The use permits for the food trucks parked at the intersection of Bancroft Way and College Avenue will expire in March next year; no new location has been secured for them.
Berkeley police use license plate reader in kidnapping attempt investigations
A trailer with a license plate reader has been set up at Willard Middle School. Photo: Citizen reporter Authorities have set up a trailer with “license plate technology” at Willard Middle School to help with an investigation into five child abduction attempts in Berkeley since September. An astute Berkeleyside reader noticed the trailer outside Willard last […]
Berkeley Police announce 2 more child abduction attempts; new vehicle description
There were three child abduction attempts near Willard Middle School in September. Photo: Nancy Rubin Authorities have released an updated vehicle description and more information about five child abduction attempts in Berkeley over the past month, including two that had not previously been reported. Berkeley Police Officer Byron White, a department spokesman, said investigators believe the most […]
BUSD: Another attempted child abduction in Berkeley
Image: Google maps The Berkeley Unified School District is alerting the community to an attempted abduction of three girls Sunday on College Avenue. According to a notice released Monday morning by the school district, the girls were walking on College Avenue and Webster Street at about 6:10 p.m. when a man near a van yelled at […]
Cali cuisine meets Mediterranean at The Advocate
The newest addition to the Elmwood district of Berkeley offers a mostly successful melding of California ingredients and Mediterranean sensibilities. That, and delicious cocktails.
Staffing issues led to closure of Nabolom Bakery
Nabolom Bakery decided to close after four collective members left in three months, putting pressure on the remaining members.
Philz Coffee on College Avenue opens today
Philz Coffee on College Avenue opens today, becoming the fourth coffee shop on a single block in the Rockridge neighborhood.
SF’s Millennium aims to open Rockridge restaurant
Venerable San Francisco vegan restaurant, Millennium, is planning on moving to Rockridge, and has launched a Kickstarter campaign in order to raise funds.
Pair arrested in Berkeley after armed robbery spree
Police arrested two men on suspicion of robbery during a vehicle stop in South Berkeley on Friday. Photo: Yvonne Paytosh Police have arrested two men they say confessed to three armed robberies — at two Berkeley convenience stores and an El Cerrito fast food shop — over a period of about 10 hours Friday. One of the […]
Berkeley movie theater under scrutiny for staff safety
Rialto Cinemas Elmwood has not changed its marquee signs for over a month following a safety investigation. Photo: Seung Y. Lee The Rialto Cinemas Elmwood has been ordered not to change the movie titles on its marquee until it develops a safe way for employees to switch out the letters. The state’s Division of Occupational […]
Box and Bells closes, Haven on pause, more
James Syhabout’s Box and Bells has closed, Daniel Patterson is rethinking Haven, and much more in this week’s Bites.
New Safeway on College Avenue opens to crowds
Hundreds of people jammed into the spanking new Safeway store on College Avenue on Thursday.