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Celebrating the contemporary face of Berkeley It’s not all Craftsman, classical and third-wave Bay Area architecture in Berkeley, as new awards for six modern buildings demonstrate (pictured above: Berkeley Bowl West).
Notorious Berkeley drug house sold For 20 long years the home at 1610 Oregon Street was an epicenter of Berkeley’s drug wars.
A Berkeley celebration of Mark Twain The local literati were out in force on Wednesday evening to mark the official book launch of Mark Twain’s autobiography.
La Cocina helps launch a Berkeley food business Dilsa Lugo came to Berkeley from a small Mexican village, took some classes, launched a catering business and now routinely cooks for Isabel Allende.
Who grabbed the Snitch when Cal met Stanford? As the latest epic Harry Potter movie opens, in the real world Cal won an easy win over arch rival Stanford — and, yes, brooms were involved.