How do you decide if an event is a success? One clear indicator is how many people turn up, but the day after the inaugural Bay Area Book Festival came to a close, its creator and executive director Cherilyn Parsons was still trying to put a number on that. “I would say 50,000 to 60,000 as a ballpark figure,” […]
https://youtu.be/tYtenu8QQcU Last month, Berkeleyside held its second Local Business Forum, concentrating on “Startup Berkeley” — the strengths and weaknesses of the city for startups. If you weren’t able to attend, or if you just want a quick refresher on the evening, we’ve condensed the two hours into a little more than six minutes of highlights […]
Gregory Kloehn lives in central Berkeley and he makes things for a living. His latest creation may be his most inventive yet, for Kloehn has fabricated a home out of a dumpster — yes, your regular dumpster, known primarily as a receptacle for trash. This isn’t the first home Kloehn, 41, has made. Working from a […]
Kim Aronson’s life changed twice. First, when he met and fell in love with Rosy, a vivacious American woman on sojourn in Denmark, second, when he visited her large, Jewish family who introduced him to the delights of American dining in Chicago. Kim and I are sitting in his sunny Berkeley backyard, sipping bubbly water […]
It isn’t the first time we have been sent photos of an image on a wall with the claim that it was done by celebrity British street artist Banksy — and it probably won’t be the last. We are skeptical this piece — which is in the empty lot at the cornor of University and McGee Avenues […]
https://youtu.be/2h9H1WD8m2w Devin McDonald and Jenny Stevenson took on a much-loved Berkeley institution when they bought Mr Mopps’ toy store in October. The couple read about Mr Mopps’ being for sale on Berkeleyside and decided it was their mission to save it. Kim Aronson is an online community builder who has lived in Berkeley for the […]
Kim Aronson is an online community builder who has lived in Berkeley for the past decade. He makes short films on the side. You’ll find his fourth video for Berkeleyside, about Harold Spiller at Porter’s Barber Shop above. Watch Aronson’s first Berkeleyside film, about Sunday softball organizer Raymond Weschler, his second about poster maker Doug […]
https://youtu.be/wDfwKOONsLo Kim Aronson is an online community builder who has lived in Berkeley for the past decade. He makes short films on the side. You’ll find his third video for Berkeleyside, about Benjamin Smythe, above. Watch Aronson’s first Berkeleyside film, about Sunday softball organizer Raymond Weschler, and his second about poster maker Doug Minkler.