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Cover | Michael Fitzpatrick

A Day in the Life II (oil on line) Fine arts painter Michael Fitzpatrick works and lives in Napa. He graduated from art school in the late 1960s and worked for a large advertising agency in New York City before returning to California to start his own agency in Santa Rosa. He gave up that career in advertising as an art director and agency owner 15 years ago to pursue fine arts painting full time and has built a national following through magazine articles and high placements in national art competitions. The artist shows in art galleries locally and throughout the country, and his work can be seen at www. and Those interested in viewing his work are invited to visit his studio during the Napa Valley Open Studios Sept. 19-20 and 26-27 or by appointment.

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NEXT MONTH: Repast heads to Berkeley's MeloMelo Kava Bar for kava treats and bar bites while Paul Kilduff chats up Berkeley comedian W. Kamau Bell. Also on tap: Angela Beth Zusman's powerful project Griots: Voices from the African American Oral History Project and new life on San Pablo Avenue.

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May 2015 Issue:
Table of Contents

MY GENERATION |  Unconventional Medicine Man
Dana Ullman wants you to join the debate over whether homeopathic or allopathic medicine is superb.  
By Mike Rosen-Molina.

FIRST PERSON | Brain on Vacation
Swaying palm trees, warm sun, and a mosaic compass drift through peaceful consciousness near the Sea of Cortez.
By Margaretta K. Mitchell.

CULTURE | Arts, Events, and Diversions 
DANCE | Celebrating the Guidi Era
With Lustig at the helm, the Oakland Ballet Company honors 50 years of dance this spring.
By Rita Felciano.

Berkeley newcomer brings Algerian food like couscous and merguez to the forefront.
By Anneli Rufus.

The Kilduff File |  Chanda Gonzales
The local point person for Google's Lunar Xprize talks about colonizing the moon. Sort of. 
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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