Local musician makes a Berkeley remix of Whole Foods Parking Lot music video LaeCharles Lawrence Jr told us he liked Fog & Smog’s original, but “wanted in”. Several readers prefer his version for its authentic local vibe.
In Berkeley: The lost beauty of schoolhouse creek There are some who would like to see this creek — now mostly culverted and hidden under dirt, concrete and asphalt — daylighted.
Book revisits childhood in post-60s, buzz-kill Berkeley Edie Meidav’s Lola, California is partly set in the Reagan years, a time when the idealism of the Free Speech Movement, People’s Park, and the hippie era was fading and more and more people were slipping into a narcotic stupor.
Berkeleyside readers vote for the best ice cream in Berkeley There were two clear winners, one a gelateria: Lush Gelato on Shattuck which came out on top; and one an ice cream store: Ici on College Avenue.
It was 42 years ago in May: Photographs of Berkeley in 1969 bring back memories John Jekabson was Assistant Editor of the Berkeley Barb when he shot these dramatic images of the free speech riots.

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Tracey Taylor is co-founder of Berkeleyside and co-founder and editorial director of Cityside, the nonprofit parent to Berkeleyside and The Oaklandside. Before launching Berkeleyside, Tracey wrote for...