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Posted inArts

Authors’ Dinner raises funds for Berkeley Public Library

On Saturday night, the Berkeley Public Library Foundation hosted its 14th annual Authors’ Dinner, a fundraiser which this year will help remodel parts of the Central Library, especially for the use of teenagers. Hundreds of guests mingled with 32 local authors who were honored at the event, which is always one of Berkeley’s most popular social occasions. Attendees proudly […]

Posted inCity

After outcry, library board votes to change South Branch name to include civil-rights leader

The Berkeley Board of Library Trustees (BOLT) Thursday night voted to recommend to the City Council that the South Branch of the library be renamed to include the name of Tarea Hall Pittman (1903-1991), a long-time South Berkeley resident and civil-rights leader. The 4-1 vote overturned a previous April 22 vote by the board that prevented the library from including […]

Posted inCity

11 Berkeley projects recognized for design excellence

Berkeley Design Advocates, a volunteer group of architects and urban planners, showcase the best contemporary design in Berkeley — as well as the best restoration of the city’s historical buildings — with their bi-annual awards. For 2015, the group has selected the buildings and projects they consider contribute to Berkeley both aesthetically and in terms of civic engagement. […]

Posted inCommunity

How Quirky is Berkeley? From Lucky’s to Amoeba at 2455 Telegraph Avenue

The quirky-looking building on the southeast corner of Telegraph and Haste, now Amoeba Music, has a colorful history that illustrates several chapters in Berkeley’s proud, independent history. The building at 2455 Telegraph started life as Lucky’s Store No. 18. It served the south campus neighborhood for several decades. In February 1964, the campus chapter of […]