Editorial: Can Oakland Re-Think Oak to 9th?

By Becky O'Malley
Friday August 18, 2006

Sunday morning we enjoyed a visit to the DMV offices on Claremont Avenue in Oakland. That’s a first—when has anyone ever enjoyed a DMV trip? The reason it was a pleasure is that we weren’t actually visiting the DMV, but were taking advantage of Oakland’s newest urban amenity, the Sunday farmers’ market which has set up shop in the parking lot there, just blocks from our home on the Berkeley border. It’s a tasty mixture of organic produce, booths for specialty cooking and a rotating roster of craftspeople and selected musicians. -more-

Joint Panel to Consider Downtown Landmarks

By Richard Brenneman
Tuesday August 15, 2006

Members of two city panels will gather tonight (Tuesday) in an effort to resolve issues surrounding the role of historic buildings in the future of downtown Berkeley. -more-

Public Comment

Letters to the Editor

Friday August 18, 2006


Commentary: Inconvenient Truths From Berkeley’s First Native American Mayoral Candidate

By Zachary Running Wolf
Friday August 18, 2006

A nation that loses its cherished freedom and protections will often discover that it has been a victim of spin and counter spin. This is not difficult to understand when we consider that a significant majority of our citizens still believe that Iraq possessed weapons of mass destruction. The truth of the matter is that it is difficult for humans to accept that they are continually being brainwashed. -more-

Commentary: Musings on an Identity Crisis

By Joan Levinson
Friday August 18, 2006


Commentary: Too Little Green, Too Far in the Red

By Michael Katz
Friday August 18, 2006

A few points about Peter Buckley’s Aug. 15 response to my May 26 commentary on the proposed David Brower Center/Oxford Plaza megastructure: -more-

Letters to the Editor

Tuesday August 15, 2006


Commentary: Military Takeover of Cuba Not Such a Remote Possibility

By Jean Damu
Tuesday August 15, 2006

Some politicians and bureaucrats in Washington, D.C. and anti-Castro activists in Florida have been waiting so long for the passing from the scene of Cuban president Fidel Castro, that now that he has actually ceded power, it remains to be seen whether or not they can restrain themselves from attempting to provoke an event or series of events that would force Cuba to turn to its military for political stability and military defense during this transition period. -more-

Commentary: Brower Center is Building for the Future

By Peter K. Buckley
Tuesday August 15, 2006

I would like to clarify just a few of Mr. Katz’s misstatements that relate to the David Brower Center: -more-