Feature Articles

Fantasy Studios: a Renowned Multimedia Facility in Berkeley

May 23, 2017 Posted by: Mary Corbin

Years ago, in a galaxy far, far away, my brother’s ’80’s club band, Mojo, was recording a record. I was invited for a visit to the recording studio in Berkeley where they were set up for several weeks, unbeknownst to me at the time where I actually was headed. Upon entering and as I walked […]

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Top it Off at The Berkeley Hat Company

May 16, 2017 Posted by: Mary Corbin

There are few things as quintessentially Berkeley as a store like the Berkeley Hat Company. Located at 2510 Telegraph Avenue (at Dwight Way) just south of UC campus, the shop has been a Berkeley institution for over thirty four years. If you don’t know about it, you just might happen upon it by accident, as I once did […]

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Upscale Your Workout at the New Equinox Club in Berkeley

May 9, 2017 Posted by: Mary Corbin

With wet, winter days in the rear view mirror and New Year’s resolutions all but forgotten, we might need some new inspiration to stay on track with spring time fitness regimens. Warm weather has us in outdoor action mode, sure, but you might still need that solid weekday workout experience to complement those weekend warrior […]

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Music and Games and Beer, Oh My! Cornerstone Opens in Berkeley

May 2, 2017 Posted by: Mary Corbin

A new venue has joined the ever expanding roster of choices for libations, food and entertainment in downtown Berkeley. Open daily from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m., Cornerstone, at 2367 Shattuck Avenue (near Durant) offers up craft beers, pub food, indoor/outdoor seating, TV screens, games and live music. The space was formerly home to Thalassa, […]

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Tilden Park’s Little Farm and Nature Area: Outdoor Family Fun in Berkeley

April 25, 2017 Posted by: Mary Corbin

If you have little ones with curious minds or you are seeking some new knowledge about our great nature areas in Berkeley, look no further than the Little Farm and Environmental Education Center of Berkeley’s Tilden Regional Park Nature Area. Easily accessible by AC transit bus #67, you can also drive up the hill where the corners of […]

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Improving the World One Semester at a Time: UC Berkeley’s Challenge Lab

April 18, 2017 Posted by: Mary Corbin

Ever wonder what’s happening on that great campus at the hub of our city? Well, more than you can imagine. Beyond the typical college courses that are universal to most campuses, UC Berkeley’s College of Engineering is astir in globally relevant endeavors. In a 4-unit course called “Challenge Lab”, for example, students attend four hours a […]

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Fierce Kindness Bubbles Up in Berkeley: an Interview with Melanie Salvatore-August

April 11, 2017 Posted by: Mary Corbin

What to do in the midst of upheaval, uncertainty and change? Well, within the Berkeley and greater Bay Area community, people have taken to the streets, forged new coalitions and sought out like-minded support groups. Local teacher and writer Melanie Salvatore-August offers us yet another outlet to grapple with an uncertain future and find our way […]

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Welcome to the Monkey House: An Unusual Venue in Berkeley

April 4, 2017 Posted by: Mary Corbin

Looking for an unusual place for entertainment that you haven’t been to yet? Welcome to The Monkey House, Berkeley’s somewhat underground, off-your-radar nightclub. Located on University Avenue – that’s all they’re gonna tell ya as it is part of a private residence – keeps it real and exclusive for in-the-know and serious art loving patrons. The website describes […]

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Safeway Community Markets Come to North Berkeley

March 28, 2017 Posted by: Mary Corbin

A wave of change has just occurred in North Berkeley that surprises us, has some of us scratching our heads while others may be delighted. Safeway recently bought out the family-owned Andronico’s Markets on Solano Avenue and Shattuck at Cedar, re-branding them as Safeway Community Markets. In the Gourmet Ghetto, the locale and birthplace of the […]

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A Taste of Korea: The Berkeley Social Club

March 21, 2017 Posted by: Mary Corbin

The Berkeley Social Club has opened on University Avenue in the space formerly occupied by Meridian. Located at 2050 University Avenue (between Milvia and Shattuck), the BSC is just one of the latest additions to the ever evolving downtown dining scene. If you’re a carnivore who likes Asian cuisine or hanging out with a variety of options, […]

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