was in Death Valley
our Mayor emails
Working with People to Get Things Done
One of joys of being your
Mayor has been working with the core of strong positive leadership
in our community.
I'm proud to be endorsed by 6 of the 8 Berkeley City Councilmembers,
and 4 of the 5 Members of the Berkeley School Board -- we
work together every day for the people of our city.
The endorsement of the Sierra Club is an honor -- they have been
active partners in protecting open space and improving the environment
for the entire planet.
I've worked for years to save Berkeley's shoreline and make
it an open-space for everyone in Berkeley to enjoy. The endorsement
of Sylvia McLaughlin, the founder of Save the Bay, means the world
Unlike many cities -- Berkeley
is financially stable. Standard and Poor's recently
awarded us a AA+ Bond rating. It is the highest possible
for a city our size to achieve. We have balanced budgets and make
cuts when necessary in a humane and careful way. We are building
our tax base, and making Berkeley a welcoming place for the jobs
of the future. The endorsement of local business and labor leaders,
the Alameda Building Trades Council, as well as UC Professor
of Economics and former US Secretary of Labor, Robert Reich,
tells me we are on track to a brighter future.
Kubik emails a link to the
/ O'Reilly debate--video.
all links to the full debate
are dead because of alleged copyright infringment
Berkeley News Page from
the city manger's office
"Eastshore State Park renamed to honor
Berkeley environmental champion"
by Kristin J. Bender, Oakland Tribune.
"Sylvia McLaughlin has
been called a force of nature for her tireless efforts to protect
the environment and preserve parklands and wetlands.
Now McLaughlin, 95, will have a ribbon of parkland that she helped
create named in her honor. And with the honor, she also becomes
one of two women to have a California state park bear her name,
said parks spokesman Roy Stearns. Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
in Big Sur is the other.
Last month, the California State Park and Recreation Commission
voted unanimously to rename Eastshore State Park in honor of the
Of the 59,550 social workers
employed in California, 4,220 work in Berkeley. Between 2006 and
2010, in Berkeley, there has been a 12% growth in the number of
social workers. As the number of social workers in Berkeley has
increased, overall employment in Berkeley has also increased.
Average Social Worker Salaries in Berkeley, CA in USD as of Oct
7, 2012 is $53,000. More
"Exit Stage Left: The FBI and Student Radicals" Steve Wasserman, thenation.com is not
so much a review of Seth Rosenthal's "Subversives" as
it is a valuable insight into "The Radicals" in "The
"Berkeley in the years
that I came of age was heady with the scent of night jasmine and
tear gas. It whipsawed, sometimes violently, between clichés,
from the Age of Aquarius to the Age of Apocalypse and back. I
well recall the evening in February 1969 when hundreds of us,
exhausted from a day of battling cops seeking to break the Third
World Liberation Strike at the University of California's campus,
trooped down to the Berkeley Community Theatre, where we hoped
to find relief in the much-ballyhooed provocations of Julian Beck
and Judith Malina's Living Theatre.
Much to our surprise, the
production of Paradise Now was a bust. What was an outrage to
bourgeois sensibilities elsewhere-nearly nude members of the troupe
intoning mantras of prohibition against smoking pot and sexing
it up in public-were greeted by the solemn radicals and spirited
anarchists of Berkeley as feeble and largely empty gestures. "Super
Joel," one of the town's more colorful and ubiquitous characters,
stood up and loudly denounced Beck and Malina for their faux-radicalism,
then lit a joint and began to disrobe. Others quickly followed.
Hundreds â¤¨surrounded the couple, angrily demanding
that their tickets be refunded. Dozens of debates erupted all
around-over the nature of drama and the character of revolution.
The show did not go on. The audience stormed the stage. Finally,
at midnight, the fire marshals arrived and kicked us out. Beck
and Malina had inadvertently achieved what had previously eluded
them: goading the audience into taking collective action, seizing
the moment, arguing over whether to remain passive spectators
or become actors in a drama of their own making. It was unforgettable.
