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Like many personal blogs of its era, this blog is moribund, a casualty of what we might call "the Facebook effect." However, as of late 2015, two things are clear: (1) The Indie Web is a thing, and (2) the re-decentralization of the web is a thing. So who knows? 2016 2017 2018 (!) could be the year this blog rises from its own ashes. Stay tuned!

Sunday, 20 April 2003
Berkeley’s College Avenue used to be Audubon Avenue. Telegraph was Choate, and Shattuck was Guyot. Martin Luther King Jr. Way was Grove Street. The flatlands were known as Ocean View. And those are just the changes in placenames. Fellow lovers of the East Bay, check out the history of Berkeley.
posted to /misc at 10:20pm :: 1 response

Arin had this to say (04/21/2003 08:13:19):
Berkeleyphiles or history nuts should also check out a very interesting segment on KQED's Forum program commemorating the 125th anniversary of the incorporation of Berekley. My imagination was on fire as I listened to descriptions of grizzly bears roaming down from the hills, otter colonies so large that the bay off what is now the Berkeley Marina looked like an oil slick, and Ocean View's reputation for being kinda stinky due to the odor of "whale breath" from all the spoting whales in the bay. Berkeley was a natural utopia, and its residents from the beginning were striving to make it an ethnic, spiritual, academic, and architectural utopia as well. The program was on 4/4/03; you can jump to an archived version from here:

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