The Beat writer lived in Berkeley from September 1955 until August 1956 and was so impressed with his Milvia Street back cottage he wrote a poem about it.
Everybody knows about the People's Park created in 1969, when thousands of students, activists, and neighbors worked to establish the place. Few know about an earlier park.
After years of shunning kitsch, Tom Dalzell recently pivoted and embraced kitsch fully and without qualification as an acceptable manifestation of Quirky Berkeley.
Doug Heine made the safety pin sculpture at 812 Page St. as a symbol of resistance to #45. His own home across the street has an airplane crashing into it.
The FBI once described hell raiser Judy Gumbo as vicious, anti-American, anti-establishment and dangerous to the internal security of the country.
For 40 years, Tyler Hoare has been using the Bay as his gallery, gifting us with planes, pirate and Viking ships.
A person who wants a little more quirk in their home couldn't do better this weekend than visiting the sale. Same for a person who wants a lot more quirk in their home.
It's an understatement to say Dick and Beany Wezelman have a passionate love for Africa. After years of traveling there, their numerous collectibles bought there are up for grabs.
A sweet North Berkeley cat with a habit for retrieving things — lots of things — had many fans. His death by speeding car came as a shock to his many Facebook followers.
You will see far more fancifully painted doors in Berkeley than in most cities. Here are just a few of them.
In the 1990s, Sheri Tharp saw a wooden picket designed by Charles Sayers in 1942. She liked it so much she and her students carved a few, and now her house has a fence.
Ron Morgan, an antique dealer and master flower arranger, has spent 50 years collecting a wide variety of Christmas ornaments and figurines.