Low standings? Fans don’t care

SAN FRANCISCO — The San Francisco Giants have sunk to the bottom of the National League standings.  The team is going through a bad year with injuries and poor performances by usually reliable players. The Giants are really in a slump, but you wouldn’t be able to tell from the fans. “Doesn’t matter how bad…

Evan Linden's self-taught jewelry making is on display on Telegraph. Photo by Austin Matloff

Evan Linden: an American vendor

BERKELEY, Calif. — Lining Berkeley’s well-known Telegraph Avenue — with its year-round street vendors and entertainers — sits Evan Linden, who has been making wire and hemp accessories for 15 years.  He started off back in 1997 when his girlfriend gave him a necklace made out of hemp, which made him want to try to…

As farmers’ markets spread, profit declines

BERKELEY, Calif. — The Berkeley Farmers’ Market has been thriving  since 1987 and was the first in the nation to ban methyl bromide and also the use and sale of genetically modified food.  For years, the market has been popular with the locals and tourists alike, but with a steady increase of new farmers’ markets…