Category Archive: Local

Nov 08

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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Aug 29

From Trash to Treasure now on Kindle

From Trash to Treasure, my photo book celebrating the beauties of Cesar Chavez Park, is now available as an e-book for Kindle. Hats off to amazon.com customer support, who walked me through the process of getting this photo book into the proper format.  You can feed Kindle a PDF file for a book that consists …

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Aug 24

Coming Soon: Creating the Eastshore State Park by Norman La Force

 Coming in October ’15:  Creating the Eastshore State Park, an Activist History by Norman La Force.   The Eastshore State Park was the result of the work of many people over the course of close to 40 years. As a citizen effort it demonstrated what individual citizens could accomplish with perseverance and by organizing and …

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Dec 20

Fresh off the Press: From Trash to Treasure

My new book, From Trash to Treasure: The Splendors of Berkeley’s Cesar Chavez Park, is now off the press and available for sale on amazon.com. I really owe this book to a dog named Mosey.  Sheila Jordan, my wife, rescued Mosey from the pound about 15 years ago.  He lived for the chase of tennis balls.  Our relationship …

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