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May 18, 2022

Come for the Salsa, Stay for the Climate: Berkeley’s Farmers’ Market Salsa Festival gets...

Cue the marimbas! After two years of pandemic-mandated cancellations, dancing, food and eco-consciousness will samba back on May 21, as the Farmers’ Market Salsa Festival...
May 4, 2022

Assessing Bad Behavior: Floy Andrews mounts campaign against Contra Costa County’s ‘Bad Boy’

For Floy Andrews, her master of science degree in bioethics from Columbia University is as important as her 15 years as an attorney in...
Apr 27, 2022

Hi, Honey, I’m Home: East Bay beekeepers say home is where the hive is

When English wildlife photographer Martin Dohrn’s documentary, My Garden of a Thousand Bees, aired in 2021, it wasn’t just the existing backyard beekeeping community...
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Apr 6, 2022

Rhythms of the Streets: Richmond’s poet laureate’s work honors and heals

David Flores’ list of poet inspirations doesn’t include any of the usual Dead White Suspects—no Eliot or Plath, Coleridge or Dickinson, Yeats or Keats....
Mar 23, 2022

Do Printers Dream of Electric Sheep?: Shotgun Players’s ‘Lost Ballad’ aims at AI anxiety

By now, even non-sci-fi fans know that “AI anxiety” is a real thing. A 2019 Forbes magazine article examined it, saying part of the...
Mar 16, 2022

Tech and Terroir: Fern Stroud’s diverse talents grow Black Vines

The Black Vines Festival celebrated a jubilant, yet carefully safe, return to a live event late last month. The 11th annual festival hosted 400...
Feb 23, 2022

Rosie’s Redux: Union trades revive as suitable jobs for women

In the iconic image, Rosie the Riveter—a woman in a polka-dot bandana—crooks a muscular arm as her speech balloon says, “We can do it!” What...
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Feb 16, 2022

Victory: Chevron divests from Myanmar junta

Late last month, global media began reporting that San Ramon-based Chevron, along with French oil company TotalEnergies, planned to withdraw from Myanmar. Both companies...
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