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Posted inCrime, Crime & Safety

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

Selected calls for service to the Berkeley Police, via CrimeMapping.com. (Scroll down for maps of robberies, burglaries, auto burglaries and auto thefts.) Click the map for the full list. See the map key here. This is a partial list of recent crime in Berkeley, compiled by Berkeleyside, and based on reports to the Berkeley Police Department unless otherwise […]

Posted inCommunity, Housing & Development

New paint on Berkeley Oaks Theatre: What does it mean?

The Oaks Theatre in North Berkeley has been painted recently, but its reopening remains uncertain. Photo: Mary Flaherty We’ve heard from some curious readers asking about the new paint job underway in North Berkeley on the façade of the Oaks Theatre, as well as the building it is part of, so Berkeleyside checked in with property owner […]

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

Visions of how Solano Avenue’s Oaks Theatre could one day look if Laurie Capitelli’s vision becomes a reality. Illustration: Miguel Lievano Visions of how Solano Avenue’s Oaks Theatre could one day look if Laurie Capitelli’s vision becomes a reality. Illustration: Miguel Lievano The possible transformation into a performance space of the shuttered Oaks Theatre on Solano […]

Posted inBusiness

Shop Talk: The ins and outs of Berkeley businesses

The Fickle Bag accessory boutique on Solano has closed. Photo: The Fickle Bag 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 […]