I also remember the denouement: no sooner had the Living Theatre
departed than, the next day, a furious Governor Reagan arrived
and threatened to deploy the National Guard, in addition to the
hundreds of police from throughout Northern California that filled
the streets. . .
It was a dialectic of defeat."
"Flirting at work may be a good idea, study
"A new study finds that
for women in the workplace, a little flirting could help you get
ahead in your career. Researchers from the University of California,
Berkeley, found that when women flirt, people perceive them as
confident, which is considered essential to successful negotiations.
'Women are uniquely confronted with a trade-off in terms of being
perceived as strong versus warm,' lead researcher Laura Kray said.
'Using feminine charm in negotiation is a technique that combines
Councilman Wozniak emails
In the November election,
Berkeley will have a chance to stop the process of municipal decay
by voting to save and restore the city's four public swimming
pools. Two of these four pools have closed - Willard Pool is now
filled with dirt, and the Warm Pool was demolished in July. Unless
we act now, they will be lost forever. The other two are aging
and need remodeling. This is a grass-roots campaign, and we need
your support! Please read on ...
· What's at stake: Measures O & N would rebuild Willard
Pool, replace the Warm Pool, and repair and upgrade the facilities
at King and West Campus pools. In other words, this election will
determine whether thousands of children, the disabled and other
Berkeley residents will have safe, supervised, pleasant swimming
pools for decades to come, or whether decay and abandonment will
rule the day. For more info, go to: www.berkeleypools.org.
For answers to many common questons about measures O & N,
see our FAQ page .
Endorsements: Measures O & N are endorse by a broad political
State Senator Loni Hancock
Assemblywoman Nancy Skinner
Alameda County Supervisor Keith Carson
Mayor Tom Bates
Berkeley City Council
Berkeley School Board
John Selawsky, President
Leah Wilson, Vice President
Beatriz Leyva-Cutler, Clerk
Karen Hemphill, Director
Josh Daniels, Director
Alameda County Democratic Party
Alameda County Green Party
Berkeley Federation of Teachers
and many individual Berkeley residents
"Berkeley at a Crossroads .Why the
mayor's race, two council contests, and several ballot measures
will shape the city's future" Robert
"On a recent weekday,
Fourth Street between Bancroft and Allston ways in West Berkeley
was mostly abandoned. Unlike the upscale stretch of shops and
eateries on the other side of University Avenue, this section
of Fourth Street, a former hub of West Berkeley's once bustling
industrial and warehouse sector, is now an empty reminder of glory
days gone by.
Doug Herst, who owns the
property on both sides of this area of Fourth, once operated a
successful manufacturing business here. Peerless Lighting, his
family business, designed and produced energy-efficient lighting
fixtures. But faced with stiff competition from overseas companies
using cheap labor, the West Berkeley Peerless Lighting manufacturing
plant closed in 2006.
Similar scenes, of course,
have played out across the United States over the past several
decades, as the nation's manufacturing base has eroded and jobs
have fled overseas. West Berkeley is no different. Over the past
decade or so, this area of the city has lost 1,500 jobs - jobs
that, in all likelihood, are never coming back.
But Herst has a vision for
how to bring this bleak strip of Fourth Street back to life. He
wants to turn it into a vibrant live-work community, featuring
an artists' colony with fifty affordable lofts for working artists,
amid about three hundred units of workforce housing. The condos
and apartments would surround artisan shops and green-tech businesses,
including Peerless Lighting's still-thriving research division,
so that residents could walk or bicycle to work. Known as Peerless
Greens, the development also would include rooftop solar panels,
and both a community garden and hanging gardens for residents
to grow their own food.
'It's going to be a wonderful
project,' said Berkeley Councilman Darryl Moore, whose district
includes the Peerless Greens property. 'It really fits with our
Climate Action Plan. It's about reducing greenhouse gases, while
also bringing in jobs.'
