A San Pablo man police have linked to a group that’s repeatedly stolen laptops from people in Berkeley has been charged with grand theft in connection with a case dating back to January, authorities report.
5 teens arrested after Berkeley Starbucks laptop grab
Five teenage boys, ages 13-17, were arrested Thursday night in connection with a laptop grab at Starbucks, along with a second theft at a downtown eatery, authorities report.
3 teens arrested after downtown Berkeley laptop grab at Starbucks
Three 15-year-old boys from Oakland were arrested Wednesday evening after police say they snatched a laptop from a customer working inside a Starbucks in downtown Berkeley.
Berkeley robbery foiled with help from citizens
Photo: BPD Two Oakland men who robbed a woman of her laptop Saturday at a Berkeley Starbucks were caught with the help of alert citizens, police report. Saturday afternoon, at about 4:20 p.m., the Berkeley Police Department got several calls from witnesses “who saw a female patron struggling over her laptop” with a man inside the […]
Antoinette, Hoi Polloi, Valentine’s Day, more
Catch up on all of this week’s food news, like Hoi Polloi’s expansion and Genova Delicatessen’s uncertain future, in this week’s Bites. Plus, get the deets on Super Bowl and Valentine’s Day specials!
Mokka to close: Minimum wage rise a major factor
After nearly 10 years serving coffee and food to a loyal Berkeley clientèle, Mokka will close largely due to minimum wage increases.
Perdition closes, changes at Oliveto
Big news for Berkeley barbecue and beer fans: Perdition Smokehouse has closed suddenly. Details on this story, and much more, in this week’s Bites.
Starbucks plans to open 4th Berkeley store after all
Despite opposition from many, and a change of heart from the city on approving the coffee chain, Starbucks looks set to open in South Berkeley.
Op-ed: Starbucks vote makes Berkeley seem unfriendly to business
Several months ago, Starbucks showed up before the Berkeley Zoning Adjustments Board (I sit on the Board) to ask for a permit to operate a coffee shop on the corner of Ashby and Telegraph. It’s one of the busiest intersections in Berkeley, with lots of drive-by traffic and Alta Bates a short walk away. We’re […]
Neighbors stop a new Starbucks opening in Berkeley
Starbucks, which had hoped to open a new coffee shop in South Berkeley, has, after a long process, had its application denied. Photo: Sean Winters A mobilized, vocal group of South Berkeley neighbors, working in concert with local merchants, has prevented a Starbucks from opening in South Berkeley. Berkeley’s City Council voted Tuesday, March 11, […]
Berkeley City Council’s Nov. 19 meeting: The highlights
Opponents of a Starbucks planned for 3001 Telegraph packed last night’s City Council meeting. Photo: Natalie Orenstein Opponents of a Starbucks planned for 3001 Telegraph packed last night’s City Council meeting. Photo: Natalie Orenstein Berkeley City Council last night unanimously voted to refer the appeal of a Zoning Adjustments Board decision on a Starbucks at […]
Berkeley neighbors’ bid to halt Starbucks stumbles
Independent coffee shop Mokka, which is two blocks south of the proposed new Starbucks at 3001 Telegraph Ave. supports an appeal lodged by neighbors, many of whom are loyal customers. Photo: Tracey Taylor An attempt by a group of South Berkeley neighbors to halt, or at least delay, the arrival of a Starbucks at 3001 […]