Ural Dixon has been selling the San Francisco Chronicle at North Berkeley BART since 2007. Dwindling sales mean he will be out of a job after Friday. In this video story, commuters who appreciate his cheerful greetings and taste in music describe why they will miss him.
Milam Schultz had to give up his beloved companion Hot Rod to Berkeley Animal Care Services because he could no longer provide a good home for him. But he has visited his friend, who has not yet been adopted, regularly.
Oakland has postponed plans to repair a worn-down path near the Claremont Hotel after petitioning from local residents. Watch our video story.
With Gilded Cities, Berkeley artist Erik Schmitt applies gold leaf to the utilitarian and explores the idea that living in the Bay Area is now out of reach for many.
Coyotes are naturally timid but when they venture into urban settings they can worry local residents. Experts share insights on the dog-like wild animal.
At a community event in Berkeley, volunteer fixers revive the practice of repairing rather than discarding — and share a little know-how along the way.
Some people who spend time in the storied Berkeley park acknowledge the need for housing but worry about the park's future; others say the plan should not go ahead, period.
The Berkeley Path Wanderers take care of, promote and celebrate the city's 136 public paths and staircases.
Berkeley has several homeless camps, including one in the area around Second Street. Over several days, we spent time with Kinndra Martin who lives there. This is her story.
Photographer Orie Rutchick captures the spirit of some of his neighbors through beautiful black-and-white portraits taken at his free mobile studio.