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A ‘giant’ game for the fans

SAN FRANCISCO — When the Giants faced the Milwaukee Brewers at AT&T Park for the third time in the series on Aug. 7, Nik Burns was there. Burns, who has been going to games since he was a child — “They’ve been my favorite team since the womb,” he says — is a big fan of…

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…

Unique finds fill the market

BERKELEY, Calif. — Pitched tents line the streets for the Berkeley Farmers’ Market, with tables underneath displaying an array of  organic produce, fresh fruits, homemade products and more. These products are consumed daily by customers who come for fresh food, live music and a generally welcoming atmosphere. The Berkeley area’s diversity carries over to the farmers market, creating an opportunity…