A review of Game Changers: Twelve Elections That Transformed California, by Steve Swatt, with Susie Swatt, Jeff Raimundo, and Rebecca LaVally; foreword by Bruce E. Cain; published by Heyday
Berkeley police have arrested a man linked to the theft of $350,000 in rare books, but the books and the van they were housed in are still missing.
Heyday has selected Yale University Press editor and Berkeley High graduate Steve Wasserman to be the company’s new publisher and executive director.
You might not think that the subject of solid waste management would lend itself to a murder mystery. It would seem to be a stretch, wouldn’t it?
Stephen Hinshaw, professor of psychology at the University of California at Berkeley and UCSF, and a global expert on Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, and Katherine Ellison, a Pulitzer prize-winning journalist and author who was diagnosed with ADHD at 48, have teamed up to write ADHD: What Everyone Needs to Know. The book is an authoritative and engaging look at one of the most controversial health issues of all time, affecting an estimated 6.4 million children (one in nine) and close to 10 million adults.
On Saturday night, the Berkeley Public Library Foundation hosted its 14th annual Authors’ Dinner, a fundraiser which this year will help remodel parts of the Central Library, especially for the use of teenagers.
When not teaching humanities at the Bay School in San Francisco, Berkeley author Ayize Jama-Everett is hard at work on the final installment of his superhero prose saga. At a time when masked avengers and super-villains dominate the entertainment industry, Jama-Everett has put his own distinctive stamp on the genre in three well-received novels: The Liminal People, The Liminal War and The Entropy of Bones.
Black Oak Books, which has had a presence in Berkeley for 33 years, is shutting its doors.
Every year the Berkeleyside editors, aided by ardent readers in the community, select their favorite books of the year. Here are our selections for 2015 (feel free to share your picks in the comments):
I have strolled through the Elmwood district of Berkeley thousands of times and thought I knew most of the major landmarks. But a recent walk I took with Robert E. Johnson and Janet L. Byron, co-authors of the new book, Berkeley Walks: Revealing Rambles Through America’s Most Intriguing City, showed me I had been seeing the neighborhood with shaded eyes.
When a fire tore through 2449 Dwight Way the Sunday before Thanksgiving, about 30 tenants were displaced and the property owner was saddled with around $1 million in damages. The Nov. 22 disaster has brought to light what can happen in Berkeley in the aftermath of a destructive fire.