Moore shares Herst's vision,
as does Assemblywoman Nancy Skinner, a longtime West Berkeley
resident who is one of the most progressive members of the California
Legislature. The proposal is also backed by a majority of the
liberal Berkeley City Council, including Mayor Tom Bates and Councilmembers
Laurie Capitelli and Susan Wengraf."
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Kubik's quote of the week
In America, anyone can be
President. That's one of the risks you take.
Questions of the day
Way before Parker Center,
what was Parker Center?
What Potter Creek street
is most commonly mispronounced?
Which Potter Creeker recently
struggled to take-out-of/put-in-to the back seat of a compact-car
an over five foot gas cylinder ?
What Potter Creek business-past
routinely kept Dobermans on their roof?
"The Grandest Duke" by Geoffrey O'Brien is about Ellington, his
life, his music at nybooks.com.
"On more than one occasion
Duke Ellington described his childhood in Washington, D.C., as
a sort of paradise, at least for him and those around him in the
family circle. In the song "My Mother, My Father" (written
for his 1963 musical show My People) he wrote:
My mother-the greatest-and
My father-just handsome-but the wittiest
I was raised in the palm of the hand
By the very best people in this land
From sun to sun
Their hearts beat as one
My mother-my father-and love "
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"Palo Alto residents earn 3rd highest median
family income" sfgate.com.
"Mark Zuckerburg lives
there and the late Steve Jobs also called it home. Palo
Alto is desirable and no cheap place to be living. With
lofty high tech salaries from nearby companies like Apple, Google,
Oracle and Facebook, it's no wonder that residents of Palo Alto
command the 3rd highest median family income, according to CNN
Money's Best Places to Live list. With a median family income
of $163,661, Palo Alto's median was just a few thousand dollars
shy of Bethesda, Maryland and Greenwich, Connecticut, which were
the top two high earning towns in the country."
According to the last census,
Berkeley's median family income is $98,203.
"A [ slightly snotty ] Glimpse of Berkeley"
Tom Bethell at spectator.org.
"And some thoughts about
racial preferences and equality before the law.
Recently I spent a few days
on the campus of the University of California at Berkeley. If
you haven't been there, it's a beautiful place. In the old days,
well-off San Franciscans would move to Berkeley in the summer
to escape the chilly San Francisco weather -- and I do mean chilly
A professor at the university,
whom I was interviewing, arranged for me to stay at the Women's
Faculty Club. It is set in a dense glade of trees, close to the
Sather clock tower, Berkeley's most visible landmark. The 'women's'
abode is only a few yards from the regular faculty club, which
was booked up, apparently. How they ever became (nominally) separated
by sex I don't know. In today's environment that seems most irregular.
The women's place, despite the presence of a few men, seemed to
be mostly empty. But it was comfortable."
"Mountain lion scare in Berkeley hills" by
Doug Oakley, Oakland Tribune.
"A wounded mountain
lion wandering around in the Berkeley hills prompted a shelter-in-place
order at Lawrence Berkeley National Labs above UC Berkeley Thursday,
but a multiagency law enforcement response failed to find the
cat, police said."
"Converting Gas Cars to Electric"
Jake Richardson, cleantechnica.com.
"Nathan Hutchison manages
Hutchison Electrics in Albany, California. He used to work at
a green car dealer in Berkeley doing repairs, but that company
went under, so he started his own electric vehicle and hybrid
car service. He first started working on cars when he was four
years old with his dad.
Today, he has his own business
converting old gas vehicles to electric motors and batteries.
He also repairs vehicles. Recently, his all-electric Volkswagen
Bug was on display at the Green Cars Expo in Richmond, California.
Luckily, I had the chance to interview him."
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Potter Creek Sunset
I may have arrived !?
signs in west-Berkeley
"Stop Dorf?!?! Never!
