The Public Eye: The Next Civil War

By Bob Burnett
Thursday April 08, 2010 - 10:53:00 AM

The Civil War ranks as the most costly of US wars, with 625,000 deaths and a comparable number of injuries. Now the Republican Party is stoking the fires of insurrection and for thousands of right-wing zealots a new civil war seems a political necessity. As increasing numbers of Democratic politicians are threatened, how long will it be before domestic terrorists use their weapons? -more-

Community Reporter: Landmarks Preservation Commission Reviews Libraries, "Green Pathway"

By Steven Finacom
Thursday April 08, 2010 - 11:04:00 AM
Commissioners were given this drawing showing the proposed rear addition to the North Berkeley Branch Library.  The addition is in the center.  The row of low, square, windows would open into the ground level community room.  The vertical stack of four, square, windows on the right would open into a new stairwell.  The large panels of glass to left and right of the new addition would be curtain walls connecting the addition to the original building.

A relatively short action agenda turned into a much longer meeting April 1, 2010, as the Landmarks Preservation Commission delved for the second month into the design details of a renovation and expansion of the North Berkeley branch library. -more-

Senior Power: Choosing a Geriatrician

By Helen Rippier Wheeler
Friday April 09, 2010 - 10:55:00 AM

“Beware of the young doctor and the old barber.” -more-