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As a college town, Berkeley has (dare we say it) almost too many pastry places. We decided to, um … take one for the team and check a few of them out for those who are pastry-inclined.


Located on College Avenue, “just as you start getting into the cute part of the neighborhood” quipped Clogger Jillian Wertheim, Nabolom is a co-op bakery which is certified as one of the greenest food-industry business. As their eco-friendly nature suggests, they also have many options that are vegan, read more »

centerThe best Saturday nights are obviously those spent sitting in the parking lot of a Bank of America. On Saturdays, Aug. 6, 13, 20 and 27 the Downtown Berkeley Association is planning “Center Street Summer Cinema,” free showings of movies on, that’s right, Center Street.

The audience will sit in the Bank of America parking lot and watch a movie projected onto the old UC Printing Plant Building. With gracious democracy, the Downtown Berkeley Association is holding a vote in order to decide which movies to play.

The movie actually seems like the least interesting part of the night. After 6:30 p.m., Center will be blocked off from traffic from Oxford and Shattuck, probably so that event attendees don’t become too familiar with speeding cars. This will also allow at least 15 restaurants to serve special dishes on or near the road.

As you’re enjoying your meal in the street, you can also enjoy lovely music from performers at the Downtown Berkeley MusicFest. The DBA is also planning what seems like a veritable carnival (without the rides), with face painting, cartoons, and short features.

This definitely makes sitting on asphalt for two hours sound a lot more worth it.

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Summer movie series launches in downtown Berkeley: Vote for the films you want to see [Berkeleyside]
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So we were on our way to Yoga to the People the other night, and … what? Yeah we do yoga. The Clog’s gotta stay limber, yo. Anyway, we were on our way to breathe our troubles away in Warrior III, when we stumbled upon this troubling sign. “Free. Free Personality Analysis.” With an arrow pointing straight into the “Church of Scientology Berkeley Mission.”

Any L. Ron Hubbard fanboys out there care to enlighten us? If not, we’ll be forced to attend a “Hubbard Dianetics Seminar” out of sheer, unabashed curiosity. That’s a threat.

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