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Comment Archives: stories: Arts & Culture: Events

Re: “Making History

For anyone interested, more information on the May 5th, 7pm community event at the Subterranean Arthouse can be found here:

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Posted by Claire Duplantier on 04/28/2015 at 8:28 PM

Re: “A Decidedly Special Delivery

This was one of the most amazing, authentic experiences around art, youth and community I have witnessed in recent memory. Thousands gathered to view this space and its jawdroppingly fabulous graffiti for free, with music, beer and wine, and an electric atmosphere that should make world cultural hubs like London, Berlin and Venice blush.

A few thousand mostly young folks pullulated in the once abandoned rusty, peeling trilevel concrete and steel building that seemed happy to be a host for all this activity. The people were happy together, drowning in art in 3D, dancing, flirting, posing, snap-shooting and juggling, all of them self-regulated, well-behaved and paying close attention to what they saw.

The floor, the walls, and ceiling and all kinds of nooks and crannies were painted. Many works displayed wit, wildness and undeniable artistry. At several points, the building trembled as the trains, often themselves adorned by the same art work now housed now inside the building, roared by.

The project as a whole shows mindful foresight and planning that is rare indeed. The police and the city govt. clearly had a welcome role in facilitating this art event by keeping a very low profile and just letting folks do their stuff. And to my understanding, this was no LA style Eli Lilly funded, rarified and ultimately impotent extravaganza, but a grassroots, collaborative, kickstarter and Bay area funded. If so, we should thank everyone that helped artwork blossom before our eyes in their natural habitat in this fresh, free and provocative way.

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Posted by Vera Citizen on 09/09/2012 at 11:55 AM

Re: “A Question of Devotion

It doesn't get mentioned in this article, but Laura decided to put her career on hold to be the stay-at-home parent for Simon. Through her tireless dedication and hard work, she has been 90% responsible for getting him to this stable, relatively healthy place he his today. To learn more about the Fitch-Jenett family and their struggles raising a child with a life-threatening illness, go to

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Posted by Jaime Jenett on 05/15/2012 at 10:07 PM

Re: “The Tour de Coop

I work for Animal Place, a nonprofit sanctuary specializing in the rescue of abused farmed animals, including chickens. We operate Rescue Ranch that saves the lives of thousands of hens from the egg industry each year. We have two facilities - Vacaville and Grass Valley.

We currently have more than 1,600 hens available for adoption who were saved from starvation by a California egg farmer. Those interested in adoption can find out more here:….

I think it is important to remember that the backyard chicken movement has a dark side to it.

Rooster Chicks: Male chicks are killed or used as "packing peanuts" by the hatcheries supplying backyard chicks.

Parent Birds: They are housed inside sheds. They never see the light of day. At the young age of 18-mos-old, they are slaughtered.

Transport: Day-old chicks are shipped through the postal service with no legal oversight and often in any climate conditions, resulting in the unnecessary death of sensitive baby animals (who are never raised by their own mothers, either).

Chickens are intelligent, social animals. They can be wonderful backyard companions. Adopt, don't buy.

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Posted by Marji Beach on 05/03/2012 at 8:22 AM

Re: “Parkway 2.0

Good luck to The New Parkway! Thanks for making it happen, Moses, and getting the community behind you on this!

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Posted by Kit Vaq on 10/23/2012 at 10:16 AM

Re: “Parkway 2.0

Correction: movies are free, yummy food is not.

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Posted by J Moses Ceaser on 10/21/2012 at 6:21 PM

Re: “Napoleon's Epic Premiere

For those who arrange weekend marathons to watch all of Star Wars, the Godfather, Dexter, or The Wire, five and half hours is nothing. The fifteen-hour production (over four nights) of Wagner's Ring Cycle was an unforgettable event in my life. Some things can be so worth the time, so there's no way I'm missing Gance's Napoleon! Thanks for the alert, Ms. Harwood!

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Posted by don menn on 03/21/2012 at 11:26 AM

Re: “The Revival of Bay Area Ladyfest

Love it!! I'm so excited!

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Posted by Maria Yates on 09/12/2012 at 4:26 PM

Re: “Out to Redefine Safety

"Norris described his understanding of safety as centered in equal access to employment, healthcare, and restorative justice. "Our whole public safety approach is an incarceration-first approach," he said. Part of the event will be collectively developing alternatives."

