A new campaign launched by a number of downtown Berkeley organizations in collaboration with the Downtown Berkeley Association, encourages people to visit downtown. Photo: courtesy DBA Downtown Berkeley Association is hanging 85 colorful double banners from downtown Berkeley’s lampposts to launch a new branding campaign, “Meet Me Downtown.” The campaign is being led by the DBA with […]
The hotel proposed at 2129 Shattuck. Image: JRDV Urban International Thursday night, Berkeley’s Design Review Committee will get its third look at the 16-story hotel planned downtown at Shattuck Avenue and Center Street. The 168-foot-tall building is set to include 336 hotel rooms, some retail, and about 11,000 square feet of conference space. A parking […]
A glimpse of the 2011 Live Oak Park fair through a display of hula hoops. Photo: Nancy Rubin One of Berkeley’s most treasured outdoor celebrations, the Live Oak Park Fair, is leaving the city after 44 years. Jan Etre, the producer of the fair since 1988, is moving it to the Craneway Pavilion in Richmond […]
The new design of a 16-story hotel proposed on Center Street at Shattuck Avenue will see a more tapered tower than the one shown here. Image: JRDV Urban International The developer of the proposed 16-story hotel on Center Street and Shattuck Avenue in downtown Berkeley has nixed the idea of having office space in the […]
January offers lots of special menus in Berkeley and Oakland with “Restaurant Week” campaigns planned in both cities.
The Monkey House: in a secret location CLANDESTINE CLUB An all-in-one theater-nightclub-recording studio-writing workshop just opened its doors on University Avenue. It describes itself as “an intimate performance space… offering quality entertainment for adults and children.” The exact location can’t be disclosed since the venue is also musician Ira Marlowe’s private home, but email The […]
Yoga Tree has taken over Yoga Mandela YOGA TAKEOVER San Francisco company Yoga Tree took over Berkeley’s Yoga Mandala on Telegraph on October 1. It’s the first East Bay outpost for Yoga Tree which offers a range of classes including vinyasa, hatha, pre- and post-natal and restorative yoga. A spokesperson said the studio would be maintaining the […]
“Come for the Culture, Stay for the Food” ring any bells with readers? That’s the new slogan for this gown town courtesy of Visit Berkeley, whose job it is to boast about our fair city’s appeal to potential visitors. Berkeley boosters are making a big push to promote this small city’s culinary chops. On Wednesday, […]