Former Mayor of Berkeley Shirley Dean wearing "the hat". Photos: Nancy Rubin Many people turned out on Sunday for the 100th anniversary celebration of the Fountain at the Circle in north Berkeley. But, despite the beloved landmark being the center of attention, it was a hat which threatened to steal the show. Shirley Dean, the […]
The Fountain at the Circle is 100-years old this year and a celebration hopes to raise funds for restoration.
1610 Oregon Street For more than 20 years, the house at 1610 Oregon Street was an epicenter of Berkeley’s drug wars, a place where dealers dealt crack openly, people were shot, and crowds and cars congregated. Now the shingled house, once owned by Lenora Moore, is shuttered behind a chain link fence. The glass in […]
Robert Collier, co-chair of the Berkeley Pools Campaign, writes about this week’s press conference for Measure C, which is on the ballot in next Tuesday’s election. At a press conference late Tuesday, Mayor Tom Bates and former Mayor Shirley Dean temporarily set aside their longtime rivalry to join forces in denouncing the anti-Measure C campaign. “We’ve […]