Month: August 2022

As Michelin-starred chefs march, Bay Area mom-and-pop restaurants persevere in the face of COVID-19 challenges | Company

KATIE LAUER Bay Area News Group Viviana Masarweh threw more pots of coffee down the drain at Doyle Street Cafe than hot cups in March 2020. Barely two weeks had passed during the first COVID-19 lockdown before she and her…

Cal names Jennifer Wong new lacrosse head coach

RELEASED08/30/2022 12:17 | By: Cal Athletics New program manager has had success with Temple staff BERKELEY- California Athletic Director Jim Knowlton announced Tuesday that Jennifer Wong has been hired as the Golden Bears’ lacrosse head coach….

Oakland’s hottest baker wants diners to ask the tough questions about food

The Big Dill Kitchen owner just doesn’t make enough money to be a business owner, but she’s fine with it. Helia Sadeghi is getting a lot of attention for her role in the booming pandemic pop-up game and for her…

Brett Johnson will miss the 2022 season due to injury

Defensive lineman Brett Johnson will miss 2022 through injury. Facebook27/08/2022 14:00 | By: Cal Athletics A defensive lineman was back after missing the 2021 season with a broken hip suffered in a car crash …

Fall Orientation 2022: New Bears on the Block

Picture this: Sproul Plaza is full of students dodging flyers while rushing to class, throngs of people with bright yellow lanyards pass the Campanile, and giant boxes fill previously empty apartments and dorms. School is back at UC Berkeley, and…

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6 exciting things to do in Berkeley on the weekend

With great weather, accessible public transportation, and plenty of exciting local activities and events in Berkeley, students have plenty to do every weekend. Taking a break from class and getting out of the campus bubble to explore the surrounding city…

Chipotle and REI add to store-by-store union wins

Workers at a Chipotle outlet in Lansing, Michigan, and an REI in Berkeley, Calif., voted to unionize this week. They are the latest among hundreds of restaurants and individual retail stores that have successfully organized this year. More than 200…

Three London hotels to book purely for interior inspiration

Laurel is on the roof at the Mondrian London Hotel in Shoreditch (Handout) It’s all in the (design) details of these three London hotels. Berkeley Café Birthday Cake For: fresh cutlery Legendary French pastry chef Cédric Grolet’s impeccable cakes and…

University Profile: Tell me more about UC-Berkeley | Go to college | Elizabeth LaScala

Many schools are compared to Harvard, including the University of California-Berkeley (UC-Berkeley), affectionately nicknamed “Cal”. The first institution in the University of California system, UC-Berkeley was founded in 1868, so its nickname is clearly tied to this educational milestone in…

Berkeley’s Iconic Park Plan Pits Housing Against History | bay area

Berkeley, an eclectic California city renowned for its tie-dye hippies and high-profile intellectuals, is experiencing a 1960s throwback sparked by People’s Park, a landmark that served as a counterculture touchstone, springboard policy and shelter for the homeless. The colorful history…

Plan for iconic California park pit housing vs. history – NBC Bay Area

Berkeley, an eclectic California city renowned for its tie-dye hippies and high-profile intellectuals, is experiencing a 1960s throwback sparked by People’s Park, a landmark that served as a counterculture touchstone, springboard policy and shelter for the homeless. The colorful history…

Berkeley may only have one theater after development

The seven-screen Regal UA Berkeley at 2274 Shattuck Ave. could face a similar fate. An application submitted Last week by developer Panoramic Interests has proposed plans for a “partial removal of the existing commercial structure” that would allow the construction…

Sure, There’s an NFT Winery in Napa Valley

San Francisco’s first NFT restaurant, Sho Club, led the way (at least ceremoniously) last week with a maelstrom of sashimi and cocktails atop Salesforce Park. But in case you were wondering, this isn’t the only example of food and drink…

Campus College of Letters and Science plans to limit high-demand majors

UC Berkeley’s College of Letters and Science will institute a policy change, limiting students to enrolling in a single “high-demand” major starting in fall 2023. The change also means that freshmen and transfer students in high-demand majors will be declared…

