Berkeleyside would like to take a minute to express its gratitude to our current advertisers: Alameda Webster Street JamAmoeba MusicAurora TheaterAxis Optical, Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film InstituteBernardo Lopez Garden Design & InstallationCarolyn Jones at The Grubb CompanyDan Suich, Donkey & GoatFocal Point, GatherThe Grubb CompanyHotel Shattuck Plaza/Five Restaurant, Lawrence Berkeley National LaboratoryMoe’s BooksPark Day School, Pasta BenePhoto LaboratorySwim Across AmericaUC Berkeley Extension, and UC Berkeley Optometry.

We encourage our readers to patronize these local businesses whose support we very much appreciate. If you are interested in promoting your business or service to Berkeleyside’s tens of thousands of loyal monthly readers, don’t hesitate to contact us.

Lance Knobel (Berkeleyside co-founder) has been a journalist for nearly 40 years. Much of his career was in business journalism. He was editor-in-chief of both Management Today, the leading business magazine...