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Telegraph Avenue

Telegraph Avenue, located in Berkeley, runs through the historic downtown district. This culturally diverse area is home to restaurants, cafes, shopping, festivals, and outdoor entertainment. Telegraph Avenue is lined with cute shops and is also a destination for craft vendors selling clothing, artwork, and handmade wares.

Gourmet Ghetto

The Gourmet Ghetto is a nickname for the business district in Berkeley, California. This is where much of the California cuisine began. You'll find a variety of places to enjoy specialty coffee, local cuisine, and farm-to-table restaurants. This district has also been called "Gourmet Gulch." Alice Waters's restaurant Chez Panisse, a farm-to-table eatery started the careers of many former members of her staff who have opened their own bakeries and restaurants around the country.

UC Berkeley

Founded in 1868, the University of California, Berkeley, provides extensive research in a variety of industries, including medicine. Faculty, researchers, and alumni from UC Berkeley have been awarded numerous honors, including Turing Awards, MacArthur Fellowships, Wolf Prizes, Field Medals, Academy Awards, Olympic Medals, Pulitzer Prizes, and other prestigious awards. UC Berkeley offers 170 academic programs with a 17-to-1 student-to-teacher ratio.

Rockridge

Rockridge, located in Oakland, is a commercial and residential neighborhood. The established area features stores with baked goods, indie bookstores, vintage shops, cafes, ice cream stores, and food markets. The ethnically diverse area also offers gourmet restaurants, antique stores, and the Rockridge Branch Library. Locals and tourists can visit the Firestorm Community Project.

Golden Gate

The Golden Gate neighborhood is located near Emeryville, California, and features both single-family and multi-unit residential areas as well as shopping and parks. The Golden Gate Library has an extensive collection of print books and e-books that include fiction, music, how-to books, and other popular materials. Golden Gate has an active neighborhood community association to help protect and beautify the neighborhood.

Southside

Berkeley's Southside neighborhood is located directly to the south of the University of California campus. The most densely populated neighborhood in Berkeley, it houses a large number of students within its boundaries. Telegraph Avenue is the central gathering place in the neighborhood and features scores of bars, restaurants, shops, and sidewalk vendors.

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