‘A learning process’: Berkeley business owners adapt to life amid closures

Telegraph Avenue
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Berkeley business owners adapt to the pandemic through creative approaches such as hosting virtual events. To support local businesses, the Telegraph Business Improvement District began working with the city of Berkeley to create the Berkeley Relief Fund.

Businesses around the country will forever have the economic scar from the effects of COVID-19 in their histories, and it will affect their futures.
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Looking for the Beats and finding slam poetry

It started with Lawrence Ferlinghetti’s 100th birthday and book release last March. I arrived at City Lights bookstore half an hour early for the release event for his new novel, “Little Boy,” and was confronted by a sea of backs — too many people to comfortably lean forward, much less
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