The kite shop owner who ran the festival for over 30 years says the city’s over-$40,000 event-fee increase will mean an end to the Berkeley Marina tradition.
Cesar Chavez Park
Illicit concert series goes legit, but secret maps and moonlit merriment are here to stay
A Berkeley composer has been organizing hike-in covert concerts since 2018. Last weekend, blessed with city funding, he hosted Moonstruck’s first legal performance.
Network of pipes and blowers tames toxic gas below Cesar Chavez Park
The flow of methane gas through the decomposing landfill beneath the park has dropped over the years, but it still requires continual maintenance.
Burrowing owls are back again in Cesar Chavez Park
Two of the rare ground-dwelling owls have been spotted at the northeast corner of the park in recent weeks.
Sparks from model rocket caused grass fire Sunday at Cesar Chavez Park
After containing the fire, firefighters continued to put out “hot spots” for about 1.5 hours.
Update: Berkeley closes dog parks, East Bay parks require dogs on leash
New rules for dog owners are now in effect to maintain safe social distancing.
The Edge of Extinction, Part 4: Owl good things must come to an end — Video
In the fourth of our five-part Edge Of Extinction video series, we meet the only owl that nests underground — the super-cute, but threatened burrowing owl.
Berkeley’s 34th Kite Festival fills the sky with a swirl of colors
The beloved Octopi in the sky flew this weekend.
Peace restored at Berkeley park on Memorial Day
Working under cerulean skies with a fresh westerly breeze, six volunteers spent part of Memorial Day bringing the Peace Symbol in Cesar Chavez Park back to life.
Dog owners join birders in pushing for leash enforcement to protect burrowing owls at Berkeley park
The burrowing owls that make Cesar Chavez Park their winter home are bringing together dog owners and bird fans to enforce leash laws to protect the rare birds.
A rare burrowing owl spotted at Cesar Chavez Park in Berkeley
There was excitement at the Berkeley park as the last time one of the cute owls was seen there was in March 2017.
Relatively small crowd at Decision America rally where Franklin Graham says ‘God has not forsaken Berkeley’
The controversial preacher said he came to Berkeley because his staff urged him not to, saying progressives wouldn’t listen to him. People did show up, but not in great numbers.