These were among the most-read stories by Berkeley Patch viewers this past week:
A SWAT team searched a Shattuck Avenue apartment Friday night for a suspect in a noontime shooting, but found it empty. Police had closed off an area near the Oakland-Berkeley border for most of the afternoon.
At Berkeley's Café Clem, the art is not on the walls but in the cookie jars and dessert trays featuring creations from local pastry chefs. "It was my economic rescue plan," says proprietor Dorothée Mitrani-Bell.
The store is expected to open in late 2014.
The 41-year-old man died Tuesday night after police went to his residence to question him about a disturbance.
Here are some suggestions for a special dinner for two.
And the week's most popular blog: What Causes Reverse Sneezing in Dogs? by Shea Cox, DVM.
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