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CSA Newsletter hits the e-streets….

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The CSA has started up an ocassional newsletter. 

The first one hits the e-mail boxes of friends and fans on Tuesday Dec 23.

Here’s an online version of it, where you can sign up to receive future issues… 

Enjoy, and be in touch! 


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UC Berkeley California Studies Dinner Seminar, January 22, 2015: Chuck Wollenberg, “Save the Bay Part One: The Rise and Fall of the Reber Plan to Destroy San Francisco Bay”

With all due hubris, seminar moderator Chuck Wollenberg has scheduled himself as speaker for the next session. He will discuss the 1940s-50s controversy over John Reber’s plan to turn San Francisco Bay into two fresh water lakes and its connection (or lack thereof) to the Save the Bay movement of the 60s. Wollenberg teaches History at Berkeley City College and is the author of several works, including “Berkeley: a City in History” (UC Press).

The session is on Thursday, Jan. 22, from 7-9 p.m. at the UCB Institute for Research on Labor and Employment, 2521 Channing Way, just east of Telegraph Ave. Free admission and dinner. Contact Myra Armstrong,, 510-643-3012.