seek a third term
“I feel like I’ve served with the seriousness and integrity that the voters deserve,” Droste told Berkeleyside in an exclusive interview. “My family needs me now.”
University of California buys $6.5M Berkeley home for its president
University of California President Michael Drake will live and entertain in the $6.5 million Julia Morgan-designed home in the Claremont neighborhood.
UC Berkeley forges on with beach volleyball complex, but project’s fate rests with courts
The new complex is needed to comply with Title IX regulations, but some neighbors say they will violate long-standing covenants the university agreed to.
Police: Driver arrested after shooting at motorist in the Claremont district
Police have not said what may have prompted the gunfire. BPD told Berkeleyside the investigation is ongoing.
Corner stores step up: Star Grocery
Our series on corner stores in the age of COVID-19 turns to Star Grocery, a Claremont neighborhood market that has been feeding Berkeley for 98 years.
Shop Talk: After nearly 60 years, Bill’s Men’s Shop on Telegraph Avenue is closing
Also: Gift store Pot-Pourri will open in North Berkeley in mid-January; and Radbird Fashion will move temporarily so its space can be retrofitted.
Man charged with trying to kidnap child at Berkeley library
A man who followed a toddler and his nanny from a local park to the library has been charged with trying to kidnap that child, according to court papers and police.