Rubbish! 80% of the activity is a tired, dreary pantomime of catch and release. And the choir of self-appointed advocates continues to get paid to wail and distort the narrative. The remedies these advocates promote are a form of micro-aggressions against victims of crime.

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Posted by Laura Menard on 07/30/2015 at 8:05 AM

Re: “Ten Years of Girl Power

Wow! I saw Bones of a Feather at The New Parish! They're phenominal! EVERYONE GO TO THIS THEYRE AWESOME!

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Posted by Jane Rush on 09/18/2014 at 1:10 PM

Re: “Fixing Wikipedia's Women Problem

The only "woman problem" at Wikipedia is "Sarah Stierch" herself.

She's a totally corrupt individual who was caught secretly engaging in paid editing, something entirely against all the principles of the project For your average editor to do this would represent a major problem, but for a Wikimedia staff member to do it presents an enormous scandal.

Stierch has completely disgraced the project and the Wikimedia foundation and I doubt any editor with any credibility wishes to see her go anywhere near the project. The fact she thinks she still in a position to help recruit new editors is absolutely laughable, and if she had any sense or decency she'd have left the site completely when her activities were exposed.

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Posted by Bob Smith2 on 04/07/2014 at 12:01 PM

Re: “Unveiling a Secret City

@Spencer oof, fixed, sorry

— Ellen, EBX Web Editor

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Posted by Ellen Cushing on 05/22/2013 at 2:45 PM

Re: “Unveiling a Secret City

Who is Scott Mclure?

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Posted by Spencer McCall on 05/21/2013 at 8:51 PM

Re: “Sketching the Extra-Ordinary

Thanks Azeen. You did a great job on the article and I hope we'll have lots of new sketchers joining us for the fun!

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Posted by Jana Bouc on 01/16/2013 at 2:01 PM

Re: “A Decidedly Special Delivery

Is this still going on? Your article says it is on Sundays, but Endless Canvas says not open to the public -- which is it?

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Posted by berkeley_ca on 09/15/2012 at 10:56 AM

Re: “An Amusing East Bay History

A friend of mine who died last year in her nineties, used to get dragged to Idora Park by her parents. She claims it was a really boring place for kids and an excuse for their parents to schmooze (and I assume booze).

She much preferred the Fox.

Question: is the windmill next door to Steele's on Telegraph a remnant of Idora? Was the miniature golf range that closed about 20 years ago on Telegraph a vestige?

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Posted by Leonard Raphael on 07/02/2012 at 8:39 PM

Re: “Alone on the Ranch

Compelling and profound.
---Doreen Alexander Child

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Posted by Doreen Alexander Child on 07/01/2015 at 4:28 PM

Re: “Ten Years of Girl Power

Love the write-up!!! Thank you!!! <3 Bones of a Feather

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Posted by Emma Hyatt on 09/18/2014 at 2:05 PM

Re: “Fixing Wikipedia's Women Problem

These pitifully small and minor events will never change Wikipedia, which in turn will never reflect the truth about the world with its current policies and practices. The fact that women must be given special attention during Women's History Month and during specially-organized events is a sign that Wikipedia is committed to tokenism and symbolic acts, not to real change.

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Posted by Judith Rathbone on 04/06/2014 at 3:42 PM

Re: “Restoring 'Rainbow Black'

We are excited that Ishmael Reed (winner of the prestigious MacArthur Fellowship [genius award], the renowned L.A. Times Robert Kirsch Lifetime Achievement Award and the Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Award, who was nominated for a Pulitzer and is Professor Emeritus at the UC Berkeley; and also the founder of Before Columbus Foundation) along with Carl Mack (Retired Superintendent Del Paso Heights School District; Currently Associate Professor, CSPP, Alliant International University) will both participate in a panel discussion following the screening. Filmmaker, Cheryl Fabio will be on hand.

The organizers are delighted to introduce to Oakland, Shomari "Issa" Jackson of Sacramento, grandson of Sarah Fabio, who performs spoken word.

Tickets are still available on Eventbrite, and a few at the door!

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Posted by Cheryl Fabio on 01/15/2014 at 11:30 AM

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