We need more Dorf, not less!"
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"removes" a re-elect
Tom Bates poster from a Berkeley residence lawn and later "tears
And, I'm told Councilman
Capitelli has had hundreds of his re-election posters "stolen."
Councilman Wozniak emails
"I am writing to let
you know that I am supporting Tom Bates in his re-election bid
for Mayor of Berkeley.
Carolyn Jones, reporter, San Francisco Chronicle
Despite our trying economic times, the City Council under Mayor
Bates' leadership has balanced ten consecutive budgets while expanding
programs for the homeless and our youth.
In response to reduced revenues
caused by the recent recession, Berkeley has slimmed down its
workforce by 13% and increased workforce productivity. Berkeley's
employees have helped balance the current City budget by forgoing
cost-of-living salary increases and increasing their contributions
to their pension plans.
Berkeley's conservative financial
management has allowed the City to maintain an AA+ bond rating
for its general obligation bonds. Recently, Berkeley refinanced
$26 million of lease revenue bonds at substantially lower interest
rates, saving an estimated $5 million."
complete email here
Come Meet Your Councilmember!
Councilmember Darryl Moore
is having a small BBQ get-together for West Berkeley neighbors
to come out, grab a bite to eat and discuss issues that affect
our community. We'll be at George Florence Mini-Park, 2121 Tenth
Street (between Allston Way and Addison Street), from 1pm to 3pm
this Saturday, October 20th. We'd love to have you!
Ryan Lau, aide to Councilmember
Ultimate Restorations is a PBS Series the first of which is the "Serria
3--A Star is Reborn," about a 1800's 4-6-0 steam locomotive
restored here in Northern Califonia.
"Over a 90-year span,
the legendary Sierra #3 locomotive appeared in more than 100 movies
and television productions, including the iconic Westerns The
Virginian (1929), High Noon(1952) and Unforgiven (1992). In its
heyday, the oil-burning locomotive crisscrossed the country delivering
lumber, but it eventually fell into disrepair, gathering dust
and rust in a California rail yard. THE SIERRA #3 LOCOMOTIVE:
A STAR IS REBORN chronicles the restoration of one of the oldest
operating steam locomotives in the United States and the passionate
restorers committed to bringing it back to life. Experts detail
the complexities of the restoration, which posed a variety of
mechanical and engineering challenges for the crew of dedicated
specialists, project managers, engineers and volunteers. With
funding running out and technical issues to overcome, the team
feverishly attempts to complete the project before the scheduled
Fourth of July debut."
Its You tube trailer is here.
Running the restored Serria
3 is here.
A CBS News feature on CBS
This Morning is the
Stones' defining era revealed in new film.
The Rolling Stones announced
the first concerts for their 50th anniversary tour on Monday.
Now there's a long-lost piece of their history that's surfaced:
the first movie ever made about the band, which was never publicly
But now, Stones fans are
getting a chance to see it in the new documentary 'Charlie is
The movie includes footage
of Mick Jagger singing The Beatles. And, previously just a blues
cover band, The Stones had reached a defining moment when the
film was shot in 1965, finally generating its own material."
Kubik emails a link
ChronoZoom is an interactive timeline for all
The University of California, Berkeley Art Museum
and Pacific Film Archive presents Trimpin:Nancarrow Percussion
Orchestra/MATRIX--November 2--December 23, 2012.
