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 […]
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 […]
Berkeley man at center of new book, ‘Tangled Vines’
Mark Anderson, who is serving a 27-year prison sentence, attended John Muir Elementary School and enjoyed many favorite childhood haunts in the Claremont neighborhood.
‘Tangled Vines’: A stunning look at dark side of wine
Wine books are not known to be riveting reads and it is the rare volume that swallows its readers whole. ‘Tangled Vines’ is that uncommon page-turner.
Best Books of 2014: Chosen by local authors, Berkeleyside
Berkeleyside asked Berkeley-based writers for their pick of their favorite two books of the year. Photo: Creative Commons Every year Berkeleyside puts together a list of the best books the editors have read. We generally ask local authors and literary-minded folk to contribute their picks. This year we decided to mimic the format used by […]
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 […]
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 […]