One bystander was killed, one was permanently blinded, and many others were hurt when police forces used lethal buckshot to corral demonstrators in at the park, newly created on UC Berkeley land, 50 years ago today.
Dozens of protests in support of civil rights, the student movement in France, the Black Panther movement and against the UC Regents set the stage for the creation of the Southside Berkeley park.
Berkeley, more than most cities, played a notable role in the career of Louise Brooks, the subject of a new glossy excursion into the morals and manners of the Jazz Age from PBS Masterpiece.
The creation and destruction of People's Park took 25 days in 1969. April 20 marks the 50th anniversary of the beginning of the building of the park.
Harris was raised in Berkeley, steeped in the values of the Free Speech and Civil Rights movement. As both a Jamaican American and Indian American, she has lived in many cultures, making her a strong candidate.
The judges selected Natalie Orenstein's three-part series Beyond The Buses which explored the legacy of Berkeley's unprecedented voluntary school integration.
In 1969, Tom Dunphy moved to Berkeley. His nickname and alternative persona was “General Wastemoreland,” alluding to and mocking General William Westmoreland who commanded United States Army forces in South Vietnam.
The parcel is being marketed as the Berkeley Innovation & Technology Park. It is one of three large parcels in West Berkeley that are currently for sale.
We talk to the celebrated artist about the origins of her mixed-media work, her new projects and her thoughts about Berkeley.
Let us linger on objects in Berkeley belonging, or appropriate to, a period other than today, especially an object that is conspicuously old-fashioned. Know of others? Give us a shout.
One of Berkeley's few remaining black-owned businesses lasted through decades of ups and downs and outlived megastore competitors, but it couldn’t beat the impact of technology and gentrification.
Long before she was a 2020 presidential contender, Kamala Harris was a resident of the Berkeley flats and a student at Thousand Oaks.
SLATE pre-dated the Free Speech and anti-Vietnam War movements. Its members protested racial discrimination by holding 'shop-ins' at Lucky's supermarket on Telegraph Avenue.