The UC Berkeley Art Museum
and Pacific Film Archive (BAM/PFA) presents Trimpin: Nancarrow
Percussion Orchestra / MATRIX 244, a new sculptural sound installation
by the Seattle-based artist Trimpin. The work is created in honor
of the hundredth anniversary of the birth of the avant-garde expatriate
American composer Conlon Nancarrow (191297), best known for
his rhythmically complex and intensely layered compositions for
the player and prepared piano. Trimpin's performative installation
results from several years of study and investigation and incorporates
percussive instruments originally designed by Nancarrow, which
Trimpin recovered from the composer's Mexico City home and has
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Potter Creek construction
aplenty with Kruse green-remodel
Kruse workers about to lift
three high-efficiency ac-units onto their roof yesterday AM
yesterday midday, the old
Brennan's was still up, by late afternoon it was down
a Steve Smith photo
École Bilingue Halloween
Bob's CEID kids in Bob and
Carol's Pumpkin Patch-Cindy Dickeson photos
clownin' at the École
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"Nacio Jan Brown: 1969 Telegraph Ave" by Sam Whiting at sfgate.com.
"As a photographer for
the San Francisco Express Times, an underground weekly newspaper,
in the 1960s, Nacio Jan Brown would sit in Caffe Mediterraneum
on Telegraph Avenue in Berkeley and wait for a riot to arrive.
On his way out the door one
day, he saw a girl sitting on a chair eating a hardboiled egg,
and snapped her portrait, mid-bite, salt shaker at hand. When
he saw the contact sheet, he forgot all about protests and the
'I thought, 'I'm going to do a book on the street scene on one
block of Telegraph Avenue, just based upon having taken this one
picture,' Brown recalls.
Forty years later, he finds
himself back among the teenagers and lefties he spent four years
with, remembering their nicknames and their stories, many of which
ended badly, as he walks through the gallery at the UC Berkeley
Graduate School of Journalism."
Last November 6th I posted
Nacio Brown's photo website,
ragtheater.com, is now up. RagTheater
is a photo essay of The Ave mostly in the block of Moe's Books
A friend of Bob Baldock,
I remember Nacio hanging around the store and taking photos. Happily
he kept them and they are here.
"The Honor System" by Chris Jones is at esquire.com. "Stealing
magic has become a commonplace crime. Teller, a man of infinite
delicacy and deceit, decided to do something about it."
Aw, . . . bull-shit. Stealing
another magician's secrets is as old as magic itself . See "The Prestige."
Also, Houdini was a lousy
magician-- a great escape artist and self promoter, but a lousy
magician. And, . . . he "stole" his name from the French
master-magician, Robert Houdin.
Charlie Rose conversation
with Anouk Aimée, French Actress.
Aimée (pronounced: uh-NUKE eh-MAY; born 27 April 1932)
is a French film actress, having appeared in 70 films since
1947, when she began her film career at age 14. In her early years
she studied acting and dance besides her regular education. Although
most of her films were French, she also made a number of films
in Spain, Great Britain, Italy and Germany, along with some American
Among other subjects, Ms
Aimée talks about "men as cowards" and "femininity
as a [ THE] weapon" in the war between the sexes.
Her biography is here.
Arnold remembers Aimée who talked about her role as
the character Justine from the film of the same name. Justine
was also Jewish. Arnold recalls one of their talks: I am still
haunted by two things she quoted. They seemed to say more about
her than anything else I experienced with her during the three
weeks I knew her on the film: Quote from Treblinka: "The
Jews are prone to anguish but seldom given to despair." And
a quote by an anonymous Jewish poet to his wife when the Nazis
came to get them: "Till now we have lived with fear, now
we can know hope."
Rose talk with conductor Leonard Slatkin is worthy.
"Leonard Slatkin is
an American conductor. He studied at Indiana University and Los
Angeles City College before attending the Juilliard School where
he studied conducting under Jean Paul Morel. His conducting debut
came in 1966, and in 1968 he was made an assistant conductor at
the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra. He stayed there until 1977,
when he was made conductor of the New Orleans Philharmonic Orchestra.
Slatkin returned to St Louis
in 1979 as music director of the St Louis Symphony Orchestra.
