Urban Hiking in Berkeley

September 14, 2014 Posted by: Mary Corbin

One of the great features of Berkeley is that you can walk from the hustle of urban momentum into a sanctuary of hills and trees in no time on your own two feet. My urban hiking adventure today takes me from the south gate of the UC campus into the Claremont Canyon Regional Preserve, over […]

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The Traditions Behind Adeline Yoga

September 10, 2014 Posted by: Mary Corbin

With the recent passing on August 20 of pre-eminent sage and yoga teacher BKS Iyengar (he was 95), practitioners and yoga studios around the world are reflecting on the great contributions this man made on the blossoming of yoga in the West. One such Berkeley yoga studio is Adeline Yoga in South Berkeley, a warm and intimate space at 3320 […]

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Step Into Vintage Berkeley Wine Shops

September 7, 2014 Posted by: Mary Corbin

Formed in 2003, Vintage Berkeley is a collaborative effort between Peter Eastlake and Michael Werther with two locations in Berkeley. In a building that once served as the region’s first pumping station for water from the Sierras, you might say Vintage Berkeley at 2113 Vine Street in the Gourmet Ghetto turned water into wine! The […]

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Visit Berkeley Yoga Studios During National Yoga Month

September 3, 2014 Posted by: Mary Corbin

September is National Yoga Month, so if you are looking for some great Berkeley yoga studios, you certainly won’t have to bend over backwards to find one in this town. Walk down any street and you’ll note that yogis carrying their gear is a ubiquitous sight as they come in and out of many Berkeley […]

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From Farm to Fork: Berkeley Farmers Markets

September 2, 2014 Posted by: Mary Corbin

Heirloom tomatoes, peppers galore, bread, cheese, flowers and so much more is waiting for you at the Berkeley Farmers Markets sponsored by The Ecology Center. No matter where in Berkeley you live, there are three open-air marketplaces that operate each week at different locations and times to accommodate your schedule. Berkeley Farmers Markets are a great […]

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Blast off to the Jupiter Beer House

August 20, 2014 Posted by: Mary Corbin

Jupiter is the largest planet in the solar system with a tremendous magnetic field. If a lively atmosphere, handcrafted beer, and good eats are in your orbit, you’ll feel the magnetic pull towards Jupiter Beer House. Located at 2181 Shattuck Avenue, the Jupiter Beer House is cconveniently found across the street from the Downtown Berkeley BART […]

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Local Road Cycling Routes – Right Here in Berkeley

August 18, 2014 Posted by: Mary Corbin

The Berkeley hills present a great network of local road cycling routers for truly world class biking. A favorite ride begins from Berkeley’s Elmwood neighborhood with a gradual but steady climb into the hills under the shaded canopy of Eucalyptus as well as sunny stretches with fabulous views. This is one of Berkeley’s many local road cycling […]

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Treat Yourself to a Day at the Claremont Resort Spa

August 17, 2014 Posted by: Mary Corbin

Ahhhh. That’s the word you’re seeking. And you’ll find it in good measure at one of Berkeley’s delicious day spas. We start our tour at the Claremont Resort spa. Standing white and regal like a vision in the era of Gatsby, the Claremont Hotel, Club and Spa is a landmark spot with panoramic views nestled into […]

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Oh, The Stories They Will Tell: The Marsh Berkeley

August 12, 2014 Posted by: Mary Corbin

The Marsh Berkeley is an offshoot theater venue here in Berkeley which hosts mostly one-person show performances by local award winning luminaries in the craft of storytelling. It stems from its original theater over in San Francisco. Currently playing through September 7, The Marsh Berkeley is featuring Don Reed in Semi-Famous: Hollywood Hell Tales from the Middle, about his trials […]

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Splish Splash at the Berkeley Aquatic Park

August 11, 2014 Posted by: Mary Corbin

Even though we are lucky enough to be able to fully enjoy outdoor recreation year round in our wonderfully temperate climate, it’s August and we have a couple more weeks squeeze in a few more summertime outings.  Since nothing feels like summer more than a boat on water, we venture to the southwest edge of […]

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