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The studio specializes in Iyengar-style yoga classes, with an emphasis on strength, flexibility, alignment, and symmetry.

Contains a wide selection of arts and craft supplies.

Vendors sell incense, beads, international foods, antiques, and other new and used items every weekend.

Features the nation’s most expansive produce section, with an in-house restaurant at the opposite end.

The tiny shop where model-makers, RC helicopter enthusiasts, and Domo-kun lovers rub elbows.

Despite their sheer numbers, cafes are never unpopular for Berkeleyites wanting to chat with friends over soy cappuccinos or pretending to write a research paper while engaging in some serious people-watching. Apparently, Caffe Trieste’s location in Berkeley’s "West Bank" is the perfect spot for such social anthropological study, as it’s situated at the corner of busy San Pablo Avenue and Dwight Way, and has the type of baristas who wonder why you haven’t shown up in the last few weeks. With tiny white lights strung from the ceiling and bottles of Pinot Grigio and Chianti on the counter, this cafe’s Euro vibe is accentuated with traditional Italian music rotating with Argentine tango every Monday night. If you love Italy but aren’t in love with Italy, Caffe Trieste also books varying live jazz acts every Tuesday, and a range of other live music on Friday nights.

Nestled in the Berkeley and Oakland hills behind the historic Claremont Hotel, this 208-acre preserve is popular among hikers, walkers, joggers, and dog-walkers.

Situated on 22 acres in the lush Berkeley Hills and affiliated with a historic landmark hotel, this gem commands some of the best views in the Bay Area. Open for business since 1915, the stunning white hotel ringed with large dignified palm trees is conveniently located, yet deluxe.: Three swimming pools (including an Olympic outdoor pool), ten tennis courts (six lighted for night play), hot tub, sauna, whirlpool, children's activity pool, competitions, clinics, restaurant, hotel, nationally rated spa.Salsa dancing, aqua-aerobics, swimming, tennis, Pilates, tai chi, cycling, and more; download schedules from ClaremontResort.com/TheClub/Fitness/.Cardio and strength machines, computerized aerobic equipment.Childcare is available.

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