eating pizza at Blondie's was a big reason to walk down telegraph. They sold (maybe still do) a lot of slices. Good pizza.
So, beyond that Telegraph: it had some good coffee shops, populated by students much like myself. (I didn't start drinking coffee until age 25, but that's another story.) So, yeah, great bookstore, Cody's books, sold new books, and then the next door shop, Moe's, had five floors of books. Then there were Shakespeare's, one other cool one, then Shambhala books. Not that that means much. Then there was your classic head shop, AnnaPurna. Couple record stores, ....lots of food. Yeah, sounds pretty good. Well, it was easy living because I lived in a dorm and just had to go to class and try to learn stuff, much of which was interesting. I got my grade ten.
The other thing about Berkeley and Oakland is that, when I was there most, 89-91, walking up Telegraph from Oakland...or is it Shattuck?...was quite a walk, and you'd just be walking gradually uphill .....
nice walk. the air's worse and the sun is brighter, so it is a trade off. between Oregon, I mean.