Feature Articles

Back to Basics at Berkeley’s BioFuel Oasis

June 14, 2016 Posted by: Mary Corbin

Like the idea of getting back to basics? Berkeley is a city whose residents are always thinking about ways to be green so we are lucky to have BioFuel Oasis in our midst! BioFuel Oasis, located at 1441 Ashby Avenue at Sacramento Street in Berkeley, is a worker-owned and operated cooperative founded in 2003 that values sustainability, […]

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Innovators in Berkeley: suitX Helps People Walk Again

June 7, 2016 Posted by: Mary Corbin

The future has arrived in Berkeley. Let me illuminate that for you here. Most of us take for granted our ease of mobility as second nature but what if it were not the case? Assignment to a wheelchair may not be the end-all for a population seeking to walk again and it’s not science fiction. […]

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Realize Your True Nature at the Berkeley Zen Center

May 24, 2016 Posted by: Mary Corbin

On a temperate spring morning, I contemplate the sound of birds chirping, footfalls and car movements of daily commuters, random bits of a chit chat all passing by just outside my door. It’s a typical unfolding of morning in Berkeley. In our town of natural beauty and multicultural co-existence, one can come from anywhere, be […]

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Get on the Boards with the Berkeley Rep School of Theater

May 10, 2016 Posted by: Mary Corbin

We have great theater in Berkeley and the downtown Arts District is home to several theaters including the Tony award winning Berkeley Repertory Theater that draws local talent and big names like Frances McDormand and Conleth Hill currently starring in MacBeth and Patrick Stewart, Billy Crudup and Ian McKellen who performed No Man’s Land in 2013. Going […]

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Modern Day Moonshine: Brewing Your Own in Berkeley

May 3, 2016 Posted by: Mary Corbin

Ever thought about making your own beer? Or maybe you’re more inclined to trying your hand at winemaking. It’s not just a backwater, out in the boondocks hooch-making endeavor, you know, but a great hobby that has an end point that’s fun! Well, ponder it no more and get on down to OakBarrel Winecraft, Berkeley’s […]

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A Stroll Down Solano Avenue in Berkeley

April 26, 2016 Posted by: Mary Corbin

On a brilliant and crisp Spring day, few things are as inviting as a stroll down Solano Avenue in North Berkeley. I’m lucky to live close by to start my stroll at the top of the avenue near a former train line, where Northbrae Tunnel meets The Alameda. The main shopping strip of Solano Avenue runs a mile […]

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Mythos Fine Art at the Firehouse North – a Gallery for the Ages

April 12, 2016 Posted by: Mary Corbin

Tucked away along Shattuck Avenue in North Berkeley is a little gallery with a big heart. Mythos Fine Art at 1790 Shattuck near Delaware feels like a stumble-upon find in New York or San Francisco where you buy a treasured and unique piece of art to last your lifetime. If you’re out for a leisurely […]

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Words on Paper: Express Yourself at The Writing Salon in Berkeley

April 5, 2016 Posted by: Mary Corbin

Berkeley is home to all kinds of people, among them artists and writers. Maybe you fancy yourself to be gifted with the art of storytelling but don’t quite know how to start getting it all down on paper. Or perhaps poetry flows freely from you but you are shy about sharing it with others. My […]

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The Brilliant Sound of Music – Berkeley Community Chorus and Orchestra

March 29, 2016 Posted by: Mary Corbin

Where is that brilliant sound of music coming from? The Berkeley Community Chorus and Orchestra, who just celebrated their 50th year, just might be the source. And it’s not just gorgeous but it’s always free to the public! What? You’ve not heard of them? Well, now is the time for all good men and women to […]

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Berkeley Luminaries – Meet Wavy Gravy

March 22, 2016 Posted by: Mary Corbin

If you’ve been in Berkeley for any amount of time, no doubt you have heard of or maybe even encountered one of our local heroes around town – Wavy Gravy. An activist, cosmic clown and supporter of extremely worthy causes, Wavy Gravy has left an indelible mark on the Bay Area and the world. Born […]

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