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Re: “Sauce Piquante

This will be our second show at the Kensington Circus Pub. We had a great time last month! Nice atmosphere for listening and for dancing, too. Louisiana-style gumbo for sale, along with tasty British pub food. So come on by!

--Blair, accordionist with Sauce Piquante Cajun-Creole Band

Posted by BKilpatrick on 09/17/2012 at 3:31 PM

Re: “Banned Books Reading

"What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Infant Circumcision" by Dr. Paul Fleiss and Dr. Frederic Hodges should have also been mentioned as banned by

Posted by Frank McGinness on 09/11/2012 at 10:16 AM

Re: “T. Geronimo Johnson

Not to be missed!!!

Posted by Elizabeth Cowan on 09/07/2012 at 12:53 PM

Re: “Get Your Tickets Today For The 2012 Northern California Beer Festival Dinner

Buy a ticket and support Kitchen of Champions! This will be a lot of fun, East Bay folks!

Posted by Frederic on 08/28/2012 at 8:56 AM

Re: “Salsa Party

Great place to dance salsa on a Saturday night if you want to get away from you typical Cocomo's crowd...

Posted by Tomaj Trenda on 08/12/2012 at 5:47 PM

Re: “Salsa Party

OMG...this is the best Salsa event I've found in the East Bay or San Francisco areas....2 FREE lessons...Salsa and Bachata with top instuctors, free food, free and sangria, juice, etc. LIVE BANDS, and a huge dance for just $15 bucks. I love this event...wish it was WEEKLY! Just once a month right now..every 3rd SATURDAY at Allegro! Info at:

Posted by Tomaj Trenda on 08/12/2012 at 5:46 PM

Re: “Lunch Beat Oakland!

This venue for Lunch Beat Oakland is The Event Center ballroom at 420 14th Street. The address is correct above but the name of the venue is The Event Center.

Posted by Venus Simon French on 08/08/2012 at 5:13 PM

Re: “CCSVI-MSketeers Multiple Sclerosis Fundraiser

Chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency (CCSVI), or the pathological restriction of venous vessel discharge from the CNS has been proposed by Zamboni, et al, as having a correlative relationship to Multiple Sclerosis. From a clinical perspective, it has been demonstrated that the narrowed jugular veins in an MS patient, once widened, do affect the presenting symptoms of MS and the overall health of the patient. It has also been noted that these same veins once treated, restenose after a time in the majority of cases. Why the veins restenose is speculative. One insight, developed through practical observation, suggests that there are gaps in the therapy protocol as it is currently practiced. In general, CCSVI therapy has focused on directly treating the venous system and the stenosed veins. Several other factors that would naturally affect vein recovery have received much less consideration. As to treatment for CCSVI, it should be noted that no meaningful aftercare protocol based on evidence has been considered by the main proponents of the ‘liberation’ therapy (neck venoplasty). In fact, in all of the clinics or hospitals examined for this study, patients weren’t required to stay in the clinical setting any longer than a few hours post-procedure in most cases. Even though it has been observed to be therapeutically useful by some of the main early practitioners of the ‘liberation’ therapy, follow-up, supportive care for recovering patients post-operatively has not seriously been considered to be part of the treatment protocol. To date, follow-up care has primarily centered on when vein re-imaging should be done post-venoplasty. The fact is, by that time, most patients have restenosed (or partially restenosed) and the follow-up Doppler testing is simply detecting restenosis and retrograde flow in veins that are very much deteriorated due to scarring left by the initial procedure. This article discusses a variable approach as to a combination of safe and effective interventional therapies that have been observed to result in enduring venous drainage of the CNS to offset the destructive effects of inflammation and neurodegeneration, and to regenerate disease damaged tissue.
As stated, it has been observed that a number of presenting symptoms of MS almost completely vanish as soon as the jugulars are widened and the flows equalize in most MS patients. Where a small number of MS patients have received no immediate benefit from the ‘liberation’ procedure, flows in subject samples have been shown not to have equalized post-procedure in these patients and therefore even a very small retrograde blood flow back to the CNS can offset the therapeutic benefits. Furthermore once the obstructed veins are further examined for hemodynamic obstruction and widened at the point of occlusion in those patients to allow full drainage, the presenting symptoms of MS retreat. This noted observation along with the large number of MS patients who have CCSVI establish a clear association of vein disease with MS, although it is clearly not the disease ‘trigger’.For more information please visit

Posted by Leo Voisey on 07/27/2012 at 1:52 AM

Re: “Skateboard Physics

This event is at Lawrence Hall of Science, but Chabot is having an event today.

