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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 […]

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Mrs. Dalloway’s to give Berkeley teachers $100 in books

Mrs. Dalloway’s bookstore: has just received a James Patterson grant. Photo: Frances Dinkespiel Mrs. Dalloway’s bookstore: has just received a James Patterson grant. Photo: Frances Dinkespiel Every kindergarten and first grade teacher in the Berkeley Unified School District will soon have the opportunity to buy $100 worth of books, thanks to an offer made by […]

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The It List: Five things to do in Berkeley this weekend

Photo: Jewel Lake Tilden Park, one of many of the EBRPD parks that is participating in Free 3rd Friday program, including on Friday Aug. 15. Photo: Nancy Rubin FREE PARK LIFE The East Bay Regional Park District is celebrating its 80th birthday by offering “free third Fridays” in its parks, including Tilden. From April to December, fees will be waived for a variety […]

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The It List: Five things to do in Berkeley this weekend

BAHA’s Spring House Tour on Sunday takes in hill houses along Rose Walk. Photo: Berkeley Path Wanderers Association BAHA SPRING HOUSE TOUR Maybeck, Morgan, Ratcliff… This Sunday is the Berkeley Architectural Heritage Association’s annual who’s-who tour of Berkeley architecture. The 39th annual Spring Tour follows Rose Walk, which was designed by Bernard Maybeck 100 years ago. Participants will see the storybook […]