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  • Rebecca Fisher
    Rebecca Fisher has "Memphis on my Mind" in engaging solo show at Marsh Berkeley
    Rebecca Fisher opened her soulful bluesy solo show "Memphis on my Mind", about her thoughts and feelings on the elderly Black woman who raised her Mother and whom Fisher visits in Tennessee, also encountering her struggling son and his...
  • Greil Marcus
    Prof. claims killing Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, same as killing Barack Obama
    In an interview posted Sunday at Salon, music critic and Berkeley professor Greil Marcus said the shooting deaths of Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown were actually proxy shootings of Barack Obama. He provided no evidence to back up his claim and...
  • Councilmember Linda Maio
    Councilmember Linda Maio: the clear choice for district one
    As a citizen and a tax payer in Berkeley as well as a member of two Police oversight boards in the Bay Area and several political actions groups, I always measure our representatives by the honesty of their words, their relentless efforts on...
  • Sony Holland
    Sony Holland performs Sunday at Berkeley's intimate, historical Maybeck Studio
    There is no shortage of intriguing performance venues across Northern California. Indeed, I find the sheer variety nearly as impressive as the overall number. We really are blessed to live in a region of the country where we can hear jazz in world...
  • Melanie O'Reilly
    Melanie O'Reilly brings Celtic jazz to Berkeley's Starry Plough
    As you might imagine from my surname, I am a proud Irish-American. Indeed, it was barely a century ago that my great-grandfather departed County Wicklow to settle in the coal fields of southeastern Pennsylvania. I can recall as a child living in...
  • Queen of the Andes
    "The Return of the Queen” to Berkeley
    Her imposing majesty Puya raimondii is known to have appeared in the United States on only two previous occasions. Better known as the "Queen of the Andes," the world’s largest bromeliad first bloomed in the University of...
  • Uncharted: The Berkeley Festival of Ideas
    Uncharted: The Berkeley Festival of Ideas
    Bay Area world travelers heading to Berkeley, California, as well as discriminating and curious locals should be sure to check out Uncharted: The Berkeley Festival of Ideas October 24 and 25. The Bay Area’s first “ideas festival,&rdquo...
  • Eco-conscious art show opens at Expressions Gallery
    Eco-conscious art show opens at Expressions Gallery
    “Summertime Fun Recycling” opens Saturday, July 19, 2014 at Expressions Gallery, 2035 Ashby Ave in Berkeley. Its theme is summer, and it focuses on center ecological topics such as climate changes, endangered species, and...
  • Marijuana
    Low income citizens to receive free marijuana from Berkeley, CA dispensaries
    The Council of the City of Berkeley voted on July 1, 2014 to amend various sections of the Berkeley municipal code regarding medical marijuana dispensaries. All nine members of the council were in universal agreement when they voted aye in...
  • Marijuana necklace
    Mandatory free pot on the table in Berkeley
    Marijuana has been a symbol of government over-regulation for almost 70 years. That has begun to change in recent years, with two states allowing recreational use and another 23 allowing medical use. But the left never sees freedom as its own...
  • Liv Taylor
    Livingston Taylor brings his class act to Berkeley
    Livingston Taylor spends a portion of each year on the road, beguiling audiences with his wry wit and light pop-jazz sound. Then, when he returns home to suburban Boston, he imparts the lessons learned to the next generation of performers.Taylor...
  • Galapagos Sally Lightfoot Crab
    50th Anniversary Celebration of the Charles Darwin Research Station
    Which recent scientific discoveries would most interest and surprise Charles Darwin were he alive today and updating “The Origin of the Species?”Find out Monday evening, May 12, at the David Brower Center in Berkeley at a lecture by...
  • Cyrille Aimée
    U.C. a lot of great jazz on campus in Berkeley and Davis
    Fall may seem quite a ways off this second week in May, but the performing arts series at Northern California’s two leading University of California campuses have set their schedules and both include plenty of jazz.Highlights include...
  • Reaper Bones review #142: Berkeley, Zombie Survivor
    Reaper Bones review #142: Berkeley, Zombie Survivor
    Do you have a zombie escape plan? If not, you should. But there's a saying in the apocalyptic survival biz that we use when people run for the obvious weapon established by Ashley J. Williams of "Evil Dead": Don't be a Berkeley....
  • Touring around the San Francisco Food Scene
    Touring around the San Francisco Food Scene
    For those wanting to get the insider scoop on San Francisco's foodie culture, consider booking one of these food tours. All these tours keep their size to a minimum so one feels like traveling with a group of new friends and not a tourist...