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Cover | Anthony Holdsworth

Bernal Beat #1 (2015, 28" x 20", oil on wood panel). The painting is a continuation of the artist's ongoing documentation of the Latin community in and around the Mission District of San Francisco. It depicts José Najera, who is entering the '33 Chevy. He has a Latin funk band called the Bernal Beat, and he also is a member of the lowrider community. Artist Holdsworth also portrays Najera's son, Eloy Cipriano Najera, the band's keyboardist and sometime vocalist, in the painting; that's him seated in the car. Viewers can also see the Najeras' dog, Cha Cha. Holdsworth is hosting a reception 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, March 2, at the SFMOMA  Artists' Gallery at Fort Mason. José Najera will be bringing a scaled-down version of his band to perform at the reception. The exhibition, Anthony Holdsworth: Spirit of Place —The Heart Walls Series and Related Works, runs Feb. 24-March 24 at the SFMOMA Artists' Gallery, Fort Mason ( Learn more about the artist at

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NEXT MONTH: Bow-and-arrow fans find their way to the Church of Archery in Berkeley's La Loma Park where a changing of the guard has occurred but the religion of archery continues. Meanwhile, Reese Erlich has something to say about Uber coming to Oakland, and Faro is knee-deep in oxalis, lemons, and pie.

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FEATURE |  More Than Lanyards
With summer camps catering to nearly every interest, entertaining and educating the kids is a whole lot easier. Here are options for a smoother camp season, from Girl Scouts, coding, sports, and family camps to tips on sleepaway programs, scholarships, and bargain day camps.  
By Lisa Fernandez, Carrie Kirby, Carolyn Jones, and Candace Murphy.

CULTURE | Arts, Events, and Diversions
|  Cubenco, Anyone?
Flamenco isn't just heel-stomping music anymore. Pianist Gonzalo Rubalcaba and songstress Esperanza Fernandez create a new genre.
By Reese Erlich.

DINING REVIEW |  Shiba Ramen
Testing the bone-broth waters where a less-fussy but fully slurp-able brand.
By Ethan Fletcher.

The Kilduff File |  Jacquie Ward
She flies like a girl and is a daredevil in the cockpit. 
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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