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  • 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...
  • Berkeley, California, the scene of angry protests over the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner.
    Berkeley protests lead to tear gas and clashes with police
    Berkeley, California was the scene of angry protests and clashes with police, according to Aljazeera America on Monday. The protesters were angry over the deaths of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri and Eric Garner of New York City. Brown was an...
  • unsealed
    Berkeley protests foretold in the book of Revelation
    Berkeley California is bracing for another night of marches and clashes between citizens and po-lice, according to a December 8 article in the USA Today. Residents are protesting the death of Eric Garner. Garner was killed during a brief scuffle...
  • Scientific research at its best
    FAPESP Week California to discuss Brazil-USA scientific research cooperation
    Brazilian and U.S. scientists will present study findings and discuss collaborative research in renewable energies, advanced materials, education, health, and State-society relationsThe next edition of FAPESP Week symposiums will take place at...
  • Kid likes soda.
    Berkeley, Calif. passes measure to tax sugary soft drinks
    Though clearly a caricature of the libertarian ethos, Ron Swanson, the swarthy parks director on NBC’s “Parks and Recreation,” has dispensed more than a few pearls of wisdom during the sitcom’s seven seasons. Aside from...
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