A five-alarm that destroyed the warehouses of three West Berkeley businesses on Saturday night caused an estimated $9 million in damage, Berkeley fire Acting Deputy Chief Avery Webb said Thursday.
The Animal Legal Defense Fund has initiated legal action against La Toque, alleging that the Napa Valley restaurant is illegally selling the delicacy foie gras.
At least two restaurants in the Bay Area said they are serving foie gras, despite California’s recently-enacted ban of the delicacy.
A ban on the sale of foie gras that went into effect in California this week is being challenged in court.
A foie gras lunch special at one North Beach restaurant has become a sellout item among San Francisco restaurant goers ahead of a statewide ban on the delicacy that begins on Sunday.
Concord police have arrested a teen believed to be responsible for shooting and killing at least two dozen waterfowl at Concord parks in the past few months.