The son of a California civil rights leader, Rumford was honored with a plaque on Sacramento Street earlier this year.
Art project or statement? Statue of pioneering Black Berkeley legislator briefly defaced
Someone put a white skeleton mask and some graffiti on the statue of William Byron Rumford on Sacramento Street.
Berkeley celebrates civil-rights leader William Rumford
The 50-year resident of South Berkeley was the first African American elected to a state public office in Northern California.
The It List: Five things to do in Berkeley this weekend
The program for Berkeley’s third annual Black History Month Celebration Sunday at the Ed Roberts Campus includes a screening of Fair Legislation: The Byron Rumford Story BERKELEY BLACK HISTORY MONTH CELEBRATION Berkeley’s third annual Black History Month Celebration takes place Sunday, Feb. 28, 2-5 p.m. at the Ed Roberts Campus. The theme this year is “History Makers” and throughout […]
Sacramento Street clean-up efforts continue in Berkeley
This photo simulation shows plans for Creekwood, a new restaurant in development on Sacramento Street, which has experienced a spate of growth over the past year. Restaurant owners say they hope to be open by summer “if at all possible.” Image: The Kastrop Group, Inc. This photo simulation shows plans for Creekwood, a new restaurant […]
First Berkeley Black History Celebration on Saturday
Akayaa Atule will perform at the Berkeley Black History Celebration. Photo: Elizabeth Heath The organizers who have been putting on Berkeley’s Juneteenth celebration for the last 27 years are expanding and will produce the first annual Berkeley Black History Celebration at a seven-hour free event on Saturday. The theme of the Feb. 8 celebration is […]
Berkeley’s Sacramento Street corridor on the rise
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8QAGuiQ1sro Berkeley city staff are taking aim at a South Berkeley neighborhood that has struggled economically in recent years by teaming up with residents, as well as business and property owners, to make improvements hoped to make a difference in the near-term along Sacramento Street. Last week, some 30 people attended a meeting at San […]
Sacramento Street mural honors history, brightens area
The Sacramento Street mural honors two local civil rights heroes, Burl Toler Sr. and William Byron Rumford. Photo: Sofia Zander Community members who live near the corner of Sacramento Street and Ashby Avenue have taken beautification into their own hands by creating a large mural to celebrate two neighborhood civil rights leaders, and cover the […]
South Berkeleyans ask city for help to improve the neighborhood
About 30 South Berkeley residents met Tuesday to ask the city for help to make several changes in the neighborhood. Photo: Emilie Raguso Several dozen South Berkeley residents and city staffers came together Tuesday night to brainstorm about how to make three key changes in the neighborhood. Residents, who met at MVMNT Studio at 2973 Sacramento […]