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Dog at Play: Nalia Frolicking at the Albany Bulb, (2007, photograph taken with a Nikon D200, using a 70-200 F/2.8 VR lens; shot at 1/1000 sec. at f2.8). Daniel Bullwinkel took this photograph of Nalia, a 4-year-old Alsatian (another name for German Shepherd) as she ran toward her new owner, Esten Ray, who has been volunteering with German Shepherd Rescue for the past three years. A lifelong photographer, Bullwinkel built his first darkroom at age 11. Since then, he has worked in many areas of commercial photography, focusing on portraiture, industrial and product work. When not at his informational technology day job, or photographing clients, he relaxes by doing nature- and macro-photography. Born in Berkeley, he now lives in Piedmont. Bullwinkel can be reached at (For information on Alsatian rescue, contact German Shepherd Rescue of Northern California at



student cover contestJune 2008 Issue:
Table of Contents

|  What a Long, Strange Trip Itís Been
Eight first-person stories by East Bay writers on journeys near and far, from an Icelandic penis museum to a BART train under the Bay, from Africa to the operating room. Take a literary trip with us.  †By Megan Davis, Toni Martin, Mike Rosen-Molina, Lisa Sadikman, Richard Schwarzenberger; Anna Edmondson, Nan Johnsen Horton, Ransom Stephens.

Shopping Around  |  Arts and Crafts Fare
The East Bay is home to high-end arts and crafts artists who planted the genre here decades ago. From ACCI to Jingletown, we peek at artists in their elements and give you a heads up about East Bay Open Studios.  By Andrea Pflaumer

Shop Talk   |  Four inviting shops in your neighborhood
Lazlo’s Upholstery: An award-winning Claremont Avenue upholsterer and furniture designer in Berkeley for decades.
Scavengerie: a new, eclectic Berkeley antique shop on San Pablo Avenue.
Harmonique Garden: an offshoot of the Harmonique Home store on Solano Avenue with unique statues, décor and furniture for your outdoor spaces.
Shibumi Gallery: hand-crafted jewelry from April Higashi and a collection of artisans near Fourth Street in Berkeley.

The Kilduff File |  Severin Borenstein
The director of U.C.ís energy institute explains why Americans are spoiled by historically cheap gas and why we should beef up the gas tax.  By Paul Kilduff

Check back after June 15th to find the following stories online:

UP FRONT   |   No Ordinary Dog’s Life
The Bay Area is home to a dozen dogs rescued from the dog-fighting and torturing ring of former NFL star Michael Vick. A year after the arrests, read the back-story of how Oakland activists fought to save and rehabilitate the dogs and how some, like Uba, are getting a second chance.   By Elizabeth Kennedy.

EAST BAY LIFE   |   A Sign of Good Taste
Betty Ann Prinz is the unofficial food guru for the East Bay’s Deaf community. Called a bicultural food ambassador, Prinz is a caterer, critic and go-to food expert.  By Anna Mindess

Available only in print:
Editor’s Note: a look at this month’s issue and commentary on life in the East Bay
Letters: reader responses to The Monthly’s stories
Be East Bay: an introduction to interesting people, places and events in your community
Critics Choice: highlights of this month’s happenings in art, theater, film, dance and music
Boutique Bazaar: distinctive small shops in the East Bay
Food for Thought: local caterers and food and wine purveyors
Dining Guide: a selection of East Bay restaurants
Marketplace Home: a catalog of services for your home and garden
Marketplace Services: a catalog of personal and creative services
Kartoon Korner: editorial cartoons to entertain and agitate


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