A sweet North Berkeley cat with a habit for retrieving things — lots of things — had many fans. His death by speeding car came as a shock to his many Facebook followers.
You will see far more fancifully painted doors in Berkeley than in most cities. Here are just a few of them.
In the 1990s, Sheri Tharp saw a wooden picket designed by Charles Sayers in 1942. She liked it so much she and her students carved a few, and now her house has a fence.
Ron Morgan, an antique dealer and master flower arranger, has spent 50 years collecting a wide variety of Christmas ornaments and figurines.
Glimpses of the magnificent sculptures and metal pieces can still be glimpsed around Berkeley.
Al Lasher's Electronics on University Ave. is more than 50 years. The family-owned company offers every electronic part a customer could want, making the interior a visual wonder.
Mark Bulwinkle is best known for his metal work, but he is also a prolific tile maker. Check out the restrooms in the Mad Monk Media Center for Anachronistic Media for a glimpse.
Ken Shapiro repairs cars but his true passion is flying model airplanes – some with a ten-foot wing span. Many of them hang from the ceiling of his San Pablo Avenue garage.
Over the years, Ron Hulse and those working in his automotive shop have built creative metal statues from discarded automobile mufflers.
Thousands of students have lived in Cloyne Court, part of the University Students Cooperative Association, and have decorated the hallways with numerous colorful murals.
Poet, bubble lady, creative: Julia Vinograd lives her life with Dylan’s “Desolation Row” as the soundtrack, Berkeley and Telegraph Avenue of the last 50 years swirling around her.
The demands of the Third World Liberation Front to create classes at Cal that incorporated the history of non-whites led to a ten-week strike and a strong police presence on campus