Officials are considering plans to redesign four busy streets near UC Berkeley. City leaders rejected an effort to add bus lanes to Telegraph more than a decade ago.
Building on a radical tradition, workers at Moe’s Books unionize
Workers voted on March 9 to join a union in order to address what they consider a lack of COVID-19 safety controls.
Berkeley residents are a generous bunch: The city ranked 7th in GoFundMe’s list of most-giving cities
Three campaigns raised the most money in 2020: for Moe’s Books, Rialto Theaters and a West Berkeley metal shop making plastic face shields for health workers.
How Quirky was Berkeley: R. Crumb, the underground comix artist, was here
For several years Robert Crumb (better known as R. Crumb) was a central and colorful figure on the Berkeley underground arts scene.
Shop Talk: Brandy Melville; Boss Robot Hobby; Azalea
Two stores are closing in the Elmwood: one of them, Boss Robot Hobby, has been a destination for fans of model airplanes and radio-control toys for 15 years.
Daughter aims to chronicle life of Moe’s Books founder
Doris Moskowitz wants to commemorate her father’s life and the culture and politics that made Berkeley an essential part of the Free Speech and anti-Vietnam War movements.
Berkeley’s independent bookstores survive, thrive
Moe’s Books: serving Berkeley since 1959. Photo: Nacio Jan Brown This article is brought to you by the Bay Area Book Festival. Fill in the blank: B–k. Maybe you read “Book.” Or possibly your mind extrapolated a bit and thought “Berkeley.” Berkeley means books. There have been terrible losses: Cody’s (can it actually be eight years?), Shakespeare […]
Van with $350,000 of rare books stolen; man arrested but books are missing
Police lead away Joshua Anderson, whom they arrested in connection with selling stolen rare books at Moe’s. The books came from a stolen van that contained $350,000 worth of books. Photo: Ted Friedman Police lead away Joshua Anderson, whom they arrested in connection with selling stolen rare books at Moe’s. The books came from a […]
Tenants struggle after fire at Chandler building
The Chandler building fire in Southside Berkeley has left 30 residents without homes. Photo: Ted Friedman When a fire tore through 2449 Dwight Way the Sunday before Thanksgiving, about 30 tenants were displaced and the property owner was saddled with around $1 million in damages. The Nov. 22 disaster has brought to light what can happen in […]
Story of Berkeley’s Moe’s Books comes to big screen
Siciliano Trevino held a screening Aug. 27 of her new documentary at the Rialto Cinemas Elmwood theater. Photo: Ted Friedman The film that was found at the Berkeley dump of the 1965 opening night party for Moe’s Books on Telegraph Avenue now has a film of its own. Thursday night was the premiere of New […]
Rent increase may force Poetry Flash to move
Richard Silberg and Joyce Jenkins stand in the offices of Poetry Flash on Fourth Street. The 43-year-old publication may have to find a new home because the landlord wants to raise the rent more than 27%. Photo: Francesca Paris By Francesca Paris Poetry Flash, a Berkeley-based poetry magazine established in 1972, faces a threat to […]
Shakespeare & Co. closes after 51 years in Berkeley
Shakespeare & Co. at 2499 Telegraph Ave. closed for good on June 2, 2015. Photo: Ted Friedman Shakespeare & Co. at 2499 Telegraph Ave. closed for good on June 2, 2015. Photo: Ted Friedman Shakespeare & Co., a used bookstore that has been operating on Telegraph Avenue since 1964, closed its doors for good this week. The […]