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.
Details from 72 years ago are available for the first time and paint a clearer picture of life in Alameda County and beyond.
Aaron Goldstein has been peering over fences to admire the area’s remaining windmill-topped water towers, vestiges of an era before municipal water. Now he’s writing a book.
Henry Peterson arrived in Berkeley in its earliest days and co-founded the city’s first church.
History teachers have been fielding questions about Russia’s nuclear capabilities, Putin’s motivations and whether the draft would return if the U.S. joins the war.
Uprooted: The Incarceration of Japanese Americans chronicles the life and stories of thousands who were imprisoned during World II.