A bill to create a new affordable housing agency in Los Angeles just cleared a major hurdle in Sacramento

Start your day with LAist Sign up for How To LA, delivered weekday mornings. In Los Angeles, we have government agencies that oversee water and power, public health, parks, and more. Soon we may have an agency dedicated to affordable…

Hospitality stars praise Harrogate College for helping them launch their careers – FE News

Two local restaurant industry leaders have praised Harrogate College for helping them launch their careers. Chef Callum Bowmer and restaurant and hotel general manager Neil Mendoza have both achieved great things since their college training. Neil Mendoza, who took management…

Berkeley’s affluent neighborhoods could accommodate more housing

The city council could change zoning rules on College Avenue and other popular streets in Berkeley’s wealthier neighborhoods to allow more apartment buildings. Credit: Ximena Natera for Berkeleyside/CatchLight Local Berkeley’s more affluent neighborhoods aren’t getting their fair share of new…

Willow on the Green brings a taste of Britain to SF’s inner sunset

At the Inner Sunset, it’s easy to satisfy your craving for Japanese, Thai, Vietnamese, Chinese, Korean, Peruvian, or Indian cuisine, but there seems to be something missing in the neighborhood. Willow on the Green, a store which opened in May,…

“Just Good Food” is the topic of URI’s Fall Honors Colloquium – URI News

KINGSTON, RI – August 22, 2022 – The mere mention of the word food can conjure up different images for Americans: a big family dinner; a low-key evening at home with pizza; children and families around the world facing starvation;…

The Loews Boston hotel has closed

The Loews Boston Hotel has closed in the Back Bay. But don’t worry, a new hotel has already opened in its place. The AKA Back Bay Hotel is now open. AKA has opened a 225-room establishment in place of Loews…

New owners plan $20 million upgrade to Back Bay Hotel

Photo courtesy of JLL The new owners of the former Loews Boston hotel will spend $20 million on updates and renovations to the 225-room property following a $117 million acquisition. A joint venture between AKA and Electra America rebranded the…

Navigating the realm of sustainability

Over the past 20 years, sustainability roles have moved from hiding in compliance functions to being dispersed across the enterprise. In 2016, when I had graduated and was looking for a career in sustainability, entry-level positions were almost impossible to…

Do you know this person? Suspect Wanted at Oriskany Motel 6 Fire

Law enforcement authorities are asking for the public’s help in identifying a person of interest wanted for interview in an ongoing investigation. In a written statement, the Oneida County Sheriff’s Office (OCSO) says the individual depicted in the released photos…

Open Newbury Street returns for car-free Sundays until end of September

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) – Open Newbury Street returned on Sunday, giving pedestrians a car-free street for the next six Sundays until September 25. The eight-block stretch of Newbury Street, comprised of restaurants, shops, salons and local businesses, will be pedestrian-only…

Brandenberger, David

BRANDENBERGER, David David Brandenberger, 55, of Atlanta, died of a sudden acute illness on Monday, August 15, 2022, surrounded by friends and family. Best known for his dry sense of humor and culinary abilities, David was passionate about spending time…

Fresno thrives after COVID, while others struggle, UC Berkeley study finds

FRESNO, Calif. (KSEE/KGPE) — Cities across the country are feeling the post-effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Overall, industries have had to adapt to a “post-COVID” world. The pandemic has forced many things to close. Shopping and recreation areas have become…

Academics ‘debunk stereotypes’ around mobile home parks in search of affordable housing solutions | New

anchor The Rancho La Mesa mobile home park in Sunnyvale, California (right) is more densely developed than the adjacent single-family residential neighborhoods (left). Google Earth, CC BY-ND A group of north…

Business Scoreboard: Recognition for Kwema, XIL Health, Drury Hotels | Local company

MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS Liquid environmental solutions acquired St. Louis Disposal Solutions, a provider of grease traps, used cooking oil, industrial and municipal waste treatment services. MTM acquired Veyo, the third largest broker in the non-emergency medical transportation industry. MOVINGPizza Dog…

