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5 Berkeley stories you won’t want to miss

Inti and Pedro Carrasco. Inti is 6 months old. His name means sun in Quechuan. Pedro: “I’m from Peru and I like my culture. They were very smart. I want to show my son where I come from and teach him how to speak Quechuan. Me: “What hopes to you have for your son Inti?” “I would like him to be multilingual so he could help other immigrants.”
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Each week, Berkeleyside publishes dozens of articles about what’s going on in Berkeley. You’re busy — some of them might have passed you by. Here are five stories, including the photo feature indicated above, we think you’ll want to catch up on. 

2. Neighbors nix a new Starbucks opening in Berkeley

There will be no grande frappuccinos for local residents, and nearby Alta Bates employees and patients, after the sheer persistence of local residents and business owners saw … Continue reading »

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Photos: Humans of Berkeley and the Bay Area/3

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With Humans of Berkeley and the Bay Area (HUBBA for short), longstanding Berkeleyside contributing photographer Nancy Rubin is chronicling in wonderful images the people of Berkeley and beyond. Today we are delighted to publish another tranche of Rubin’s collection. If there’s a theme in this set, it is love — for one’s child, partner or pet.

Read our interview with Rubin in which she talks about what inspired her to start the project and its philanthropic element.

Follow HUBBA on Facebook and on Tumblr to see new photos when they appear, and to read extended captions for the beautiful images shown here. … Continue reading »

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In Berkeley: Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow

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You knew it was cold, but did you know there was snow in Berkeley? At least there was at the Gourmet Ghetto’s annual Snow Day on Sunday. Berkeleyside contributing photographer Nancy Rubin stopped by and captured a lot of children — and a fair few adults — having a lot of fun. … Continue reading »

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Photos: Humans of Berkeley and the Bay Area/2

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Last month, Berkeleyside introduced an exciting new project by our longstanding contributing photographer Nancy Rubin. With Humans of Berkeley and the Bay Area (HUBBA for short), Rubin is chronicling in wonderful images the people of Berkeley and beyond. Today we are delighted to publish another set of Rubin’s photographs.

Read our interview with Rubin in which she talks about what inspired her to start the project and how it also has a philanthropic element. And be sure to click though to the HUBBA project on Facebook (and “like” it) to read extended captions for the photographs shown here and many more. HUBBA is also now on Tumblr. … Continue reading »

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Photos: Berkeley revels in car-free buzz of Sunday Streets

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People turned out in their thousands for Berkeley’s second Sunday Streets. There is no doubt that this city likes to go auto-free. Berkeleyside contributing photographer Nancy Rubin was there. (If you haven’t already done so, check out Rubin’s new photo project, Humans of Berkeley and the Bay Area, launched on Berkeleyside last week.) … Continue reading »

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Photos: Humans of Berkeley and the Bay Area

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Today Berkeleyside is honored to introduce an exciting new project by our longstanding contributing photographer Nancy Rubin. With Humans of Berkeley and the Bay Area (HUBBA for short), Rubin plans to chronicle in wonderful images the people of Berkeley and beyond. We present some of the first photographs to be included in the project here, and we chat to Rubin to find out more about her goals and inspiration.

Rubin is a long-time Berkeley area resident who moved here from her native Los Angeles to attend UC Berkeley, a family tradition begun in 1929. She taught for 25 years at Berkeley High School. Since retiring in 2002, she has travelled extensively, honing her photography skills. She specializes in candid shots, capturing people being themselves and the emotions of the moment.

Be sure to click though to the HUBBA project on Facebook (and “like” it) to read extended captions for the photographs shown here and many more. … Continue reading »

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Photo essay: Berkeley’s 43rd annual Live Oak Park Fair

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The 43rd Live Oak Park Fair in North Berkeley was blessed with sunshine for at least one of its two days this weekend, and a healthy turn-out of people were happy to peruse the crafts, art, and food stalls. Berkeleyside contributing photographer Nancy Rubin captured the mood.

See more photos on the Berkeleyside Flickr pool. … Continue reading »

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Podcast: Ain’t nobody here but us chickens

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Berkeleyside contributor John Rieger wanted to know what’s up with all the chickens in Berkeley. So he set out with Berkeleyside contributing photographer Nancy Rubin to find out what’s clucking.

You can find all of Rieger and Rubin’s podcasts in our new podcast collection. We will be reprising all the Rieger-Rubin oeuvre over the next couple of weeks to mark the launch of our podcast channel and as a treat for Berkeleyside readers.

If you would like to subscribe to the Berkeleyside … Continue reading »

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Startup Forum: What does it take to make it in Berkeley?

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What makes a city a magnet for startups? Why do entrepreneurs and financiers flock to the South Bay even though there are so few good places to eat there? Does Berkeley want to be Silicon Valley anyway? (You can guess the answer to that one.) Maybe Berkeley is just not hip enough to attract young talent? Does the city’s red tape makes it too cumbersome to be innovative? And, perhaps most significantly, is there just too much distrust of businesses as they thrive and grow? Perhaps Berkeley should focus on what it already does well: incubating startups then allowing them to fly to pastures new, be that San Francisco or Palo Alto.

All these questions were raised and debated at Berkeleyside’s Startup Berkeley Local Business Forum, last night in downtown Berkeley. An estimated 220 people gathered at the Freight & Salvage to listen and engage directly with two sets of panelists, and to discuss the issues among themselves both before and after the program.

[...View a Photo Gallery of the Startup Berkeley Forum, with photographs taken by Berkeleyside contributing photographer Nancy Rubin...] … Continue reading »

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What exactly are Berkeley’s rules of the road for cyclists?

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Berkeleyside’s second podcast examines the rules of the road – or lack of them — for cyclists in Berkeley. A contentious subject to be sure.

John Rieger, who created today’s podcast, is an award-winning independent producer and former editor of the public radio series Beyond Computers. In his 30-year career in public radio, John, who lives in Berkeley, has documented subjects from science to civil liberties to modern art, and he has appeared as host of Radio Smithsonian and Weekend All Things Considered.

Nancy Rubin, a retired BUSD teacher and long-time Berkeley resident, is one of Berkeleyside’s favorite contributing photographers and shot the images for the slideshow that accompanies the podcast, above. … Continue reading »

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Berkeley: A “bumper stickery” kind of town

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Berkeleyside is delighted to introduce our first podcast — one of many we hope. As we routinely publish writing, photography and video, we thought, “why not do it all?”, and so we are adding audio.

John Rieger, who created today’s podcast, is an award-winning independent producer and former editor of the public radio series Beyond Computers. In his 30-year career in public radio, John, who lives in Berkeley, has documented subjects from science to civil liberties to modern art, and he has appeared as host of Radio Smithsonian and Weekend All Things ConsideredNancy Rubin, a retired BUSD teacher and long-time Berkeley resident, is one of Berkeleyside’s favorite contributing photographers and shot the images for the slideshow that accompanies the podcast, above.

We plan to produce more podcasts and collect them all together on a podcast channel which you can subscribe to. That way, you can download them onto your phone or iPod and listen to them on your travels. … Continue reading »

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No more morning cappuccinos with pooch on Peet’s patio

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Berkeleyside contributing photographer Nancy Rubin happened to be sitting outside Peet’s on Fourth Street the other day when she saw a sign being affixed to a garbage can that read: “By order of Health and Human Services: No animals are allowed on Peet’s patio area. City of Berkeley.”

The wording certainly suggests the city is cracking down on four-legged friends keeping the company of their latte-loving owners. However a quick call to Berkeley’s public information officer reveals this is not … Continue reading »

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