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COVER | David Lance Goines

Year of the Dog (2018, solid color blockprint printed by 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 1963. He has designed and printed 244 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 23-gallon blood donor. His work may be seen online at

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February 2018 Issue:

ENVIRONMENT |  Parks May Get Financial Boost
A $4 billion measure on the June ballot would help upgrade parks and increase access to them.
By Alastair Bland

EDUCATION |  A Symphonic Coming of Age
Berkeley Youth Orchestra offers an enriching "harmonic progression" into musical maturity. By Catherine Brozen

PARENTING |  Limiting Screen Time
How to get your child off phones, tablets, and video games and out the door. By Lisa Fernandez

THEATER |   Central to the Cast
Playwright Patricia Milton keeps her topical works politically charged for Central Works.
By Andrew Gilbert

RETAIL |  California Typewriter on the Big Screen
Gems sparkle at Esqueleto, and Resurrect makes Valentine's Day fun again.
By Annie Crawford

|  Juanita & Maude
An ideal neighborhood restaurant joins the Albany dining scene.
By Janelle Bitker

The Kilduff File |  Santiago Rizzo
The once-troubled Berkeley youth reflects on his mentor while seeking a distributor for their film, Quest. 
By Paul Kilduff


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