The Week

UC Berkeley Assistant Police Chief Mitch Celaya struggles Sunday to close the breach between two barriers opened by tree-sit supporters who wanted to resupply the nine remaining protesters at the Memorial Stadium grove slated for destruction to make way for a new gym complex.
By Richard Brenneman
UC Berkeley Assistant Police Chief Mitch Celaya struggles Sunday to close the breach between two barriers opened by tree-sit supporters who wanted to resupply the nine remaining protesters at the Memorial Stadium grove slated for destruction to make way for a new gym complex.
 

News

City Refuses to Weigh in on Tree-Sitter Safety Issue

By Judith Scherr
Wednesday June 25, 2008 - 10:31:00 AM

The most notable event at the Tuesday night/Wednesday morning City Council meeting was what did not happen: The council scheduled the issue of the health and safety of the tree sitters as an emergency item, then refused to extend the meeting late enough to discuss and vote on the matter. -more-


Planning Commission Tackles Cell Towers, BRT; Eases Through Downtown Plan Chapters

By Richard Brenneman
Wednesday June 25, 2008 - 09:55:00 AM

Planning commissioners who last week struggled through sections of the Downtown Area Plan will take up the Southside Plan, amendments to the city’s wireless ordinance and Bus Rapid Transit on Wednesday night. -more-


Black Oak Books Reopens Under New Ownership

By Judith Scherr
Tuesday June 24, 2008 - 05:00:00 PM

Having shut its doors for only one day, Black Oak Books reopened today (Tuesday) under the new ownership of Gary Cornell, who hails from Connecticut. -more-


BUSD Recommends Curvy Derby Plan to School Board

By Riya Bhattacharjee
Tuesday June 24, 2008 - 04:55:00 PM

The curvy Derby plan will be back at the Berkeley Board of Education meeting Wednesday, and this time Berkeley Unified School District officials are pressing for its approval. -more-


Sunday Confrontation at Stadium Leads to Arrests, Street Closure

By Richard Brenneman
Monday June 23, 2008 - 01:26:00 PM
Tree-sit supporter Matthew Taylor struggles with campus police after he was wrestled to the ground and arrested during Sunday’s protest outside Memorial Stadium.

Tensions escalated outside UC Berkeley’s Memorial Stadium Sunday, following a confrontation between Berkeley City Councilmember Dona Spring and campus Assistant Police Chief Mitch Celaya. -more-


Ballot Measure Prioritizes End to Rotating Fire Station Closures

By Judith Scherr
Monday June 23, 2008 - 03:28:00 PM

The Berkeley fire fighters union has not publicly supported the disaster and emergency preparedness ballot measure proposed for the November ballot. -more-


Dellums' Spokesperson Confirms Edgerly Investigation

By J. Douglas Allen-Taylor
Monday June 23, 2008 - 01:27:00 PM

A spokesperson for Oakland Mayor Ron Dellums today (Monday) confirmed that an ongoing investigation is being conducted into allegations that Oakland Administrator Deborah Edgerly interfered with a police operation, but refused to comment on published reports that the mayor has given Edgerly an ultimatum to resign or be fired. -more-


Cody's Books Closes After 52 Years in Berkeley

By Michael Howerton
Friday June 20, 2008 - 06:05:00 PM

Cody’s Books, founded on Euclid Avenue in Berkeley in 1956, moved to Telegraph Avenue, expanded to Fourth Street in 1998 and San Francisco in 2005, closed on Telegraph in 2006, closed in San Francisco the following year, moved to Shattuck Avenue in March, and then, on June 19, 2008, went out of business. -more-


News Analysis: The Stadium Decision: An Initial Assessment

By Antonio Rossmann
Sunday June 22, 2008 - 09:33:00 AM

Judge Barbara Miller has given cause for celebration in both the university proponents of the stadium-with-athletic-center project, and the litigants and other community members opposed to the present proposal. Each side could rightfully claim on release of the opinion that they were victorious. But neither side can rightfully deny the other side’s success. -more-


Down Home to Leave Fourth Street

By Judith Scherr
Friday June 20, 2008 - 05:41:00 PM

After only 11 months in Berkeley, Down Home Music is moving out of its Fourth Street store. -more-


