OVER AND OUT Volcom on Telegraph Avenue is closing up shop due to lack of sales, says manager Damian Kordick. The fashion store’s last day is tomorrow, June 27, and there’s a 50% off sale at the shop until the doors close for the last time. According to Kordick, American Apparel for Men will be moving in. Berkeleyside has not been able to confirm this. Volcom is at 2305 Telegraph Avenue. Tel: 510-7040 860.
Few things personify the musky odor of mid-20th century American masculinity quite as potently as the writings of Mickey Spillane. Born Frank Morrison Spillane in Brooklyn in 1918, the jut-jawed, fedora-wearing beer enthusiast penned a series of wildly popular Ayn Rand-approved pulp novels featuring a private eye named, with appropriate lack of subtlety (or perhaps candor), Mike Hammer.
A highly critical report by the Alameda County Grand Jury has found that the Berkeley Rent Stabilization Board is a “self-sustaining bureaucracy that operates without effective oversight and accountability.”
By Kate Campbell