It’s the second pandemic Mila Mangold has lived through. Her son says she has clear memories, growing up in Nebraska, of the 1918 Spanish flu.
Rose Pastor Stokes was a Russian-Jewish émigré socialist who married one of the richest men in the U.S. Together they promoted socialism – until their divorce in 1917.
The four-story apartment complex on Walnut Street sits on land that might become part of a new 850-bed student housing project known as the Gateway.
Critics say the university should postpone plans until the COVID-19 crisis is over. UC Berkeley officials say the law requires the school to proceed now.
The city of Berkeley is forging ahead with plans to rethink Civic Center Park and has asked the public to weigh in.
One Berkeley woman’s 1918 letters to her husband reveal impacts of an influenza pandemic that feel quite familiar today.
The city has asked the community to help reimagine how Civic Center works with the goal of transforming it from a largely empty space into Berkeley’s “main square.”
For several years Robert Crumb (better known as R. Crumb) was a central and colorful figure on the Berkeley underground arts scene.
The Smithsonian American Art Museum is exhibiting seven decades of Chiura Obata’s work. The show, say experts, reflects how American modernism is finally beginning to recognize the expansiveness of “American art.”
Nolan J. Coleman was an 18-year-old Berkeley High student when he volunteered for the U.S. Army in 1948. He was wounded during the Korean War and received a Purple Heart and a Silver Star “for gallantry in action.”
Jean Durham was cleaning out her study recently when she came across a copy of Sir Walter Scott’s Lady of the Lake. Her mother had checked out the book in 1945 and was supposed to return it. It never happened.
Since 2006, we have been due for another major, destructive earthquake along the Hayward Fault. The recent SoCal quakes are just a stark reminder that we need to be ready for it.