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A Writer of Books Housed in Libraries
Dorothy Lazard’s first library—the one that cracked open her world and made her love libraries—was the Western Addition Branch in San Francisco.
Berkeley’s Women Artist TrailblazersBy Laura Smith
Berkeley claims one of the first graphic novels, famous communist sculptors, and more
The Surprising Story of the Berkeley Attorneys Who Helped Desegregate the SouthBy Rob Gunnison
Anthony Lee simply wanted to go to high school.
Meet Zona Roberts
Nowadays, people look back on the 1950s as the Happy Days, but for the kids who grew up during that time, it was anything but. Hovering over them were the twin terrors of The Bomb and a raging polio epidemic. One victim of the latter was Zona and Verne Roberts’ eldest son, Ed.
“I was afraid we’d be isolated.”
The official motto of the Pi Lamda Phi fraternity (Pilam, for short) is “Not Four Years But A Lifetime,” and they aren’t kidding. That’s what David Law ’04 discovered four years ago when his wife Veena gave birth to a beautiful baby girl named Violet.
Batter’s Choice: Coach Zamloch’s Reversible Baseball
Unless you’re a hardcore baseball fan, you’re likely unaware of the new rules coming to major league baseball in 2023.
Playwright Christopher Chen is a homegrown talent. Hailing from the Sunset District of San Francisco, a neighborhood his family has lived in for generations, he went on to study music composition at UC Berkeley, where he got his start in writing and directing after joining the Asian American arts group Theatre Rice.
Notes to Selves
In high school, one of Nancy Rubin’s teachers had his students write a letter to themselves that he surprised them with at the end of the semester.
“You always have each other’s back.”
When Shawn O’Donnell lost her life on July 20, just a few days after the Cal grad (’04) celebrated her 40th birthday by climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, America lost a dedicated public servant and people all over the world lost one of the more memorable people they had ever met.
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From the Archives
150 Years of Women at UC Berkeley
What a journey it has been. Today's students stand on the shoulders of the late 19th century trailblazers studying engineering and agriculture in rooms dominated by men, and every pioneering scientist, artist, and politician who followed.
Locker Room Talk with the Boys of the Berkeley Gazette
Once upon a time, Berkeley had its own daily newspaper, the Berkeley Gazette, and for a brief, semi-glorious moment, it had two sports-reporting brothers.
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