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Arts Calendar

Friday August 03, 2007

FRIDAY, AUGUST 3 -more-


Around the East Bay: Photography: "A New Life, A New Home"

Friday August 03, 2007

‘A NEW LIFE, A NEW HOME’ -more-


No DQ Comes The Jazz House

By Ken Bullock, Special to the Planet
Friday August 03, 2007

Guitarist Ross Hammond, doubling on banjo and lap steel guitar, will lead a quartet dubbed “No DQ,” featuring Philip Greenlief (saxophone), Gino Robair (percussion) and J.P. Carter (trumpet) for tonight’s Free Jazz Friday, The Jazz House’s biweekly event, 8 p. m. at the Performance Space at 1510 8th St. (a block from West Oakland BART). Admission is $5-15, sliding scale. -more-


The Thrill of Visiting the Lick Observatory

By Steven Finacom, Special to the Planet
Friday August 03, 2007

Well before nuclear physics, Nobel Prizes, Free Speech, championship athletics, or alternative fuels research, the University of California was known for academic work in fields such as agriculture, mining … and astronomy. -more-


What Would Stickley Do With a Computer in the Kitchen?

By Jane Powell
Friday August 03, 2007

The Kitchen -more-


Garden Variety: Lafayette Work in Progress Is Worth a Visit

By Ron Sullivan
Friday August 03, 2007

Change is inevitable; it’s always reassuring when a change in a good business is in the spirit of the original, an enhancement rather than a trip to the oubliette—for example, when an owner retired and sells the place to people who are familiar with it and like its style already. A breath of fresh air is much better than a tornado where there’s something worth preserving. Oh, Toto! -more-


Quake Tip of the Week

By Larry Guillot
Friday August 03, 2007

Ouch! That Quake Hurts! -more-


About the House: At War with Germany Again

By Matt Cantor
Friday August 03, 2007

We’re at war with Germany again, and this time they’re winning. No, it’s not a shooting war but since shooting wars always start with economic pretexts, it’s not a far stretch to talk about shooting wars in conjunction with this war and since it involves energy, it’s easy to point to our differing approaches to the war in Iraq as one example of how they’re winning, both morally and physically. -more-


Berkeley This Week

Friday August 03, 2007

FRIDAY, AUGUST 3 -more-


Arts Calendar

Tuesday July 31, 2007

TUESDAY, JULY 31 -more-


Arts: ‘Telegraph 3 p.m. Project’ at Gaia Building

By Ken Bullock, Special to the Planet
Tuesday July 31, 2007

The Telegraph 3 p.m. Project, a collection of scores of photographs by Robert Eliason with matching poems by Owen Hill captioning text that chronicles in an upbeat fashion streetlife on the avenue, will be on exhibit at the Gaia Building, 2120 Allston Way (near Shattuck) through Jan. 31. -more-


Books: The Skinny About and by Decca

By Pele DeLappe, Special to the Planet
Tuesday July 31, 2007

“Not fair, roaring without telling,” Decca would warn as I read—and roared—over some bit from her latest book or letter. I was nursing a sherry in her Oakland kitchen, and reading hugely funny and provocative items from some of the experiences we’d shared during the ‘40s and ‘50s. -more-


Books: A Librarian Who Made a Difference

By Helen Wheeler
Tuesday July 31, 2007

Are you interested in little old white lady, self-supporting, spinster-librarians? Do you assume much doesn’t go on in their lives beyond the spectacles and reading all those books? Well, meet “Miss Breed.” She took chances, risked her career and income by taking an activist stance during World War II. -more-


Wild Neighbors: Orbweaver Brains: Is Bigger Always Better?

By Joe Eaton
Tuesday July 31, 2007

About the time of year the robins wind down and the naked ladies begin to bloom, we start seeing the garden spiders. They’re orbweavers, probably Araneus diadematus, and at this stage they’re just little orange-and-black specks with legs. Between now and Halloween they’ll get a lot bigger, and plumper. -more-


Berkeley This Week

Tuesday July 31, 2007

TUESDAY, JULY 31 -more-