Sonoma, Calif. — On an unseasonably warm and beautiful April evening in the heart of the California wine country, an enthusiastic crowd with many Pittsburghers gathered to see the premiere screening of “My Tale of Two Cities,” a documentary about Pittsburgh and the life of the film’s creator, star and narrator, Carl Kurlander.

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  • Issue Quarter Summer
  • Issue Year 2008
  • Sub Heading The observer: Summer ’08
Quietly, so far, an exciting change is developing in Homewood. A project called the Homewood Children’s Village is taking shape with the aim of bringing a wide array of social services to bear to help youngsters survive and thrive in one of Pittsburgh’s toughest neighborhoods.

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  • Issue Quarter Fall
  • Issue Year 2010
  • Sub Heading Homewood Children’s Village & Civic complacency
Let us take a few moments to ponder the corrosive nature of pessimism and its companion, bending over backward in the face of bad news to put the best face on things. Both are civic diseases of significance in our corner of the world.

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  • Issue Quarter Fall
  • Issue Year 2006
  • Sub Heading Pittsburghers don’t have to believe the worst when it comes to studies
If you read the daily newspaper, listen to news radio or watch the local TV news, you’ll get a report in the first week of every month on the latest Pittsburgh unemployment rate. It is a news tradition of decades. The data come from the state Dept. of Labor and Industry one month…

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  • Issue Quarter Summer
  • Issue Year 2007
  • Sub Heading Look to the nuances to get a real picture of employment in Pittsburgh
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