Arts & Events

PUBLIC FORUM - Should Berkeley Police be Allowed to Use Tasers on the People of Berkeley?

Berkeley Copwatch
Tuesday September 02, 2014 - 12:38:00 PM

Berkeley Police are asking the City Council for tasers. The City Council wants a study. The Coalition for a Taser Free Berkeley is convening a diverse panel to discuss their experiences with tasers and to help Berkeley make an informed decision. We invite members of the public, city employees and police officers who are genuinely concerned about how tasers will affect the community. We will consider taser effects on various communities, mentally ill people, previous cities' experience with tasers and how taser use would be monitored and police officers be held accountable?

Panelists include: -more-

AROUND AND ABOUT THEATER: Marion Fay's Theater and Music Classes; Jovelyn Richards and 'Dinner at Mz Pat's House'

Ken Bullock
Friday August 29, 2014 - 10:03:00 AM

—Marion Fay's unusual adult education theater and music classes are starting up again for the Fall season. Theater explorations—nine weeks of two hour weekly classes—meets first on either Monday September 8 or Thursday September 11, both at 1 p. m. The course features five plays, including 'Rapture, Blister, Burn' at Aurora,' 'Party People' at Berkeley Rep, and also at the Rep a new play about Molly Ivins featuring Kathleen Turner. Guest speakers include artistic directors Michael Storm, of TheatreFIRST and Michael Moran of Ubuntu Theater Project. $85; discounted group theater tickets additional. Register at first class—bring $28 and a plain envelope if seeing 'Rapture, Blister, Burn' at Aurora on September 21. -more-