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Posted inHousing & Development

Critics question impacts of ‘Spenger’s parking lot’ project on Berkeley Fourth Street, Ohlone heritage

Berkeley community and zoning board members had a chance Thursday to weigh in on what the environmental impact report for a large mixed-use project planned for 1900 Fourth St. should focus on. The “Spenger’s parking lot” project has been in the works for years, with efforts ramping up in 2014 when project reps said they found no […]

Posted inCommunity

Snapshot: Malcolm Margolin, Founder, Heyday Books

By Frances Dinkelspiel and Pete Rosos “Hierophantic,” was how the noted historian Kevin Starr described Malcolm Margolin, the publisher of  the Berkeley-based Heyday Books, in a 2004 article in the San Francisco Chronicle. “Manifesting sacred power, a power larger than life, a savant. There’s something rabbinical about him.” When Berkeleyside approached Margolin about being featured […]