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.
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.
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.