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The new normal: a green, upcycled and circular economy?

When Mel Willis started Indigo Vintage in 2018, she discovered a broad community of secondhand and vintage clothing vendors excited to band together for the environment. After the first shop opened in Berkeley, two more locations in San Francisco and Santa Cruz soon followed.



m10 reasons you need to explore quirky Berkeley

Berkeley has always been the Bay Area’s eccentric uncle, refusing to conform or be defined in conventional terms. Because of this, it’s a must-visit, embracing its quirkiness and offering random – often joyful – discoveries around every corner.



Telegraph District, Berkeley Microguide

Take a virtual jaunt throughout the Telegraph District of Berkeley! This tour takes you throughout the district exploring historical landmarks, the best bites in town, and our unique boutiques. Find out what we're all about before you visit to prioritize your stay.



The Legend of Moe's Books

It remains a landmark in Berkeley, one of America’s very best bookstores and worth an epic detour to visit.

Credit...Carlos Chavarría for The New York Times



Berkeley on a Budget

The quirky Bay Area city has changed a lot over the years, but its particular brand of nonconformity is still on view for travelers — including those without a lot to spend.



UC Berkeley admits most ethnically diverse freshman class since late 1980s

UC Berkeley announced its most ethnically diverse class of admitted freshmen in more than 30 years Thursday, following through on a long-stated priority of Chancellor Carol Christ and other campus leaders.



New Berkeley restaurant Alley Kitchens channels Japanese food alley culture


Opinion: The future of Telegraph Avenue is a shared street

We should turn Telegraph from Bancroft Avenue to Dwight Way into one beautiful, level plaza of pavers, where the streetscape puts people first.

People enjoy the music of Country Joe McDonald and the Electric Band at the Summer of Love 50th anniversary festival, in Berkeley, on Saturday, April 29, 2017. Photo: David Yee ©2017

Tie dye everywhere at Telegraph Avenue’s celebration of the Summer of Love

It’s 50 years after the Summer of Love but Telegraph Avenue got into the mood of those time at a festival Saturday.


New app lets you walk back in time on Berkeley’s Telegraph Avenue

A new app brings the storied past of Telegraph Avenue to life with eyewitness accounts and photos of events going back 70 years.



A ‘Moorish-Tudor fever dream’ is unveiled on Telegraph Avenue

Anson Abdulla, owner of Crafts and Grapes. With the help of Rana Chang, Abdulla is rearranging the store to serve as more of a health food corner market. July 6, 2020. Photo: Pete Rosos

This Berkeley bottle shop has stopped selling booze to transition to a neighborhood grocery store

The owner is troubled by the rise of alcohol sales during the pandemic, and hopes to offer healthy, local foods instead.


"Quirky Berkeley in Berkeley, Calif., on August 26th, 2015."

How Quirky is Berkeley? Bulwinkle on Telegraph Avenue


Remembering Alice Schenker, whose Print Mint on Telegraph Avenue sparked the 1960s poster revolution

Alice and her husband Don opened the store inside Moe’s Books in 1965, and within a few years were also publishing underground comix.

Quirky Berkeley in Berkeley, Calif., on December 17th, 2013.

How Quirky is Berkeley? From Lucky’s to Amoeba at 2455 Telegraph Avenue

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