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Posted inArts

Authors’ Dinner raises funds for Berkeley Public Library

Frances Dinkelspiel, honorary chair at the Berkeley Public Library Foundation’s 2016 Authors’ Dinner, along with chair Linda Schacht Gage. Photo: Richard Friedman Frances Dinkelspiel, honorary chair at the Berkeley Public Library Foundation’s 2016 Authors’ Dinner, along with chair Linda Schacht Gage. Photo: Richard Friedman On Saturday night, the Berkeley Public Library Foundation hosted its 14th annual […]

Posted inArts, Nosh

Wine, wine everywhere, and not a drop to drink

Mal Warwick, who regularly contributes book reviews to Berkeleyside, calls Frances Dinkelspiel’s ‘Tangled Vines’ “a great read,” and “crammed with fascinating characters.” He gives it five stars.  ☆☆☆☆☆ (five out of five) Gold. Aerospace. Agriculture. Filmmaking and television. Computers and consumer electronics. Wine. Viewed through the lens of business and commerce, these industries dominate the […]

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Everything you wanted to know about Berkeley, on KQED

"People in Berkeley are very passionate about the issues": Photo: D.H. Parks On Thursday, Berkeleyside’s Frances Dinkelspiel was interviewed by Jon Brooks, Editor of KQED’s News Fix, about Berkeley — the biggest issues facing the city, its financial health and business climate, food culture and outsize influence nationwide. Dinkelspiel also spoke about Berkeleyside, and in […]

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UC Berkeley honors Isaias Hellman

Frances Dinkelspiel author interview from Steven Pressman on Vimeo. Berkeleyside’s own Frances Dinkelspiel is this week celebrating the paperback publication of her bestselling book, Towers of Gold: How One Jewish Immigrant Named Isaias Hellman Created California. Frances, who lives in Berkeley, has enjoyed considerable success with her book which tells the tale of her great-great […]