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Explore Kensington
February 27, 2023

Explore Kensington

Like the serene and regal oak that stands in its center, the Kensington Circle community has seen many changes over the years, endured and...
Bilingual education students in Ecole Bilingue’s three learning tracks become ‘not just bilingual, but bicultural.’
December 23, 2022

Bilingual Education

"In the 21st century, we are looking at what students need to become global citizens." – Sebastien Robert, head of school for Ecole Bilingue de Berkeley
Explore Point Richmond: painting by Jim DeWitt
November 25, 2022

Explore Point Richmond

In many ways, a stroll around Point Richmond is a stroll back through history—only with fun shopping and great food. The village was the original town of Richmond, and a rip-roaring one it once was too, when the railroads and then the oil workers arrived. Many of the 19th to early 20th-century buildings still exist, many still in use, adding to the period charm.
Buddhist Art Exhibit
November 23, 2022

Buddhist Art Exhibit

On Dec. 14, the UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA) will open a new curated selection of Buddhist art, from antiquity to the present, “Endless Knot: Struggle and Healing in the Buddhist World."
Offbeat wedding venues like UC Botanical Gardens make for an unforgettable ceremony.
October 25, 2022

Offbeat Wedding Venues

For those wanting to stay local, here are some ideas for offbeat wedding venues that might just be the solution for an unforgettable—and unique—ceremony. Be aware that pent-up demand during the pandemic has meant a flood of weddings, so be prepared to book any of these offbeat wedding venues as far in advance as possible.
Buying locally
October 1, 2022

Gift Guide for Buying Locally

Ring-a ding-ding! Get your shopping chops warmed up, because the holidays are upon us. Buying locally, as we know, supports local businesses, is better for the environment, is more fun—and nets cooler gifts. Maybe the one they will remember forever. The suggestions below are by no means definitive. But you might find the perfect inspiration. Take a look and see…
Berkeley Rep's 'Goddess'
September 1, 2022

A ‘Goddess’ Is Born

A goddess’ birth can be a long process—but her emergence is glorious. Director/creator Saheem Ali, playwright Jocelyn Bioh and composer Michael Thurber have been midwifing the world-premiere musical 'Goddess,' which recently opened at Berkeley Rep, for years. The piece has gone through multiple iterations and four postponements, and has now stridden exuberantly onto the stage.
'Hella Feminist'
September 1, 2022

‘Hella Feminist’

“‘Hella Feminist’ [highlights] the lesser-known elements of feminist histories—particularly the experiences of people of color—but also demonstrate[s] how mainstream feminism at times made harmful compromises that were exclusionary.”