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Arts Calendar

Tuesday September 19, 2006

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Historical Society Hosts Fall Walking Tours

By Steven Finacom, Special to the Planet
Tuesday September 19, 2006

From ancient geological ages through the present, plus selected eras in between, the heritage of Berkeley is on display this fall in six walking tours. -more-


20 Artists Under One Tent at The Marsh

By Ken Bullock, Special to the Planet
Tuesday September 19, 2006

“Both the theater and the circus are places where imagination thrives, springs up and flies high,” says Ismail Azeem, coproducer with Lisa Marie Rollins of The Secret Circus, to be presented by The Marsh Berkeley on Wednesdays and Thursdays from Sept. 20 to Oct. 19. “So to take all kinds of artists and put them together under one tent—it’s genius and magic all at once.” -more-


Storied American Elms Vanish from Field and City

By Ron Sullivan, Special to the Planet
Tuesday September 19, 2006

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Berkeley This Week

Tuesday September 19, 2006

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Arts Calendar

Friday September 15, 2006

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Moving Pictures: Arab Film Fest Blends the Personal and the Political

By Justin DeFreitas
Friday September 15, 2006

For most Americans, the impact of Washington politics and policy does not intrude much on everyday life. Unless you happen to be a member of a particularly demonized minority, or have a loved one on the front lines in Iraq or Afghanistan, it can be all too easy to go through life blithely unaware of the consequences of public policy and legislated morality. -more-


BHS Drama Acts its Way to Edinburgh

By KEN BULLOCK
Friday September 15, 2006

Students of the Berkeley High School Drama Department have been invited to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland next summer and are staging a set of fundraiser performances this weekend to help get there. -more-


Butterfly Exhibit at Golden Gate Park Landmark

By STEVEN FINACOM
Friday September 15, 2006

If one were to choose a building most likely to survive the ages in San Francisco—or any other place, for that matter—it would seem unlikely that a structure made primarily of glass and fragile wood could top the list. -more-


The Women of Gee’s Bend and Their Quilts

By Marta Yamamoto, Special to the Planet
Friday September 15, 2006

“We never wasted anything. We worked hard, had a starvation life. We didn’t have much but we enjoyed life. How did we quilt? We cut blocks. Put the blocks together. Think in your mind, um, I can do it. We sew the blocks together.” -more-


Garden Variety: A Slice of Life on Marin’s Redwood Highway

By Ron Sullivan
Friday September 15, 2006

I’ve passed Green Jeans at about 65 mph dozens of times, and never stopped to have a look until this month. For a plant lover who had a secret girlhood crush on Mister Green Jeans, Captain Kangaroo’s gardening neighbor, this is an inexplicable lapse. -more-


About the House: House Sewer Piping with Trenchless Technology

By Matt Cantor
Friday September 15, 2006

I am not a high tech guy. Ask anyone who knows me. I like technology. I respect modern whiz-bang innovation but, personally, I’m very slow to adopt anything newer than about 1965. In many ways I’m slower to adopt anything newer than the 18th century. I was listening to Linda Ronstadt interviewed on the radio the other day and she said that she really liked 19th century songs and that after about 1910 they just lose her. I’m like that. One reason is that Old is time tested; crushed, run over and aged some more. If it still works, well then you’ve got something. So when I say that there is a new technology that’s worth looking at (here it comes) I do it with some impunity. So here’s what’s new. Ready. Sewer pipes. Bet I surprised you. -more-


Quake Tip of the Week

By LARRY GUILLOT
Friday September 15, 2006

Retrofits – A Deep, Dark Secret? -more-


Berkeley This Week

Friday September 15, 2006

FRIDAY, SEPT. 15 -more-