Damaged tide tubes mean water doesn’t drain quickly from Aquatic Park, and that leads to flooding.
WATERSIDE WORKSHOPS The West Berkeley community bike store and education center is opening a new bike repair shop and has a newly renovated rental shop. It will hold a Grand Opening to showcase both on Saturday, May 30, 12-6 p.m. at 84 and 90 Bolivar Drive. The event will also serve as a bike drive: bring a bike to […]
A popular bike shop and community bike repair space in West Berkeley’s Aquatic Park won approval recently from the city’s zoning board to expand its buzzing operation into new digs and bring bike rentals, and much more, to the park. A new space for Waterside Workshops at 90 Bolivar Drive will give Street Level Cycles […]
After lying vacant for years, work has begun on a controversial, five-story, 98-unit mixed-use housing development on a lot at the southeast corner of San Pablo and Ashby avenues. City officials and representatives from Gerding Edlen, the developer, will host a ceremonial “turning of the dirt” ceremony Tuesday at noon. Mayor Tom Bates and Councilman […]
A decade ago, and fresh out of North Carolina, Kara Hammond landed a gig at Café Fanny, a tiny slip of a place in North Berkeley opened 25 years ago by, oh, a certain famous local chef. Hammond, who had run a homespun bakery in Greensboro, wanted to get some kitchen experience in the Bay […]
The recently opened Waterside Cafe provides a beautiful spot to have coffee or tea in Berkeley’s Aquatic Park. And the cafe, part of the non-profit Waterside Workshops, offers 25 cents off any beverage for customers who arrive by bicycle. Cyclists are also catered for in the open bicycle workshop that is part of the complex, […]