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Cover | Allison Mantha-Remail
and Karen Klaber

Mom’s “Ballet Hands” (digitally manipulated photograph). The subject of this month’s cover is Judith Lance, mother of The Monthly’s publisher, Karen Klaber. The photo, which was taken in 1945 on Miami Beach, was colorized by Allison Mantha-Remail, certified photo finisher and restoration specialist, under Klaber’s direction. Manhattan-born Judith Lance sang and danced as a vaudevillian in the ’30s and was a member of the Women’s Army Corps during World War II, entertaining the troops throughout New England with the 5th War Bond Show. Now living in Las Vegas at the ripe old age of 92, she still drives, raises funds for Disabled American Veterans, and steals the show at holiday parties dancing up a storm (even with osteoporosis). She’s suffered the premature loss of a husband and son, but still has a terrific sense of humor and joie de vivre. Klaber is proud to say that her mother is the most resourceful, self-reliant, high-spirited woman she knows and feels lucky to have inherited some of that moxie (not to mention the genes). For information on photo restoration services by Allison Mantha-Remail, contact Sarber’s Camera in Montclair: 1958 Mountain Blvd., (510) 339-8545.


August 2007 Issue:
Table of Contents

|  Carbon Credit Report
Suddenly the words “carbon footprints” and “carbon credits” are commonplace in this age of worry over global warming. Political candidates, rock bands and regular folks are snapping up carbon credits to offset the greenhouse gases spewed in travel and consumption. Even PG&E is giving us a chance to offset our carbon each month. But what exactly does it mean—and can it really make a difference? By Mike Rosen-Molina

UP FRONT  |   World Class
A talented young jazz musician has made it to the big time, the latest in the Berkeley High School legacy that has produced other jazz stars.  By Andrew Gilbert

EAST BAY LIFE |  Acts of Creation
Whether it’s a piece of knitting, a woodworking project or Shrinky Dinks, Church of Craft members are in search of a spiritual process to counter the consumer mentality of our culture. By Kate Madden Yee

Shopping Around | Asian Aesthetic
From home decorating to bamboo flooring, Asian styles meld with green-consciousness to inspire local buyers. By Kate Madden Yee

The Kilduff File |  Rich “Big Vinny” Lieberman
A Bay Area media personality, now featured in the Matier & Ross online column, mouths off.  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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