Amber Nelson has planted a garden, created a street mosaic, traveled throughout Brazil, married and had a child in the seven years since her fiancée was murdered in Berkeley.
Tree houses, while invariably transient, are special, a good and safe place to be, shelter from the storm, autonomy from the adult world. Here are a selection in Berkeley.
Berkeley has two full-fledged "wishing" trees, where people write notes about their dreams and hopes.
Debbie Vinograd arrived in Berkeley in 1973 and has been painting its characters ever since.
The estate sale of the artist and collector Eli Leon this weekend offers the chance to view and buy from the collection of a driven and passionate artist.
The Jacquet family is an only-in-Berkeley family, a Frenchman running a popular restaurant and the daughter of Quirky Berkeley royalty, and their home is the proof.
Weathervanes served a purpose in agricultural or sailing communities. Today they are largely decorative, earning a place in our universe of Berkeley quirk.
Little Free Library is an international organization that started in 2009 and there are dozens of its little libraries in Berkeley. There are also quite a few unofficial ones.
Murals are a fixture of Berkeley, but they come and go. Here is a selection that appeared last year and thus far in 2017.
Ken Stein's collection of several thousand political buttons tell a compelling tale of Berkeley's contempoarary history.
There is a lot of bas relief sculpture in Berkeley and almost all of it is quite beautiful. Here's a look at just some the gems that we may often walk right by without noticing.
Berkeley's bungalow courts have strikingly different characters, but they are all undeniably, incontrovertibly, inexorably, and intrinsically quirky.