Even though the Berkeley Kite Festival was earlier this month and Berkeleyside wrote about the world record set by putting the most octopi kites in the air (22), I couldn’t resist putting up this video (which we didn’t title — Berkeleyside knows how to spell Berkeley). It shows those kites in action and they are impressive.

Frances Dinkelspiel, Berkeleyside and CItyside co-founder, is a journalist and author. Her first book, Towers of Gold: How One Jewish Immigrant Named Isaias Hellman...