The national profile of the orchestra increased notably under
his tenure. He was the director of the Blossom Festival of the
Cleveland Orchestra from 1990-1999. In 1996, Slatkin took over
the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington, D.C., and his tenure
with the National Symphony will conclude in 2008. In 2006, he
was named the music advisor to the Nashville Symphony Orchestra
In 1990, Leonard Slatkin
was inducted into the St. Louis Walk of Fame. On October 27th,
2006, the Jacobs School of Music announced that Slatkin will be
joining the faculty at Indiana University where he will teach
conducting and composition part-time."
Slatkin is the son of violinist,
Felix Slatkin and cellist, Eleanor Aller both memebers of the
lengenday Hollywood Quartet.
The Hollywood String Quartet
fifties are now a long time ago. I am reminded of this every time
I watch an old movie and find my attention wandering to the periphery,
to the cars, the clothes, the haircuts, the food, the way everyone
seems to be smoking. It all still looks familiar to those of us
who were there, the changes we have undergone are too many to
hold firmly in mind, and the image of those times begins to drift
away now, with aides mémoires like photographs and
records needed more than ever to help us hold on to the things
our synapses can no longer manage. When a '49 Ford appears in
my world now, in a Memorial Day parade, say, the shock of recognition
is great and pleasurable, as with an old friend found again, but
I am not carried back: I am placed all the more firmly in the
present, more ancient than the beautiful old machine, and reminded
that a half century has passed before my eyes.
heard string quartets in the fifties, from records and then in
live performance. Listening to quartets in the fifties pretty
much began and ended with the Budapest Quartet, those ubiquitous
mad Russians of the phonograph and the concert hall. Unless you
lived in New York and could hear distinguished locals like the
Juilliard or the Kohon at will, or better yet, you were a student
in Madison and could hear the last incarnation of the Pro Arte
doing the Second Vienna School, the traveling Budapest or their
records could seem to be just about it for much of the repertoire.
In those days, unless you were a fairly radical quartet collector,
there wasn't all that much to deal with; a few from Haydn and
Mozart, maybe the complete Beethoven, some Brahms and Dvorák.
Bartók was still pretty heavy going and Janácek
was pretty much unknown. Actually, a taste for Beethoven was enough
to lift one into the intelligentsia then, at least in the Midwest.
But the genuinely serious eventually moved beyond the commercial
hype and found beguiling things in the big city stores, maybe
on Westminster or Concert Hall Society. There were competing Beethoven
cycles to ponder and argue about, and there were French quartets
claiming authority over Ravel and Debussy, Hungarians making the
same claim for Bartók, Czechs for Dvorák, and there
were respectable Americans putting the lie to it all, the Curtis
or the Hollywood.
Hollywood String Quartet. There was something oddly seductive
about a serious chamber-music group with a name like that, something
not quite respectable, something to do with that whiff of the
movies. It didn't seem possible that a West-Coast-of-the-USA group
could stand up to the Europeans in this rarefied repertory. These
people only toured the western U.S., when they toured at all,
and when they went abroad they went to New Zealand-New Zealand.
Well, they played the Edinburgh Festival once, which only proved
the rule. But some of us bought their records anyway, just for
badness; and for the repertory. There was nowhere else to go if
you wanted certain quartets by Creston or Villa-Lobos, or if the
string sextet version of Verklärte Nacht obsessed
you. It wasn't just the Tinseltown connection, but the avant-garde
one, too, that lent the Hollywood that certain panache, that attractive
air of disreputability. For getting the attention of incipient
bohemian record collectors, this was the best PR in the world,
and it was free.
Hollywood String Quartet was formed in 1947 in, yes, Hollywood,
by a group of film studio musicians, principals in the 20th Century
Fox and the Warner Brothers orchestras. Felix Slatkin, who also
earned distinction as a conductor, was the leader; his wife, Eleanor
Aller, was cellist, Paul Shure, second violin, and Paul Robyn
the original violist, to be replaced in 1954 by Alvin Dinkin.
The quartet disbanded in 1961, and Slatkin died in 1963, only
forty-seven years old-brief spans, much accomplished. But there
was clearly more to it than that. Quartets don't get to be "legendary"
just for doing a lot in a short time.
