Berkeley Student Food Collective now open

A new food cooperative opened on November 15 in Berkeley. The Berkeley Student Food Collective is open to anyone, student or not. Both members and non-members can shop, members receive a discount in exchange for...

Uprisings: The Whole Grain Bakers’ Book

Update: December 2010: I have created a web site, uprisingsbakersbook.org, where I’m adding recipes and other pages from the book. I’m working on permissions from the publisher and bakeries, so I’m starting with bakeries that...

ShopInBerkeley is closing

I’ve been running the web directory ShopInBerkeley.com for about eight years. My goal has always been to provide high quality, free and low cost web pages to Berkeley businesses. For the past year or two...

ShopInBerkeley undergoing major remodel

I’ve been running ShopInBerkeley.com since 2001, and it’s time for a face lift. I’m converting it to a WordPress run site, although getting all my pages over to WP will take several months. The new...

Peets or Starbucks? An organic coffee review

[Note: This review is over eight years old. I hoped to update it, but haven’t got around to it] Yesterday I stopped by my local Peets (Walnut and Vine, the original) to see if they...