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Sunday Notes: 7/10/11

Sunday, July 10, 2011


  • Times do change. Huffington Post has a list of the eight most radical colleges in the country and UC Berkeley isn’t on it.
  • The owner of a new wine store in Healdsburg has decided to change its name after complaints about it being tacky. They were calling it “The Serial Grapist.”
  • Calbuzz says forget the age thing and her presumed troubles with Central Valley water barons. The key to Dianne Feinstein’s re-election to the Senate next year is a beating heart.
  • A’s broadcasters Ray Fosse and Glen Kuiper are still taking heat for those light-hearted remarks on air after the Texas Rangers fan fell to his death while trying to catch a souvenir ball. No one believes they understood the gravity of the situation in the moment, but their bosses at Comcast have made it clumsy by declining to make them available for media inquiries about the episode.
  • The Red Vic Movie House, the beloved but long-struggling Haight cinema institution, will shutter its doors July 25, its 31st birthday.
  • imageCBS’s “Sunday Morning,” the popular and critically acclaimed Sunday morning broadcast magazine that CBS5 continues to bury in a crack-of-dawn 6 a.m. time slot locally, has been the top Sunday news program for the last 129 broadcasts.
  • Musical milestone: The non-profit Oakland Municipal Band is celebrating it’s 100th anniversary.
  • Gone fishing: former New York governor turned cable news talk host Elliott Spitzer, whose last CNN show aired Wednesday.
  • Mount Diablo Unified School District in the East Bay has changed its mind and now says it will comply after all with a new state law requiring schools to provide free, fresh water for students where meals are served. Nice.
  • Comeback kid: Donald Casper, the state buildings commissioner fired by ex-Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger after he called foul the Governator’s attempt to sell off state buildings as a budget gimmick, was given his old job back by Gov. Jerry Brown.

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