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ELECTION 2022: What to know | WILDFIRES: Prepare | COVID: Get a booster | IDEA MAKERS EVENT: Jay Caspian Kang + Khiara Bridges

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The riches of Rag Theater: Nacio Jan Brown’s Berkeley

Photo: Nacio Jan Brown For decades, Telegraph Avenue has been the Boulevard of Unconventional Berkeley — a Bohemian enclave, then the Free Speech Movement, anti-Vietnam War, People’s Park, hippies, punks, street people. Before the Big Changes of the late 1960s, on Telegraph you could buy out-of-town and foreign-language newspapers, croissants, espresso drinks, Turkish cigarettes and Gauloises. You could […]

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Photos: Rally on UC Berkeley campus marks 50th anniversary of the birth of the Free Speech Movement

The rally held at UC Berkeley on Oct. 1, 2014 to mark the 50th anniversary of the Free Speech Movement. Photo: Ted Friedman Oct. 1 marked the 50th anniversary of the Free Speech Movement, a protest that lasted for three months but set the stage for the turbulent 1960s. On that day, thousands of UC Berkeley students […]

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The It List: Five things to do this weekend in Berkeley

Coastal cleanup day is Saturday Sept. 20 — a chance to help keep our local coastal areas beautiful. Photo: Clean Water Program COASTAL CLEAN UP DAY On Saturday Sept. 20 citizens throughout Alameda County will join volunteers worldwide for the 29th annual Coastal Cleanup Day. Last year the international event drew close to 650,000 participants in 92 countries, who […]

Posted inArts

There ain’t no one Berkeley: ‘Daylighting’ a city on stage

Berkeley’s Free Speech Movement started 50 years ago. The central characters in a new Shotgun Players production bookend the turbulent times of the FSM. Photo: Courtesy of Bancroft Library Berkeley’s Free Speech Movement started 50 years ago. The central characters in a new Shotgun Players production bookend the turbulent times of the FSM. Photo: Courtesy of Bancroft […]