November 8, 2006 – In Letters this week, air traffic controllers laud our recent cover story, while Rossmoor atheists take issue with our account of their meeting. Feeder reports on how the Texas Rangers are going after Hayward firefighter Craig Bueno, the A’s fan/heckler whose wife was injured by a chair thrown by a Rangers pitcher. Nerds ‘N the Hood? Water Cooler introduces you to a local nonprofit that trains “at-risk” citizens as IT guys and gals. Chris Thompson shows how Alameda’s deeply indebted public utility and failing telecom venture has put the city on a disastrous track. This week’s cover story is the first in Kathleen Richards’ two-part series on the failures of the juvenile justice system.
Now for the critics: In Theater, we review Hedda Gabler and Tuesdays With Morrie. As for Movies, A Good Year turned out not that good, but our food critic found Mona’s Table a comfy addition to the Alameda scene. Our music scribes explore the avante-gard world of the guy who soundtracked A Scanner Darkly, and Close 2 Tha Edge reveals a titillating scene at this year’s Exotic Erotic Ball. Hide your adolescent’s eyes, parents. That duty is the price you pay for living in a liberal haven.
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