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Berkeley’s Summer Cinema event kicks off on Center St

Movie-goers at the inaugural Summer Cinema event. Photo (with a Georges Seurat effect): Ira Serkes The night was less than balmy, but that didn’t deter around 250 people making their way to Center Street Saturday evening for the first of four Summer Cinema free outdoor screenings. Some participants brought their own chairs and blankets, others rented fold-up […]

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Downtown PBID passes overwhelmingly

Downtown Berkeley has $1.2 million to spend on beautification and increasing vibrancy. Photo: Tracey Taylor The Berkeley City Council last night approved the formation of the third property-based improvement district (PBID) in the city, increasing fourfold the funds available to the Downtown Berkeley Association (DBA) for environmental enhancement and economic development programs. A ballot count […]

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Summer movie series launches in downtown Berkeley: Vote for the films you want to see

What would summer be without outdoor movies? Except that watching outdoor movies in Berkeley hasn’t really been an option — until now. Today sees the launch of “Center Street Summer Cinema” — free screenings of movies under the stars in downtown Berkeley on four consecutive Saturdays in August. Berkeleyside is proud to be the lead […]