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Berkeley Police Arrest 2 and Seize Guns Related to Addison Street Gang Shooting

Police recovered two assault weapons, four handguns (three of which are shown), a 50-round drum magazine and ammunition while serving four concurrent search warrants early Thursday morning. Credit: BPD Berkeley Police arrested two members of the Waterfront gang and seized…

What happens to the sites named for Ridley-Thomas?

If you walk around Los Angeles County, you might come across the name “Mark Ridley-Thomas” on a pedestrian bridge spanning La Cienega Boulevard. His name has also graced a new wellness center, high school health center, youth facility and “voter…

Alleviating California’s Housing Shortage Through Shopping Malls

California officials have taken small but important steps to curb the state’s extraordinarily high housing prices and remove barriers to construction. While legislation banning single-family zoning has grabbed the headlines, its importance may be more symbolic than practical. A more…

See a true “deserted village” come to life, October 16-17 – County of Union, New Jersey

Masker’s Barn is one of the many restored buildings that populate the historic abandoned village of Feltville (credit: Union County, NJ). Enjoy seasonal and historical activities for all ages at the deserted village of Feltville in Union County. Union County,…

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NOTE: Some of these events may have been canceled or postponed due to the coronavirus. Please inquire with the organizers. Call 843-873-9424 to add your event to this free calendar. Goose Creek Farmers and Craft Market: 9 a.m. to 1…

5 parks and nature reserves to discover this fall

It is autumn, the weather is cooling and the birds begin their migrations on the great Pacific flyway. And the Bay Area’s parks and nature reserves make outdoor exploration more tempting than ever. As the pandemic continues and the threat…

Tilden’s “Ranger Tim” hooted owls and folded eucalyptus in jungle gyms

“Ranger Tim” Gordon. Credit: East Bay Regional Park District The beloved “Ranger Tim” Gordon – aka Ranger Mud, Ranger Danger and Ranger Wiggly – who has led children and adults on endless adventures for 34 years through the hills of…

Berkeley’s best parks for socially remote hangouts

As the students move in for the new semester, some for the first time, it is important to take the time to socialize safely and from a distance. If you spent last fall studying with friends at the Moffitt Library,…