Daniel Knapp and Mary Lou Van Deventer are getting ready to retire but hope that their employees can buy the business.
‘Wasted’: A novel set in Berkeley’s recycling world
Photo: John Byrne Barry John Byrne Barry has a thing for trash. Barry lived in Berkeley for 30 years, served on the board of the Ecology Center, and wrote about recycling issues for local publications, including the East Bay Express. But he found the world of recycling so intriguing that he couldn’t get it out […]
Story of Berkeley’s Moe’s Books comes to big screen
Siciliano Trevino held a screening Aug. 27 of her new documentary at the Rialto Cinemas Elmwood theater. Photo: Ted Friedman The film that was found at the Berkeley dump of the 1965 opening night party for Moe’s Books on Telegraph Avenue now has a film of its own. Thursday night was the premiere of New […]
The It List: Five things to do in Berkeley this weekend
A young girl looks at “Art Reflection,” a piece featured at Berkeley Spark last year. The Burning Man-inspired festival will be held Saturday, July 19, in Civic Center Park. Photo by Quinn Anya STAND UP SIT DOWN If you’re looking for laughs, try the La Peña Cultural Center this Friday for a comedy show hosted by Karinda […]
Long-time Berkeley progressives back referendum drive
City council members Kriss Worthington, Jesse Arreguin and members the Berkeley Referendum Campaign turn in signatures to the city clerk’s office on Jan 21. Photo: Anthony Sanchez The group that collected 7,896 signatures to force a City Council redistricting plan onto the ballot spent more than $5,000 on paid signature gatherers in January, but only […]
First shipping container ‘village’ headed to Berkeley
An innovative new shopping development, made entirely of shipping containers, is in the works for Berkeley’s Sacramento Street.
Snapshot: Dan Knapp, co-founder, Urban Ore
Dan Knapp. Photo: Pete Rosos By Pete Rosos The son of a Wisconsin sharecropper/trucker/foreman, Dan Knapp is a co-founder of Berkeley’s Urban Ore, whose self-described mission is “to end the age of waste”. With a PhD in sociology, he’s been a teacher, academic writer, and community organizer. Long before recycling became fashionable he was a […]
Where does Berkeley’s green waste go?
Up to 23 moderately smelly tons of green brush, food waste and non-compostable debris is dumped at a Central Valley site. All photos: Sean Gin By Jim Rosenau At our house, it happens every Monday night. We wheel our green waste to the curb to be hauled away. But just where is this “away” anyway? And […]