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Berkeley homeless activist Frances Townes celebrates her 100th birthday and a day named in her honor

Frances Townes blows out the candles on her birthday cake. Sally Hindman, director of Youth Spirit Artworks, is at her left. Photo: Kathleen Costanza Frances Townes blows out the candles on her birthday cake. Sally Hindman, director of Youth Spirit Artworks, is at her left. Photo: Kathleen Costanza At age 70, most people are looking forward to […]

Posted inArts

Authors’ Dinner raises funds for Berkeley Public Library

Frances Dinkelspiel, honorary chair at the Berkeley Public Library Foundation’s 2016 Authors’ Dinner, along with chair Linda Schacht Gage. Photo: Richard Friedman Frances Dinkelspiel, honorary chair at the Berkeley Public Library Foundation’s 2016 Authors’ Dinner, along with chair Linda Schacht Gage. Photo: Richard Friedman On Saturday night, the Berkeley Public Library Foundation hosted its 14th annual […]

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Reminder: Berkeleyside Holiday Party, Thursday, Dec. 17

Mark your calendars, if you haven’t already: Thursday, Dec. 17, 6-9 p.m., Berkeleyside is throwing a holiday get-together at Spats on Shattuck Avenue. All tips from the evening — as well as proceeds from a raffle with enticing prizes — will go to the Alameda County Community Food Bank. The raffle prizes include: two tickets to see Alvin Ailey American Dancer […]

Posted inArts

Long-time local supporter of the arts Archana Horsting honored with Berkeley Community Fund award

Archana Horsting, co-founder of The Kala Art Institute, will receive the Berkeley Community Fund’s Benjamin Ide Wheeler Medal this year. Photo: Kala Art Institute Archana Horsting, co-founder of The Kala Art Institute, will receive the Berkeley Community Fund’s Benjamin Ide Wheeler Medal this year. Photo: Kala Art Institute Archana Horsting, director and co-founder of Kala Art Institute, has […]

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IKEA donates ‘makeover’ to shelter for homeless families

The “after” picture of the living room of McKinley House furnished with Ikea furniture. The “after” picture of the living room of McKinley House furnished with Ikea furniture. The families living in the McKinley Family Transitional House in Berkeley now have a lovely space from which to plot their move out from homelessness. IKEA, the Scandinavian furniture store […]