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Sam Whiting | San Francisco Chronical | August 2, 2015
The Berkeley Barb has not been seen in print, or any other form, for 35 years. But it is still fresh in the minds of those who worked there. So what became of them? Here is what we found out.
Years at the Barb: 1966-78
Job at the Barb: Staff writer, associate editor
Job after the Barb: Art director, writer for Friends of the Earth
Job or status now: Director, Environmentalists Against War; Author of “Nuclear Roulette” (2012)
Single favorite memory of the Barb: “The Berkeley police arrested and handcuffed me on Telegraph one afternoon when they spotted me taping a poster for the San Francisco Mime Troupe to a utility pole. They made a point of addressing me by name. Before I was locked up I was given one phone call. I dialed the Barb. Several hours later, I was magically released. Max (Scherr) paid my bail. And I wasn’t even on assignment.”