Safeway Unveils New Plans for College Avenue Store

By Riya Bhattacharjee
Friday June 20, 2008 - 05:39:00 PM

Safeway had few supporters among the 300 people who turned up at the Peralta Elementary School Thursday to listen to the supermarket giant's new plans to remodel its College Avenue store. -more-


Stadium Ruling Triggers Various Interpretations, More Arrests at Grove

By Richard Brenneman
Friday June 20, 2008 - 03:14:00 PM

No sooner had Judge Barbara J. Miller ruled on the California Memorial Stadium projects lawsuit than all sides were spinning her ruling faster than a pool hustler's cue ball. -more-


UC Police Remove Protester from Oak Grove

Thursday June 19, 2008 - 06:00:00 PM

6 p.m. Thursday--UC police, using a cherry-picker, have removed one tree-sitter this evening, and have pushed back all supporters and the public from the area surrounding the Memorial Stadium oak grove. -more-


Moth Aerial Spraying Called Off in Urban Areas

By Judith Scherr
Thursday June 19, 2008 - 05:20:00 PM

There will be no Bay Area aerial spraying for the light brown apple moth, A.J. Kawamura, California agriculture secretary, announced Thursday afternoon in a conference call to the media. -more-


South Berkeley Man Fatally Shot in Home

By Richard Brenneman
Thursday June 19, 2008 - 05:17:00 PM
A man collapses after learning that the father of his niece and nephews had been slain Wednesday morning in his Emerson Street home.

Charles Faison, 39, described by neighbors as a private security guard and a father, was fatally gunned down in his home Thursday morning. -more-


Bates Declares Lawsuit Victory; Wozniak Says Not So

By Judith Scherr
Thursday June 19, 2008 - 04:07:00 PM

While Mayor Tom Bates declared victory Thursday morning after a judge’s ruling on Berkeley’s lawsuit over UC Berkeley’s proposed construction of a sports facility adjacent to Memorial Stadium, City Councilmember Gordon Wozniak called the ruling a loss for the city. -more-


Judge’s Ruling Blocks UC Berkeley Gym Project

By Richard Brenneman
Thursday June 19, 2008 - 04:01:00 PM

An Alameda County Superior Court judge’s ruling has forced a halt to the planned construction of a gymnasium complex next to UC Berkeley’s California Memorial Stadium. -more-


Council Halts New Development On Panoramic Hill

By Judith Scherr
Thursday June 19, 2008 - 09:28:00 AM

The day before a judge was to rule on the university’s right to build a sports training facility adjacent to Memorial Stadium, the City Council voted 8-1 to temporarily halt all new development in the Panoramic Hill neighborhood, just south of the stadium. -more-


Safeway Unveils Expansion Plans for Solano Avenue Store

By Riya Bhattacharjee
Thursday June 19, 2008 - 09:28:00 AM

Safeway representatives unveiled plans to upgrade their Solano Avenue store at the Northbrae Community Church Tuesday, and they got an earful from Berkeley and Albany neighbors, who voiced concerns about aesthetics, parking and the size of the proposed project. -more-


Flexibility Out, New Numbers Needed as West Berkeley Project Continues

By Richard Brenneman
Thursday June 19, 2008 - 09:29:00 AM

Forget flexibility: It’s now the “West Berkeley Project.” -more-


Commissioners Hear BRT Fears, Praise

By Richard Brenneman
Thursday June 19, 2008 - 09:35:00 AM

The ongoing battle over bus rapid transit (BRT) smoldered anew when Berkeley’s planning and transportation commissions took their second joint look at the concept last week. -more-


Transit Board President Surprised More Oaklanders Aren’t Weighing In on BRT

By J. Douglas Allen-Taylor
Thursday June 19, 2008 - 09:36:00 AM

With the AC Transit district working on an ambitious proposal to run dedicated, bus rapid transit-only lanes from San Leandro and across the city of Oakland to the UC Berkeley campus, the president of the AC Transit board of directors says he is “surprised” that more Oakland residents and politicians have not weighed in on the idea. -more-


AC Transit Postpones Fare Hike, Considers Parcel Tax Ballot Measure Instead

By J. Douglas Allen-Taylor
Thursday June 19, 2008 - 09:37:00 AM

Trying to strike a balance between budgetary necessities and political realities, the AC Transit Board of Directors put off consideration of a proposed across-the-board fare increase until after the November general election, opting instead to begin the process of putting a parcel tax increase measure on the fall ballot. -more-