"Berkeley targeting homeless, proposes
ban on sidewalk sitting"
is in the New York Times.
"Free Speech Is One
Thing, Vagrants, Another.
Hardly a stranger to political
movements, this is a city that has championed free speech, no
nukes, the antiwar movement and now: no sitting on the sidewalk.
During years of economic
downturn, cities across the country have reported rising vagrancy
and rushed to pass laws banning aggressive panhandling, giving
food away in public parks and even smelling foul.
This bastion of populist politics is no exception. The City Council
and mayor have put a measure on the November ballot that would
ban sitting and lying on commercial sidewalks from 7 a.m. to 10
p.m., at the risk of a $75 citation."
"How Iconic Album Cover Illustrator R.
Crumb Brought Comics to Music"
by Maria Popova at brainpickings.org.
"What Janis Joplin has
to do with rediscovering yesteryear's forgotten masters.
Alex Steinweiss may be the
father of the modern album cover, but Robert Crumb is its favorite
weird uncle. "
And our Mary
Morris Lawrence is its grande dame
Janos Starker, a Mercury
Records album cover
"A particularly good
City of Berkeley News Page" is
"Lawrence Berkeley Lab breaks ground on
$54M solar energy building"
by Steven E.F. Brown, San Francisco Business Times.
"Construction started on a $54 million solar energy research
building at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
The lab on the eucalyptus-clad hills above the University of California,
Berkeley, hopes to finish the three story, 40,000 square foot
building by late 2014. Called the Solar Energy Research Center,
it's meant to hold about 75 people, some from LBL and some from
"UC Berkeley's $130M Energy Biosciences
Councilman Wozniak emails
I am writing to let you know
that I am supporting Measure R on the ballot this November. Measure
R is a good-government reform that will modernize our redistricting
Measure R is very important
because Berkeley has the most outdated redistricting system in
the country. Measure R will update our system and bring it into
line with the fairer and more modern system used by cities, counties,
and legislative bodies throughout the country.
If you want to learn more
about the details, you can look at the measure's website: www.YesOnBerkeleyMeasureR.com/Why-Vote-Yes-On-Measure-R/.
Measure R has already been
endorsed by the League of Women Voters, Berkeley Common Cause,
Senator Loni Hancock, Assemblywoman Nancy Skinner, Mayor Tom Bates,
all eight members of the City Council including myself, Cal's
ASUC student government, the Berkeley Democratic Club, the Cal
Berkeley Democrats, and the Berkeley College Republicans.
complete email here
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new cactus flowers
in Potter Creek
"Table cloth trick" is a video from Richmond Rambler, Cliff Miller.
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about our current weather conditions than is good for you at www.wunderground.com
Want to see weather coming
in, going out, beautiful sunsets, and much, much more? Check out
This very hip site was in an email from reader and contributor,
Tony Almeida. Read Tony's Jimi Hendrix story on the only page that routinely gets
more hits than Scrambled Eggs.
Ramblers' motorcycle club member, Cliff Miller emails a very
If you ever need to get a
human being on the phone at a credit card company or bank, etc.,
this site tells you how to defeat their automated system and get
you to a human being within a few seconds.
Best gas prices in 94710,
as well as all of US and Canada, are here
Kimar finds Costco routinely
has the lowest price.
Bay Area home prices from sfgate.com
Bay Area foreclosures from sfgate.com
Our City Council update is
Our Planning Commision update
Our City of Berkeley Boards
and Commissions page is here--redone
of crime-in-progress should first go to Berkeley PD dispatch--911
or non-emergency, 981-5900. THEN make sure you notify EACH of
these City people.
Coordinator, Berkeley PD - 981-5774.
aid to Darryl Moore - 981-7120 firstname.lastname@example.org
City Councilman email@example.com
AND check out BPD feature
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