Andrea Scharff’s Art & Lit Gallery, opened in April 2021, rotates its selection every few weeks, showing miniature photographs, hand drawings, a Frida Kahlo exhibit and more.
Berkeley Rose Garden
Berkeley Rose Garden opens in time for Mother’s Day
The historic garden, which fell into disrepair, was restored to glory through various tax measures and the general fund.
Your favorite places, inspired by Berkeley Rep’s Place/Settings
They include the now-closed pier, the UC Berkeley eucalyptus grove and the tunnel between Codornices Park and the Rose Garden.
North Berkeley Senior Center, rose garden among first 45 T1 projects
Part of Adeline Street has been completely repaved and improvements are planned on University Avenue at the marina. Live Oak Park’s community center is being rebuilt. It’s all part of T1 bond measure work underway now.
‘Funding gap’ reported as $21M in Berkeley T1 projects proceed
The city of Berkeley expects to spend more than $20 million in the next year on a range of ambitious infrastructure projects funded by Measure T1, a $100 million bond that won landslide support from voters in 2016.
Berkeley Rose Garden arbor reopens, completing first part of restoration
The central part of the new pergola, or arbor, at the Berkeley Rose Garden has been rebuilt, and the curved pathway underneath is open to park visitors again. At least for now.
City begins first phase of Rose Garden trellis restoration
On Monday afternoon a small event was held to mark the ‘groundbreaking’ for Phase 1 of the Rose Garden Trellis Restoration Project.
Citing structural problems, Berkeley closes historic pier
The historic Berkeley pier has been closed to the public due to structural problems. Photo: Frances Dinkelspiel The city of Berkeley has announced the closure of its historic municipal fishing pier due to “considerable structural damage” that has made the popular walkway unsafe for the public. Damage to the concrete decking and support system of the pier […]
Op-ed: Down the garden path with Berkeley City Council
“The City’s budget is a reflection of City policies, goals, and priorities. The budget process assigns resources to address the goals, objectives, and community priorities set by the City Council.” Christine Daniels, City Manager When the parks tax (Measure F) was passed by an overwhelming majority last fall, most residents probably assumed that the revenue […]
Berkeley to spend millions to fix up James Kenney Park
Major work is planned at James Kenney. Photo: City of Berkeley James Kenney Park in West Berkeley is slated for major repairs in the coming fiscal years, which will likely require closure of parts of its community center for 6-8 months, according to city staff. Staff provided an update regarding municipal park projects to the Berkeley City […]
A secret Berkeley rose garden: A father and son venture
Jule and John Gordon (l and r) in their usual seats in the rose garden behind University Avenue in Berkeley. Photo: Eden Teller Jule and John Gordon (l and r) in their usual seats in the rose garden behind University Avenue in Berkeley. Photo: Eden Teller Every Saturday, John Gordon and his father, Jule Gordon, stop […]
Berkeley Rose Garden celebrates 75th birthday
The Berkeley Rose Garden was created 75 years ago this year. Photo: D.H. Parks It was once described as nothing more than a “weed and poison oak slope,” but is now one of our city’s most treasured open spaces. The Berkeley Rose Garden turns 75 this year, and a gala celebration will be held this […]