Thousands lived in the affordable development, for a time one of the most racially integrated in the Bay Area.
The Ellis family salvaged and sold metal, beds and Mickey Mouse memorabilia at the waterfront landfill — now the site of Cesar Chavez Park. Hear their stories, and other tales from the dump.
From the Cal Physics building to raucous parties in the Berkeley Hills, Oppenheimer’s legacy can be glimpsed at these nine locations in Berkeley and Kensington.
Ben Stern has survived nine concentration camps and two death marches and led protests against American Nazis. He told his story in a 2022 memoir.
Generations of movie-goers are mourning the loss of a cinematic and architectural treasure, which closed around Feb. 3, weeks before anticipated.
Lee, a refugee from Shanghai, hung out with Maya Angelou and was crowned Miss Chinatown before winning a 1973 City Council election.
A new student-led course is examining UC Berkeley’s colonial past in the Philippines using archival photos and artifacts.
Hordes of mischief-making children, punishing adults, rashes of theft, vandalism, and police crackdowns — Halloween in Berkeley, Oakland, and Alameda was once mayhem.
A new roof on Finnish Hall, owned by a defunct nonprofit and mired in property tax debt, should shore up the structure. But the future of the landmarked building, also the home for 30 years to a family of caretakers, is anything but certain.
Mangold was the second oldest person in the United States at the time of her death on July 2, 2022.
Owsley Stanley, famed Grateful Dead soundman and the first person to privately manufacture LSD, lived in the Poet’s Corner cottage during the Summer of Love.
For much of Cal’s history, providing housing for students was not a priority. Troubled finances in the last few decades have hobbled Cal’s efforts to catch up.