Archive for August, 2016

Mugged, Murdered, a Mere Hop-Skip-Jump from Serenity

Posted in Telegraph Avenue, The Berkeley Scene on August 17th, 2016 by admin – Be the first to comment

by Steed Dropout
Aug. 16, 2016

You are perhaps more likely to be mugged or murdered on the Berkeley Southside street where I live than in Berkeley’s serene Elmwood District, which is a mere hop-skip-and-a-jump away.

In the Elmwood, neighbors posting on a neighborhood website tout, “enjoy the Berkeley lifestyle.” This might include a stint cat-sitting in a mansion, being a nanny, household cook, computer coach, or Koi-pond-tender.

You might score a free photo album, bird house, baby bath-tub,storage closet, law books, keyboards, moving boxes, guinea-pig cage, or a Blue-Nose Pit Bull.

In my neighborhood, we sift through detritus dumped on our neighborhood streets, and if we find a bauble or two, we proclaim it street-score.
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Trump Calls Christ a Loser

Posted in The Global Scene Through Berkeleyan Eyes on August 9th, 2016 by admin – Be the first to comment

by Hal E. Mooney
Aug. 8, 2016

You can’t say you didn’t see it coming.

First he picked a squawk with the pope.

Then he was having a bad week over his beef with the Muslim family who denounced him at the Democratic convention. Critics called him nuts. His problems continued.

Then he did the unthinkable, he called Jesus Christ “a loser,” adding, “I don’t want my religious figures to fail at life.”
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