Amy Kellen Nicholson, 37, died Saturday afternoon after being swept out to sea while walking on a beach in Pacifica, the Associated Press reported.
In this morning’s New York Times Magazine, the Food column describes the decline of fisheries off South Carolina, and the effort by one fisherman to create a commercial market for alternative, more sustainable fish species. The decline and subsequent fishing restrictions on popular species there sounds depressingly like the steady decline of the Pacific salmon fisheries here on the West Coast—and simply reflects the overfished state of the seas worldwide. It’s a great story about a creative response to a serious problem.
If the aim of Berkeley Art Museum’s L@te Friday night events is to generate some buzz, the museum has succeeded. Last night’s event had the energy of a good cocktail party, which seemed to be picking up steam at 8:30. (I bet they had to shoo people out at the 9 p.m. closing — I can picture the event hosts yawning, collecting glasses, bringing out coats. …)