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Cover | Arthur K. Miller

Tim Lincecum (acrylic on masonite, 2010). Arthur K. Miller’s portrait of San Francisco Giants pitching superstar Tim Lincecum, the two-time winner of the Cy Young award whose signature pitching position defies the laws of gravity, is showcased in “Rookies & Pros,” the George Krevsky 13th annual Art of Baseball exhibition in San Francisco. Ted Spencer, curator of Cooperstown, N.Y.’s National Baseball Hall of Fame, and Al Rosen, then general manager of the San Francisco Giants, encouraged Miller, a passionate baseball artist, early on. Miller’s paintings have been featured in several one-man shows in Cooperstown. His internationally collected artwork is exhibited at the George Krevsky Gallery, 77 Geary St., San Francisco and OK Harris in New York City. “Rookies & Pros” runs through June 19, Tuesdays through Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. For more information: (415) 397-9748 or




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June 2010 Issue:
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|  Hard Choices
Twice a year, The Monthly offers readers a chance to sample an eclectic mix of personal writing by local scribes. In this, our summer 2010 essay issue, we bring you five of our favorite submissions on a subject that most human beings can relate to: making a hard choice. To have your own first-person piece considered for a future roundup, keep your eye on this page, where we’ll announce our upcoming topic this fall. By Stacy Appel, Wendy Lichtman, Chaya Malika, Karen Rosenbaum, and Wichita Sims

UP FRONT | The Good News
Neil Henry, the new dynamic dean of U.C. Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism, is on a mission to restore “truth” to the teetering world of journalism, and respect to everyday reporting. But he’s also looking to the future, partnering the school with the brand-new nonprofit media experiment launched May 26—the Bay Citizen, backed by $5 million in funding from San Francisco financier Warren Hellman.   By Bonnie Eslinger

ON LOCATION | Adam Lamoreaux
We’re excited to debut the first installation of On Location—a bite-sized new Q&A with a colorful East Bay character (as you may have noticed, there’s no shortage in these parts!) plus a peek at their preferred hangouts. This month, we launch the series with Adam Lamoreaux, the boffo brewmeister behind Oakland’s Linden Street Brewery. Lamoreaux fills us in on his favorite local haunts, strolls, restaurants, and, of course, brew pubs.  By Tim Kingston

Shopping Around |  The Path Less Traveled
Camping is a cheaper form of recreation than, say, Club Med. And in beautiful, temperate Northern California, sleeping beneath the stars—or inside the state-of-the-art tent—is popular no matter what the economy is (or isn’t) doing. Naturally, our area is home to plenty of nifty spots to stock up on the outdoor gear you need, and ensure that your next wilderness getaway goes off without a hitch.   By Mike Rosen-Molina

The Kilduff File |  Lowell Darling
It may seem like Jerry Brown is the only guy who runs for Guv ad infinitum. But don’t forget Brown’s fellow Dem, Lowell Darling, the quirky candidate who once sought to cure the state’s drought by jabbing giant needles into the earth in—you guessed it—Needles, Calif. Darling went on to give Brown a run for his money (or at least a piece of his mind) in 1978. Now he’s back with plans for everything from fixing the hamstrung state budget process to setting a reality TV show in the Capitol.  By Paul Kilduff

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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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