While eating out with kids may take the “mellow” out of the equation, it doesn’t mean that good food across the East Bay can’t be enjoyed with little ones in tow.
Thacher Hurd. Photo: Susan Sandoe Earlier this year, Berkeley’s Creston Books re-released famed illustrator Thacher Hurd’s Pea Patch Jig, a picture book featuring a feisty mouse who gets in all sorts of trouble exploring Farmer Clem’s garden. The picture book, originally published 20 years ago, is aimed at children aged three to six years’ old, and […]
Trick or treat, and so much more: This Halloween in Berkeley. Photo: Thomas Hawke By Heather Flett Local Halloween events for children have been curated for us by our friends at 510Families.com. Face paint optional! Pre-Halloween events Halloween Playdate at Habitot: For special needs children, 0-5, this event is a special celebration that is fun for the whole family. […]
With three young kids and a home renovation on the go, Heather Flett has had ample reason to test out local food delivery services.
ABGSL community members in front of Berkeley City Hall on Tuesday June 23, 2015, after the vote to name the Jane Hammond softball field went through. Photo: ABGSL A once-nameless field in Berkeley will now honor one woman’s achievement in a local softball league, with the approval last week by the City Council to name the Codornices Park […]
The One World Play Project has started #AllGirlsCanPlay, an initiative to empower girls around the world using play. Photo: One World Play Project One World Play Project, a Berkeley-based organization that sends indestructible soccer balls around the world, has launched an initiative that aims to empower young women through sports. Called #AllGirlsCanPlay, the campaign began […]
Andy with his son Jaren, 5, and his daughter Raina, 2: “Living fatherhood up and down, in the dirt. What’s more sumptuous than having my beloveds sitting on me — feet on face, pulling my hair? I am grateful to have the opportunity to breathe into what truly matters, again and again. My daughter calls […]
We Rock the Spectrum Kids Gym Berkeley has trampolines, ziplines, swings, and make believe for kids under 12. Photo: Heather Flett By Heather Flett Now that Memorial Day is behind us and all thoughts turn to summer, we bring you, via our friends at 510 Families, ten kid-friendly outings that suit the season. 1. Get lost among […]
Marissa Moss talking to a class. Photo: courtesy Marissa Moss By Michael Berry After 20 years and more than 5 million copies sold, Marissa Moss‘ “Amelia’s Notebook” series has arrived at its concluding chapter. The Berkeley writer is bringing her feisty, hand-drawn creation back to its small-press roots, publishing “Amelia’s Middle-School Graduation Yearbook” through her own […]
Sam Genirberg, a Holocaust survivor, with Aya Nakashima, Rachel Cornejo, Laurel Schweidel, and Alana Goldberg, all cast members of Fiddler on the Roof. Photo: YMTC By James Corr What is Fiddler on the Roof? A charming love story (several love stories, really)? A family drama? A tale of religious/ethnic persecution? To Jennifer Boesing, the director of […]
“They ruined Christmas!” starts Mike K. of Berkeley’s Yelp review of Tilden Regional Park Merry-Go-Round posted on Dec. 11. That is how I was feeling when my children and I headed up to see Christmas Fantasy this weekend. While my daughter warned me that her friends were whispering on the playground at school that it […]
Chalk writing outside Malcolm X Elementary School in Berkeley. Photo: Ben Hardy The Ferguson-related protests that have consumed Oakland for the past two nights, and spread to Emeryville last night, have not, so far, directly affected Berkeley, although BPD has been on alert and has called for mutual aid in case it was needed. That’s not to […]