Edy Boone, whose nephew, Eric Garner, was killed by police, has for decades guided people in creating murals that tackle issues of racism, poverty, and violence against young people of color.
If you have lived in Berkeley for a while, you have probably crossed paths with Edythe Boone. A spry 74-year old with a quick laugh, Boone has worked as a counsellor and as a health activist, and taught art at several local schools, including currently at Berkwood Hedge and West Oakland Middle School. With her warm personality, she imbues the very young, as well as the very old, with the spirit of creativity. She also transforms lives.
The 2017 Berkeley Film Foundation grant cycle is open until May 5
A group of South Berkeley residents hope a new mural will encompass the past, present and future of South Berkeley.
After months of deliberating and design tweaks, last Thursday youth and community members put the final touches on plans for a new parklet alongside Alchemy Collective Café on Ellis Street and Alcatraz Avenue in South Berkeley.
UC Berkeley and property owner Ken Sarachan are close to a joint-venture development deal for the long-empty lot at the north-east corner of Haste and Telegraph, which means that new student housing might be in place there by August 2017.
Extreme privacy and Bauhaus design in Berkeley home (Realtor.com)
New documentary celebrates muralist Edythe Boon (KALW)
Accolades for Kala’s co-founder (SF Gate)
Council adopts first reading of cell phone ordinance (Daily Cal)
Annie’s Homegrown gives $40k to garden program at Longfellow (Daily Cal)
Shattuck Avenue will be closed for Sunday Streets on Oct. 18 (CoCo Times)
Ecology Center receives $240k grant from USDA (Daily Cal)
Soda tax boosts price of sodas in Berkeley, study shows (UCB News)
Collapsed balcony tested to determine if crime was committed (Irish Times)
“Big Bang Theory” writer Eric Kaplan offers inside look at show (J Weekly)