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Max Brimelow


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Past articles by Max:

Cal carpenter removes letters spelling Boalt Hall after law school is denamed —

UC Berkeley carpenter Joe Poppi removes lettering saying Boalt Hall from the Berkeley Law building on Jan. 30, 2020 after the school was denamed due to the racism of its namesake. → Read More

First vehicles on new two-way stretch of Shattuck Avenue —

The very first vehicles move through a stretch of Shattuck Avenue in downtown Berkeley that became two-way for traffic on Dec. 19 — part of a broader reconfiguration of the area around where Shattuck meets University Avenue. Video by Mark Rhoades. → Read More

Gourmet Ghetto banners get taken down —

Pascal Thundermint shared this video shot on Thursday Oct. 3, 2019 at 1:30 p.m. in the North Shattuck neighborhood. Crews are taking down the banners which use the name Gourmet Ghetto. The move follows a storm that erupted about the name prompted by a story first published on Berkeleyside. → Read More

The Edge of Extinction, Part 5: Trout in doubt — Video

In the final episode of our five-part Edge Of Extinction video series we talk to experts about the impressive but endangered steelhead trout. → Read More

The Edge of Extinction, Part 4: Owl good things must come to an end

In the fourth of our five-part Edge Of Extinction video series, we meet the only owl that nests underground — the super-cute, but threatened burrowing owl. → Read More

The Edge of Extinction, Part 3: Bees in a squeeze

In the third of our five-part Edge Of Extinction video series, we talk to experts about urban bees which are threatened by the use of chemicals, loss of habitat and the climate crisis. → Read More

The Edge of Extinction, Part 2: The best-laid plans of mice and men

In the second of our five-part Edge Of Extinction video series, we meet the salt marsh harvest mouse which lives on our shoreline, and has been on the endangered species list since 1970. → Read More

Western pond turtles in trouble —

Western pond turtles, which can be spotted in Tilden Park, seem to be doing well, but in fact they're a threatened species. This is the first episode of our five-part Edge of Extinction video series. → Read More

The Edge of Extinction, Part 1: Turtles in trouble

In the first of our five-part Edge Of Extinction video series, we meet the western pond turtles. Although these beloved creatures seem to be doing well, appearances can be deceptive. → Read More

Swimmers flee Berkeley pool due to 'fecal contamination' —

As Laina Adler, who shared this video with Berkeleyside put it, these are words you never want to hear: "Pool closed for the day due to fecal contamination." This happened at Strawberry Canyon pool around 4 p.m. on Sunday, July 28. → Read More

The quest for the holy grail: The top British pubs in the East Bay —

Going down the pub is a quintessential British experience. But it’s notoriously difficult to replicate on this side of the Atlantic. Berkeleyside set out to discover if anything comes close in the East Bay. → Read More

‘Straight up, no ICE’: Berkeley holds rally to close migrant detention centers —

Several hundred people came to Civic Center Park in downtown Berkeley to protest after reports of conditions in children's facilities raised alarm. → Read More

Berkeley parking permits go online, but there may be hitches

The new system will allow Berkeleyans to purchase and renew permits, as well as pay fines instantly via the internet. → Read More

'Gay Day' at Berkeley senior center shows that pride is for all ages —

The Gay Day celebration was just one of a number of events in Berkeley to celebrate Pride Month. → Read More

'A bunch of third-graders' mount a photography show —

Creative wrangler Jeannie Kim Chen gave a group of 9-year-old girls from Jefferson Elementary professional-grade photography lessons. The result is 'Miniworlds,' on show until Aug. 31. → Read More

Trash piling up on University Avenue near Berkeley Marina aggravates many, including the homeless living there

Berkeley isn't cleaning it up because it says the land belongs to Caltrans, and the trash is the state's responsibility. Caltrans says it regularly cleans up the area. → Read More

Construction begins to close the gap in the Bay Trail between Berkeley and Albany

When construction is completed in 15 months, people will be able to walk or bike all the way from Oakland to Richmond. → Read More

The closing of Berkeley's emergency shelter forces homeless people to adjust —

Now that the Ninth Street shelter has closed, homeless people are alternating between two properties. Seniors at the North Berkeley Senior Center are adapting to the situation. → Read More