Will May Day Protests Rejuvenate the Occupy Movement?

Posted April 30, 2012 by Randy Shaw

From April 9-15, thousands of Occupy activists got direct action training in preparation for the “99% Spring.” The goal is recapturing Occupy’s momentum, with a greater focus on targeting specific corporate wrongdoing. But getting large turnouts may not be easy.
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Berkeley’s “New” Downtown: Behind the Brand

Posted April 30, 2012 by Zelda Bronstein

“We want to fundamentally change perceptions about Downtown.” The speaker, Downtown Berkeley Association Executive Director John Caner, was addressing the 300 or so people crowded in the Shattuck Hotel’s Crystal Ballroom on the morning of April 3 to celebrate the
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Planning Commission Approves CPMC Project

Posted April 27, 2012 by Randy Shaw

After a hearing that began on April 26 at 10:00 am and continued until 8:00pm, the Planning Commission approved CPMC’s new hospital and medical office building project at Cathedral Hill and its rebuild of St. Luke’s Hospital. On the key
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Marshall Crenshaw Comes to Yoshi’s

Posted April 27, 2012 by E. "Doc" Smith

Marshall Crenshaw’s magnificent, “Blues is King” is one of my all-time, personal favorite songs, and I can hardly believe it’s been 25 years since breaking through to critical and commercial acclaim with his 1982 self-titled debut and era-defining pop hit
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Varla Jean Merman — “The Book of Merman”

Posted April 27, 2012 by Buzzin' Lee Hartgrave

In Defense of the Slow, the long, the Boring — there is no Defense. To escape the long and boring fare that is on most stages – you will rejoice when you discover Varla Jean’s show at the Rrazz. Her
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Uptown Tenderloin Walk-Through …

Uptown Tenderloin Walk-Through …

Posted April 27, 2012 by

To the Editor: I remember Wally Heider Studios from the Seventies, and Randy Shaw may remember that I was one of the first to complain when there was talk about evicting the studio and demolishing the building! Terrrie Frye San
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