Berkeley Police Exonerate Officer in Shooting Death

By Judith Scherr
Thursday June 19, 2008 - 09:38:00 AM

The February shooting death of Anita Gay, 51, by Officer Rashawn Cummings was justified, Berkeley police say. -more-


Protesters Call for Justice in Police Killings

By Judith Scherr
Thursday June 19, 2008 - 09:40:00 AM

Monday evening, on the five-month anniversary of the death of South Berkeley resident Anita Gay, killed by Berkeley Police Officer Rashawn Cummings on Feb. 16, some 40 people demonstrated at Martin Luther King Jr. Way and Ashby Avenue, calling for a thorough inquiry into Gay’s death. -more-


Berkeley Plans Search for New City Attorney

By Judith Scherr
Thursday June 19, 2008 - 09:41:00 AM

City Manager Phil Kamlarz has told a number of councilmembers, including Mayor Tom Bates and Councilmember Dona Spring, that he is planning a nationwide search for a permanent replacement for former City Attorney Manuela Albuquerque after the budget has been put to rest. -more-


Class of 2008 Says Good-Bye to Berkeley High

By Riya Bhattacharjee
Thursday June 19, 2008 - 09:42:00 AM
Berkeley High graduates celebrate at the Greek Theatre on friday

Tucked inside every diploma of the Berkeley High School graduating class of 2008 is a voter registration card, something principal Jim Slemp didn’t forget to point out amidst all the exhortation, advice and pranks at the Greek Theater on Friday. -more-


BUSD Rescinds Teacher Lay-Off Notices

By Riya Bhattacharjee
Thursday June 19, 2008 - 09:43:00 AM

The Berkeley Unified School District announced last week that was all teachers who received lay-off notices as a result of proposed education budget cuts will be able to keep their jobs. -more-


BUSD Aims for Education Equity with ‘2020 Vision’

By Riya Bhattacharjee
Thursday June 19, 2008 - 09:44:00 AM

The Berkeley Board of Education, looking for ways to close the achievement gap in the city’s public schools, approved a resolution last week to affirm the 2020 Vision for Berkeley’s Children and Youth, which aims to remove barriers to educational equity for African Americans and Latinos by 2020. -more-


Bared Breast Provokes Arrest at Marine Recruiting Station

By Judith Scherr
Thursday June 19, 2008 - 09:45:00 AM

Pam Bennett of Code Pink was arrested Friday, June 13, when she bared her breasts in front of Berkeley’s downtown Marine Recruiting Station. -more-


No Plea from Hoeft-Edenfield in UC Stabbing Case

By Riya Bhattacharjee
Thursday June 19, 2008 - 09:47:00 AM

Berkeley City College student Andrew Hoeft-Edenfield—charged with the murder of UC Berkeley nuclear engineering student Chris Wootton—did not enter a plea during an appearance June 12 at the Alameda County Superior Court. -more-


Berkeley Police Looking for Sex Offender

By Riya Bhattacharjee
Thursday June 19, 2008 - 09:48:00 AM

Berkeley police are looking for a man who sexually assaulted a woman near Dwight Way and College Avenue around 7:20 p.m. Sunday, authorities said. -more-


Missing Rice University Student’s Car Found in West Berkeley

By Riya Bhattacharjee
Thursday June 19, 2008 - 09:52:00 AM

The Berkeley Police Department is helping Houston police investigate the disappearance of a 21-year-old student who has been missing since Dec. 15 from his off-campus Houston apartment, authorities said Friday. -more-


Anti-Spray Resolution Goes to Full State Senate

By Judith Scherr
Thursday June 19, 2008 - 09:52:00 AM

On a 4-0 bipartisan vote, the State Senate Agriculture Committee approved a resolution Tuesday calling for a moratorium on aerial spraying for the light brown apple moth until the state can prove that the spray is both safe for humans and the environment and effective against the moth. -more-


MediaNews East Bay Newsrooms Go Union in Narrow Vote

By Richard Brenneman
Thursday June 19, 2008 - 09:53:00 AM

By a narrow margin, journalists at East Bay newspapers owned by the Bay Area News Group-East Bay (BANG-EB) voted to unionize Friday. -more-


Berkeley Firefighters Defeat Two Blazes, Tackle a Third

By Richard Brenneman
Thursday June 19, 2008 - 09:54:00 AM
A helicopter drops water scooped from Lake Temescal onto the smouldering embers of a fire that consumed two acres of  a hillside Thursday near the site of the disastrous 1991 Oakland Hills Fire.

