- 08/28/2013 - Free Outdoor Screening in the BAM/PFA Sculpture Garden
- 08/27/2013 - MARK EPSTEIN / The Trauma of Everyday Life
- 08/24/2013 - The goat Rodeo Sessions
- 08/20/2013 - Yang Fudong and Philippe Pirotte in Conversation
- 08/03/2013 - Book Signing and Discussion with Dave Kehr, followed by The Lawless Breed
Tag Archives: Berkeleyside
We launched our iPhone app in December 2010 and it was downloadable for $1.99. Today, we are happy to announce that we have made the app free of charge.
Many of our readers also use the app’s citizen reporter capability to send us stories — be it a crime scene they have chanced upon, or a flock of wild turkeys strolling the city’s streets. You can take a photo with your iPhone and then send it directly to us with a note to tell us what’s happening. … Continue reading »
Berkeleyside is thrilled to announce that on Monday March 5th we will be hosting the Berkeleyside Local Business Forum 2012: Startup Berkeley.
The Forum’s focus will be the strengths, and weaknesses, of the city of Berkeley for startups. What does it take to turn an idea into a successful business, how can one nurture innovation, and what can be done to improve the startup climate here?
Featured panelists joining the conversation at the Forum include: Will Wright, creator of The Sims and founder of Stupid Fun Club; David Hyman, founder and CEO of streaming music service MOG, June Taylor, founder of jam and marmalade company The Still Room; and Rauly Butler, Senior Vice President Retail at Mechanics Bank.
“An extraordinary amount of innovation comes out of Berkeley in a variety of realms,” said Lance Knobel, one of the founders of Berkeleyside. “But Berkeley is still seen as rough ground for business startups. We want to examine the realities of Berkeley for new business ventures.” … Continue reading »
An estimated 500 people turned out to see The Big Lebowski, a quintessential Berkeley movie if ever there was one, which was shown on the side of the future Berkeley Art Museum in the Bank of America parking lot.
Before the feature, participants enjoyed free entertainment from Oakland’s Fire Collective … Continue reading »
UC Berkeley freshmen, some looking dazed, others excited, as well as more blasé seniors, turned out in their thousands on Sunday for Day One of Caltopia, the self-described “two greatest days on the planet”.
The event, held at the UC Berkeley Recreational Sports Facility at 2301 Bancroft Way, sees more than 100 exhibitors showcasing their wares and services to the Cal community, including the university’s staff and faculty.
It’s a combination of freebie-fest — with giveaways galore, be it bites of Clif Bars, T-shirts, pens and mouse pads and the chance to win covetable prizes like Kindles from big brand names like Pepsi – and social mixer.
Berkeleyside made its debut at Calopia yesterday and we will be there again today. Find us at booth E104.
This weekend, when around 30,000 students and faculty stroll through Caltopia, browsing the booths of more than 100 exhibitors, Berkeley’s two driving forces, the city and its university, will be pitched in perfect harmony. And Berkeleyside will be there to sing along too.
Caltopia was launched nine years ago as a way for Berkeley businesses to welcome Cal students, both current and new, back to school. The event runs on Sunday and Monday this year, and classes start up … Continue reading »
KQED, the nation’s most listened-to public radio station, today launched an innovative partnership with Berkeleyside and three other local online news sites. KQED is working with Berkeleyside, Oakland Local, NeighborWebSJ and SF Public Press to bring both more depth and greater coverage of local stories to the station and its website. The local sites, in turn, benefit from greater exposure of their work.
“Emerging news organizations such as Berkeleyside are vital to the information needs of the … Continue reading »
Berkeleyside was launched in October 2009 because we believed our city needed a fresh, trusted, independent, locally produced source of news.
We deliver on that mission every day: providing breaking news and unmatched investigative journalism on the issues that matter for Berkeley. Our experienced, professional journalists deliver essential local news and community information to you as soon as it happens.
As one of our readers put it:
“I’ve lived in Berkeley for 27 years and this is the … Continue reading »
Berkeleyside spoke to a lot of people at yesterday’s Jazz on Fourth festival and we were surprised how few of them knew about our iPhone app — even many regular readers were unaware it existed.
That’s probably our fault for not promoting it enough. So here goes…
The Berkeleyside iPhone app (the link takes you to our app in the iTunes Store) was launched in December 2010. The Berkeleyside app has all the news from Berkeleyside, a tab to find our latest tweets, a neat gallery display of the photos on our Flickr pool and a search function.
We have also taken advantage of the iPhone’s capabilities with a citizen reporter capability. You can take a photo with your iPhone and then send it directly to us with a short note to tell us te story. Many Berkeleysiders are using the app to expand our reach around the city — such as on the occasion of a serious house fire on Queens Road last month. Why don’t you join them? … Continue reading »
After everyone crossed their fingers hard, and the weather gods took heed, the sun shone bright, the live jazz exceeded all expectations, great food sizzled on the grill, the vibe was mellow and Jazz on Fourth, a benefit for Berkeley High’s award-winning jazz program, was a splendid affair. Thanks to all of you who stopped by Berkeleyside’s booth to say hello. It was great to meet you.
The idea is that Berkeleyside readers can meet the Berkeleyside team in the real world, perhaps over a coffee, to talk and share ideas. We will also be open to suggestions and constructive criticism. Bring story ideas, offers to write or take photographs — and tell us about the issues that matter to you in Berkeley.
Our first Open Office will take … Continue reading »
It’s been a relatively quiet year in Berkeley compared to some other turbulent decades, but there were a number of developments that were significant to the city. Berkeleyside takes a look at 2010’s most important trends.
It took a little time to reach Berkeley, but once it arrived the news was not good. One barometer of the malaise was a city report that showed Berkeley retail sales revenue had dropped around $200 million in the last two … Continue reading »
On November 17, Berkeleyside launched a Readership Survey. We put it up on the site, naturally, and sent it to our wonderful email subscribers. We didn’t know what to expect in terms of a response, so we were thrilled when near-on 900 of you took the time to tell us a little bit about yourselves and share your views of Berkeleyside.
We feel obliged to report, immodestly, that the vast majority of you love Berkeleyside. The plaudits were numerous, vocal and very encouraging.
But enough about us. What about you? When the survey went up, Berkeleyside reader Mike Farrell posted a comment asking that we “Please post the survey results”. Farrell said he was particularly interested in how wide a readership we have in Berkeley.
Well, on that score the results are conclusive: a whopping 84% of respondents live in Berkeley while just over half (53%) work in the city too. … Continue reading »
A number of Berkeleysiders sent us information yesterday about the Oscar Grant trial. Unlike most other Bay Area-based news sources, we didn’t write about the trial or its aftermath.
We realize we can’t cover everything, but we work hard to focus all of our efforts on Berkeley stories. If it’s in Berkeley and we have the time and resources, we want to cover it, whether it’s a major story or just some local curiosity. If it’s not in Berkeley, … Continue reading »