Feature Articles

Berkeley Mayoral Race: Meet Jesse Arreguín

September 27, 2016 Posted by: Mary Corbin

The Mayoral race is upon us here in Berkeley and as Tom Bates prepares to step aside, the candidates are as varied and colorful as the kaleidoscope of this town. Here is part two of a series of posts on the candidates, posing three simple questions to shine a bit of light on the issues facing […]

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September 13, 2016 Posted by: Mary Corbin

The Mayoral race is upon us here in Berkeley and as Tom Bates prepares to step aside, the candidates are as varied and colorful as the kaleidoscope of this town. We will present a series of posts on the candidates, posing simple questions to shine a bit of light on the issues facing Berkeley and offer a […]

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Whimsy in Berkeley – the Delightful Sculptures of Buldan Seka

August 30, 2016 Posted by: Mary Corbin

If you have ever ambled in North Berkeley along the stretch of Spruce Street about half-way between Marin Avenue and Wildcat Canyon Road, you have surely stopped to admire the fantastic whimsy of ceramic sculptures by artist Buldan Seka. I’ve been by her front yard thousands of times where creatures and beings of all shapes and sizes […]

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August 23, 2016 Posted by: Mary Corbin

In an unassuming corner of a lovely street in North Berkeley you might find the community you are looking for at the Jewish Community Center or JCC East Bay.  From the web site we learn “The Jewish Community Center of the East Bay has provided a Jewish gateway and home to a large community since […]

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ABC’s: A Short Guide to Schools in Berkeley

August 8, 2016 Posted by: Mary Corbin

It’s almost that “back to school” time again! If you’ve moved recently to Berkeley with your family or are planning a move in the near future, check out our quick guide to schools. You know you are in Berkeley with schools named after not just Jefferson and Washington but also Malcolm X, John Muir, Rosa […]

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On the Beaten Path with the Berkeley Path Wanderers Association

July 26, 2016 Posted by: Mary Corbin

Maybe you’re an ambler in the summer fog mornings of Berkeley, out with your dog or on your way for coffee. Perhaps a post-prandial stroll is more up your alley. Well, we don’t have much in the way of actual alleys but charming paths, now, that’s another story. Berkeley has nearly 140 documented though seemingly secret […]

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East Bay Media Center – A Resource for Inspired Media Makers

July 19, 2016 Posted by: Mary Corbin

Unless you are “in the know”, the East Bay Media Center at 1939 Addison Street in the downtown Berkeley Arts District is probably a place you’ve overlooked. Maybe you’ve walked by the building numerous times on your way to the theater or to hear music at the Freight and paid it little attention. Well, to bring […]

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Respect Your Elders – Services for Berkeley’s Senior Citizens

July 5, 2016 Posted by: Mary Corbin

Berkeley is a city that honors diversity, multiculturalism and community. For the aging sector, there are a range of services and centers that cater to the needs of our respected senior citizens. Two Senior Centers in Berkeley serve the aging community with a variety of programs and services. In North Berkeley at the corner of […]

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Meet Me in the Back Room – Acoustic Music in Berkeley

June 28, 2016 Posted by: Mary Corbin

Arts and culture are ever-growing in Berkeley and with recent expansion of new music venues popping up around town, things are looking up. Back in the 80’s, Berkeley had a handful of small music clubs to keep us entertained on the weekends. The Keystone at University and Shattuck hosted music acts big and small. It’s been […]

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Say I Do in Berkeley – Wonderful Wedding Sites for your Special Day

June 21, 2016 Posted by: Mary Corbin

It’s June and that means summer wedding to many! Berkeley has a brilliant bouquet of wonderful sites to host your wedding or other special event – retirement party, art opening, family reunion – to please all manner of style and taste. With year round temperate weather, these Berkeley venues are perfect for making that special event extra […]

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