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Thursday July 10, 2008 - 09:52:00 AM

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American Bach Soloists Stage Annual Festival

By Ken Bullock Special to the Planet
Thursday July 10, 2008 - 09:51:00 AM

SummerFest, the American Bach Soloists’ annual midsummer evening festival, features three nights of music in each of three locations—Belvedere, San Francisco and Davis—begining this weekend. -more-

SF Mime Troupe Brings ‘Red State’ to East Bay Parks

By Ken Bullock Special to the Planet
Thursday July 10, 2008 - 09:53:00 AM

“It’s a punishment from the Lord!” -more-


By Ken Bullock
Thursday July 10, 2008 - 09:52:00 AM

Books: My Commonplace Book

By Dorothy Bryant Special to the Planet
Thursday July 10, 2008 - 09:42:00 AM

Back in my teaching days I required that my students keep a journal, covering at least one page a day with whatever was on their minds. Later, in Writing a Novel, written after I’d left the classroom, I insisted that aspiring writers keep a journal, and, whenever beginning writers asked me for advice, face-to-face, I said it again. And again. -more-

East Bay: Then and Now—The Shrinking Legacy of Volney D. Moody and His Heirs

By Daniella Thompson
Thursday July 10, 2008 - 09:56:00 AM
George E. Stone’s pioneering film laboratory was converted into a charming residence in 1926.

When pioneer banker Volney D. Moody died in March 1901, he left an estate worth over $600,000—the equivalent of many millions today. Moody’s will earmarked two-fifths of the estate to his second wife, Mary Moody, with the remaining three-fifths going to a son and two daughters from his first marriage. Displeased with their share, the three offspring contested the will. Some of the objections they cited were the unusually large portion left to the widow, the preponderance of choice properties she received, leaving them the dregs, and her two daughters being made beneficiaries of her share. -more-

Abou the House: Some Thoughts on Learning How to Surf

By Matt Cantor
Thursday July 10, 2008 - 09:58:00 AM

In many ways my job is quite a joy. I get paid to do what many do on a free Sunday as their idea of fun. Looking at houses is both complex and deeply satisfying. Houses, especially those built in the early part of the 20th century (if not earlier) have so many pleasing features that it often feels more like art appreciation during my work day than data gathering. Then there’s the complex part. -more-

Community Calendar

Thursday July 10, 2008 - 09:37:00 AM

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