Feature Articles

Entrepreneur Labs Percolate in Berkeley and Oakland

March 14, 2017 Posted by: Mary Corbin

In Berkeley and Oakland, ideas are percolating for all manner of new innovations. Behind closed doors, entrepreneurs from around the world are having a meeting of the minds, a collaboration of hands-on production and a whirlwind of think-tank/laboratory explorations. Here are a few places in Berkeley and Oakland residing on the creative leading edge of […]

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A Fresh Start in Berkeley: An Interview with Dr. Scott Blossom

February 28, 2017 Posted by: Mary Corbin

At the beginning of every new year or change of season, we often contemplate cleaning out, refreshing our habits and renewing our personal goals. At such times, Berkeley offers a gamut of services and practitioners to help us on this path. One such resource is the combined talents and expertise of Dr. Scott Blossom and his […]

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Harvest & Mill Grows Organic Clothing and Social Change in Berkeley

February 21, 2017 Posted by: Mary Corbin

In my stroll to the weekly Farmer’s Market in Berkeley, I smile that I live in a town that embraces the mantra of local, sustainable and organic with regard to food practices. Now, a local company encourages us to take that ethos to another important industry that impacts our lives daily. Harvest & Mill, a […]

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A Passion for Portraits: Jennifer Graham Photography

February 14, 2017 Posted by: Mary Corbin

Within the city limits of Berkeley and Oakland, the arts and entrepreneurial spirit abounds. In many cases, we are lucky to have them intersect and reverberate. A shining example is the passion and wonder in the work of Jennifer Graham Photography. Building her business over 20 years in photography, Jennifer has discovered that creating business portraits is truly where […]

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BORP: A Place for Everyone in Berkeley

January 31, 2017 Posted by: Mary Corbin

There are many outstanding organizations around Berkeley that support the community in ways you may not know. One such organization is the non-profit BORP, or the Bay Area Outreach & Recreation Program, in West Berkeley. Since moving into a new facility in September 2015 at the Ed Roberts Campus at 3075 Adeline Street, programs have flourished for members […]

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January 24, 2017 Posted by: Mary Corbin

Berkeley is a city of diversity. Berkeley is a city with a public University ranked number one at its center. And Berkeley cares for its marginalized residents with a variety of services. Perhaps where this all intersects is at The Suitcase Clinic. Maybe you’ve never heard of it because you didn’t need to, but take inspiration in the […]

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January 17, 2017 Posted by: Mary Corbin

Are you new to our fine city of Berkeley as a resident or visitor? Well, let us help you to get the lay of the land with our Short Guide to Berkeley Neighborhoods.  You’ll find everything you need from one end of town to the next: diversity, arts & culture, shopping and dining, history, famous […]

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Girls Garage – a Workshop for Change in Berkeley

January 10, 2017 Posted by: Mary Corbin

Fear Less. Build More. That is the motto of Berkeley’s Girl’s Garage, “a one-of-a-kind design and building program and dedicated workspace for girls ages 9-13.”  I mean, who says fusing metal is a boy’s game? Who says future vocations – or simply a keen interest – in metalsmithing, locksmithery, construction or furniture building is a man’s […]

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The East Bay Community Foundation – Serving Berkeley and Beyond

January 3, 2017 Posted by: Mary Corbin

Many organizations exist in Berkeley and the greater Bay Area that support and foster vital causes to keep our community thriving. One such organization is the East Bay Community Foundation in Berkeley’s neighboring city of Oakland. Established in 1928, the East Bay Community Foundation is the first community foundation to be established in Northern California. From their web site […]

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DIG Cooperative helps the Bay Area Conserve Water

December 27, 2016 Posted by: Mary Corbin

Despite the rain we have been blessed with having lately, a concern for water conservation never ceases for residents of Berkeley and the Bay Area. The drought and its conditions prevail, unfortunately, but with the help of local eco-minded companies, we can be proactive. One such company is DIG Cooperative in Oakland, founded by Babak […]

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