Best Universities Announces 2022 Best Architecture Schools in California

The latest release from Best Universities includes a new ranking of the best architecture schools in California. Designed for students looking to complete or continue their education, the ranking assesses architecture schools in California. In order to create the list…

Embracer Group acquires rights to Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit through Middle-earth Enterprises

Interested in knowing what’s next for the gaming industry? Join gaming executives to discuss emerging parts of the industry in October at GamesBeat Summit Next. Register today. Video game conglomerate Embracer Group has agreed to acquire the intellectual property rights…

Dick Conte Quartet will play Sonoma

A: This Bay Area man has been a professional musician for over 60 years and has played more notes than there are grains of sand on Ipanema Beach. Q. Who is Dick Conte? This fictional response “Jeopardy” only tells part…

Restaurant owners eye electric kitchens as gas restrictions increase

As more municipalities, particularly in California, place restrictions on the use of gas-powered appliances in new construction, some restaurants may need to consider converting their operations to electric equipment. Los Angeles was the latest city to introduce legislation banning the…

Janie B. Cheaney: Truth and Consequence

HOST NICK EICHER: Today is Wednesday August 17th. Good morning! This is The world and all in it of WORLD Radio supported by listeners. I am Nick Eicher. MARY REICHARD, HOST: And I’m Mary Reichard. Truth and consequence. Your truth,…

Wealth of Lamorinda’s health on display at Moraga Commons

Posted on August 17, 2022 Wealth of Lamorinda’s health on display at Moraga Commons Submitted by Brenda Luster Sunday Strong instructors at Moraga Commons Park Photo provided Lamorinda is filled with health conscious citizens who run, walk their dogs, cycle…

Downtown Portland among worst cities in pandemic rebound, study finds

When it comes to recovering from the pandemic, downtown Portland brings up the rear. That’s the conclusion of researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, who are using GPS data from cellphones to see how many people are returning to…

Oakland’s beloved Ethiopian spot expands into huge new space

Cafe ColucciAddress until August: 6427 Telegraph Ave., OaklandOpening September 6: 5849 San Pablo Avenue, Oakland In case you haven’t noticed the painted windows on Telegraph Avenue proclaiming the news yet, another venerable 31-year-old restaurant is closing its doors. But no…

Bay Area sees unexpected gender gap in homeownership

Hello, Bay Area. It’s Monday, August 15, and a heat wave is expected this week in parts of the Bay Area. Here’s what you need to know to start your day. An analysis of 2020 census data shows that single…

Tickets Available for Alicia Dattner’s New Stand-Up Show

This fall, award-winning comedian Alicia Dattner brings her new stand-up show, Are You Dressed for the Apocalypse?, to Marsh Berkeley. This hilarious work explores what’s so funny (or not) about climate change, Instagram and Flamin’ Hot Cheetos. Directed by Tom…

What “Big Resignation” Means for New Workers

The first time we heard the term the “big quit” took place in the fall of 2021 – although the concept itself is not new – when a large wave of workers began leaving their jobs with no specific alternative…

The five best bike paths in Boston, one of the most bike-friendly cities in the United States, according to a new study

If you’re in Boston or en route to Boston and love to ride a bike, you’re in luck: New research has found the Hub to be the fourth-best city in the nation for cyclists. Using factors such as air quality,…

My Psychic Powers: A True Story

Keeping in mind that I have no credibility, this is the real story of my psychic powers, which I don’t believe. The reader can decide if I have psychic powers or not. I already told you that I don’t believe…

Cal’s Cool Collab – California Golden Bears Athletics

Kyle McRae Peter and Jackson Sirmon after recent practice at Berkeley. Facebook08/12/2022 17:28 | From: Kyle McRae Golden Bears father and son football duo take low-key approach Ask Cal defensive coordinator Peter Simon about…

Berkeley restaurants top list of East Bay’s best brunches: report

BERKELEY, CA – If you love a delicious brunch, you’ve come to the right place. Eater SF has compiled a list of 19 restaurants worth sampling and five are right here in Berkeley. The others are in Oakland and Richmond,…

