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Re: “Morcom Rose Garden

I hope I,m in the right place, or was. I lived on Piedmont Ave while attending CCAC (Now CCa), in Oakland, and my room-mate & I wandered off and found ourselves in this beautiful Garden of roses. We were looking for Mary B. Best's Ice cream 'hideaway'. We -being art students-were 'lost' for hours. What a wonderful way to lose the day. I believe we tried to find it several more times, only to be successful once. This was in 1978 or 1979, so perhaps we were sniffing too much 'rose dust'. I hope it was real, as this 'roasis' was just a few blocks from several major roadways. One our best college memories!

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Posted by Beth Robinson on 11/28/2012 at 3:01 PM

Re: “Berkeley Rose Garden

The Berkeley Rose Garden is one of the most visited sites in Berkeley and not to be missed any time of the year. The event promises to be one of the most gratifying and fun filled event of the year. Do not miss it.

Posted by Anna Avellar on 09/18/2012 at 9:46 PM

Re: “APW Garage

clean and always working with people sch.

Posted by mike 5150 on 06/29/2012 at 9:48 AM

Re: “Lindsay Wildlife Experience

Thanks for sharing it, i am very fond of the wildlife and would to visit this museum.…

Posted by Zoya Jackson on 06/18/2012 at 11:11 PM

Re: “Hilltop Family YMCA

I enjoy the variety of activities for any schedule. If you want to tone up, lose weight or just be healthy, this is the place to come. It's a little expensive, but there are scholarship programs, etc the can help defray the costs. The volunteers and staff are extremely friendly, very helpful, and eager to please. The YMCA Hilltop is the place to be!

Posted by Regina Alexander-Heidelberg on 05/14/2012 at 8:27 AM

Re: “The Golden Skate

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Posted by Editor on 03/27/2012 at 3:55 PM

Re: “Codornices Park

I was impressed by what an excellent play/performance art this was. The cast members were all very engaging. The story is the Sumerian version of the classic Persephone myth but they made it fresh and compelling. Some of the interactive pieces worked and some fell flat; one based around writing & leaving personal memories inside the shrine of Inanna was very moving to me. I had zero expectations and was very pleasantly surprised. This company has a lot of talented people.

Posted by Carolyn Said on 10/30/2011 at 6:34 PM

Re: “Haak Lung Chuan School of Martial Arts

I rated this school at five stars because Professor Gitlin instilled in me a life-long love of martial arts.

Unfortunately, this school is CLOSED.

Posted by n3bul4 on 08/11/2011 at 3:05 AM

Re: “University of California Botanical Garden

This is in error. The Garden is NOT open this evening.

Posted by UCBG on 08/09/2011 at 2:00 PM

Re: “Monkey Yoga Shala

you know what it do son. Monkey Shala Yoga

Posted by El_Chente on 06/15/2011 at 8:09 AM

Re: “Capoeira Mandinga Academy

This is a great beautiful space were new comers are always welcome.

Posted by cangussu on 09/04/2010 at 8:36 PM

Re: “Green Faerie Farm

This is an amazing place. The respect and love that Mateo and Jim feel for the animals, plants, and land is palpable when you are in their presence. You are truly a lucky person if you get to meet these men or share in their bountiful harvest. Jim and Mateo you deserve the Best Urban Farm award! Congratulations!!!

Posted by ashlyander on 07/18/2010 at 1:03 PM

Re: “Krav Maga Xtreme

Training in Krav Maga and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu at BKMTC is the BEST!! Fantastic, talented, driven, and yet still patient instructors give you the best that you could hope for!

Posted by leeeesa on 06/22/2010 at 5:03 PM

Re: “Krav Maga Xtreme

I love love love Berkeley Krav Maga! Fantastic combination of challenging training classes (cross training, kettlebell, combat cardio) along with self-defense classes and workshops. It's the best gym community I have ever experienced, and the results you get are INCREDIBLE for such a great time! I can't say enough great things about BKMTC!

Posted by leeeesa on 06/22/2010 at 5:03 PM

Re: “Morcom Rose Garden

The Morcom Rose Garden is Oakland's Crown Jewel. This beautifully restored public garden is an American Rose Society accredited garden due to the hard work of Oakland Park employee Tora and her staff and hundreds of dedicated volunteers. The Dead Headers have put in many, many hours of dead heading those rose plants and they can always use more help.

The Morcom is a city treasure that belongs to all of us. So get out there and enjoy the beauty it has to offer. What a great place for a leisurely stroll, to sit and visit, read a book, do some sketching and just soak in the fragrant scents of thousands of roses.

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Posted by East Bay Rose Society on 04/22/2010 at 11:55 AM

Re: “John Hinkel Park

I thought it was wonderful and fun and sexy and outdoors and cheap. Go see it!!!

Posted by S LeBlanc on 08/14/2009 at 3:37 PM

Re: “Berkeley Marina

The group sponsoring the Solstice Labyrinth Walk is the East Bay Labyrinth Project (EBLP) -- a group of volunteers dedicated to the installation of an 11-circuit labyrinth at a public and accessible site in Berkeley, California. The group has successfully secured approval from the City of Berkeley to install a Community Peace Labyrinth at the Berkeley Marina. For more information, see

Posted by Nancy Carleton on 06/15/2009 at 7:52 AM

Re: “Berkeley Marina

LAY OUT THE LABYRINTH! If you'd like to do more than simply attend the Solstice program and walk the labyrinth at June 21st event, note that from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. that same day (Sunday, June 21), volunteers will be helping to lay out the pattern of temporary 11-circuit labyrinth (register in advance asap at if you’d like to participate in this part of the day’s celebration; lunch provided; three-hour commitment).

Posted by Nancy Carleton on 06/15/2009 at 7:49 AM

Re: “Lake Merritt

Free lunch and great live multi-cultural entertainment along with awards ceremony by elected officials. Bring a group to walk in support of this important issue facing many in our city of Oakland. Master of Ceremonies "Mark Curry" actor and comedian!

Posted by Rebecca Faiola on 05/01/2009 at 10:56 PM

Re: “Berkeley Tennis Club

Wonderful event. Well planned and great doubles tennis. I might even have learned something. Hats off to the organizers. Ken Fogarty

Posted by Ken Fogarty on 09/20/2008 at 9:26 PM

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