LOVE this corner of the world, it's charming, took the Bart here and hung out and went to 924 gilman also :-)
- Quarry Trail and Big Springs Trail
- Skyline Trail - Middle Section
- Panoramic Hill - Chaparral Peak - Strawberry Canyon Loop
In the early mid sixties I was hitting my adolescent stride. I had long patronized shops on Telegraph Avenue and especially the large number of book and record stores there just south of the Cal campus. When I was a child Telegraph actually extended all the way to Sather Gate but they tore down the stores and blocked off the... More
when your doing some sightseeing in B you have to walk up and down the Telegraph. It might seem dertyish at first bur its totally cute . And you can have some fun shopping :)
Visitors to the UC campus who are looking to browse campus shops and restaurants sometimes get drawn down to Shattuck Avenue, but Telegraph Avenue is a better choice. You'll still get panhandled along this street (hey, this is the Bay area, get used to it!), but that does not seem to be as aggressive here. A trip down this street,... More
I grew up in Berkeley and hung out at coffee shops after folk dancing nearby during the mid 70's. Used to be vibrant with a variety of clothing stores, bookstores, music stores, along with continuous stretch of street vendors with handmade crafts and clothing all along Telegraph Ave. Now, when I drive by, all I see are transients loitering in... More
Unless you are looking for CDs simply do not bother. There is really nothing left but a few cafes and record stores. Most street vendors are not even making their own jewelry,tie dye,etc.Parking is impossible unless you use a pay lot.
So many rave at telegraph. I hate it. So grungy and full of non desirables who think they are hip. The restaurants doing challenge standards in positive ways.
A visit to Telegraph Avenue used to be a must for the quintessential Berkeley experience. In the last few years, however, its turned into more of a gaunlet thru homelessness, street vending and yuppie Cal students waiting on line at Crème. A fire destroyed one corner of business and is now an empty lot, faced by the old façade of... More
The condition of Telegraph is a searing indictment of the Berkeley City Council's lack of priorities and inability to govern and develop the city. This is a prime location next to the Berkeley campus, rich in history and potential that is completely underutilized. The area has become home to a mix of mentally disturbed individuals and increasingly aggressive homeless youths... More
Don't expect to relive the 1960s on this street adjoining the UC Berkeley campus. There are far too many street people - with all the problems of homelessness, drugs, social isolation, etc. - and faint traces of what this area was in decades past. Even the bookstores are gone, except for one standout: Moe's Books, which still has an outstanding... More
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