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Shop Talk: The Bone Room, Photo Center, LMi.Net, more

Berkeley’s The Bone Room will close its shop on June 1. Photo: Kaia Diringer BONE ROOM CLOSING STORE Berkeley’s quirkiest store, The Bone Room, announced on Tuesday that it is closing its brick-and-mortar store on Solano Avenue (which it had already downsized last spring). A place of wonder for children and adults, scientists and artists for more than […]

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Shop Talk: The ins and outs of Berkeley businesses

Customers take advantage of pre-closing sale at Scrapbook Territory which shuttered on Sunday May 3, 2015. Photo: Scrapbook Territory SCRAPBOOK TERRITORY CLOSES  Arts and crafts supply store Scrapbook Territory on Fourth Street has closed after 12 years. Its last day was Sunday May 3. The store’s owners explained why they were shuttering on their Facebook page: “Well, I wish it […]

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Solano Avenue: The pressure is on for North Berkeley shopping district to up its game

The Oaks Theater on Solano Avenue, photographed in September 2014. The Oaks was for decades an anchor tenant for the avenue, but it has sat empty for nearly five years. Photo: Mary Flaherty By Gill South When French-style bakery La Farine abruptly closed up shop on Berkeley’s Solano Avenue this summer, there was an outcry from […]

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The It List: Five things to do in Berkeley this weekend

A still from microbial and cell biologist Brian Farley’s “Ghosts in the Machine” video, on view at Art in Science. Photo: UC Berkeley ART IN SCIENCE Right and left brains collide at the two-day Art [in] Science extravaganza. The event, presented by Science@Cal and the Energy Biosciences, explores the intersection of art and science, and how the two […]