A car, a streetcar and a giant urn, right, co-exist on Arlington Avenue at Thousand Oaks in Berkeley in 1947.
It may be hard to believe now, but the neighborhoods around
“Sequester” by Michael Kerbow.
The Berkeley Art Center, 1275 Walnut St. in Live Oak Park, is hosting “Alt-Left: Local Treasures Artists in Conversation” from 4 to 6 p.m. May 20. The center is celebrating its establishment 50 years ago.
“Join the artists along with exhibition curator DeWitt Cheng for a fascinating conversation about left-leaning surrealism and art-making in the Trump era.
“DeWitt Cheng is an artist, collector, freelance art writer, educator, and curator based in San Francisco. His articles have appeared in such publications as Artweek, Art Ltd., Artillery, ArtNews, East Bay Express, East Bay Monthly, Sculpture, San Jose Metro, Stanford Daily, Artslant.com, ArBusiness.com, and VisualArtSource.com.”
Admission is $10 or free for center members.
A 2017 painting by Mark Bryan on exhibit at the Berkeley Art Center.
The fourth annual El Cerrito Hillside Festival from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 21 will have "events throughout the 100-acre Hillside Natural Area: Hikes, nature walks, events for kids and families,
EL CERRITO — The Eagles Hall at Carlson and Central — once known as the Wagon Wheel, one of the more storied venues in El Cerrito and featuring a full bar — is hosting a comedy show on April 28 and the public is invited. Here’s the flier for the event:
Opponents of the planned expansion of the West County Detention Facility have announced a rally for April 15:
‘Services Not Cells’ Campaign to Stop West County Jail Expansion Kicks Off
The front page of the Richmond Independent announces the death of
President Franklin Roosevelt. Courtesy Richmond Museum of History.
President Franklin D. Roosevelt,
From the Richmond Independent we present this photo of the winners of the annual Easter Egg Hunt in El Cerrito in 1945.
Our thanks to the Richmond Museum of History for access
At the March 9 centennial talk on El Cerrito's history of gambling and vice -- held at the former Wagon Wheel gambling house and nightclub -- a woman brought in the
Albany and El Cerrito residents are planning a gathering on March 26 in response to racially offensive photographs posted on social media by Albany High School students.
The historic Rodini house on Elm Street in El Cerrito.
The El Cerrito Historical Society and the El Cerrito Trail Trekkers will host “Architecture in the Flatlands,” a free walking tour of historical homes in El Cerrito, from 1 to 3 p.m. March 18.
“Let’s walk past and perhaps visit some of the more interesting historical homes in the city’s flatlands ranging from the early 20th through the mid 20th century.”
Meet by the historic Rodini house at 1715 Elm St. for the tour led by Dave Weinstein.