Have you ever wondered why several Berkeley streets crossing Marin Avenue are the names of California Counties?
In 1907, a referendum naming Berkeley as the new State capitol failed by about 33,000. The the city fathers thought the newly named streets would be a fitting backdrop for a Capitol in north Berkeley.
Kensington is part of a wonderful transit system. What is so special about the #7 bus line?
The #7 bus line retraces the route of the Key Line system's streetcar #7 which was discontinued in 1948 and linked Berkeley to Kensington.
The first through train on the transcontinental railroad left from which east bay city depot?
The first through train left from Oakland on November 8, 1869.