Mars: Looking back at another world in clothing

BERKELEY, Calif. — Among a variety of restaurants, shops and street vendors, Mars stands out. The  local thrift shop in the heart of Berkeley carries vintage clothing and a wide range of apparel that appeals to both students and visitors in this college town. Mars,established in 1998,  features clothing dating between the  1950s to the…

Farmers’ Market finds showcase variety

BERKELEY, Calif. — Scanning the sunny horizons of a Saturday afternoon, activity stirs throughout Berkeley’s local Farmers’ Market. The market, tucked in a block bordered by Center and Martin Luther King streets, is known for its organically grown produce and has been operating for about 26 years. The  curious onlookers bustle among the sellers’ colorful…