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  • The University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAM/PFA) will open its new building to the public on Sunday, January 31, 2016.
    BAM/PFA's new building will open to the public on January 31, 2016
    The University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAM/PFA) will open its new building to the public on Sunday, January 31, 2016.The inaugural exhibition, "Architecture of Life," will explore the ways that...
  • Jody Stecher
    Jazz, bluegrass and more take center stage at Shasta String Celebration
    Jody Stecher understands that onstage harmony doesn't always carry over into musicians' personal lives. The veteran Bay Area performer encountered just such a dynamic as he and wife Katie Brislin researched and recorded their album "...
  • A balcony collapsed during a 21st birthday celebration with 13 people falling from the fourth floor structure, killing 5
    Balcony collapse kills 5 in Berkeley: 13 plummet from 4th floor balcony at party
    A fourth floor balcony collapsed on a Berkeley, California, apartment house with a total of 13 people falling from the crumbled structure. The collapse plummeted five of the 13 people to their deaths and it injured eight others. It is believed...
  • Tall weeds no problem
    The goats who lunch
    Once your teenage children are out of school for the summer, they will have a plethora a free time. They may be spending these hot days of summer on their first summer job, such as mowing the grass around the neighborhoods. However, they may have...
  • Kurt Ribak
    More with Kurt Ribak
    Here is the conclusion of my interview with Kurt Ribak. A CD release party for his new album, “I Got One More!” is set for May 26 at Yoshi’s.Question: A strong and at times playful energy pulses through the new album,...
  • Kurt Ribak
    Strength and spirit fuel Kurt Ribak's return to music
    It’s been nearly three years since Bay Area bassist-composer Kurt Ribak’s truck was broadsided in Berkeley, resulting in serious injuries that would have silenced the music of a lesser artist. Instead, Ribak met the challenges posed by...
  • Chalk Protest Art corner of Shattuck and Kitteridge
    Sidewalk art marks creativity, political protest in Berkeley
    Armed with colorful sticks of pastel chalk, dozens of local homeless people took to the streets in Berkeley, California in protest of police brutality and ongoing conflicts between the police and chronically homeless residents of the city with...
  • Terrie Odabi
    Jazz on Fourth Street Festival benefits Berkeley jazz education
    Details have been announced regarding the Jazz on Fourth Street Festival, the music and shopping extravaganza set for noon -5 p.m. May 17 on Fourth between Hearst and Virginia in Berkeley.This year’s musical lineup features Mal Sharpe's...
  • John O'Gallagher
    Neighborhood jazz series blossom in San Francisco and Berkeley
    It’s always a pleasure to pass on information regarding grassroots Bay Area jazz series. To be sure, the region needs larger presenting organizations on the scale of SFJAZZ or Yoshi’s, but one should never underestimate the cultural...
  • Berkeley
    5th Annual Berkeley Vegan Earth Day
    Sunday is your chance to have some fun while being kind to the planet. This weekend is the fifth annual Berkeley Vegan Earth Day. Make your way to the East Bay for tasty (vegan) treats, eco-friendly clothing, panel discussions and your weekly dose...
  • Altan
    Altan brings a touch of Celtic culture to Napa and Berkeley
    There seems to be two times each year when traditional Celtic bands travel from Ireland to tour the States.March, of course, for those few weeks around St. Patrick’s Day when the American public and, more to the point, all-powerful...
  • Windsurfer sighted off Emeryville/Berkeley shoreline tonight, big search
    Windsurfer sighted off Emeryville/Berkeley shoreline tonight, big search
    A windsurfer was the subject of the extensive search at the shoreline of the Emeryville Marina, said an Oakland police officer and Alameda County firefighters on the scene along with a paramedic. A caller told authorities a windsurfer appeared to...
  • Child's 'help me' note spurs police kidnapper manhunt, kid's note was hoax
    Child's 'help me' note spurs police kidnapper manhunt, kid's note was hoax
    A child's "Help Me!" notespurred a police kidnapper manhunt in Berkley, Michigan, reported WXYX Feb. 23. A note found in Alex's Restaurant read "I'm with some people, please help me." Restaurant security cameras...
  • Nick's Cove & Cottages
    Romance this Valentine's Day or everyday in California
    #1 rule this Valentine’s Day/Month: Your California romantic getaway begins by leaving day-to-day worries behind – embrace the call to loving escapades. Every journey begins with some urban highway or interstate miles. Whenever...
  • Jack Foley, Clara Hsu and Adelle Foley.
    Poetry Flash at Moe's celebrates works of Jack Foley and Clara Hsu
    Poetry Flash is presenting A Celebration of Jack Foley’s books Life and Eyes and Clara Hsu’s The First to Escape. The poetry reading and signing eventtakes place Thursday, February 5 at 7:30 P.M. at Moe’s Books, located at 2476...
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