Customers who read about the closing sale on Berkeleyside helped Siamese Dream stay in business. Catch up on this and other Berkeley retail and small business news.
Major Berkeley streets could get bus lanes in coming years
City officials are taking early steps toward building transit lanes along University, Telegraph and Shattuck avenues — though the plans are a long way from reality.
Telegraph Avenue redesign on hold amid rising costs
Ambitious plans to rebuild the north end of Telegraph with a new street plaza and bus-only lane have stalled as the project faces a major funding shortfall.
2 men charged with murder in Telegraph Avenue shooting
Police say two men opened fire on a group after starting a fight with them at a busy Southside intersection, killing 29-year-old Isamaeli Mata’afa.
Shop Talk: Hot tub maker opens Berkeley store; used T-shirts printed with fresh designs to cut waste
Robert’s son has taken over at Robert’s Hot Tubs, new to Fourth Street. Catch up on this and other Berkeley retail and small business news.
Driver strikes woman in crosswalk on Telegraph, critical injuries reported
The woman is still alive but BPD has called out its Fatal Accident Investigation Team.
People’s Park is listed on the National Register of Historic Places
Preservationists are hoping the listing might persuade UC Berkeley to build housing elsewhere but Cal says it won’t.
Police will ticket drivers to curb rampant double-parking on Durant
The street has grown increasingly clogged with motorists double-parking on both sides of the one-way street just east of Telegraph Avenue.
Berkeley police: Robber fires gun on Telegraph while taking driver’s necklace
The robber shot through the driver’s windshield and took his necklace when he resisted, according to police.
Telegraph Avenue redesign gets green light from Berkeley City Council
Plans call for a new bus lane along four blocks of Telegraph near UC Berkeley, plus a new curbless, plaza-style design for the avenue.
Telegraph chess players ‘dismayed’ after gun altercation stops games
The chess club organizer said a man who is not affiliated with the group repeatedly threatened players with a gun.
City backs bus lane for Telegraph Avenue, but merchants aren’t on board
Dramatic changes at the northern end of Telegraph Avenue would be part of an $8.3 million redesign of streets near UC Berkeley.