Filipino-inspired Churro Turon ice cream lands at Humphry Slocombe Via Señor Sisig

Thanks to a sweet collaboration between two popular companies, a Filipino-inspired ice cream flavor is now available at all six Bay Area Humphry Slocombe locations. The experimental ice cream company has teamed up with the now permanent Filipino American restaurant…

Nature in Your Neighborhood Event Shares Places and Ways to Enjoy and Appreciate All of Nature | Journal-news

MARTINSBURG – Sometimes nature can be enjoyed just down the road, in a local park or in an unexpected place. A collaborative pilot program, Nature in the Neighborhood, has just ended and successfully shared the idea that sometimes nature is…

The world’s first space hotel is opening soon and here’s what to know about it

The race to make humans a multiplanetary species has been going on for over a hundred years now. With rockets launched to the moon almost daily, humans have continued to advance in this quest to occupy places beyond the earth….

More and more wine sellers are making representation of diverse winemakers a priority

Placeholder while loading article actions We used to think that wine was steeped in tradition, with France at the center of the world. A classic restaurant or retail wine list would start with Bordeaux and Burgundy, then move on to…

5 Parks and Natural Areas to Enjoy in Berkeley This Summer

BERKELEY, CA – The East Bay area is full of places to get a breath of fresh air and enjoy the benefits of nature with its expanses of green parks, beaches, trails, lagoons, farms and lakes . Whether you enjoy…

Study finds hotel shelters for homeless people reduce use of emergency services

A study by researchers at UC Berkeley and UCSF found that placing homeless people in hotels led to reduced use of emergency services. According to campus researcher and study co-author Mark Fleming, the research team analyzed data tables to compare…

City secures $15 million state grant to improve Berkeley Marina

People explore the Ashby Shoal for seaweed and creatures during a recent gathering organized by Berkeley’s DragonMax boat team. Credit: Ximena Natera, Berkeleyside/CatchLight The Berkeley Marina is set to receive an influx of cash following a successful lobbying campaign for…

College students scramble for affordable housing

Comment this story Comment The end of summer is always stressful for Jordan Hubbard as he tries to find accommodation for the upcoming semester. This year is even worse: the military benefits that helped pay for his tuition and housing…

End Zone for August 9 | Journal-news

Editor’s note: Please note that all announcements are published in the order received. Some entries may be edited depending on available space. All articles must be received by 4 p.m. on Sunday each week and can be submitted by email…

Like COVID-19, Monkeypox is heavily affecting Bay Area Latinos. Are we ready?

The other question is about being in multi-generational households or large households, or whether you’re in a shelter or single-room hotel with other roommates. With COVID-19 we had hotels, places where people could go so they could isolate themselves safely….

Everett and Jones owner reflects on his mother’s death from COVID

It’s been almost a year since Mary Everett, the owner of Berkeley Everett and Jones’ barbecue destination, died of COVID-19. Ask anyone who’s lost a parent, though, and they’ll tell you that the first year after the loss goes by…

Cheap material could effectively capture carbon from exhaust gas

Using an inexpensive polymer called melamine – the main component of Formica – chemists have created a cheap, easy and energy-efficient way to capture carbon dioxide from fireplaces, a key goal for the United States and others countries as they…

MLS official comes full circle with Minnesota MLS All-Star Game

As the Major League Soccer All-Star Celebration headed to Allianz Field this week, league deputy commissioner and chief architect Mark Abbott returned to suburban St. Paul on Sunday for a homecoming. It has been 50 years to the day since…

Aware of August 7, 2022 | Journal-news

Toni Saylor’s Summer Concert Series 2022 MARTINSBURG — Martinsburg-Berkeley County Parks and Recreation is hosting the 2022 Toni Saylor Summer Concert Series, held at War Memorial Park Thursday nights through August 11 from 7-8:30 p.m. Performance schedule: August 11: Cazhmière…

Undocumented workers feed us. No matter what you think about immigration, they deserve health care.

