Berkeley bookstores surviving in the technology age

Teen Observer staffers interviewed several local bookstore employees about their experiences competing against the biggest giant in the e-book and physical book market, Amazon. BERKELEY, Calif. — There are over one dozen independent bookstores within a one-mile radius of the University of California, Berkeley campus. In a world where practically any book is one click away from conveniently arriving at…

Kite party draws families

BERKELEY, Calif. — Felipe Gomez attends the kite festival with his daughter every year here, two of the thousands of people who flocked to the Berkeley Marina over two days to take in competitive kite-flying, colorful just-for-fun kites and a food vendors who offered everything from grilled oysters to grilled cheese. Cecilia Espinoza, who brings her…