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This dead owl was found Sunday in a Berkeley park. Photo: Urban Bird Foundation A rare burrowing owl was found dead recently at Berkeley’s Cesar Chavez Park, raising some concern in the community. Local resident Heidi Sachs saw the dead bird on a bench during her run at the Berkeley Marina on Sunday and shared the […]
The “Redwood” artwork by artist Ryan Kerrigan was torn off this utility box at Allston and Shattuck The “Redwood” artwork by artist Ryan Kerrigan was torn off this utility box at Allston and Shattuck Two utility boxes in downtown Berkeley, decorated by artists as part of the city’s Streets Alive initiative, were vandalized over the weekend. One of the boxes, […]
Berkeley will commemorate the centennial of the birth of noted environmentalist David Brower with a year long celebration.
Design by artist Mariana Garibay for a utility box on Center Street sponsored by Berkeley Mayor Tom Bates and his wife Loni Hancock By Tina Zhu There are 60 different utility boxes in downtown Berkeley and they are all gray. But not for long. A new civic art project has plans to transform these dull, bleak […]
Next Saturday June 4th [not Monday June 6th as previously — erroneously — reported] will see the unveiling of Berkeley’s freshest mural, a collaborative effort by Berkeley City College students and teenagers from the city’s recently opened YMCA-PG&E Teen Center. It will also be one of the city’s largest murals. Work has been ongoing on the three-story […]
Berkeleysiders interested in food and farming may find themselves torn between two edible events being held downtown — or bouncing between both this Thursday. The Earth Island Institute and VegNews Magazine host a hot-topic debate: “Can You Be a ‘Good Environmentalist’ and Still Eat Meat?” In one corner, Nicolette Hahn Niman, a Marin rancher and […]
By Kim Weisberg Following our coverage of the mosaic-covered bollards on Ashby and Fulton, the person behind their metamorphosis, Lisa Bullwinkel, got in touch to let us know of a great way for people to get involved with a beautifying project for our fair city. She writes: Attention local businesses and artists: There are 60 utility […]
Berkeley’s Earth Island Institute, the group behind the Academy Award-winning documentary The Cove, is hoping the Oscar will draw increased attention to the slaughter of dolphins in Japan. The Cove, will open in Japan next month, tells the story of a cove in Taijicho, a town in southeastern Japan where thousands of dolphins are herded […]