‘A very big deal’: Proposed legislation would tax California gun sales to fund violence prevention
Stuck in the Middle
Kevin Sawyer is a man of many parts. He's a certified commercial and residential electrician. A trained paralegal. A skilled guitarist and pianist. He's also an inmate at San Quentin State Prison serving an indeterminate life sentence for burglary and sexual assault.
Climate Change is an Energy Problem. Here’s How We Solve It.By Glen Martin
Preventing environmental collapse won’t be easy, but we can still squeeze through the bottleneck.
Regional Parks Provide Refuge and RecreationBy Margie Cullen
Preparing to head out from the popular Skyline Gate Staging Area in Redwood Regional Park, a hiker is presented with a number of options.
Pac-4 Blues: Monday Morning Quarterbacking the Pac-12 Implosion
In case you missed the headlines, the Pac-12, Cal’s athletic conference, blew up over the weekend, leaving observers slack-jawed.
Hippie House Music: DJ Puts a New Spin on the Dead
Around 11 p.m., a curly-haired woman, twinkling in a black, sequined pantsuit, took to the stage to roaring applause. A tie-dye Dead shirt peeked out underneath her jacket as she fit headphones over her ears and hit play.
The Day After Oppenheimer
In late May of 2022, UC Berkeley entered a time machine.
Nakata’s Smile: Unlocking the Diaries of Jack London’s Valet
The reference librarian slid the archival container across the counter. “This looks like a fun box to look through,” he said. I smiled behind my face mask.
‘Breaking the Rules’: The artists who abandoned abstraction and helped reinvent the still life
In 1952, UC Berkeley graduate students and artists Paul Wonner and Theophilus Brown met and fell in love.
A Writer Returns to Berkeley in his New Novella
Writer James Terry, ’92, loved Berkeley and the culture that surrounded it—all the funky moviehouses, legendary bookstores, and iconic cafes, most of which have disappeared with the times.
Her Honor: Judge Carries Lessons Handed Down From Heart Mountain
On January 11, 2017, Margaret Fujioka ‘79 took the oath of office in the Rotunda of Frank Ogawa Plaza in Oakland as the first Japanese American woman Superior Court judge in Alameda County. She was flanked by her proud mother, husband, and children, but her thoughts turned to two people who weren’t there: her late father, Yoshiro “Babe” Fujioka, and his hero, his big brother Teruo “Ted” Fujioka.
On the Story: Emilie Raguso Covers Berkeley’s Crime Beat Like No One Else
When news first broke that a human skeleton was found hidden under a building on Berkeley’s Clark Kerr campus, Emilie Raguso was horrified.
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Hell or High Water: How Will CA Adapt to the Anthropocene?
On February 12, 2017, nearly 200,000 Californians got the order to flee for their lives. Record winter rains had filled Lake Oroville, the vast reservoir that anchors the California State Water Project, to the brim. To avoid overtopping, project managers had released massive quantities of water down Oroville Dam’s main spillway, but fissures in the […]
September 17, 1923: The Day That Berkeley Burned
North Berkeley was a showcase for the city's exceptional architects. As it turned out, it was also a tinderbox.
The Chalk Market: Where Mathematicians Go to Get the Good Stuff
Filmmaker Kyung Lee never dreamed she’d become a dealer. But bringing her first feature-length documentary to fruition required money she simply didn’t have. What she did have, however, was an idea for getting high-quality product and access to exclusive clientele. It all started about a year prior when UC Berkeley math professor David Eisenbud was […]
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