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Cover | David Lance Goines

Year of the Ox (2009, solid-color blockprint, printed by letterpress in an edition of 450). David Lance Goines was born in 1945 in Grants Pass, Ore., and has lived and worked in Berkeley as a printer and graphic designer since 1965. He has designed and printed 221 posters for local, national and international businesses, as well as graphic work for many private clients. His work is visible online at His most recent show was held at the Hillside Club in Berkeley. He is an 18-gallon blood donor.



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2009 Issue:

Table of Contents

|  An Elegant Tribute
The late Ed Roberts was a primary force behind the Independent Living Movement, making Berkeley a national model for how to serve people with disabilities. The city sets another precedent with the Ed Roberts Campus, an 80,000-square-foot building going up near Ashby BART that brings together seven agencies that serve people with disabilities. The creatively designed building will include innovative features like a central spiral ramp, textured floors and a talking elevator to make it easier for people with any disability to visit. 
 By Eve Kushner.

UP FRONT   |   The Play’s the Thing
Berkeley Rep’s Associate Artistic Director Les Waters, who has long embraced new plays, is helping the theater company realize its goal of 50 new plays in 10 years. This month, he directs the provocatively titled In the Next Room (or the vibrator play)—a Victorian tale of six people looking for love. 
By Aleta George.

SHOPPING AROUND | The Science of Summer Camp
Oh, to be a kid again, when summer meant swimming, tie-dye, and hours of free time. Here in the East Bay, children can do all that and much more, choosing from a myriad of summer camps on everything from music to cooking to trapeze.  
By Rachel Trachten.

SHOP TALK | Neighborhood Shops
This month Shop Talk offers the latest on four local shops and restaurants: Miss Pearl’s Jam House in Jack London Square, the Oakland Chocolate Company, Acme Awning and Cyzuki Industries. Shop Talk alternates monthly with Bay Tripping.  
By Aaron Crowe, Susan Sanford and Sarah Weld.

The Kilduff File |  Mervin Morris
At 88, Mervin Morris, the man behind the San Lorenzo-based Mervyn’s department store chain, knows a thing or two about retail. He muses about Mervyn’s demise last year, ladies’ dresses and having no regrets. By Paul Kilduff


Editor’s Note


Be East Bay: Go, Meet, Shift, Create, Read
A short section of cool things to try, hot things to read and interesting people to meet in the East Bay.

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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