Here’s the question I’m wrestling with: Should my home state of California offer subsidized health care coverage to undocumented immigrants? No need to weigh. The question is debatable. California will soon become the first state to offer universal access to…

Jerry Budrick, original Chez Panisse server and former co-owner, dies at 78

Jerry Budrick, one of Chez Panisse’s first servers and a longtime presence as the Berkeley restaurant’s maitre d’, has died aged 78. Budrick died July 24 after a five-year battle with esophageal cancer. Born Gerald Budrick on February 23, 1944,…

Appeals court halts construction of Berkeley People’s Park | app

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Construction of student housing at historic People’s Park in Berkeley, Calif., is on hold after an appeals court ordered an injunction late Thursday, a day after protesters forced the ‘University of California at Berkeley to halt…

Cal Performances celebrates 20 years of Berkeley/Oakland AileyCamp

BERKELEY, Calif. — Since 2002, more than 1,000 Bay Area middle schoolers have participated in Berkeley/Oakland AileyCamp, a six-week, full-scholarship summer program produced by UC Berkeley’s Cal Performances that promotes personal development through dance. “Performance is a medium through which…

Restaurant workers seek rights-defining legislation / Public News Service

Restaurant workers fled the industry throughout the Great Resignation, with no end in sight. In order to codify the necessities for better working conditions, Restaurant Opportunities Centers United has worked to develop the Restaurant Workers Bill of Rights. The package…

Empress Of Shares ‘Turn The Table’ Video, 2022 Tour Dates

Empress Of’s latest EP, Save me, was released last June and it’s another collection of sparkling indie pop songs from Lorely Rodriguez. Today, she shared the latest video from the project in the Jerome AB-directed music video for “Turn The…

University of California awarded Teri McKeever despite bullying allegations

Since 2010, university administration and athletic department officials have received more than 30 complaints from swimmers and their parents alleging bullying behavior by McKeever, SCNG reported. However, the highly decorated 60-year-old coach has received just under $3 million in total…

History in (re)fabrication • The Nob Hill Gazette

See Arch’s integration of skylights into the foyer allowed Wendy Thysell to incorporate deep hues and wall finishes. | Photo courtesy of Photographer: Vivian Johnson; General Contractor: Aj Roston & Associates; Joinery: Greenport Designs; Direction: Studio D From front to…

Dorchester County Obituaries July 19-25 | Obituary

ARDISFrances Knight, 89, of Harleyville died July 17. Arrangements from Bryant Funeral Home of St. George. BLANDINFranck Paul, 70, from Summerville died July 20. Arranged by the Palmetto Cremation Society of North Charleston. BRAGGMichael E. Jr., 33, of Summerville died…

Last Days at the Radisson: As State Shelter program winds down, former homeless residents of Oakland prepare for next steps

Nearly two-thirds of the 2,100 people who left Project Roomkey in Alameda County have found permanent housing, compared to less than 30% of those leaving emergency shelters. Abbott credits the privacy of hotels and housing resources available at sites with…

Little Thief Natural Wine Bar Opens in North Park

After a whirlwind two-month makeover, Little Thief is set to open Wednesday, August 3 in North Park, where the wine bar and kitchen replace a nearly 30-year-old Italian joint on University Avenue. Named after a winemaking tool used to “steal”…

Have you seen it? Hamilton police search for missing 11-year-old

HAMILTON, Atlantic — Police are asking for the public’s help in locating an 11-year-old girl believed to be a missing and endangered runaway. Township police say Ciana Shelton – known as CiCi – was last seen at her home in…

ASU brings apartments, offices and hotels to Novus Innovation Corridor

Over the next 15 years, 4,100 apartments, 4.5 million square feet of office space, several hotels, and dozens of restaurants and shops will spring up around ASU’s downtown Tempe campus. But the Novus Innovation Corridor is not a traditional development…

Collision on University Avenue sends cyclist and driver to hospital on Sunday

A collision in Berkeley on University Avenue on Sunday sent a cyclist and a driver to hospital, July 31, 2022. Credit: Émilie Keas A cyclist and a driver were taken to area hospitals on Sunday afternoon after a collision on…