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Posted inCrime, Crime & Safety, Schools

Despite hit-and-run, arrest in Berkeley, Uber driver still finds time to charge fee

A 27-year-old Hayward man dropping off an Uber fare in Berkeley flew into a “fit of rage” when he found his route blocked, then drove into a community service officer repeatedly Saturday night before fleeing police and ultimately being arrested, according to rider and police accounts. The rider, a UC Berkeley student, and her friend “had […]

Posted inCrime, Crime & Safety, Schools

3 sexual assaults reported at Diplo’s ‘Mad Decent Block Party’ in Berkeley; 2 victims were Cal students

Reports have been coming out from authorities throughout the day Monday about what is now described as at least three sexual assaults during a concert at Berkeley’s Greek Theatre on Saturday night. The University of California Police Department did not name the concert, but the event is listed online as Diplo’s “Mad Decent Block Party” […]

Posted inArts, Events

Two winners set to go see Placido Domingo in Berkeley

Last week Berkeleyside, in collaboration with Another Planet Entertainment, ran a giveaway offering two pairs of free tickets to see the great tenor Placido Domingo, who is performing at the Greek Theatre in Berkeley on Saturday September 7 (regular individual ticket price is $425). We are delighted to announce we have our winners! Cathy Bowman and Carol Coyote are the […]

Posted inArts, Events

Last chance: Win tickets for Placido Domingo in Berkeley

The great tenor Placido Domingo is performing at the Greek Theatre in Berkeley on Saturday September 7, and, thanks to Another Planet Entertainment, Berkeleyside is delighted to be able to offer our readers two pairs of free tickets (regular individual ticket price is $425). For a chance to win one pair of tickets, simply email us at with the answers to the […]