Ryan Sommer of Oakland won first place in the chalk art festival at last week's Chocolate and Chalk Festival in north Berkeley
Jamie Lew of Berkeley was a runner-up
Lisa Abregu of Berkeley was also a runner-up

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 Created California, published in November...