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Cover | M. Louise Stanley

Falling on Hard Times is a 2007 painting by Emeryville artist M. Louise Stanley that continues her exploration of the human condition, modern-day romance and political issues. Stanley’s recent paintings are based on research gathered during the “Art Lover’s Tours” that she organizes and leads to Italy, Spain, France and England each year. Her themes stem from an interest in the transformation myths of Ovid, sainthood, the cult of the Virgin and current events. An award-winning artist and educator, Stanley has exhibited in numerous solo and group shows and publications, and her work is in the permanent collections of many museums. Her paintings and journals can be viewed at She can be contacted directly at for information on her “Art Lover’s Tours.” Stanley is one of 91 artists featured in the 21st Annual Emeryville Art Exhibition. This juried exhibition is free to the public and open daily Oct. 6-28, 11am-6pm, at 5885 Hollis Street, EmeryStation East, Emeryville. For information call (510) 652-6122 or visit

Monthly publisher Karen Klaber will present awards to the three top and three honorable-mention winners on Sunday, October 7, 6 p.m. at Blick Art Materials, 811 University Avenue in Berkeley. Contact Sarah Gaiero, Blick general manager, at (510) 486-2600.


October 2007 Issue:
Table of Contents

|  Not Your Mama’s Bedtime Story
The newer breed of storyteller sings, dances, raps, foments revolution, messes with your mind, makes you remember your roots, helps lawyers get a leg up, and maybe even brings you closer to God. By Autumn Stephens

Local Traveler   |   Come Sail Away
Anthony Sandberg borrowed a boat and started giving sailing lessons on the Bay in1979, living in a van to make ends meet. Now Sandberg’s Olympic Circle Sailing Club, housed in a 10,000-square-foot facility in the Berkeley Marina, is considered among the best sailing institutions in the country. Come aboard and check it out. By Mike Parker

First Person |  Spring Forward, Fall Back
A last fond glimpse of summer as we know it in the Bay Area.  By Beatrice Motamedi

Shopping Around  |  Home Sweet Home
What’s out there for retirees? We look at senior communities and assisted living and talk to the experts about how you figure out your long-term plan. By Andrea Pflaumer

The Kilduff File |  Paul Blair
Hula hoop stuntman Paul “Dizzy Hips” Blair can spin a tractor tire with ease.  By Paul Kilduff



Editor’s Note


Be East Bay: Meet, Go, Listen, Read
The premiere of this short section of cool things to try, hot things to read and interesting people to meet in the East Bay. What’s new and happening? Inquiring minds wanna know. Pick up the print version of The Monthly and check it out.

Critic’s Choice

Shop Talk

Boutique Bazaar

Food for Thought

Dining Guide

Marketplace: Home & Garden

Marketplace: Personal & Creative Services

Kartoon Korner


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