The Cal Bears in a bewildering variety of sports, sure. Kite flyers at Cesar Chavez Park. Lycra-clad pelotons up the wazoo toiling up Claremont canyon. There’s no shortage of sporting folk to see in Berkeley. But I didn’t expect this:
Pete Madsen’s Thanksgiving weekend ended abruptly this morning when he discovered three precious guitars were stolen from his music studio at 3501 Adeline Street. A working musician, writer, and teacher, Pete performs frequently throughout the Bay Area and teaches finger-style guitar at the 5th String. Audiences see his early blues, ragtime, and slide guitar performances frequently at Berkeley’s restaurants and coffeehouses.
Thanksgiving is just a brief memory away and now it is time for Christmas. The Claremont Hotel has put up an enormous gingerbread house in its lobby to usher in the holiday season. This picture is deceptive because it doesn’t show how large the house it.
I’ve just seen the following tweet: