Berkeley Hills

  • Calendar

    November 6, 2013
  • Blogs

    June 28, 2013

    Best Summer Bike Escape Routes and Exit Strategies

    Whether you're occupying a sovereign nation, robbing a bank (we're not advocating for this), or at an awkward party you really want to leave, a solid exit strategy is always in need. That's especially true if you're a cyclist looking to find some time away from traffic lights, people asking you fo ... More >>

  • Music

    April 11, 2012
  • Blogs

    September 23, 2011

    Bon Iver Turns Up the Volume at the Greek Theatre

    Joseph SchellBon Iver's Justin Vernon at the Greek Theatre last night.​ Bon Iver Other Lives September 22, 2011 Greek Theatre Better than: Thursday night network TV premieres (but don't forget to set the DVR). The Campanile bells of the University of California at Berkeley, solemnly tolling ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2010

    Police Hunt for SUV Driver Who Hit Four Cyclists

    Joe Eskenazi​A man witnesses claim swerved and drove on the wrong side of the road in a deliberate effort to run down four bicycle riders last night is still on the loose. The motorist of a blue Nissan Rogue struck four cyclists over a five-minute period in Mission and Potrero Hill before crashing ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2010

    Berkeley NIMBYs Sue to Halt Mitch Kapor's 10-Car-Garage Mansion

    Okay, that's not the Berkeley Hills; it's Versailles. But even at Versailles they don't have a 10-car garage. ​Residents of of the Berkeley hills wouldn't seem to be the type that minds ostentatiousness. Typical dwellings, such as the one enjoyed by Tenderloin poverty Czar Randy Shaw, sport upward ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2009

    What's With This Cold Weather? We Ask Some Scientists -- They Tell Us to Grow a Pair.

    C'mon man. It's not that cold​Ask a weather scientist why it's so damn cold today and you'll get two answers, both of them equally valid. The first is a scientific rationale involving high-pressure systems and advection and whatnot. And the second is that San Franciscans are wussies. We told you t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2008

    Photos: Snow! In Berkeley!

    Photos by Meredith Brody The news outlets have been falling all over themselves in the last few days, sending hapless reporters up Mt. Diablo and Mt. Tamalpais, in order to send us footage of snow atop these usually green mountains. But hey! Those are the highest mountains in the area (that's why ... More >>

  • Music

    November 5, 2008
  • News

    December 6, 2006

    Mothers Work

    Some working moms face job discrimination, while others encounter barriers to success. They're all potential activists for the new grass-roots group, MomsRising.

  • Music

    May 10, 2006
  • News

    January 7, 2004

    The Place That Time Forgot

    Why things never seem to get better in the Tenderloin, no matter how much money is thrown at it

  • Culture

    July 23, 2003

    Up in Arms

    In Shaw's genre-busting play of ideas, the world rights itself just in time

  • News

    October 16, 2002

    You Don't Own Me

    Touring the glamorous homes of the opponents of Prop. R, which would allow thousands of renters per year to buy their own apartments

  • Culture

    August 21, 2002

    Taking Wing

    Cal Shakes uses an appropriately light touch with Chekhov's "comedy"

  • News

    March 20, 2002

    The Rabbi Who Would Save the World

    Michael Lerner has won many followers with his ideas for world peace. But if all he is preaching is the Golden Rule, why is he so controversial?

  • News

    January 23, 2002

    Horse Senseless

    City closes Golden Gate Park stables for long-needed rehab; only-in-S.F. protest has privileged horse-owners refusing to move mounts

  • News

    September 5, 2001

    Through a Different Lens

    We don't need more pretty pictures of the Golden Gate Bridge. So why is one of the country's finest documentary photographers taking hundreds of them?

  • News

    August 1, 2001

    Rubble With a Mortgage

    What could be worse than a devasting earthquake in the Bay Area? The day after, when we all realize that no one is covered by insurance.

  • Culture

    June 14, 2000

    Play Out the Play

    The Taming of the Shrew

  • Music

    May 31, 2000

    The Old Old Thing

    Two new collections from Berkeleyites Malvina Reynolds and Harry Smith argue for folk's historical authenticity. Whatever that is.

  • News

    August 26, 1998

    In the Money Corner

    How a Berkeley-based religious sect sold feng shui to the country

  • Calendar

    January 28, 1998
  • News

    October 16, 1996

    When the Bay was Groun Zero

    A look at the Cold War ghosts that haunt the rim of the city

  • News

    June 19, 1996

    Looking A little Green

    Taking the Sierra Club's helm, boy wonder Adam Werbach confronts more than his own inexperience

  • News

    October 11, 1995

    Mondo 1995 (Part II)

    Mondo 2000 nailed the emerging cybersexcomputerdrug zeitgeist with its first issue in 1989, making media mavens out of its founders, Queen Mu and R.U. Sirius. But the trippy, fractious family that was Mondo began to implode in 1993, torn asunder bu inter

  • News

    October 11, 1995

    Mondo 1995

    Mondo 2000 nailed the emerging cybersexcomputerdrug Zeitgeist with its first issue in 1989, making media mavens out of its founders, Queen Mu and R.U. Sirius. But the trippy, fractious family that was Mondo began to implode in 1993, torn asunder by inter

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