Peregrine falcons have nested on the Campanile for three years running, and this year, thanks to a live webcam and social media, people from around the world watched falcon chicks hatch and learn to fly.
After months of being glued to every move made by a family of peregrine falcons on the UC Berkeley campus, the two chicks that hatched in April have fledged.
Watch's Berkeleyside's "Facebook Live" where our readers posed questions to two falcon experts who run the Cal Falcons Facebook page.
As a city got ready to welcome peregrine falcon chicks to the top of the Campanile tower (two arrived Wednesday!), Berkeleyside chatted with two experts about these mesmerizing birds of prey.
All the activities of two falcons that have made Cal their temporary home for the second year, including the eventual hatching of their eggs, can be watched live via two webcams.
A several-year effort to designate Campanile Way as a city landmark hit a major bump last month when the City Council reversed a decision by the Landmarks Preservation Commission to do just this.
The 5.25-ton Great Bear Bell will toll 39 times on the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination.
The UC Berkeley campus was teeming with life and a host of free celebratory events on Saturday for the annual Cal Day. At its core, Cal Day is for newly admitted students, but a majority of the activities are designed to appeal to the broader community. Among the highlights this year were performances by San Francisco-based vertical dance company Bandaloop who helped mark the centennial of the Campanile by, literally, jumping off its roof. (See Cal Day’s full program.)
The view from the UC Berkeley Campanile looking west toward San Francisco Bay and the Golden Gate Bridge is iconic, but it should not be landmarked, the Landmarks Preservation Commission decided Thursday, April 2.
By Gretchen Kell
By Gretchen Kell
Residents came out en masse Thursday night to testify before Berkeley’s Zoning Adjustments Board about possible impacts related to a large mixed-use project planned downtown on Harold Way.