From deserted streets to pedestrians in hazmat suits, we documented the city in photographs and video in the early weeks of the pandemic.
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Photos: Berkeley Half Marathon draws hundreds
Hundreds of runners wound their way through the city streets from the marina to UC Berkeley to downtown, where the race ended.
2021: A year in pictures in Berkeley
The COVID-19 vaccines arrived; anti-Asian violence protests; parents demand schools open. These stories in pictures shaped our lives in 2021.
Photos: Take a first look inside the hotel that has reshaped Berkeley’s skyline
The new Residence Inn by Marriott, which opens Friday in downtown, is the fourth-tallest building in Berkeley and the city’s biggest in half a century.
Scarred but resilient: Telegraph Avenue emerges from the pandemic
Lines around the block for cupcakes and a boom year for a flower shop, but a shoe shop for the stars is calling it quits, one of several COVID-19 casualties.
Cal students build artistic ‘monument to extraction’ at Albany Bulb
A new art installation at the former landfill explores the region’s hidden history.
West Berkeley’s cinematic response to an era of drought and disaster
Berkeley filmmaker Rob Nilsson stars in Berkeley filmmaker Josh Peterson’s ‘Thirsty,’ set to a song by Berkeley composer Alexis Harte.
‘Every waking minute’: The Berkeley educators who went above and beyond this year
Five Berkeley educators nominated by parents and principals for their perseverance and commitment to kids during the pandemic.
Photos: Berkeley seniors celebrate resilience during 13 socially distanced graduations
This year’s seniors walked across a real stage in Jacket Stadium.
Denny Abrams, creator of Fourth Street, has a jazzy second life
Abrams has provided financial backing to some of the most creative artists in jazz. “I know how hard it is to play and know how good they are,” he says.
‘A 20-year wind event’ will hit the Bay Area on Sunday, prompting the closure of 11 parks
The Park District will close 11 local parks from Sunday through Monday due to high winds and wildfire danger.
City to open pools, barbers, wine tasting Friday — with restrictions
The new COVID-19 health order, that goes into effect Friday, Aug. 28, at 8 a.m., allows activities including swimming, haircuts and manicures, as long as they are outdoors, and with restrictions.