Did Berkeley Bowl Ban Reporter for Life?

Los Angeles Times reporter John Glionna recently wrote a terrific piece on the tense, hyperkinetic, aggro atmosphere at the Berkeley Bowl. Shoppers ramming their cars into one another in a frenzied effort to get a parking space, customers barking at each other to get the hell out of the way, or scolding those who dare utter anything that could be interpreted as a sexist remark. It’s a love song to the Bowl and the city that hosts it, with all its warts and charms and quirks on full display. But it looks like owner Glen Yasuda didn’t care for the story; in a follow-up blog post, Gionna claims that Yasuda called him up and reamed him out about the piece. What’s more, Yasuda banned Glionna from the store. For life.

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