In Betty Reid Soskin’s extraordinary life, she’s also dated Jackie Robinson, co-founded Reid’s Records in Berkeley and delivered cash for the Black Panthers.
Ellen Havre Weis, 64, co-authored a book about the “life and spirit of Berkeley” and co-founded the Museum of Modern Mythology, which celebrated American advertising characters such as Mr. Clean, Frito Bandito and Jolly Green Giant.
The historic garden, which fell into disrepair, was restored to glory through various tax measures and the general fund.
Burke, who went to Berkeley High, played for the Oakland A’s and the Dodgers, who offered him $75,000 to marry a woman.
“100 years is a long time, but it’s been a rewarding 100 for me,” Horace Whitmore told Berkeleyside this week.
FBI records show how the federal agency tried to undermine the Black Panthers, Malcom X and Martin Luther King, Jr.
Alfred Louis Kroeber, the founder of the study of anthropology in the American West, is a powerful symbol that continues to evoke exclusion and erasure for Native Americans.
Ruth Acty taught in Berkeley Unified School District for 50 years, and was a key part of efforts to integrate school staff in the early 1940s.
Mila Mangold, who raised her family on Magnolia Street in the Elmwood, is now reportedly one of the 30 oldest people in the entire world.
The downtown Berkeley book bindery, which Klaus-Ullrich Rötzscher has been operating since 1994, will close on Dec. 31.
The Nexflix movie has provoked reactions both positive and negative in Berkeley where many people involved in the anti-war movement, and the trial at the heart of the film, live.
August Vollmer has long been lauded for the innovations he brought to policing. But revelations about some of his beliefs are making people reexamine his legacy.