Farmers’ Market, more than just a shopping list

BERKELEY, Calif. — As diverse as the people who visit it, the Berkeley Farmers’ Market is a social hub bustling with vendors, shoppers, musicians and more. Even though people travel far and wide to visit the farmers market, it has a sense of community that is a friendly reminder of home. “No matter where I…

Cal students relish the summer experience

BERKELEY, Calif. — Summer’s in, but school’s not out for students at University of California, Berkeley. While most are enjoying the California sunshine or visiting family back home, some are staying on campus and continuing their education into the summer, whether that be through classwork or scientific research. One is Wenyuan Bao, who is staying…

Why pick a team?

SAN FRANCISCO — In every sport, there are people who pick a certain team to support throughout the season, or perhaps throughout their entire lives. This is true for baseball, as well, and was never more apparent than at the Giants vs. the Brewers game last Wednesday night. People dressed in sweatshirts and hats proudly…

The spirit of the market

BERKELEY, Calif. — A Farmers’ Market is more than just a place to buy your locally grown produce. It’s a place to raise your family, a place to express yourself, a place to call home. When you walk down the block that makes up the Berkeley Farmers’ Market your senses come alive. As the many different…

Giants fans energize the team and the city

SAN FRANCISCO — One thing that any visitor of San Francisco’s AT&T Park will immediately notice is the level of energy that radiates from the fans. Nearly every game is a sell-out, and it’s difficult to find a much louder and more excited crowd at any baseball game. The fans have watched and cheered as the…

Big-league Giants and their fans

SAN FRANCISCO — Cheers can be heard from all over the AT&T Stadium here on a recent Wednesday night, with 42,000 fans here for the Milwaukee Brewers game. David Soper was visiting from Indiana. “I’m a fan today!” Soper said. “The fans around us are wonderful.” Brian Jung said, “They started this year very well,…

Sports column: Giants slump persists

Back-to-back World Series titles in the 20th century have not been the norm in modern baseball, and the San Francisco Giants for the second time in four years are experiencing that once again. The Giants early in the season had been in contention for a division title, but a prolonged slump that began around the beginning…

Following 510 Skateboarding

BERKELEY, Calif. — California is a state well-known for its good weather and skateboarding. Most cities, if not all in California, have some sort of skateboarding community and a skate shop to provide not only gear but a sense of family or local identity for it. 510 Skateboarding, named after the shop’s area code, has…

The farmers' market opens for business on a Saturday morning. (Photo: Eric He)

Berkeley Farmers’ Market: the place to be for vendors

BERKELEY, Calif. — The streets become busy as the Berkeley Ecology Center Farmers’ Market opens for business on a recent Saturday morning. Vendors put up their stalls, where they sell various items such as fruit, vegetables, pottery and wine. Others give out free food samples, hoping to lure in a few customers as the day…