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COVER | Dana DeKalb

Catch and Release, 2018 (acrylic on polyester). This paining will be featured this month at Berkeley Art Center in the exhibition Wonder Women curated by George Krevsky. Artist Dana DeKalb was born in Sumatra, Indonesia, and raised overseas by her parents who were American expatriates working abroad. Her unusual upbringing is evident in her narrative paintings, which portray the dreamlike stories of strangers in a strange land. DeKalb's style is also influenced by her appreciation of early American primitive paintings as well as Arabic and Persian miniature paintings. Read more about her at Visit Berkeley Art Center 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Wed.-Sun. at 1275 Walnut St., Berkeley, in Live Oak Park.

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June 2018 Issue:

FEATURE |  Tax Time Scammers Return
East Bay residents have been getting calls from aggressive scammers pretending to be IRS agents. Armed with personal information, they threaten victims with arrest unless they pay thousands of dollars.
By Scott Morris

EDUCATION |  Crisis at Sheffield Village Preschool
After Oakland's Parks and Recreation Department fired both teachers at a small preschool, most parents pulled their kids out. Now the teachers are suing.
By Scott Morris

FAMILY CARE |  Going Places Gets Simple
A ridesharing pilot for seniors gets a boost from VIP Zip's affordable transportation model.
By Lisa Fernandez

GAMES |   What's in a Game?
Local board game designers and developers meet up monthly at Berkeley's Victory Point Cafe.
By James Gage

RETAIL |  Urbanity Expands to Piedmont Avenue
Feathered Outlaw hosts an herbal maker workshop, and Rare Bird enlarges its maker studio.
By Annie Crawford

|  Funky Elephant
Thai Food Is Having Its Moment.
By Janelle Bitker

The Kilduff File |  Dave Kaval
The Athletics' president talks, stadiums, designated hitters, and rabbits. 
By Paul Kilduff


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