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Cover | Contest Winner Jamie Solomon

Untitled (chalk pastel). The Monthly received more than 70 submissions to our Sixth Annual Student Cover Contest. Entering her senior year at Piedmont High this month, first-place winner Jamie Solomon’s piece is a portrait of her sister, Terry. Setting out to illustrate different perspectives on the theme of isolation, Solomon drew Terry listening to music on her own. In addition to making art, Solomon enjoys acting and singing. “I’m an artistically inclined person,” she says, but she isn’t sure if she’ll go on to art school after graduation. “I’m trying to figure that out.” Local artist Carol Aust will present awards to the three top and seven honorable-mention winners on Sunday, October 8 at Blick’s Art Materials, 811 University Avenue, Berkeley. For information contact Blick General Manager Amy DeBrecht at (510) 486-2600. Click on Sixth Annual Cover Contest for second- and third-place artwork and bios on all three student artists--as well as honorable mention artwork and more.



September 2006 Issue:
Table of Contents

FEATURE | Taking Turns

In Europe, car sharing has been popular since the early 1970s. Now American companies are catching on: Some city dwellers want access to a car, but not the hassle of owning and maintaining one. In the Bay Area, three companies offer different packages and benefits, but each offers the convenience of a car when you need it, with a full tank of gas and a parking space. By Mike Rosen-Molina

Up Front | Eco Opportunity
Building your own home, making improvements to an old one, or just buying a new water heater? A major green home design expo makes the Bay Area the greenest place on Earth this month. By Paul Kilduff

In Faro’s Garden | A One-Dog Day
A three-legged stray hops into Faro’s life, prompting him to ask, who does more damage to nature? Humans, with their machines that emit planet-warming gases, or scrappy dogs who gnash and slash gardens like a knife through paper? By R.E. Faro

FIRST PERSON | Berkeley: 1979
Fresh out of high school, a suburban teen begins her adult life on campus and in her dorm. Looking back, she can see the path she’s traveled, from protected student to young woman of the world. By Lisa-Natalie Anjozian

Shopping Around | Yuppie Puppy
Heading out of town? Need a vet who makes house calls? A professional dog walker or groomer? Don’t let your dog go to the dogs. Check out our guide to dog-care services in the East Bay. By Tisa Watts

The Kilduff File | Matthew Fox
This reverend wants to see more reverence and joy in Christianity. By Paul Kilduff



Critic’s Choice

Boutique Bazaar

Shop Talk

Food for Thought

Dining Guide

Marketplace: Home & Garden

Marketplace: Personal & Creative Services

Kartoon Korner

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