Tue January 22, 2013
Arts & Culture

Hear Here: Ashby Flea Market

Alyssa Kapnik

To hear great recorded music, especially the rare classics, you can either buy it from a dwindling number of record stores, or you can find it at places like the flea market.  Reporter Alyssa Kapnik spoke to shoppers Grant, and Thamsanqa Hlatywayo, and long-time vendors, Daryl Mitchell and David Dean.

THAMSANQA HLATYWAYO: Drums, to start with.  When you come in you just hear all this drumming.

GRANT: Just a mish-mash of everything.  Ashby Flea Market is just one of the weirder flea markets around here.

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Sun October 28, 2012
Cops & Courts

Cannabis News Roundup: October 27, 2012

Cannabis leaf


(SFChronicle) // A state appeals court ruling last week confirms that cannabis dispensaries can sell to members who are not actively involved in growing. This is good news for large organizations such as Harborside Health Center, which has locations in Oakland and San Jose and has been targeted by the US Justice Department on this exact issue.

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Wed October 10, 2012

East Bay Express: Berkeley at a crossroads

East Bay Express

On a recent weekday, Fourth Street between Bancroft and Allston ways in West Berkeley was mostly abandoned. Unlike the upscale stretch of shops and eateries on the other side of University Avenue, this section of Fourth Street, a former hub of West Berkeley's once bustling industrial and warehouse sector, is now an empty reminder of glory days gone by.

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Wed September 19, 2012
FBI's war on Berkeley radicals

Today on Your Call: How and why did the FBI target radicals at UC Berkeley in the 60s?

On today's Your Call, we’ll speak with Seth Rosenfeld, author of Subversives: The FBI's War on Student Radicals and Reagan's Rise to Power.  “Ultimately,” says Rosenfeld, “this is a cautionary tale about the dangers of secrecy and power.”  Join us at 10am PST or post a comment here.  What are your memories of activism in Berkeley in the 60s?  Or if you’re involved today, have you experienced repression?  It’s Your Call with Holly Kernan, and you.


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Wed August 29, 2012

The Sharing Economy: Dancing it forward in Berkeley

Zach Pine

When it comes to “going out dancing,” most people think of it as a Saturday night type of affair—a chance to get dressed up and show off some sweet moves, staying up until the wee hours. Well, it’s 11am on Sunday morning now, and for the dancers gathered at Ashkenaz Music and Dance Community Center, this is the perfect time to get their groove on.

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