Woodleaf farm still at market despite wildfire damage

BERKELEY, Calif. —  Evacuations in Oroville, California, have left townspeople uprooted and disoriented for the past six months because of the widespread Butte County Wall Wildfire. At Woodleaf Farm, also known as Peach Jamboree, the fire took all but the crop itself. Owner Danny Lazzarini bought the farm in the Sierra Mountains in 2016.  She and…

Why Berkeley?

BERKELEY, Calif. — When visiting the campus of the University of California, Berkeley  one sees and hears a diverse and passionate culture. The famous green-arch entrance at Sather Gate stands for new beginnings. Some are drawn here for academics or the eclectic laid-back city, but what else causes people to stay? Viry Cabral, a 19-year-old…

A kite glides in Berkeley

BERKELEY, Calif. — The last weekend of July brings a world of color down by the  Berkeley Marina, where children, families and friends have been going on for more than 30 years to the Berkeley Kite Festival. The day begins at 10 a.m. with a few kites, and kite enthusiasts  finishing setting up. Within a…