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Closure May Be Inevitable for Historic Lorenzo Theater

Natalia Aldana

February 10, 2011

After 13 years, the Lorenzo Theater Foundation has still not met its monetary goal to fully restore the historic theater in San Lorenzo, according to the foundation. Even under its new owners, the Alameda County Redevelopment Agency, the Lorenzo Theater is still a work in progress, a $7 million dream. According to Bill Lambert, Economic Assis...

“Life in a Day:” Mankind in the Raw

Lauren Lola

February 7, 2011

On Jan. 27, after six months of compiling and editing, Scottish director Kevin Macdonald premiered his documentary, “Life in a Day,” not only to the attendees of the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, but to the entire world through YouTube. The 95-minute film strings together footage submitted by YouTube...

CSUEB Play “Xtigone” Goes To Regional Competition

Shane Bond

February 3, 2011

The Regional Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF) has selected CSU East Bay’s own “Xtigone,” performed last fall, for competition that stretches across seven states, according to the CSU East Bay Theater and Dance Department. “We are very excited,” said Chairman of the ...

Local Artists’ Gallery Opens in Downtown Hayward

Richard Duboc and Ashley Matuszak

January 27, 2011

The Gallery features the work of CSU East Bay alumna Kimberley Rowe B Street got a little more colorful on Friday after the Hayward Arts Council opened its new Cinema Place Art Gallery. The Gallery opened its doors to nearly 200 people on opening night, with plenty of foot traffic from the movie theater next door. ...

Charice: The Songbird of the Philippines

Lauren Lola

January 27, 2011

Not a day goes by when we don’t hear something regarding celebrities, such as Justin Bieber, Robert Pattinson, Lady Gaga, Lindsay Lohan, and many more. Despite their different occupations in the entertainment industry, these familiar names all have something in common; they are all marketed. Why ...


Cheyann Elmore

January 27, 2011

Anywhere you go, people can be found walking around with their earphones in, cranking up their music, unaware of the lasting consequences, which, as it turns out, can include gradual and permanent hearing loss, a survey shows. Conducted in late 2007 at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary at Harvar...

Brad Meltzer’s Presidential Mystery Falls Short of Historic

Katherine Forneret

January 20, 2011

Brad Meltzer’s brand new thriller “The Inner Circle” is sure to be a New York Times bestseller, as so many of his past novels have been. But unlike his past novels, this story delves into the secret lives of presidents of the past, present, and future. In this historical thriller, Meltzer bu...

Tony Blair: A Political Journey Across The Pond

Mark Laluan

January 20, 2011

One might think of public policy making as an act of political conjuration—a process by which unpalatable policy is shorn of disastrous omens and thus rendered acceptable to the electorate. Politicians of all stripes must weigh the reality of providing results with the grudging realization that perusing the promises made in th...

UrbanDaddy app offers nightlife suggestions for those on the go

Felicitas Hackmann

January 19, 2011

Being new to the area, a friend recommended I apply for the UrbanDaddy newsletter to stay updated when it comes to new places to eat, drink and hang out. The editors of UrbanDaddy check out all kinds of places before they open, and publish information and pictures online. Every new post consideri...

Hosseini Follows “Kite Runner” with Understated Epic

Richard Dudoc

January 13, 2011

2007’s “A Thousand Splendid Suns” by Khaled Hosseini offers a look behind the burqa. As the less-heralded follow-up to Khaled Hosseini’s breakthrough novel “The Kite Runner,” 2007’s “A Thousand Splendid Suns” offers another view into life in 1970s and ‘80s Kabul, Afghanistan, onl...

The Kardashians Cement Themselves In Pop Culture

Stephanie Spearman

January 8, 2011

Kourtney, Kim and Khole Kardashian have expanded their money-making horizons in a way that may seem unexpected: they wrote a book. “Kardashian Konfidential” is a triple tag-team autobiography of the three Kardashian sisters from the time they were very young, through their teen years and concludin...

Stars Shine in the Inspired Remake of “True Grit”

Richard Duboc

January 8, 2011

I think everybody has a soft spot for an original that is done right. For multiple generations of movie buffs, 1969’s “True Grit” staring John Wayne and Kim Darby is a timeless classic. An aging 62-year-old Wayne is unforgettable as Rooster Cogburn, an over-the-hill U.S. Marshal who takes on his last mi...

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