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With a brush made of his own hair, he painted to survive in a Nazi POW camp. At 100, this Berkeley houseboat resident shares his art
Editor’s note: This story was produced in partnership with J. The Jewish News of California. Paul Canin sits in the bright, low-ceilinged living room of his Berkeley home on a recent afternoon, flipping through the yellowing pages of the diary he kept during World War II. As a radar...
P.F. Chang’s is closing another Bay Area restaurant
Asian fusion chain P.F. Chang’s is closing its Walnut Creek restaurant.
Cal Dawn 1 and 2 Report
Over a fish per rod on halibut and a fish per rod to limits on bass for yesterdays trip. The California Dawn operates out of Berkeley Marina. We are the the only boat in the bay area with a hot galley. If you would like to go fishing with us please call (510) 417-5557. For more information please visit our website www.californiadawn.com.
Oxbow RiverStage in Napa announces summer 2023 lineup including Train, Chaka Khan, Widespread Panic
Beloved veteran rock and R&B artists and headlining indie bands are coming to downtown Napa’s outdoor Oxbow RiverStage this summer, the venue announced this week. The festival-style concert series opens July 14 with Gap Band vocalist Charlie Wilson and Chaka Khan performing at the Oxbow Commons, a city park that sits along the Napa River.
Amazing Craft Cocktails at California Gold in San Rafael
We had a great experience last time at California Gold so we made time for some after-dinner drinks last weekend. The place was busy but not too much so and we got a nice booth right by the front of the bar. Our service was informed and friendly, and very prompt.
Greek Theatre 2023 Season – On Sale Now!
Nestled in the foothills of the UC Berkeley campus, overlooking the breathtaking San Francisco Bay, the historic Greek Theatre stands as a beloved institution. This outdoor amphitheater has been a cherished venue for both artists and audiences for generations. Renowned for its stunning architecture and mesmerizing views, the Greek Theatre offers a truly magical concert-going experience.
Lizzo Responds to 'Choke the Woke' Sign Placed Outside Local Residence Near BottleRock Festival
Over the weekend, Lizzo rocked the BottleRock festival in Napa, delivering a powerful performance that many have declared to be the best set of the three-day event. While Lizzo brought her undeniable flair and skill to the stage, she was also forced to address a controversial display of signs by a homeowner near the festival grounds. These signs, bearing messages like "Choke the Woke" and "Cancel Cancel Culture," prompted Lizzo to advocate for inclusiveness and safety in her performance. In addition to Lizzo's passionate words on stage, her performance saw her donning an LGBTQ Pride flag and reminding her audience that "This is a safe space." Her incredible set included original songs and covers of classics like Lauryn Hill's "Doo Wop (That Thing)" and Chaka Khan's "I'm Every Woman." With Lizzo's powerful presence and the appearance of other artists like the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Lil Nas X, BottleRock showcased a diverse lineup that pushed the boundaries of the festival's traditionally rock'n'roll-heavy foundation.
David Brehmer's poems explore life after a tragic drunk driving collision
David Brehmer lives in Richmond. His poetry collection, Life, Death, Love and Babies is a collection of poems delving into moments large and small from roughly ten years of his life published March 10th, 2023.
FlashPhoto: Long Line At Local Donut Dispensary Friday
We were too busy loading up the newsmobile for a quick run to Donut Town to check but our Flash Subscribers are reporting long lines at local donut bars this morning after news that today was “National Donut Day” began to spread. Flasher Ryan Panlilio sent us this...
Fogo de Chão Emeryville California to Open
Fogo de Chão announced that it has signed a lease agreement to open its third Bay Area location. The new restaurant is slated to open later this year at Bay Street Emeryville, Emeryville’s premier open-air shopping and dining destination located at 5633 Bay Street. The announcement for a...
Dorothy Day House connects community through music
Berkeley's own Dorothy Day House is collaborating with Vitamin Em with a free public concert and fundraiser this weekend. We spoke with Robbi Montoya, the Executive Director of the Dorothy Day House about Saturday's free event with the Bay Area music collective.
J Boog in Napa, CA Sep 8th, 2023 – presale code
New J Boog presale password has just been published! For a very limited time you can get your tickets ahead of their public sale. Don’t skip this awesome chance to personally see J Boog’s show in Napa, CA!. J Boog performance information:. Onsale to General Public. Start: Fri,...
Blue Note Jazz Festival returns to Napa with Robert Glasper as the artist-in-residence
This summer Napa will be at the center of the jazz music universe when the Blue Note Jazz Festival touches down July 28 through 30. The three-day festival will return with Grammy Award-winning producer Robert Glasper as the artist-in-residence. Comedian Dave Chapelle will host all three nights. Guests can expect...
Where I'm drinking this weekend
Sometimes, all you need after a long week is a good drink and good company. I like going to bars with past and present friends to catch up and unwind amid the hectic intensity of our lives in the daytime. Raleigh’s Pub:. I like going here when I’m feeling...
GRIP soup kitchen adds live music
The Greater Richmond Interfaith Program (GRIP) has souped things up in its soup kitchen by inviting in live music. GRIP posted a great story about a live performance that occurred May 18 in its dining room of its soup kitchen on 22nd Street. The peformance by The Dewayne Oakley Blues Ensemble was energetic, Executive Director Ralph Payton said. Payton explained the performance was made possible thanks to a grant from the Whippoorwill Foundation. It was the second monthly concert in the series.
Building Resilience in the Arts: Emergency Preparedness Workshops for Artists and Arts Organizations
The City of Berkeley Civic Arts Program is offering a series of free virtual Emergency Preparedness Workshops for artists and professionals in arts and culture organizations. The workshops will run from June 8 to June 22 and provide information on obtaining insurance, crafting emergency plans, and funding relief efforts. Participants will learn about risk assessment, documentation and archiving, business insurance, creating a communication plan, protecting critical assets, personal safety, and emergency supplies. The workshops will also cover tactics to identify areas of opportunity, research funding options, and organize a plan. Additionally, participants will have access to a suite of resources and information.
Berkeley makes last-ditch effort to outlaw gas kitchen equipment
Berkeley, Calif., is making a last-ditch effort to preserve the city’s landmark plan to ban gas-fueled equipment from newly constructed kitchens within the notoriously liberal city, a frequent regulatory model for jurisdictions throughout the nation. The ban was passed by city lawmakers to ensure that only electric devices are...
The Experience, Emeryville: Cafe Rack + Ohana Cannabis Host Tournament!
You are invited to a Terpene Tournament at Café Rack and Ohana Cannabis on June 6 from 6-10pm. Join them and learn about terpenes by participating in a terpene tasting. You will learn that terpenes are highly aromatic compounds that contribute to the scents of many plants and herbs, such as rosemary and lavender. Terpenes also include the primary constituents of essential oils.
Free Shakespeare returns to John Hinkel Park in North Berkeley
Inferno Theatre’s wondrous production of William Shakespeare’s The Tempest opened last Sunday to a crowd of about 40. The show marked the return of free, live theater to John Hinkel Park’s historic amphitheater — the first big production since the space was spruced up as part of an eight-year, $1 million park renovation project.
Book checked out in 1927 was finally returned to library
Have you ever come across a library book on your shelf that you swore you had returned? If you have, it probably wasn’t nearly as old as the one Jim Perry found in Napa, California, while weeding through some old boxes. Perry surprisingly uncovered a book that’s been in his family for five generations.
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