UC Berkeley is in negotiations with a developer to construct a hotel on University Avenue and Oxford Street. Photo: UC Berkeley UC Berkeley is negotiating with a developer to construct a 200-room, 10-story hotel on the northwest corner of University Avenue and Oxford Street. The university issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) for the project […]
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There’s more to Berkeley’s Uncharted festival than ideas
Along with engaging with some of the world’s leading thinkers, Uncharted ticket-holders get to look forward to seeing (top to bottom, l to r): Vocal Rush, Michael LaMacchia 3o, Nell Robinson (l), Joyce Maynard, and Calvin Keys ticket-holders get to look forward to seeing (top to bottom, l to r): Vocal Rush, Michael LaMacchia 3o, Nell Robinson […]
The Oscars come to Berkeley at film foundation benefit
12 Years a Slave, one of the movies nominated for an Academy Award this year. The ceremony will be screened on Sunday, March 2, at Berkeleywood, a benefit for the Berkeley Film Foundation. Photo: oscar.go.com The Oscars are coming to downtown Berkeley this year for the first time with a glitzy new event at the […]
Couples say ‘I do’ in Berkeley Valentine’s Day celebration
Kelly Ross and Alyssa Journey, from Little Rock, Ark, got married at Berkeley’s Valentine’s Day celebration. Photo: Nancy Rubin Kelly Ross and Alyssa Journey, from Little Rock, Ark, got married at Berkeley’s Valentine’s Day celebration. Photo: Nancy Rubin Kelly Ross and Alyssa Journey were married in downtown Berkeley on Friday Feb. 14, but it was fluke […]
Berkeley to celebrate Valentine’s Day with mass wedding
Berkeley will hold a mass outdoor wedding downtown on Valentine’s Day. Photo: marie-ll/Creative Commons Forget a mere box of chocolates or a bouquet of red roses or a pretty pink heart. The Downtown Berkeley Association has much bigger plans for Valentine’s Day. To celebrate love, and the first Valentine’s Day since the repeal of Defense […]
Chef Stephane Tonnelier takes the helm at Five
Stephane Tonnelier, the new chef at FIVE at the Hotel Shattuck Plaza in Berkeley, promises to inject some French flair into the restaurant’s New American menu.
FIVE chef on his time in Berkeley: ‘A great journey’
Chef Banks White of FIVE is leaving Berkeley to help open a restaurant in Harlem. He spoke to Berkeleyside before heading into the hardest month of the year.
12 drinks a drinking: Reasons to rejoice at FIVE
Ms Barstool treated herself to an early holiday gift by sampling from the Twelve Cocktails of Christmas featured during December at Berkeley’s FIVE Bistro & Bar.
Berkeley’s second Coffee & Tea Festival leaves a buzz
Dagmawit Bekele of Anfilo Coffee performs an authentic Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony at the Berkeley Coffee & Tea Festival. Photo: Tracey Taylor The second annual Berkeley Coffee & Tea Festival took place on Saturday morning at the Hotel Shattuck and, if you attended, you’re probably only now coming down from the caffeine- and sugar-induced buzz it […]
Newly cleaned up downtown hopes to attract more retail
New landscaping is part of an ongoing major clean-up campaign in downtown Berkeley. Photo: Nancy Rubin On Tuesday, downtown Berkeley was born anew. Billed as a fresh start, the heart of the city was relaunched to a capacity crowd in the ballroom of the Hotel Shattuck Plaza on Allston Way. For the past three months, […]
New to Berkeley: Festival celebrates all things caffeine
The inaugural Berkeley Coffee and Tea Festival takes place on September 24th Whether you’re partial to a cup of third-wave, single-origin, shade-grown espresso, a frothy decaf cappuccino, or a low-fat soy chai, it’s likely you enjoy coffee or tea in some form. Cognizant of this, and of the fact that there are dozens of coffee […]
When Cal plays in SF, what happens to business?
Cal Memorial Stadium under construction recently. No football in 2011, clearly. Photo: Tracey Taylor When the Cal Golden Bears open their home season against Fresno State on Saturday, the team won’t be at home. Cal’s six home games this season will be played in San Francisco: on Saturday at Candlestick Park, and the remainder at […]