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Cover | Elena Zolotnitsky

After Andre Derain (15 x 13 inches, oil on paper, commissioned by Michael Ehrenberg). Elena Zolotnitsky was born in Moscow in 1961. She graduated from the State University of Cinematography in Moscow in 1986 with the M.A. in Fine Art and Animation. Until 1989 when she left Russia, Zolotnitsky worked as a creative director in animation production, a freelance illustrator, and a poster designer. She also started her career as a painter. For the last 28 years Zolotnitsky has been professionally recognized by major American Art Institutions like Communication Arts, American Society of Publication Design, and Society of Illustrators. Her art has appeared on the covers of The New York Times Book Review, 7x7, San Francisco Magazine, Baltimore, Architectural Digest, American Art Collector, Ritz-Carlton Magazine, The Atlantan, and numerous editorial publications across America and in Russia. Zolotnitsky is represented by SFMOMA Artists Gallery (San Francisco), Pryor Fine Art (Atlanta, Ga.), Selby Fleetwood Gallery (Santa Fe, N.M.), Andra Norris Gallery (Burlingame), and Paul Mahder Gallery (Healdsburg). Zolotnitsky's paintings are on display in the solo show Full Circle until Sept. 30 at The Club Gallery at the Claremont Hotel, 41 Tunnel Road, Oakland.

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August 2017 Issue:
Table of Contents

FEATURE | Thelton's Orders
On the eve of his retirement, the federal judge who reshaped the state's prison system and the Oakland Police Department speaks on his role in the civil rights movement and the future of justice in the Trump era.
By Scott Morris.

The answer seems to be yes and no.
By Reese Erlich.

|  Reem's California
Mixing bread and politics in Oakland's Fruitvale district.
By Ethan Fletcher.

The Kilduff File |  Donna Fong
A pit master explains tri-tip's true origins. 
By Paul Kilduff

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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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