Business Sponsors

LoveBerkeley is thrilled to partner with the following businesses in
welcoming newcomers to Berkeley:

Ruth Stroup Insurance Agency Ruth Stroup Insurance Agency
(510) 874-5700
3560 Grand Ave.
Oakland,CA  94610

Founded in 2006 in Oakland, CA,
our agency serves local families
and business owners.

Our office is conveniently located near Lake Merritt in the Grand Avenue business district.
Stop by and say hello when you are in the neighborhood.
As a local insurance agency, our goal is to both protect and support the local community.
However you define success, we’re here to help you protect it.

L. J. Kruse Co.L.J. KRUSE
(510) 644-0260
920 Pardee Street
Berkeley, CA 94710

Founded by Louis Joseph Kruse in 1916, L.J. Kruse Company has proudly been family owned and operated for nearly a century. Second generation Edward H. Kruse ran the operation from 1948-1985. Today, third generation brothers David and Andy Kruse hold the positions of President and Executive Vice President respectively, while fourth generation Janell Kruse Yates serves as Vice President.

From high rise to high tech, to your home,
L.J. Kruse Company partners with architects, owners, and builders to install, maintain, and repair the plumbing, process piping, and mechanical systems our modern way of life depends on.

Sara Sunstein, MA SSw_client10_07
in Berkeley, CA 94702 and
San Rafael, CA 94901

I will help you:

• Ease chronic and acute pain and discomforts of all sorts:
injuries, trauma, stress, headaches, musculo-skeletal,
nerve pain women’s care, Lyme, fibromyalgia, arthritis
plantar fasciitis, and more…
• Make friends with your body
• Uncover and release emotional holding

Practicing Ortho-Bionomy® and somatic therapy, I am able to be highly
effective, while still being gentle and affirming. I’m able to facilitate healing and self-understanding when other methods are “too rough,” not advisable,
or haven’t helped.
Results you can expect from our bodywork sessions:
• Renewed ease, function, vitality, and inner peace
• Release of stress, tensions, and the patterns that hold discomfort
• Activation of innate self-healing reflexes
• Individualized home care practices to deepen integration and relaxation
• Feeling happier, internally congruent, and more effective

julieJulie Cohn
930 Dwight Way, Suite 10B, Berkeley, CA 94710

Art Instruction * Music Performance * Fine Art * Merchandise

Welcome to a place where creativity is not only a part of life, but it is life to artist and musician, Julie Cohn. Please join in creating all kinds of art with Julie, singing with and hearing Julie perform, and helping to make her experiences in creativity all the more exciting because you are a part of that process. See her gallery of paintings, teaching schedule and singing performance dates inside.


Golden Gate Organics
(510) 982-3026
414 Lesser Street
Oakland, CA  94601

Simplify your life with
organic produce delivery!
Organic produce delivery is a great choice for people on the go who want to enjoy a wide selection of delicious fruits and vegetables.  We understand you don’t like to waste food and neither do we – so we make it easy to skip deliveries if your home basket is full or still not finished.  Home delivery offers you the chance to lower your carbon footprint, eat farm fresh organic fruits and vegetables, and help support local food banks by sending our leftover organic produce to feed needy families.
We make being sustainable convenient and affordable.  How great is that?

Paradise CoachingLaura Paradise photo

(510) 207-2552

Set your course.  

Do you wonder if you’re on track?

You might…

  • Long for a job that nourishes your soul
  • Dream about starting a business you love
  • Wonder how to share your passion with the world
  • Be hiding your talents and playing it safe
  • Be reluctant to sell, promote, persuade or ask for what you want
  • Be unsure what to do and afraid you’ll never find “the right thing”

I can help you set a course with intention, to manifest your dreams and vision.

In our work, you will learn to…

  • Speak powerfully and honestly about what you want and what you do
  • Project confidence in the way you stand, speak, and write
  • Ask for what you want and what you’re worth
  • Get clear, articulate, and visible
  • Know in your bones that the choices you make reflect your deepest truth


Cynthia Blumgart State FarmCynthia Blumgart State Farm photo
(510) 848-2132
1950 Addison Street, Suite 105
Berkeley, CA  94704-1182

Cynthia Blumgart’s State Farm agency has been serving the Berkeley community for over 20 years.  She and a very experienced team, plus an after-hours service, provide 24/7 service to clients.  They are very experienced in welcoming “out of towners” who are relocating to the East Bay Area.  They coordinate the transfer of insurance to California products.  They are also able to handle the issues that come up for foreign licensed individuals and young drivers.

Rather than just sell products, Cynthia and team look at the person or family, and design programs that fit the individual needs and life stages as they happen.  We encourage regular reviews, and answer questions, educate, and give professional feedback on insurance and financial accounts.

Check out our Facebook page at Cynthia Blumgart State Farm Insurance, or read our reviews on Google and Yelp.

splashMobius Motion
Krystyna Wiercioch
615 Addison Street
(within Ashby Chiropractic)
Berkeley, CA  94710
(215) 767-5970


Mobius Motion provides customized programs for anyone seeking additional energy, flexibility and strength. Clients that experience poor posture and lack of joint mobility, tend worsen over time if left untreated. Our instruction provides a natural bridge between rehabilitation and full recovery. While standard rehabilitation methods focus on just the injured or affected areas of the body, we can work with your physical therapist or doctor to ensure continuity as you transition to the more integrated, full-body approach required to progress.

With private instruction, clients’ needs and goals are addressed resulting in the development of proper alignment, balance and muscle recruitment for optimal health.


Urban Mattress
(510) 559-6988
1325 San Pablo Avenue
Berkeley, CA  94702
At the Urban Mattress, you’ll find a pressure-free environment where you can learn about the benefits of different styles of mattresses.  We’ll help you choose one that fits both your individual sleep needs and budget. We have a wide selection of eco-friendly mattresses, many made from 100% natural and organic materials. We offer free delivery, often on the same day, and donate 2% of our proceeds to local charities. We promise you’ll enjoy your shopping experience almost as much as your new bed.


Keter Salon

Upstairs at Keter

1815 A 4th Street, Berkeley, CA  94710
(510) 849-0306
4th & U
2030 4th Street, Berkeley, CA  94710

Keter, taken from the Kaballah, means Crown or the highest energy point in the body.

Keter is pure consciousness, timeless, an energy point where your soul enters and leaves the body.

At Keter Salon we are passionate about meeting the unique needs of our clients and creating a style that highlights their natural beauty.  We create a perfect style by listening to our clients’ desires, whether they are a business professional or someone who wants to sport the trendiest styles.  We pride ourselves in keeping up with our education and therefore, we always bring a fresh perspective to our work.  Our atmosphere is comfortable and professional…a taste of San Francisco in Berkeley.