Thrifting on Telegraph draws year-round customers

BERKELEY, Calif.— Ariel Dekovic, a Berkeley native, sat with a box of sweaters, hats, jackets, jeans and more at Buffalo Exchange. She was planning to sell all of the items to the thrift shop, something she does twice a year. Every other month, she can be found at Buffalo Exchange buying clothes, shoes, and accessories. The…

Berkeley Kite Festival draws thousands

BERKELEY, Calif. — Thousands of people from around the country gathered at the annual Berkeley Kite Festival this past weekend, some to fly kites, and some to watch, eat and play on the hills of the Berkeley Marina. Dan Perez drove 32 miles from San Ramone with his young son, who proved to be more…

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Drugs, equality on people’s minds

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — What issue most concerns you? The Teen Observer staff asked tourists and residents at this city’s busy Pier 39 what mattered most: Elise Szabo, 20, said the issues most important to her were police brutality, the war on drugs and the connections between the two. “Police brutality is a direct impact of…