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Gourds galore at Berkeley’s Monterey Market

Four-year-old Sophia from Berkeley enjoys the pumpkin display outside Monterey Market. All photos: Linda Hemmila By Linda Hemmila It must be fall because there are gourds galore at Monterey Market. For more than 10 years, the fresh produce store on Hopkins Street has offered an astonishing supply of pumpkins of all shapes and sizes stacked for climbing much to the delight of […]

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Berkeley’s Halloween

I live in Halloween Central, just off Russell Street. For those who live here, there’s a choice between campaign-scale planning or turning out the lights and hiding for an evening. Last year we gave out 2,000 pieces of candy — and that’s by strictly rationing trick-or-treaters to one piece each. My neighbor started building his […]