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Cover | Deborah Oropallo

Fire Chief (2015, photomontage and acrylic on wood panel, 58 x 48 inches; source material: Philip Metcalfe by Pompeo Batoni). Deborah Oropallo was born in Hackensack, N.J. She received a B.F.A. from Alfred University and an M.A. and M.F.A. from UC Berkeley. Oropallo's work has been featured in solo exhibitions at the de Young Museum, the Boise Art Museum, Montalvo Arts Center, and the San Jose Museum of Art. Her work has been included in group exhibitions at the Whitney Biennial, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Corcoran Gallery Biennial, the Jewish Museum, and the Richmond Art Center. Oropallo's work has been featured in two monographs: POMP (2009), published by Gallery 16, and How To, published by the San Jose Museum of Art. Oropallo is also a recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Award, a Eureka Fellowship from the Fleishhacker Foundation, the Engelhard Award, and a grant from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation. Oropallo is represented by Catharine Clark Gallery in San Francisco, and her work can be seen online at

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July 2017 Issue:
Table of Contents

FEATURE | How We Age
Life for those 55 and older at Phoenix commons, two new hips, and the perks ahead.
By Susan Kuchinskas, Derk Richardson, and Lisa Fernandez.

ENVIRONMENT |  Fighting for a Better Future
Activists are driven by a sense of urgency to strengthen a new regional plan for housing and greenhouse gas reductions by 2040. By Jean Tepperman.

POLITICS |  Bait and Switch
During last year's Berkeley mayoral race, Jesse Arreguin argued that his position on housing had "evolved."
His record so far undermines that claim. By Robert Gammon.

The Jean-Pierre Melville retrospective comes to BAMPFA.
.y Reese Erlich.

|  La Capilla
A West Berkeley newcomer dishes up lovely Mexican cuisine in a serene setting..
By Ethan Fletcher.

The Kilduff File |  Tom Dalzell
Berkeley's inspector quirky documents the city's weirdness with a camera.. 
By Paul Kilduff

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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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