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Posted inCrime, Crime & Safety

Berkeleyside blotter: Crime in Berkeley, 9/25-10/1

This is a partial list of recent crime in Berkeley, compiled by Berkeleyside, and based on reports to the Berkeley Police Department unless otherwise noted. The following items represent a sampling of calls, and times may be approximate. From Sept. 25 to Oct. 1, there were reports of 16 burglaries, 26 auto break-ins or thefts from vehicles and 10 stolen vehicles, according to CrimeMapping.com. Five robberies, 16 […]

Posted inArts

Berkeley Oaks Theatre efforts stall in negotiations

A local group spearheaded by Councilman Laurie Capitelli hopes to turn the Oaks Theatre into a community arts space. Photo: Oaks Theatre Consortium [Editor’s note: This story was updated at 1:15 p.m. with additional information from Councilman Laurie Capitelli.] A local consortium’s attempts to come to an agreement to use North Berkeley’s Oaks Theatre on Solano […]

Posted inArts

Last chance: Oaks Theatre survey; sketches revealed

The possible transformation into a performance space of the shuttered Oaks Theatre on Solano Avenue remains uncertain, but the final word on the deal could come sometime in November, according to several people involved with the transaction. In the meantime, local real estate agent and council member Laurie Capitelli has been raising awareness, surveying the public […]

Posted inBusiness

Shop Talk: The ins and outs of Berkeley businesses

THE FICKLE BAG The handbag and accessory store The Fickle Bag has shut its doors at 1885 Solano Ave. A note on the store’s website announcing the closure of the 3-year-old business does not provide details regarding why it closed. However, owner Jua Park also operates a Fickle Bag location in the San Francisco International Airport, which will remain open. (Hat tip: Jane […]