Actually, there were two kinds of townies. There were the real townies which just happened to live, maybe actually have been born in Berkeley, maybe several generations worth of authentic settlers. I suspect a good number of real townies were UCB professors and their families just like in college towns everywhere. Their kids went to public schools somewhere in town ( though I haven't clue where those schools might have been). I doubt these families shopped regularly on Telegraph Avenue and must of had other, more sedate places where they bought their foodstuffs and sundries. Then there were the underground townies, the migrant, mongrel horde of malcontents who clamored after Pied Piper Leary's, "Tune out, turn on and drop out" seductive woodwind--down to Telegraph Avenue into the enchanted world of LSD, Mescaline, Peyote, Hashish, Mary Jane and endless combinations thereof while a nation of bewildered parents wondered where their children had gone.