The East Bay Today: March 12, 2007


Today's Top Event: Brain Awareness Week, featuring brain games, interactive exhibits, and a presentation by the National Alliance on Mental Illness runs throughout the week at Las Positas Community College Library in Livermore

Brainiac: Learn something new every day. Today's lecture: Behind the Headlines: reception and panel discussion at UC Berkeley's North Gate Hall probes the borderlines between reporter-as-active-participant and reporter-as-bystander with Stanford psychology professor Philip Zimbardo, New Orleans Times-Picayune photographer Ted Jackson, and others, plus a Katrina slide show based on Jackson's work.

Is It Lunch Yet? Express food critic John Birdsall recommends: Asena in Alameda.

On the Town: Going out tonight? Live a little: Head across the bridge for homemade rum and dancing to classic soul, funk, hip-hop, and reggae beats at Baobab.

Hardly Working: You've got time. We know how to waste it. Check out the Comics Curmudgeon.

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