Berkeley firefighters found themselves fighting flames on two fronts on June 12, one at the site of the disastrous 1991 hills fire, the other in West Berkeley. -more-


New UC Vice Chancellor Worked for Carlyle Group

By Richard Brenneman
Thursday June 19, 2008 - 09:56:00 AM

When UC Berkeley hired a new investment-banker-turned-vice-chancellor to help the school negotiate the intricacies of the financial world, they didn’t mention one of his most powerful connections. -more-


Hancock’s Primary Victory Powered by Fundraising

By J. Douglas Allen-Taylor
Thursday June 19, 2008 - 09:57:00 AM

This week, after beating former 16th District Assemblymember Wilma Chan 56.8 percent to 43.2 percent in the June 3 District 9 Democratic primary, current 14th District Assemblymember sent out an e-mail thank-you to supporters. -more-


New Candidates Collecting Signatures for Local Elections

By Judith Scherr
Thursday June 19, 2008 - 09:58:00 AM

Three candidates for local offices added their names on Friday to the list of those collecting signatures for Berkeley elections on Nov. 4: Beatriz Levya-Cutler for school board and Robert J. Evans and Eleanor Walden for Rent Stabilization Board. -more-


Opinion

Editorials

Editorial: Another Opening, Another Show

By Becky O'Malley
Thursday June 19, 2008 - 09:30:00 AM

OK, political junkies. Now that the Democratic primaries are over, in the lull before the presidential election really picks up steam, it’s time to turn your fervent attention to the last remnants of decision-making which are left for the local voters, at least in Berkeley. Oakland has just about settled its council races, though the at-large councilmember’s slot is still open. But in Berkeley, at least in theory, you might still be able to influence what happens on the home front. -more-


The Editor's Back Fence

UC Berkeley Continues to Embarrass Its Graduates

By Becky O'Malley
Thursday June 19, 2008 - 10:48:00 PM

Thanks to Judge Barbara Miller's decision in the Oaks v. UC case, Wednesday lasted longer than it should have. The weekly Planet was all ready to send off to the printer at 6, when Redwood Mary called me on my cell phone, saying, "we won, we won!'" Reporter Richard Brenneman had already left, because we all believed that Judge Barbara Miller wasn't going to issue her long-delayed ruling, promised for yesterday, after all. -more-


Cartoons

The Threat of Gay Marriage

By Justin DeFreitas
Thursday June 19, 2008 - 10:28:00 AM

Tim Russert 1950-2008

By Justin DeFreitas
Thursday June 19, 2008 - 10:30:00 AM

Public Comment

Letters to the Editor

Thursday June 19, 2008 - 09:31:00 AM

CONFUSION AMONG LETTER WRITERS -more-


Letters to the Editor

Monday June 23, 2008 - 03:57:00 PM

Our Children Ask: Where Are the Safety Nets? Where Are the Negotiators?

By Anamaria Sanchez-Romero
Friday June 20, 2008 - 09:46:00 AM

Our children were watching the evening news and saw the tree-sitters with the university police on the ground and the hired arborists up in the trees at the Memorial Stadium oak grove Thursday. -more-


Commentary: Storm Drain Project Threatens Tidal Lagoons

By Mark Liolios
Thursday June 19, 2008 - 10:03:00 AM

In the past decade, Berkeley’s Aquatic Park has been undergoing a striking renewal. Dreamland for Kids and the Addison Street bicycle/pedestrian bridge bring new life to the park, as do the community organizations that have established programs in park buildings. Habitat restoration along the bay shoreline has created new shelter for wildlife. However, these biologically rich tidal lagoons are at risk of repeated toxic contamination if the Berkeley City Council approves plans for a $2 million storm drain construction project. -more-


Commentary: Shining Stars of Activism Don’t Fade, But Ignite Next Generation of Activism

By Karen Pickett
Thursday June 19, 2008 - 10:06:00 AM

June 12 marked the one-year anniversary that our friend and comrade Hal Carlstad left us. He was well known and is missed by a great many people in the Bay Area peace, environmental, social justice, anti-death penalty, Unitarian, and anti-nuclear communities. Hal was everywhere. I first met him in the mid-1980s through Earth First! activities. He said he liked Earth First! because it was “less talk, more action.” It is the rare individual who, literally, every time he blinks his eyes he is thinking not of himself, but rather about what he can do next to bring about change, to build a more compassionate and just world. Hal was that rare individual. -more-


