The phone is ringing and a constant stream of people are coming through the gated door. Sam Adato, a long-haired rocker and owner of the drum shop, buzzes them in from behind the counter.
The intimate shop is a maze of colorful stacks upon stacks of vintage drums. The walls are covered with posters – custom made by Adato – of drummers, rock and roll records, drum equipment and other trinkets he’s collected over the last 20 years from customers and friends. Everyone who comes through the door seems to know each other, it was a familiar place, a place for drummers.
These days, we often hear that the gender gap is closing. Girls in high school are excelling in reading and writing, and they’re making gains in math and science. Moreover, women are applying to colleges in greater numbers than men – and earning more degrees.
It’s a cool gray morning at the Martin Luther King Jr. Regional Shoreline in Oakland, California. Over 80 volunteers are working along the shoreline picking up trash, pulling out non-native plants, and preparing to restore it to its natural state.
“You would think that you would find like bottles and plastic and stuff, but we found a lot of these white tops. I guess they were like black and mild tops,” says Nneka Anyanwu student from Skyline High School in Oakland.
In the 1989 Stephen King classic Pet Sematary, the Creed family’s cat, Church, gets hit by a car on the busy road in front of their new home. Rather than burying Church in the pet cemetery with the many other pets who lost their lives on the same road, Louis Creed decides to venture to the burial site just beyond. That’s when things start to get ugly.