There will be the following events*:
Solar Car Workshop, $5 + General Admission @ 11am & 1pm
Astronaut Training Activities, Free with General Admission @ 1pm
Day Hike, $3 + General Admission @ 2pm
CLC Mission to Mars, $10 + General Admission @ 3pm

*events subject to change.

Posted by Tessa Tully on 07/25/2012 at 10:05 AM

Re: “Mark P. Fisher: "Baroque Alive! Defining Our Terms"


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Posted by Mark P Fisher on 07/24/2012 at 11:22 PM

Re: “Fiddler On The Roof

This is my review:…

Or without links: Tradition at Oakland's Woodminster Amphitheater

Community theatre helps us stay connected and human in an ever-changing digital and fast-moving entertainment world. Outdoor musicals like the ones produced in Oakland's Woodminster Amphitheater at Joaquin Miller Park also offer an opportunity to turn an evening of theater into a wine-sipping, evening picnic with friends.

Half the joy from Woodminster's summer series is being in the open air as the night descends and under starry cover one can watch a favorite production. We caught the closing performance of Fiddler on the Roof and enjoyed wine, sandwiches and near-perfect weather.

The Woodminster Amphitheater in Oakland offers a summer series of musicals each year – since it's start in 1967. The open-air amphitheater is a unique venue and with no restrictions on food and beverages at the event you can join local insiders who turn the evening into a portable feast and nosh throughout the performance.

This year the summer musical offerings will continue after a successful production of Fiddler on the Roof with A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (in August) and a version of the inimitable Cats in early September.

It is a rare opportunity to see a musical in an urban, outdoor setting. Even more rare is the organizers' commitment to keeping the shows affordable and accessible. Partnerships with local businesses fund a program that gives free entrance for children (with adult ticket purchase see box office info for details). For many youngsters it is their first exposure to live theater.

Posted by Granate on 07/24/2012 at 5:22 PM

Re: “Skateboard Physics

This event is at Lawrence Hall of Science, not Chabot!

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Posted by Jewel Tess on 07/24/2012 at 3:46 PM

Re: “Enter to Win Tickets!
CITY OF SIN: Two one-act operas conclude West Edge Opera's "POPERA" Season

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Posted by Pankaj Sahu on 07/18/2012 at 7:13 AM

Re: “Sun Hop Fat

Great show. The music is hot and the crowd loves to dance to the exotic sound.

Posted by Paul Silberstein on 07/13/2012 at 3:46 PM

Re: “Thirstbusters

They were incredible

Posted by Jane Peterson on 07/09/2012 at 1:05 PM

Re: “The Beast Crawl

Thanks for the write-up! Hope to see everyone at PHOTO gallery for the second leg -- I'll be opening the show with a story about Back to the Future, being a teen, and high-intensity ignoring at 6:30 sharp!

Posted by Jessica Langlois on 07/06/2012 at 10:22 AM

Re: “Kaya Oakes with Conspiracy of Beards

am loving this book. the beards always put on a great show. ms. oakes is a marvelous reader. and moes is, well moes! 5 start for sure.

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Posted by Jen Loy on 07/05/2012 at 7:11 PM

Amazeballs. Great music. Good times.

Posted by EastBayChica on 06/29/2012 at 9:53 AM

Re: “Bright Futures Goes to Hollywood

Check out the you tube videos of last years hit, Bright Futures on Broadway and the preview of this years show. Ms. Ivy, keep up the good work in our community for our kids. Your little old house is and has been a great home for educating our students.

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Posted by scottie smith on 06/26/2012 at 10:06 AM

Re: “Distilled in the Bay Area: How to Drink Like a Locavore

Use the coupon code laffordistilled to purchase 1 or 2 standard or member tickets at a $10 discount rate! Tickets can be purchased at or 415-597-6705.

Posted by commonwealthclub on 06/25/2012 at 4:22 PM

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