A brawl involving an estimated 180 people at Kitty’s bar in Emeryville early Friday morning was so wild and chaotic that it took 35 officers from five different agencies to bring it under control, according to police.Emeryville police Sgt. Fred Dauer said one officer suffered minor injuries while trying to break up the melee at the bar at 6702 Hollis St. and two other officers were assaulted but weren’t injured. Read More
If you listen to a really good a cappella group, you would swear you are hearing instruments in the mix. The Bobs — who formed in the Bay Area in 1981 and celebrate 30 years of harmony at Berkeley’s Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse on Sunday — are that kind of group. Read More
Guitarist extraordinaire Kaki King started in the toughest of all markets — she busked for change in New York City subways, long before she ever commanded a stage with her intricate style. Read More
A baby girl who appears to be the first baby born in the Bay Area in 2011 was delivered in Berkeley this morning, a labor and delivery nurse said.
The baby girl was born at 12:07 a.m. at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center's Alta Bates Campus, labor and delivery nurse Alice Wojcik said.
The baby girl's mother, Stephanie Hernandez, has not yet decided on a name for her, Wojcik said.
The girl weighed 4 pounds and 5 ounces at birth and was delivered by Dr. Kris Yogam. Read More
There are many reasons Jeff Tedford suffered his first losing season at Cal this fall, but none so big as the quarterback problem.
So the most important goal is finding a quarterback who can return the Bears to a bowl, where they are notably absent for the first time in eight years.
“We’re going to concentrate on finding that one guy in the spring, so we can work with him for the season,” Tedford said in a recent interview. Read More
A man was killed after crashing his car off of Interstate Highway 80 in Berkeley on Friday morning during a pursuit that started after he had allegedly injured an Oakland police officer during an incident several hours earlier, a police spokesman said. Read More
America's nuttiest city is at it again: Read More
The other guy is getting the attention. A huge article on Jim Harbaugh in Sports Illustrated. Why not? Stanford has lost only one game. Stanford is ranked No. 7 in the nation.“I have a lot of respect for coach Harbaugh,” said Jeff Tedford.And two wins in three tries over Harbaugh.Fans get bored. Alumni get impatient. A few years ago, Tedford was the miracle worker, the man who took a Cal team that had been 1-11 and turned it around immediately to 7-5. Read More
A bomb squad has determined that a suspicious package found this afternoon at a Berkeley elementary school is harmless, a police spokeswoman said.
At 2:14 p.m., the principal of Cragmont Elementary School, located at 830 Regal Road, reported that there was a suspicious package in her office, Berkeley police Sgt. Mary Kusmiss said. Read More
Believe it or not, there is actually a science to people-watching.
Tracking down and counting pedestrians on city streets is an important tool for developing urban transportation policies and next week the Metropolitan Transportation Commission will hold conferences to discuss best practices for pedestrian data modeling, planning and advocacy. Read More