Elaine Miller Bond will present her new book, ‘Running Wild,’ Monday, Oct. 3, at 7 p.m. at Books Inc. in North Berkeley.
Kathleen Costanza is a writer, photographer, and Bay Area transplant by way of Chicago. In the last year, she has interviewed affordable housing developers, professional potters, urban farmers and middle school teachers. She still believes a Chicago-style hot dog is high art.
South Berkeley residents aim to preserve history with art
A group of South Berkeley residents hope a new mural will encompass the past, present and future of South Berkeley.
‘Put the truth on the wall’: New film follows Berkeley muralist, educator, activist Edythe Boone
Edy Boone, whose nephew, Eric Garner, was killed by police, has for decades guided people in creating murals that tackle issues of racism, poverty, and violence against young people of color.
Chop Plentii delivers African food, sense of home
The new African food delivery service also holds biweekly pop-up dinner events at Uptown Juice, serving cuisine from Nigeria and other African countries.
Berkeley homeless activist Frances Townes celebrates her 100th birthday and a day named in her honor
Frances Townes blows out the candles on her birthday cake. Sally Hindman, director of Youth Spirit Artworks, is at her left. Photo: Kathleen Costanza Frances Townes blows out the candles on her birthday cake. Sally Hindman, director of Youth Spirit Artworks, is at her left. Photo: Kathleen Costanza At age 70, most people are looking forward to […]
Community helps plan new South Berkeley parklet
The spot on Ellis Street where Berkeley’s third parklet is planned. The mural behind, called “Music on Our Minds,” was painted in 2009 by Edythe Boone in collaboration with young people from Youth Spirit Artworks. The mural depicts influential South Berkeley community members, including long-time resident Richie Smith and musicians. Photo: Kathleen Costanza in collaboration with young people from […]
Mystery lovers, sci-fi fans honor writer Anthony Boucher
Fans of Anthony Boucher, the mystery writer, gathered outside his Berkeley home on Dana Street on Saturday Jan. 16 to honor him now that the house has been sold. Photo: Kathleen Costanza Fans of Anthony Boucher, the mystery writer, gathered outside his Berkeley home on Dana Street on Saturday Jan. 16 to honor him now that the […]
$20K a month for Berkeley house? Skyrocketing rental prices draw crowd to housing affordability ‘teach-in’
About 180 people attended a “teach-in” about Berkeley’s housing affordability crisis on Sunday. Photo: Kathleen Costanza About 180 people attended a “teach-in” about Berkeley’s housing affordability crisis on Sunday. Photo: Kathleen Costanza About 180 people packed into Berkeley Arts Festival, a performance space in Downtown Berkeley, on Sunday to hear housing experts and advocates discuss […]
Jered’s Pottery expands to Richmond, adds new line
Jered Nelson has moved his pottery studio from West Berkeley to Richmond, giving him room to expand his business and add a new line of dinnerware for home cooks.
Work at Berkeley’s Terrace View Park delayed, again
Terrace View Park in North Berkeley has been closed since April. Photo: Kathleen Costanza Renovation work at Terrace View Park in North Berkeley, originally scheduled to be completed by Sept. 15, has been pushed back until Oct. 30 due to construction complications. Located between Fairlawn Drive and Queens Road, the park has been closed off […]
UC Gill Tract Farm blooms amidst controversy
Volunteers at the UC Berkeley Gill Tract Community farm in Albany have harvested 17,000 pounds of produce in the last year alone.
Bay Area Bike Share slated to expand to East Bay in 2016
Bay Area Bike Share in San Francisco: after some hiccups, the program should be running in the East Bay by 2016. Photo: Kathleen Costanza There may have been some bumps in the road, but Bay Area Bike Share is set to expand to Berkeley and the East Bay in 2016. In early April, officials announced […]