John Glionna banned for life from Berkeley Bowl
So the Berkeley Bowl piece that ran today as a Column One touched a chord: I received dozens of e-mails from folks who know the store and agree with the story's take on Berkeley as a place where the screws of liberalism and sanity are racheted a little too tightly.
Most people got a kick out of the fact that offenders who commit crimes such as felony food noshing without paying are banned from the Bowl for good.
But not everyone was laughing. Owner Glenn Yasuda (in photo, at right) called to complain about the story's tone, especially the portrayal of the management's tough line on food samplers.
The upshot, he told me: I've been banned from the Berkeley Bowl. For life.
Photo: Randi Lynn Beach / For The Times