November 2015 archive

Author La Force Honored With Award

Author Norman La Force (Creating the Eastshore State Park: An Activist History) was honored with the Sylvia McLaughlin Environmental Stewardship Award at the 30th anniversary celebration of CESP (Citizens for the Eastshore State Park) today, Nov. 7 2015.  State Senator Loni Hancock presented the award; see video below. Also honored were Mayor Tom Bates of Berkeley, …

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New and Now: Suddenly Jews, by Hartmut Ludwig

Beginning in 1933, when the Nazis took power, tens of thousands of German Christians — baptized, confirmed, and church-going — received official letters informing them that they were now classified as Jews.  For the Nazis, “Jew” was a race, not a faith.  Nazi functionaries digging in church baptismal records had turned up a parent or …

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Now on Sale: Creating the Eastshore State Park, by Norman La Force

They say it takes a village to raise a child.  Well, it took several villages and more to create this park — the Eastshore State Park.  Now the park stretches along the east side of San Francisco Bay from Richmond to Emeryville.  Thirty years ago it was only an idea.  The land was part garbage …

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