Woodleaf farm still at market despite wildfire damage

BERKELEY, Calif. —  Evacuations in Oroville, California, have left townspeople uprooted and disoriented for the past six months because of the widespread Butte County Wall Wildfire. At Woodleaf Farm, also known as Peach Jamboree, the fire took all but the crop itself. Owner Danny Lazzarini bought the farm in the Sierra Mountains in 2016.  She and…

Build Pizzeria recovers from fire

BERKELEY, Calif. — BUILD Pizzeria at the corner of Shattuck and Bancroft streets has been a well-received hot spot since opening 15 months ago. The restaurant that offers a sophisticated, modern twist on  pizza was forced to shut down for a week after a small kitchen fire broke out on July 26. General Manager Jonaten Martinez said no one was hurt, but all the…

BUILD plans to continue to build more seasonal fare

After a week of dealing with the aftermath of a small kitchen fire, and no injuries, BUILD reopened on Aug. 1 at its modern restaurant at the corner of  Shattuck and Bancroft streets. The week-long repair and recertification to open also meant new kitchen appliances. Sous Chef Jonathan Popenuck and General Manager Jonaten Martinez talked about the growing pizza, restaurant and bar establishment…