Tom Dalzell

Tom Dalzell has lived in Berkeley since 1984. He has worked as a lawyer for the labor movement for his entire adult life. He has written extensively about slang. He has been methodically walking the streets of Berkeley since late 2012 in search of quirky stuff, blogging about it since 2013. The New York Times described him as looking “too strait-laced to be the arbiter of the eccentric.” He accepts this verdict.

Upcoming Events

UC Berkeley California Studies Dinner Seminar: Tom Dalzell, The Battle for People’s Park, Berkeley, 1969

Thursday Apr 18 2019   7:00 PM
UC Berkeley Institute for Research on Labor and Employment  2521 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA  map

Past Events

Quirky Berkeley at Book Passage

Monday Nov 07 2016   6:00 PM
Book Passage  1 Ferry Plaza Bldg. #42, San Francisco, CA  map

Quirky Berkeley at Books, Inc.

Wednesday Oct 26 2016   7:00 PM
Books Inc. Berkeley  1491 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA  map

Quirky Berkeley at the Hillside Club

Thursday Oct 20 2016   7:00 PM
Hillside Club  2286 Cedar St., Berkeley, CA  map

Quirky Berkeley Book Release Party

Monday Aug 01 2016   7:00 PM
Berkeley Public Library - North Branch  1170 The Alameda , Berkeley, CA  map