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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…

The best hotels and resorts in the United States: Readers’ Choice Awards 2021

The best resorts in Central America 2021: 10. Matachica Resort & Spa, Ambergris Caye, Belize. Score 94.65 9. Turtle Inn, Placencia, Belize. Score 94.66 8. El Silencio Lodge & Spa, Bajos del Toro, Costa Rica. Score 95.21 7. Nayara tent…

Help Nosh List Oakland and Berkeley Restaurants with Vaccination Rules

The beer garden at Eli’s Mile High Club in Oakland, the first bar in the area to require all patrons to provide proof of vaccination. Credit: Sarah Han Stimulated by the delta variant, COVID-19 infections continue to rise in the…

San Bruno and Berkeley restaurants named best places to eat in 2021

Yelp came out with his The 100 best places to eat in 2021, and Bay Area restaurants landed two spots on the coveted list. Mazra, a relative newcomer to San Bruno, moved up to number two, while Berkeley’s Creekwood ranked…

Berkeley restaurants are reluctant to return to indoor dining

Berkeley restaurants will be allowed to offer indoor dining starting October 26, but safety concerns over COVID-19 are still widespread. Under the new regulations, the City of Berkeley is allowing the gradual reopening of additional activities, including indoor dining, worship…

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,…

5 Student Favorite Restaurants in Berkeley Open for Take-Out, Delivery

With shelter-in-place orders still in effect in the Bay Area, it’s easy to get tired of cooking on your own. Fortunately, many local restaurants in Berkeley offer pickup and delivery options, allowing for tasty meals while maintaining safety. Here are…

Berkeley hotels get free masks and hand sanitizer

BERKELEY, CA – Berkeley hotels are currently allowed to be open, though amenities such as swimming pools are closed, and these popular breakfast buffets are now take-out bags similar to local school brown breakfasts. Hard-hit hotels have received a boost…

4 Favorite Berkeley Restaurant Foods You Can Make At Home

If you love Berkeley’s food scene but are on a budget, don’t worry. You might not want to eat out every day, but some of your favorite Berkeley restaurant dishes are always on hand. How? ‘Or’ What? Do them at…