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Outpouring of concern for Berkeley ‘Toys for Tots’ brings in $8,400 in donations — so far

Update, Dec. 18: The Berkeley Police Association has closed its fundraising campaign because it more than exceeded its goals. The drive for Toys for Tots garnered $11,114 from 193 people in one day. Original story, Dec. 17: Less than 14 hours after the Berkeley Police Association set up a fundraising campaign to raise money for a donation […]

Posted inBusiness

‘We’re going on a Berkeley business scavenger hunt’

By Pete Rosos You may know Pete Rosos as 2812 Photography; you will almost certainly have seen many of his photographs on Berkeleyside, including his wonderful Snapshot series, in which he takes the pulse of some of the most interesting, not necessarily high-profile, people of Berkeley, accompanied by gorgeous photographic portraits. Last weekend, Rosos embarked on an […]

Posted inBusiness

Photos: Mr Mopps’ toy store celebrates 50th birthday

Berkeley’s venerable Mr Mopps’ toy store celebrated its fiftieth birthday on Sunday (as we alerted readers in our weekend It List, published last Thursday). The store at 1405 Martin Luther King Jr. Way at Rose, was taken over two years ago by Devin McDonald, son of Country Joe McDonald, and Jenny Stevenson. There were balloons, music, and face […]