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[21 Oct 2008 | 3 Comments | ]

Audio and Photos by Linsay Rousseau Burnett
Ed Frakes has been painting for over 50 years. Now 71, Frakes describes his life as an artist and explains the meaning behind some of his paintings in this audio slideshow.

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[19 Oct 2008 | Comments Off on Etch-a-Sketch Art is Not Just for Children | ]

Story by Linsay Rousseau Burnett
Since the age of 14, when he first picked up a guitar, Michael McNevin knew he wanted to be a musician. During his career, this singer-songwriter has opened for artists such as Johnny Cash and Richie Havens and produced four albums. But McNevin’s music is not his only form of artistic expression. When he’s not busy writing songs, he’s drawing detailed scenes of the events he sings about on…an Etch-a-Sketch.

Arts & Culture, Berkeley, Civic Life, Faces & Places, On Campus, Wild Card »

[18 Oct 2008 | Comments Off on Video: UC Berkeley Students Compete in Red Bull Soap Box Race | ]

Video and story by Angela Kilduff
A team of UC Berkeley undergraduates tried their luck against more than thirty teams at the Red Bull Soap Box Race on October 18. The members of Team Husky spent a week constructing their soap box in the living room of Delta Chi, their fraternity.
Seniors Niket Desai and Matthew Pies and Juniors Kenji Kurita and Daniel Mangels are Team Husky. Watch the video to see how they fared…

Business, Faces & Places, Fremont, Government, Multimedia, Niles »

[7 Oct 2008 | Comments Off on Audio: Dinner and Debate at Fremont’s Essanay Café | ]

Radio and print stories by Linsay Rousseau Burnett
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[audio:http://rosebud.journalism.berkeley.edu/~j200/510report/dinnerdebate.larb.101508.mp3]
In the heart of Fremont’s historic Niles District, the Essanay Café is a go-to place for fine dining and good wine. But on the first Tuesday of each month, the café swaps out its china with paper plates, for what owner Bruce Cates has themed, the “Recession Dinner.”

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[5 Oct 2008 | Comments Off on Pee-Wee Golf Tournament Raises Money for the Niles Historic District | ]

Photos, Video and Story by Linsay Rousseau Burnett
Fremont’s Niles community — a historic, quaint and close-knit neighborhood — proved once again that it is not afraid to show some flare, after residents held the 10th annual Pink Flamingo Pee-Wee Golf Classic. The “wacky and tacky” event raised over $2,000 for the Niles Main Street non-profit association.

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[3 Oct 2008 | Comments Off on Muslims Come Together on Eid | ]

By Mateen Kaul
On the roof of the blue-domed mosque at the Islamic Society of the East Bay, a group of men peered toward the horizon out west, searching for a glimmer of the new moon in the fading daylight of Tuesday, September 30.