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Cover | David Lance Goines

Year of the Rooster (2017, Solid color blockprint printed by litho and letterpress, edition of 750). 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 241 posters for local, national, and international businesses, as well as graphic work for many private clients. He is the author of five books, collaborator on three, and his work has been the subject of six others. A collection of his work, published by Dover, is available in local bookstores: The Poster Art of David Lance Goines, A 40-Year Retrospective, 1968-2009 (Dover, 2010). Goines is also a 21-gallon blood donor. His work may be seen online at

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COMING SOON: Tales of summer camp in March, Nosh Box peeks into blemished produce, and Paul Kilduff talks tunnels, trains, and politics with Mr. BART himself, Michael C. Healy, the longtime public face of BART who is promoting his new book BART: The Dramatic History of the Bay Area Rapid Transit System, a Heyday release.

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February 2017 Issue:
Table of Contents

Whose Trails?

Mountain bikers dream of one day riding through the hills on East Bay MUD land. But hikers, equestrians, and plant lovers want to stop cyclists in their tracks.
By Alastair Bland.

FARO'S GARDEN |   | Universal Love and Sowing Seeds
A trip to Club Mud in Nigeria leads to Rita, Unekwu, and a lot of rain.
By R.E. Faro.

|  Comedy in the Era of Trump
Who gets the last laugh?
By Reese Erlichs.

|  Split Personality
Berkeley Social Club offers two distinct dining experiences under one big roof.
By Ethan Fletcher.

The Kilduff File |  Leigha Miller
This teenager is a hot rod heroine and drag-racing champ. By Paul Kilduff. 
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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