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Issue Archive for the Week of Mar 5-11, 2003

News & Opinion

  • No New Burbs, but Bring on the Factories

    The new middle-class residents of Pittsburg organized to oppose a blight more noxious than new power plants -- new homes.
  • Is Civilian Police Review Outmoded?

    In all the planned reform of Oakland's police department, not one word was mentioned about its citizen review board.
  • Not Just for Grannies Anymore

    The once-dowdy hobby of knitting is winning converts among young urban hipsters and even (gasp!) straight men.
  • 7 Days

    Chancellor's windfall; and jurist's downfall; ditching the Planet, and docking the dumpers.
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  • Letters for the week of March 5-11, 2003

    Perhaps your writers ought to: Visit the Ashby Flea Market, consider the real school problem, get in touch with their true feelings.

Arts & Culture

  • The Jazz Factory

    Berkeley High keeps turning out high-caliber jazz musicians.
  • Billboard

    This week's day-by-day picks.
  • Baghdad Love

    Iraqi singer Kazem Al-Sahir brings his repressed longing to Berkeley.
  • Alakkatiki?

    Rum, comedy, and the lasses
  • Lush Life

    There when you need it
  • Pink Sand

    Do-it-yourself castles
  • Odds Are

    Video game art steps out
  • Rootsy

    Dance direct from Africa


  • That '60s Show

    Oliver Beene goes against fake millionaires and phony idols.

Food & Drink

  • Book 'Em & Cook 'Em

    Ten Speed Press stays plump on cookbooks and food-fantasy fodder.
  • The Spoils of Too Many Cooks

    Being a story in which the seven personality types of cooking classes are revealed.


  • Come On, Ride that Train

    Gravy Train has created an outlet for all the dorks of Oakland -- not to mention the rest of the country -- to express themselves sexually. Their music is the mating call of the poor, the smelly, the hungry, and the horny.
  • The Goo Goo Doll

    Inside the androgynous, cyberriffic, electro world of Tiga.
  • Go Out and Make Some of Your Own

    The open mic scene over here is still small enough that you'll quickly begin to recognize the regulars.
  • And Then He Killed Me (Allegedly)

    Is Phil Spector mad, a genius, or a murder suspect with decades of preparation? Read our results!
  • Metro Rides the Rails

    Yet another downtown venue claims The Man is messin' with it.
  • Lost in Danville

    The place is buzzing with kids wandering in and out. No one looks older than sixteen. Awesome.
  • Afro-Mystik

  • The Minus 5

    Down with Wilco
  • The Transplants

    The Transplants
  • Tandy

    The Lowdown: 1997-2002

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