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IF YOU CAN’T AGE GRACEFULLY, LAUGH The comedienne Marga Gomez many not be getting any younger, but she is always getting better. Twenty years after her first solo piece Memory Tricks premiered at The Marsh, Gomez is still at it, stripping down bare, revealing her soul, and making you crack up at the same time. Friday and Saturday are the last times to see Gomez in her solo show Not Getting Any Younger, which San Francisco Chronicle theater critic Robert Hurwitt awarded the little man jumping out of his chair. (highest honor) Gomez’s ninth solo show is about “the coming of middle age,” its indignities (being called Ma’am is not a compliment) and how she copes with her creaky joints and graying hair. Not Getting Any Younger plays at 8 pm Friday and 5 pm Saturday at The Marsh, 2120 Allston Way.
By Dave Campbell
This is a partial list of recent crimes in Berkeley based on information from the Berkeley Police Department and the UC Police Department. The calls for service spreadsheet is available on Google Docs. See also the San Francisco Chronicle’s regularly published list of arrests in Berkeley. For other sources of information on crime in Berkeley see BPD’s Community CrimeView and Crimemapping.com.
A car went off the road at Grizzly Peak Blvd on the evening of Friday June 8 and plunged 200-300 feet down the embankment. The car’s three occupants survived with relatively minor injuries.
Ann O’Brien was visiting from Iowa when she spotted what she thought was a coyote sunning itself on a deck in north Berkeley on Thursday. Clearly, the local wildlife is feeling comfortable in the urban environment — some would say making itself a little too much at home. Here at Berkeleyside, we’re not naturalists enough to provide a definitive identification of the animal. Is it a coyote or a fox? Let us know. (more…)