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Can Straw Bale Buildings Help the Planet?

The materials may be cheaper, more sustainable, and better for the environment, but for now, but until stigma subsides and natural building scales up, this ancient building method is mired in the mud.
January 15, 2020

The Practice Space helps people of all ages find their voices.

Educator and ethnographer AnnMarie Baines founded The Practice Space so people can learn to speak publicly effectively and be heard.
January 06, 2020

Richmond-San Rafael Bridge Now Open for Bikes and Pedestrian Traffic

A long-awaited link from the East Bay to Marin County became a reality this fall, allowing bicyclists and pedestrians to cross the Richmond-San Rafael bridge. Fans better use the pathway — or else.
January 06, 2020

Oak Knoll Controversy Surfaces

As the multiuse project slowly takes shape, unknown plans over affordable housing slated for a contiguous 5-acre property, the Barcelona Parcel, has neighbors concerned.
January 03, 2020

The 2019 Guide to Charitable Giving and Fundraisers

Giving feels good when patrons support worthy causes, and the ways to help are many.
December 13, 2019

The Forgotten Revolutionary of Berkeley

T.Y. Chang revered democracy, fought corruption, protested injustice, and left his imprint on Chinese history. It all started at Cal.
December 02, 2019

Find Nostalgia at the ’90s Experience

A Jack London Square pop-up museum, the ’90s Experience, celebrates the good times of the dopest decade.
October 09, 2019

Get Used to Grazing Goats

These four-footed fire fighters protect the East Bay hills by grazing during the dry season.
September 06, 2019

Is Track-And-Trace Bringing the Cannabis Industry Into the Daylight, or Keeping it In the Shadows?

Meet the system designed to follow your pot as it grows from seed to weed. Every plant is tracked like a FedEx package. Is it keeping growers underground?
September 04, 2019

Old BART Cars to Find New Home

They’ll be housed at the Western Railway Museum, a gem of a museum where they will continue to be rideable.
July 10, 2019