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Thursday April 30, 2009 - 06:56:00 PM

THURSDAY, APRIL 30 -more-


Ayelet Waldman at Berkeley City Club

By Ken Bullock Special to the Planet
Thursday April 30, 2009 - 06:56:00 PM

Ayelet Waldman will celebrate her “brash, wise, provocative” new book, Bad Mother: A Chronicle of Maternal Crimes, Minor Calamities, and Occasional Moments of Grace, with a talk and booksigning, 7:30 p.m. Monday, May 4, at the Berkeley City Club, hosted by KPFA News Director Aileen Alfandary, as a benefit for KPFA. -more-


Five Berkeley Authors Win Northern California Book Awards

By Ken Bullock Special to the Planet
Thursday April 30, 2009 - 07:00:00 PM

"An East Bay Sweep!” reads a press release for the Northern California Book Awards, presented last Sunday in the 28th annual ceremony in the Koret Auditorium in the San Francisco Main Library. -more-


Documentary Examines Battle Over Nation’s Largest Community Garden

By Ken Bullock Special to the Planet
Thursday April 30, 2009 - 07:00:00 PM
Latino farmers in South Central Los Angeles fought City Hall in an attempt to preserve a community garden created in the wake of the 1992 riots.

In the wake of the 1992 riots in South Central Los Angeles, the city sought to mitigate the damage to the social fabric with a series of community projects. One project was a community garden on a dormant plot of land. -more-


A ‘Luv’ Triangle in Three Versions

By Ken Bullock Special to the Planet
Thursday April 30, 2009 - 07:01:00 PM

But what about love?” The recurring question interrupts each character’s litany of woes, and each responds with an echo of the word, with or without a question mark, and the comedy—Murray Schisgall’s Luv—starts up again. -more-


Berkeley Community Chorus and Orchestra Presents Dvorkak’s ‘Stabat Mater’

By Ken Bullock Special to the Planet
Thursday April 30, 2009 - 07:01:00 PM

The Berkeley Community Chorus and Orchestra, the 180-voice, 40-year-old local musical institution, will present Anton Dvorak’s masterwork Stabat Mater this Sunday afternoon, May 3, and the following Saturday night and Sunday afternoon (May 9 and 10), at St. Joseph the Worker Church. -more-


Around the East Bay

Thursday April 30, 2009 - 07:02:00 PM

DOUBLE DIGITS:A MUSICAL -more-


Maybeck Made La Loma Park His Own Country

By Daniella Thompson
Thursday April 30, 2009 - 07:06:00 PM
The concrete fireplace in the Maybeck Studio, 1950s.

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the last in a series of three articles on La Loma Park. -more-


About the House: Why Is a Good Plumber Worth $130 an Hour?

By Matt Cantor
Thursday April 30, 2009 - 07:06:00 PM

I have suffered so that you don’t have to. I’m going to share a plumbing secret. The desire for knowledge of this secret has produced much gnashing of teeth, and the frequent abuse of the many names of God. In order to reduce heretical behaviors and to increase the likelihood that you will be welcomed at the Valhalla of your choosing, I offer the following: -more-


Community Calendar

Thursday April 30, 2009 - 06:55:00 PM

THURSDAY, APRIL 30 -more-