Owners of a 13-unit property have evicted all their tenants in order to sell the property. Community groups are trying to put pressure on the landlords so they sell it to the tenants.
This Sunday at UC Berkeley’s Pauley Ballroom the non-profit organization Three Squares raises awareness — and funds — for its free cooking programs for low-income residents.
The pain in Gordon Loncz’s mouth one Friday afternoon in February was intense. A tooth was so tender that touching it sent spasms through his mouth. The filling had fallen out, leaving Loncz’s root exposed. It had been three years since Loncz had seen the dentist; his last cleaning had been in 2009 before the […]
VIDEO NO MORE After 22 years in business, Video Maniacs at 1482 University is shuttering its doors at the end of the year. Owner Henry Bhukhan said rentals are half what they were two years ago because of Netflix and online streaming. The closure leaves only two freestanding videos store in Berkeley — Five Star at 1550 University Avenue, […]
The two self-professed clowns behind Kitchen on Fire, who like to ham it up with kitchen utensils for the camera, are quite serious about their mission: they want to teach people to cook real food for themselves. Chefs MikeC and Olivier Said launched the Gourmet Ghetto business in 2005, but it really took off during […]
A couple of Saturdays ago, on a gorgeous sunny day when many Berkeleysiders were likely heading out for a hike, contemplating another coffee, or barely out of bed, I stopped by a cooking class taught at Ursula Sherman Village on Harrison Street, a transitional living facility for the homeless in West Berkeley. Sponsored by Operation […]
This weekend, Berkeley’s Saturday farmers’ market reaches its 20th anniversary milestone. Ben Feldman is program manager for the Berkeley Farmers’ Market, a project of the Ecology Center. Previously, Feldman worked as a market manager for the Pacific Coast Farmers’ Market Association. The 30-year-old lives in Albany with his wife and two young children. The Tuesday farmers’ market […]
By Kim Weisberg: I recently attended a cooking class at Kitchen on Fire (motto: “if these two clowns can cook, so can you”). Founded in 2005 by chefs Olivier Said MikeC (pictured), and located at the Epicurious Garden in Berkeley’s Gourmet Ghetto, Kitchen on Fire aims to demystify home cooking and entertaining using primarily local and […]