What started as a Danville couple's crusade for justice for their dead children has become a war between some of California's most powerful special interests and the year's costliest ballot measure battle.
It was 80 years ago this year that citizens voted overwhelmingly to establish the East Bay Regional Park District, and a couple of years later Tilden Regional Park next to Berkeley opened as one of the three original parklands. Tilden will celebrate the 80th anniversary with a free "Passport to History" event from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at the Environmental Education Center and Little Farm in Tilden Nature Area.
The Eugene O'Neill Foundation launched its 15th annual festival with O'Neill's epic drama "The Iceman Cometh" this past weekend. Written 75 years ago at Tao House in Danville, the play returns to the very spot where it was conceived -- or rather a few hundred yards from O'Neill's house, in his old