Tom Dalzell talks to the activist and writer who lived in Berkeley at an extraordinary time and was fully engaged in a series of history-changing movements.
Angel Jesus Perez, whose latest work, “Displacement of Beauty and Migration of Gentrification,” is on Alcatraz, is a bright addition to our city's cadre of muralists.
A charming "small village" in a front yard turns out to be the tip of the iceberg of a creative wonderland, created with the help of children, in North Berkeley.
On the 49th anniversary of the largest protest marches Berkeley has likely ever seen, Tom Dalzell recalls a day when Berkeley demonstrated "moral outrage" in abundance.
On Saturday, the owners of a long-closed 'Star Trek' oriented store on Telegraph Avenue hosted a reunion. This is a story with many layers of quirk that shows Berkeley at its best.
The careful unpicking of a Berkeley bulletin board plastered with years and years worth of flyers from the early 1980s through the 1990s proves to be a fascinating time capsule.
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.