With its roots in 1970s counterculture, Berkeley has more worker co-ops per capita than any other city in the state.
Berkeley’s many worker-owned companies can fix your bike, sell you biodiesel or furnish the glassware for your laboratory. Here’s a list of where to find them.
The program for Berkeley’s third annual Black History Month Celebration Sunday at the Ed Roberts Campus includes a screening of Fair Legislation: The Byron Rumford Story BERKELEY BLACK HISTORY MONTH CELEBRATION Berkeley’s third annual Black History Month Celebration takes place Sunday, Feb. 28, 2-5 p.m. at the Ed Roberts Campus. The theme this year is “History Makers” and throughout […]
Caribbean Allstars: play Ashkenaz Saturday Nov. 14. Photo: Caribbean Allstars CARIBBEAN ALLSTARS The Caribbean Allstars, pioneers on the Bay Area reggae scene, return to Ashkenaz on Saturday Nov. 14 at 9:30 p.m. The ensemble, whose geographical roots range from Jamaica and South America to West Africa and the U.S., began joining together their musical forces and international […]
Photo: Jewel Lake Tilden Park, one of many of the EBRPD parks that is participating in Free 3rd Friday program, including on Friday Aug. 15. Photo: Nancy Rubin FREE PARK LIFE The East Bay Regional Park District is celebrating its 80th birthday by offering “free third Fridays” in its parks, including Tilden. From April to December, fees will be waived for a variety […]
A musical adaptation of the beloved children’s book Where the Mountain Meets the Moon opens this weekend in Berkeley. Photo: Bay Area Children’s Theater WHERE THE MOUNTAIN MEETS THE MOON UC Berkeley grad Min Kanhg is a triple-threat: composer, lyricist, and playwright. And he donned all of those hats to create Where the Mountain Meets the Moon, […]
An innovative new shopping development, made entirely of shipping containers, is in the works for Berkeley’s Sacramento Street.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8QAGuiQ1sro Berkeley city staff are taking aim at a South Berkeley neighborhood that has struggled economically in recent years by teaming up with residents, as well as business and property owners, to make improvements hoped to make a difference in the near-term along Sacramento Street. Last week, some 30 people attended a meeting at San […]
A local vet shares his concerns that people are raising chickens in lead-contaminated urban soils, unaware that the lead can enter the chicken eggs we eat.
Two new films, one featuring Berkeley’s own Local Butcher Shop, look at how the meat industry can adopt more sustainable practices.
Nishanga Bliss, the author of Real Food All Year, on eating seasonal whole foods for optimal health and energy.
The Alchemy Collective Cafe offers a welcome jolt of java — and an alternative business model — in a neighborhood in transition.