Living frugally with style

Berkeley is expensive. The rent is high. The clothing stores are trendy and cost a lot. If you let loose for dinner at a restaurant with homey decor and ethically raised ingredients, you can end up with a bill costing $45 per person. A year after arriving in Berkeley, I changed three things. First, I stopped comparing prices here with those in Houston, my hometown. Second, I started having a budget for the first time in my life. Finally, I started to cook.
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Flames, friends and flings

In moments of taunting reminiscence, I find myself once again sitting on the Cheese Board median, allotting more mouth time to flirting with this almost-stranger than to devouring the heavenly parmesan pizza sitting between us.
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Summer perspectives: a photo essay

Summer in Berkeley is a quieter, more relaxing experience than the springtime. Rooftop dinners are frequent at Kingman Hall, kiddie pools are impulsively bought and people generally try to be outdoors as much as summer classes or work obligations allow. Half-empty cafes and libraries feel less studious than normal but
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Summer Dog Days: a photo essay

If you walk around Berkeley during the summer, you will come across plenty of dogs around campus. In particular, Memorial Glade seems to be a favorite spot for Berkeley pets and pet owners alike. Whether you’re a dog owner or just a pet appreciater, the Glade is the perfect place
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The Daily Cal Summer Arts Calendar

Before reading on, check out this Daily Cal summer calendar which aggregates all the concerts, festivals and other entertaining performances coming to the Bay Area! June 29 to 30: San Francisco LGBT Pride Celebration and Parade SF Pride has beginnings that date back to 1972, with a few name changes
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