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Cover | Yoshiko Yamamoto

The Berkeley Rose Garden, poster for The Framer’s Workshop in Berkeley (middle row) and her circle letterpress-printed prints (top and bottom rows). Yamamoto operates her letterpress/design studio, The Arts & Crafts Press, in a small coastal town in Washington. For the 30th anniversary of The Framer’s Workshop, Yamamoto produced this limited-edition block print, using 21 separate blocks to achieve the subtle nuances of colors. All of Yamamoto’s current prints, including the Rose Garden poster, are available and featured at The Framer’s Workshop, 2439 Channing Way, Berkeley, (510) 849-4444; For more information about The Arts & Crafts Press, please visit


July 2007 Issue:
Table of Contents

“Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines,” wrote William Shakespeare in Sonnet 18. His comment on the intensity of summer is a theme taken up by our Bay Area bards this month as they describe a near-drowning, an awkward houseguest, teenagers on vert ramps, poignant slices of lemon meringue pie and so much more. Featuring Julia Bourland Chambers, Veronica Chater, Jill Koenigsdorf, Toni Martin, Linda Joy Myers, Laralynn Weiss Rapoza, Christine Schoefer, Laura Schumaker and Sarah Lavender Smith.

Real Food  |   Go Fish!
Splash into the local fish scene by boarding a boat with local fisherman Mike Hudson and checking in with East Bay fishmongers about fresh v. farmed, what’s healthy and what’s sustainable.   By Andrea Pflaumer

ARCHITEXTURE |  Tomb with a View
Our columnist looks at the East Bay’s own “city of the dead”—Mountain View Cemetery in Oakland—and delves into architect Olmsted’s original spare vision for the land. By Lauri Puchall

Shopping Around will return next month.

The Kilduff File |  Wendy Tokuda
A talk with the longtime local anchorwoman about switching channels, leaving Los Angeles, and good journalism.  By Paul Kilduff



Editor’s Note


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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