Dan Perez's son flying his kite. Perez wants to make a stronger effort to fly kites with his son more often. Photo by Anika Bhavnani

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…

Announcer Ron Gibian at a kite festival. Photo by Takaku Barresi

The voice: Kite maker and announcer back at Berkeley

BERKELEY, Calif. — A booming voice carried across the hills of the Berkeley Marina as the 32nd annual Berkeley Kite Festival was under way. That voice belonged to none other than the well-respected Ron Gibian. Gibian was the main announcer for the competitive field, but he has fulfilled roles such as a judge or a side…

Kite flyers competed in  a synchronized kite show at the festival. Photo by Avery Trigg

Kettle Corn sells big in cool Berkeley

Featured Image: Kite flyers competed in  a synchronized kite show at the festival. Photo by Avery Trigg BERKELEY, CALIF. — As you walk up the hill, surrounded by endless rows of vendors you catch the smell of kettle. You look over and spot Ron Mallory of Kettle Korn moving back and forth in his tent…