Berkeley is a city in northern Alameda County, California, on the eastern border of San Francisco Bay. It is named after Irish bishop and philosopher George Berkeley, who lived in the 18th century.

The Institution of California, Berkeley, is the oldest campus in the University of California System, as well as the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. The Graduate Theological Union, one of the world’s largest religious studies institutions, is also located there.

Berkeley is a hub for entertainment and gourmet food in addition to being an intellectual powerhouse. Berkeley is also well-known for its bohemian vibe.

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Berkeley has a warm climate that is pleasant all year. Highs in the 70s and lows in the 50s are expected throughout the summer. Highs in the low 60s and lows in the 40s can be expected in the winter. September is the warmest month on average, while January is the coldest. Berkeley gets about 25 inches of rain per year on average, with over half of that falling between November and March. Berkeley has a four-season climate, similar to that of the Mediterranean, with little severe temperatures or inclement weather.

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