A review of some of this week’s top stories, told in pictures.
A collection of stunning news photos from around the Bay Area this week.
Bay Bridge east span opens, San Francisco’s Lusty Lady closes and state inmate hunger strike ends.
The best photos from the week’s news events and happenings.
by Tracey Taylor, Berkeleyside Berkeley Mayor Tom Bates’ appeal to block the sale of the city’s downtown Post Office was dismissed Tuesday by the Postal Regulatory Commission. Bates had argued in his appeal that the Postal Service was wrong to characterize the planned sale of the downtown Berkeley Post Office as a relocation because an […]
Our friends at Berkeleyside are reporting on Monday night’s gathering at Civic Center Park to remember Tuolumne Family Camp, destroyed in the Rim Fire over the weekend. The camp has been operated by the city under a special use permit since 1922. Berkeley residents were given priority to register for the camp over the general […]
SAN FRANCISCO (BCN) — Electric bicycles are coming to San Francisco and Berkeley next year as part of a bike-sharing pilot program approved by transportation officials Tuesday. The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency board of directors gave the go-ahead for a $1.5 million grant toward an electric bike-share program that will partner with City CarShare […]
By Emilie Raguso, Berkeleyside A 70-unit five-story building proposed at Shattuck Avenue and Derby Street faced steep neighborhood opposition at a recent zoning board meeting in Berkeley. The 60-foot-tall proposal, set to include 35 garage parking spaces, 81 bike spots and a 2,000-square-foot restaurant, has been designed by Lowney Architecture, and comes to the city […]
Hundreds of people flocked to central Berkeley on Saturday to take part in Berkeley Spark, a one-day festival that was billed as bringing the spirit of the popular Burning Man Festival to the East Bay. The centerpiece of the festival was the sculpture “Arc of Reflection” by Amy Stabler. Here a young girl looks at […]
by Emilie Raguso, Berkeleyside A federal commission that oversees the U.S. Postal Service has agreed to hear an appeal by Berkeley Mayor Tom Bates to halt the sale of the Berkeley Main Post Office at 2000 Allston Way. The five-member Postal Regulatory Commission alerted Bates on Thursday that it would hear the appeal in the fall, the mayor’s office […]