Commentary: Great Opportunities to Learn More About Israel-Palestine

By Henry Norr
Thursday June 19, 2008 - 10:07:00 AM

For those with an interest in learning more about the Israel-Palestine conflict than the mainstream media deliver, the Berkeley/Oakland area is a great place to live—not only because the Daily Planet often presents impassioned debates on the issue and KPFA delivers daily on-the-scene updates and background, but also because we get to hear directly from so many insightful visitors from the front lines of the struggle. -more-


Commentary: Will We Have Instant Runoff Voting For Berkeley’s November Election?

By Merrilie Mitchell
Thursday June 19, 2008 - 10:09:00 AM

Instant runoff voting (IRV) could be in place for Berkeley’s local November 2008 election. The federal government and California’s secretary of state are expected to test new voting machines for IRV soon. If they pass inspection timely, IRV would be ready for the fall election. -more-


Commentary:School Testing and the Achievement Gap

By Rick Ayers
Thursday June 19, 2008 - 10:09:00 AM

In pursuing the 2020 plan proposed by United in Action, that is up for adoption by the school board and City Council, the community of Berkeley will be taking on the admirable campaign to stop our schools from failing the majority of black and brown students. Such a campaign, however, requires that we examine the fundamental goals and practices of education before we charge off for a solution. Specifically, we need to be smart about the uses and limits of testing. -more-


Commentary: Safeway Needs to Scale Back Solano Expansion

By Sarah Baughn
Thursday June 19, 2008 - 10:10:00 AM

I recently reviewed the site plans and descriptions of the proposed expansion of the Solano Avenue Safeway on the safewayonsolano.com website with great concern and dismay at the oversize scale and boilerplate language about “enlivening and enhancing the area...to promote increased pedestrian activity and community pride. The unique design includes multiple retail spaces on the street level to enhance the flow and energy of the area and encourage shoppers to visit the store via foot or bike.” -more-


Columns

Dispatches From The Edge:Laptop Doubts; Iraq Flim Flam

By Conn Hallinan
Thursday June 19, 2008 - 09:59:00 AM

President Hugo Chavez of Venezuela has been caught,” is how a recent editorial in the New York Times characterized the findings of the International Police Agency (Interpol) on three laptop computers, several USB thumb drives, and two external hard disks seized during Colombia’s March 1 invasion of Ecuador. -more-


Undercurrents: The Bay Area’s Lack of Local Day-to-Day Media Reporting

By J. Douglas Allen-Taylor
Thursday June 19, 2008 - 10:01:00 AM

One of the great ironies of these times—something historians in our grandchildren’s time will probably better be able to understand and explain—is that we are experiencing an explosion of information and internet discussion concerning local events while simultaneously seeing a drying up of direct news media reporting on those events. -more-


About the House: Come and Get Me, Copper

By Matt Cantor
Thursday June 19, 2008 - 10:29:00 AM

I’m a great retrospective investor. Not so good at guessing which stocks to pick today but I’m really good at knowing which company or trend I should have bought last year. I guess we’re all a bit like that. Copper is a wonderful example. Its had quite a wild ride over the last six years or so and one of those years saw close to a tripling in value. Copper started out at about 75 cents a pound in 2002 and is now nearly four dollars a pound. I guess some people feel so bad about missing out on the copper boom that they’re willing to climb under your house and leave with your plumbing. No joke—this is actually happening so much these days that its become common news. -more-


Wild Neighbors: Scrub-Jay Karma, Sympathy for a Blue Devil

By Joe Eaton
Thursday June 19, 2008 - 10:32:00 AM
An adult western Scrub-Jay gives the camera a dubious look

Predation: where would Animal Planet be without it? There’s not nearly as much drama in browsing. -more-


East Bay, Then and Now: Serial Entrepreneur Left a Mixed Legacy in Alameda County

By Daniella Thompson
Thursday June 19, 2008 - 10:24:00 AM

In newspaper obituaries of the early 20th century, anyone who settled in the Bay Area before 1890 was called a pioneer. Few of these early residents could compete with the Moody family for the title of pioneers. -more-


Arts & Events

Arts Calendar

Thursday June 19, 2008 - 10:21:00 AM

MONDAY, JUNE 23 -more-


Frida Kahlo: A Life in Art

By Peter Selz-Special to the Planet
Thursday June 19, 2008 - 10:12:00 AM
Frida Kahlo’s The Broken Column.

