The second annual Eat Real Festival, a three-day showcase of the best of the Bay Area’s street food carts, local growers, artisan beer and wine purveyors, cheese makers, urban homesteaders, and other local food crafters kicks off tomorrow at Jack London Square in downtown Oakland.
Michael O’Hare, a professor at UC’s Goldman School of Public Policy, will formally welcome new students to the classroom on Wednesday.
Every now and then I indulge myself with a good old-fashioned popcorn movie. Man cannot live on foreign films, documentaries, and Gus Van Sant movies alone after all, and when promotional teasers for The Expendables began inundating the net earlier this year, I knew I’d found my popcorn candidate for Summer 2010.
I don’t think most Berkeleyans take our wondrous food choices for granted, but if you’ve become blasé, take a gander at how a Boston writer reacts to the Gourmet Ghetto. That and some choice Oakland spots represent an “omnivore’s dreamworld” for writer Patricia Borns.
Zaytuna College, America’s first accredited Muslim institution of higher learning, opens its doors today in Berkeley and — given the current brouhaha over a certain Muslim community center hoping to open near New York’s Ground Zero — its founders probably wish they had chosen any other time to make their entrance.