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Cause Of Berkeley Overpass Fire Where Homeless Campers Lived Is Unclear

<i>Fire burns at 2nd St. and Hearst Ave. in Berkeley. (CBS)</i><p>BERKELEY (CBS SF) — Homeless people were camping in an area where up to 100 recycling bins …

Cal Grad Students Profiled, Brutalized & Arrested by Berkeley Police for Jay walking

This went down last weekend in Berkeley. According to the students and an eye witness they were walking down the street when police pulled them over …

SF, Oakland Among Nation’s Most Stressed Out Cities

High rents, crime, a bad commute – it’s enough to make anyone go prematurely bald.<p>A report from Movato Real Estate lists the above factors for …

San Francisco Bay Area

New fence hems in Strawberry Walk stores on University

In the latest salvo in a long-running fight over the rights to a parking lot, the owner of a building at 1414 University Ave. has installed a fence …

Shop Talk: The ins and outs of Berkeley businesses

<b>AMAZING CRAB</b> Just opened at 2370 Shattuck Ave. (at Channing) — former home of fro-yo spot Frozen Creations — is Amazing Crab, a restaurant that …

KQED

Oakland renters will soon have greater protection against major rent increases.<br>Under an ordinance approved by the City Council on Tuesday night, …

Housing

East Bay Mother’s Day Guide

<i>This year, our Mother's Day Guide is sponsored by the Claremont Club & Spa, A Fairmont Hotel. This newly restored urban resort is home to stunning</i> …

Oakland

Berkeley City Council Votes for a Flawed Minimum Wage Ordinance (News Analysis). Category

In the year 2000, the Berkeley City Council voted for a living wage law that benefits workers employed by businesses contracting with the city or on …

Firefighters Control Fire Near Berkeley Marina

Up to 100 recycling bins burned in a fire near the University Avenue offramp from Interstate Highway 80, the city's acting fire chief said.<p>The fire …

San Francisco Bay Area

Herons Injured When Trees Trimmed at Post Office

Five baby black-crowned night herons were injured but are now resting at a Bay Area bird rescue center, after the tree they were on was trimmed …

Birds

Mud, mug shots, money begin to fly in 2 East Bay races

All eyes in the local political world are on the East Bay, where mud, mug shots and millions of dollars in special-interest money are at the center of a pair of legislative races that reveal a deepening split in Democratic ranks.<p>First up: the 10th State Senate District match along the Castro …

Review: 'Mutt' by Impact Theatre and Ferocious Lotus

To close out its 2013-14 season, Impact Theatre collaborated with Ferocious Lotus, a San Francisco-based theater company that promotes Asian-American …

Charlie Hallowell and other East Bay chefs launch ongoing charity dinners: Sunday Suppers - Inside Scoop SF

<b>Charlie Hallowell</b> (Pizzaiolo, Boot & Shoe Service, Penrose) has been talking about launching an ongoing charity dinner series for years, and now he’s finally doing it.<p>Starting on May 18 and continuing for the third Sunday of every month thereafter, Hallowell is organizing Sunday Supper dinners at …

Nosh on the Town: Great China in Berkeley

Come along with Nosh as we explore the East Bay food scene in photographs. This week we focus on Great China in downtown Berkeley.<p>Long considered …

Fire doused off I-80 in Berkeley

<b>(05-07) 17:19 PDT BERKELEY</b> -- Berkeley police and firefighters quickly extinguished a blaze Wednesday that ignited as many as 100 recycling bins underneath a freeway overpass.<p>The blast was reported about 2:40 p.m. underneath the University Avenue overpass to Interstate 80.<p>The fire was controlled …

The (Fairyland) dragon slides again

In 1962, Fairyland architect/designer William Russell Everritt completed his last—and greatest—set for the park. Undulating 35 feet above the ground, …

Take Your Kids to These East Bay Spots — The Bold Italic — San Francisco

<b>By Leanne LaBo</b><p>Before becoming a parent, my idea of a fun activity was having some Belgian brews at the Trappist with friends on a warm day. Alas, …

Kids

Oakland City Hall Celebrates 100 years

Oakland City Hall, located at 1 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza adjacent to 14th Street, was completed in 1914. At the time, it was the tallest building west of …

Oakland

World’s only captive hyena colony shutting down at UC-Berkeley

San Francisco (Reuters) - Some of the wildlife at the University of California at Berkeley is about to disappear as the last members of the world’s only captive hyena colony decamp to new homes due to a lack of funds, university officials said on Tuesday.<p>The last 13 animals in what had once been a …

E'ville Digest: Aquatic Park getting love, Neighbors home in Dwell, American Steel "greening up" W. Oakland - The E'ville Eye Community News

A selection of Emeryville-centric articles from around the web that residents might find of interest:<p>Aquatic Park getting some much-needed …

E’ville Bites Review: Wally's Cafe Cracks Yelp Top 100 Places to Eat in U.S. - The E'ville Eye Community News

Taking over food blogging duties for The E’ville Eye is Brenda Ton, a two-year resident with a passion for food and proprietor of her own food Blog,</b> …

Recipes

How to write an Oakland trend piece

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#HayFever Season in #Oakland.

Stellar lineup. Here for some Ingrid. #foxtheater #oakland #wishicouldgotochildishgambinotoo

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Cal Architecture Grad Asks Fellow Alums to Urge Toy Titan: LEGO My Campanile

Michael Lin liked playing with Legos as a kid. In fact, he couldn’t get enough of the strangely compelling little plastic building blocks. …