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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 Yoga Mandala schedule until the end of October, after which it will introduce more classes, as well as new instructors. Yoga Tree is honoring all existing Yoga Mandala passes. The studio is at 2807 Telegraph Avenue, Tel: 510 486-1989.
If you own a car in Berkeley there’s a high chance you will have experienced the frustration of being ticketed, or even towed, for being parked in the wrong place at the wrong time on a street-sweeping day. Would a reminder, sent to you on your mobile phone, have prevented the mishap and saved you some money?
A couple of weeks ago, on learning that the protestors at Occupy Wall Street in New York had set up an on-site library, Berkeley author Arthur Blaustein suggested to Skyhorse Publishing, the publisher of his book, Democracy is Not a Spectator Sport: The Ultimate Volunteer Handbook that they give copies of the book to the library and to the protestors.
For more than two years, the homeless children at the Ursula Sherman Village on Harrison Street in West Berkeley only had an empty lot to play in. The decrepit play structure that had stood in the yard for years was shut down because it was no longer safe.
As Andronic's prepares to shutter its store on University Avenue, shoppers take advantage of the 50% discount on all dry groceries.
Rarely the scene of a feature length shoot, Berkeley has always been more of a second unit city, a place where Hollywood could send a camera and an assistant director and add local color to films like Shadow of the Thin Man, The Graduate, or Who’ll Stop the Rain. The cost was minimal, and you were almost guaranteed great shots of Golden Gate Fields, Sather Gate, or Telegraph Avenue.
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