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Posted inArts

Nightscapes: Ira Serkes’ photo show at the French Hotel

Ira Serkes with one of the photographs for his solo show at the French Hotel in Berkeley. Photo: courtesy Ira Serkes Ira Serkes with one of the photographs for his solo show at the French Hotel in Berkeley. Photo: courtesy Ira Serkes Long-time Berkeley resident, Realtor and Berkeleyside contributing photographer Ira Serkes has been going to the French Hotel in the Gourmet […]

Posted inHousing & Development

Berkeley home prices soar… just don’t call it a bubble

This 3,906-square-foot home at 2914 Piedmont Ave. in Berkeley’s Elmwood neighborhood sold June 17 for $2,425,000 on an asking price of $1,695,000. Photo: Tracey Taylor This 3,906-square-foot home at 2914 Piedmont Ave. in Berkeley’s Elmwood neighborhood sold June 17 for $2,425,000 on an asking price of $1,695,000. Photo: Tracey Taylor This week, a four-bedroom home […]

Posted inCity

Wavy Gravy and the fish

Our post on the Berkeley mural treasure hunt prompted Berkeleysider Ira Serkes to share this photo he took of “Berkeley institution” Wavy Gravy sitting in front of the mural depicting him holding a fish at the Berkeley Amtrak Station dedication in 2008. Naturally, he was holding a fish. Earlier that day, Ira had run into Gravy at […]