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Posted inArts

Poet laureate Coolbrith: Did Berkeley shortchange her?

2015 marks the centennial of the naming of California’s first poet laureate. In 1915, during the height of the Panama-Pacific International Exposition, the state named Ina Coolbrith, then 74, to become an ambassador of words. Aleta George, a journalist and a part-time house manager for Berkeley Rep, has written a new biography of Coolbrith who was […]

Posted inEvents

The It List: Five things to do in Berkeley this weekend

BERKELEY DINE OUT Berkeley schools district-wide incorporate gardening and cooking into the curriculum. The idea is that the school gardens produce healthy habits and interdisciplinary lessons, along with the fruits and vegetables. But the program has lost federal funding and needs help. To support the garden-based learning program at 16 BUSD campuses, participate in Dine Out […]