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Lucia’s Pizzeria Introduces Cicchetti to Berkeley

Venetia tapas pairs well with Italian wines.

East Bayites Are Making Banana Chips, Fake Bacon, and Basil-Seed Drinks

They also make hot nuts, as revealed this week at the Fancy Food Show.

The Halal Guys Opens in Berkeley Tomorrow

The grand opening will feature prizes and a live DJ.

Thursday’s Briefing: Oakland Police Violated State Immigration Law; Trump Administration Targets Berkeley and Other Sanctuary Cities

Plus, affordable housing project breaks ground near Fruitvale BART.

The Commercial Side of Glenview

A Park Boulevard hillside neighborhood lures with shopping, diversions, and restaurants.

Chop Bar Announces New Catering Menu

The Oakland restaurant can handle on- or offsite raw-seafood bars, mobile pig roasts, and more.

The Bloody Mariko Comes to Emervyille

It’s a Japanese version of the Bloody Mary at The Periodic Table.

Wednesday’s Briefing: San Leandro City Manager Put on Leave Amid Sex Harassment Charges; Raiders Fans and Local Officials May Sue Team Over Vegas Move

Plus, small cannabis growers sue the state to block the proliferation of mega-weed farms.

Preferred Information Sources

Alamedans stay informed by The Times, the Chron, Twitter, and NPR, but not much TV.

Immersing in Emeryville

The East Bay German International School appears to be thriving in its new location.