In recent years, thanks to feminism and a renewed interest in Surrealism and in the art of Latin America, Frida Kahlo has moved to the forefront of attention. She has achieved a status unimaginable during her lifetime and we have seen a “Fridamania” cult. -more-


Ed Reed Plays Freight & Salvage

By Ken Bullock, Special to The Plane
Thursday June 19, 2008 - 10:13:00 AM

Ed Reed, the East Bay’s jazz balladeer, will perform in an unusual matinee at Freight & Salvage this Saturday, from 10 a.m.-noon, that will enable listeners to either catch him live on stage—or on West Coast Live, which will broadcast the show live on KALW (91.7) locally, on many national public broadcasting affiliates, or streamed over the web at KALW.org. -more-


The Noodle Factory: A Place for Artists in West Oakland

By Ken Bullock, Special to The Planet
Thursday June 19, 2008 - 10:19:00 AM

Oakland, which saw its only remaining resident theater company, TheatreFirst, compelled to leave its Old Town storefront stage a year ago, last week witnessed introductory tours led by the Northern California Land Trust for a dual-purpose project, live-work studios and performing arts venue. -more-


Moving Pictures: Tracing Family Ties to the Slave Trade

By Justin DeFreitas
Thursday June 19, 2008 - 10:15:00 AM
Four descendents of Rhode Island’s DeWolf family, proprieters of the most successful slave trading operation in history, visit Ghana, the source of their family’s dubious dynasty, in Katrina Browne’s documentary Traces of the Trade.

Growing up in Bristol, Rhode Island, Katrina Browne was steeped in the traditions and lore of her family, the DeWolfs. The DeWolf family was an integral part of the town’s identity, somewhere between founding fathers and royalty. The stained-glass windows in the family church were paid for by her ancestors and bore their names; the town’s signature mansion, now a museum, was built by a DeWolf and the home remained in the family until the late 1980s. -more-


Moving Pictures: Joan Blondell at PFA

By Justin DeFreitas
Thursday June 19, 2008 - 11:23:00 AM
Joan Blondell

It’s hard to believe, but Joan Blondell never had a starring role. Hard to believe not only because it seems like a gross oversight, but also because she so often provided her films with their most memorable character. -more-


Moving Pictures: Dissipation and Despair in Louis Malle's 'The Fire Within'

By Justin DeFreitas
Thursday June 19, 2008 - 11:04:00 AM

July 23: the date looms. It is written on the mirror of Alain Leroy's disheveled room. He has chosen his day, he has chosen his method, and he has decided what he must do in the meantime. It is perhaps the first time he has set a goal for himself, the first time he has followed through on a plan. -more-


About the House: Come and Get Me, Copper

By Matt Cantor
Thursday June 19, 2008 - 10:29:00 AM

I’m a great retrospective investor. Not so good at guessing which stocks to pick today but I’m really good at knowing which company or trend I should have bought last year. I guess we’re all a bit like that. Copper is a wonderful example. Its had quite a wild ride over the last six years or so and one of those years saw close to a tripling in value. Copper started out at about 75 cents a pound in 2002 and is now nearly four dollars a pound. I guess some people feel so bad about missing out on the copper boom that they’re willing to climb under your house and leave with your plumbing. No joke—this is actually happening so much these days that its become common news. -more-


Wild Neighbors: Scrub-Jay Karma, Sympathy for a Blue Devil

By Joe Eaton
Thursday June 19, 2008 - 10:32:00 AM
An adult western Scrub-Jay gives the camera a dubious look

Predation: where would Animal Planet be without it? There’s not nearly as much drama in browsing. -more-


East Bay, Then and Now: Serial Entrepreneur Left a Mixed Legacy in Alameda County

By Daniella Thompson
Thursday June 19, 2008 - 10:24:00 AM

In newspaper obituaries of the early 20th century, anyone who settled in the Bay Area before 1890 was called a pioneer. Few of these early residents could compete with the Moody family for the title of pioneers. -more-


Community Calendar

Thursday June 19, 2008 - 10:33:00 AM

MONDAY, JUNE 23 -more-