Giant fun for San Francisco baseball fans

There were many different types of fans at the San Francisco Giants game this Wednesday: those decked out in their orange and black jerseys, those there to relax and spend time with their family and even those who work to make the customers happy. They all have a one-of-a-kind way of enjoying the ball park…

One ‘Giant’ family forms at ballpark

SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco’s AT&T Park was jam-packed Wednesday night as fans from all around came together to support their favorite team. Covered in orange and black from head to toe, fans of all ages cheered with enthusiasm in hopes to help bring home a victory. “I have been a Giants fan since I…

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…

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…

Why are you a Giants fan?

SAN FRANCISCO — People float around outside choosing between hot dogs and chicken fingers, while the stadium erupts into cheers behind them. The game is the San Francisco Giants vs. the Milwaukee  Brewers, and most everyone has the Giants insignia on their hats and sweatshirts. Iza Bertram included. She has a Giants logo displayed on…

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…