Henry Peterson arrived in Berkeley in its earliest days and co-founded the city’s first church.
Mary Shaplin, who was recovering from an illness, jumped into action when the roof of her neighbor’s adjoining house in downtown Berkeley caught fire more than a century ago.
The Standard Soap Works factory housed its Chinese workers in racially segregated shacks before deciding it wanted to “fill their places with white labor.”
Since 2006, we have been due for another major, destructive earthquake along the Hayward Fault. The recent SoCal quakes are just a stark reminder that we need to be ready for it.