Tag: Berkeley

Accidental Death of an Anarchist

Accidental Death of an Anarchist, which opened at the Berkeley Rep this evening, is both the funniest and the most serious show I’ve ever seen at this theatre.  The author is Italy’s famous Dario Fo  — Nobel Prize for Literature, 1997 — and the setting is 1970 Milan, but the Rep has tweaked the script so …

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Pete Seeger Lives

Monday evening began with a combined Tax the Rich and Stop the Keystone XL Pipeline rally on upper Solano Avenue, Berkeley.  Then the crowd lined up outside the Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse in downtown Berkeley, where Holly Near organized and MC-ed a two-hour memorial for Pete Seeger.  This video contains a few short samples.  The …

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An edible holiday tree

  This holiday tree consists mainly of broccoli, with peppers, radishes, carrots and other vegies as ornaments.  Staff members of the Monterey Market in Berkeley put it together.  Brilliant!

Berkeley Post Office For Sale. Photos.

The Berkeley Main Post Office has been officially listed as For Sale.  See listing here.  Also check out some of the other gorgeous legacy buildings shown on that site that are on the auction block — it’s sickening. Photographer Ken Osborn, a fellow member of the Berkeley Camera Club, has done an excellent job of …

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The Post Office Privatization Scam

I’ve written here previously about the smell of corruption arising from the cozy relationship between the Postmaster, the Richard Blum real estate octopus CBRE, and Sen. Feinstein, centering on the sale of historic US Post Office properties into private hands.  Now comes investigative reporter Peter Byrne in a recent issue of the East Bay Express …

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Birthday thoughts

On my 72nd birthday a couple of days ago I ate dinner at the Zatar restaurant in downtown Berkeley and then watched the Welcome to Hebron movie at the Berkeley Community College. Zatar is well known locally and I join the many customers who sing its praises.  The fare is an eclectic mix of Mediterranean …

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The “End Corporate Welfare Polka” by Anne Feeney

The folksinger Anne Feeney, whom Utah Phillips described as “the best labor singer in North America,” performed this song on the steps of the Berkeley Post Office Saturday afternoon Aug. 31. Feeney, who is based in Pittsburgh PA, is on the closing leg of a 15-city tour, singing at demonstrations, picket lines, protests, and similar …

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