CPR in Berkeley, California
When searching for places of interest in Berkeley, California, you should take into account the rich history of the town as well as the numerous cultural and shopping attractions that appear. The town borders the cities of Oakland, Piedmont and Emeryville and is located on the shore of the East Bay across from San Francisco. Berkeley is a relatively large city, even by California standards. There are roughly 100,000 people living in the city. Alameda County is the major hub for many prominent educational institutions including U.C. Berkeley and the National Labs. There are also many fantastic shopping areas like Telegraph Street and the Mall. Berkeley is also noted for having one of the most politically liberal populations for a major American city.
Many people travel from around the world to sample local cuisine. This city has a very multi ethnic population and a very diverse restaurant scene. There are a few must stop establishments in town. If you are a fan of Indian cuisine Naan N Curry on Telegraph street close to UCB is a great American take on traditional East Indian food. If you like East Asian food there are a number of great restaurants in the same area. Berkel Berkel is a fantastic Korean restaurant which is well known for their delicious traditional soups as well as heaping servings of rice and Korean BBQ. Sozo Sushi is located 2 blocks east of Berkel Berkel and has some great local sushi offerings including a Maguro that is out of this world as well as rarer delicacies like Blue Fin Tuna.
There are also a number of traditional American restaurants like Fat Burger and two great pizza places located about 1 block from each other- Blondies and Fat Slice. Most residents choose one or the other as the best local pizza and they are in fierce competition. Zachary’s Pizza which is located a few streets over is known far and wide for their excellent deep dish pizza- be prepared to wait though, it can take up to an hour to get seated.
Berkeley also has a music scene that rivals any major city on the West Coast. The Punk era had deep roots in the area and local bands became big nationally. The popular punk band Green Day started in Berkeley and originally played at a small club that is still in existence, The Gilman. These days the Gilman hosts music acts from a variety of styles but it originally started out as a Punk club. The Greek Theater is also a prominent musical attraction for the city. The Greek Theater was designed taking into account ancient Greek architectural concepts about how to harness the power of acoustics to make a space more receptive to sound. The theater is carved into rock and is one of the most spectacular outdoor venues in the world.
The nightlife scene is sought after by many across the Bay Area. A couple of local bars are the stuff of legend. The Graduate Bar on College street is a great dive to hang out in on a lonely Sunday and it opens up for a much bigger crowd on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Raleighs Pub on telegraph street is a great British style gastropub with a number of games to play while you drink and possibly try a sandwich or some fish n chips.
Whether you are traveling for the fantastic food, eclectic and wild music scene or just to observe some of the local culture and gawk at some hippies you are bound to have a good time. While in this city remember to keep an open mind and try to take in as much of the local culture as possible. There are very few places like Berkeley in the world, it is one of a kind.
Safety Training Seminars is happy to be a part of Berkeley and looks forward to training local Alameda residents in CPR, BLS, ACLS, PALS, First-aid and other American Heart Association training classes.