HAPPY NEW YEAR!

from the New Yorker courtesy Jarad and Eva

 

 

 

 

after 1/8 here after 1/15 here

 

 

 

 

1/1/10

"Companies in U.S. Expand at Fastest Pace Since 2006" reports Bob Willis at bloombergnews.com.

"Companies in the U.S. expanded in December at the fastest pace in almost four years, signaling the economic recovery is gaining speed heading into 2010.

The Institute for Supply Management-Chicago Inc. said today its barometer rose to 60, exceeding the most optimistic estimate of economists surveyed by Bloomberg News and the highest level since January 2006. The gauge, in which readings greater than 50 signal expansion, showed companies boosted production and employment as orders climbed."

 

" Berkeley Arrest Suspect in Southside Stabbing, Investigate Armed Robbery" reports Riya Bhattacharjee in our Planet.

"Berkeley police arrested 32-year-old Hercules resident Dimitar Popov in connection with a stabbing incident south of the UC Berkeley campus last week.

Berkeley Police Department Spokesperson Officer Andrew Frankel said the victim was walking home with three friends at 2:38 a.m. Dec. 20 when one of his friends got into an argument with Popov on the southwest corner of Telegraph and Durant avenues."

 

 

So yesterday I went up on "The Ave", hadn't been there in years so though I'd check it out. As a turned the corner of Dwight and Telegraph, and not paying attention, I almost ran into a young woman. As I was apologizing she hit me. Lots of graffiti, too.

Earlier I had breakfast at our West Side. I hadn't eaten there recently. I had the Huevos Rancheros, delicious! Many new menu items for a guest who hasn't been there in years and still some of my old favorites--Cornmeal apple pancakes, French toast, homemade sausage patties. I'll go back again for breakfast and then for lunch--think 'll try the grilled Cajun Hot Turkey sandwich with grilled tomato, avocado, jack and spicy creole mayo on a homemade onion roll, 7.25 USD.

 

Parking meters are pretty much going up on both sides of San Pablo south of University all the way to Ashby.

 

 

 

posts from the past

12/31/04

Deep Winter

in Potter Creek

 

Former Potter Creek resident Edward "Fast Eddie" Saylan has died. Though the Nazi's couldn't shoot him down over Europe in WW II, The Reaper finally caught up with the big-hearted, tough-guy yesterday morning.

 

1/3/05

A Memorial Service for Ed Saylan will be held Saturday, January 8 at 2:00PM in Saint Luke's Church, 10 Bay View--just off Point San Pedro Road--in San Rafael.

1/9/05

During the two hours in which we remembered the good things about Ed Saylan, it didn't rain over St. Luke's and was almost always sunny. That in a day of otherwise grey skies and heavy rain. "Fooled um all" quipped Lipofsky as we left. "Huh" I thought "Ed regularly did do good deeds." But he was just a man, and we did have some knock-down, drag-out arguments. As his health declined, and after one particularly heated confrontation, he said "You know sometimes I say things I don't mean." Unusual from a man who almost all his life said to me what he meant.

 

 

 

 

 

a Potter Creek event of the decade

2007

Last week, in Bob and Carol's Pumpkin Patch

this CEID two-year-old was already taken with photographer, Cindy

 

 

 

 

 

 

1/2/10

HAPPY BIRTHDAY GERALYN AND SARAH

 

our Angela emails

Hello Ron,
I hope you are having a wonderful holiday season, staying warm and hanging out with friendsthank you so much for all you do for west Berkeley and keeping folks informed about the many many things going on in the city and elsewhere.  You really are a treasure!
 
I wish you the best this coming year!
Warm regards,
 
Angela

 

our Tracy emails

Hi Ron,

Christmas Day was so beautiful we took a Christmas walk from San Francisco's Hyde Street Pier to the Wave Organ near St. Francis Yacht Club

we are . . . "rock stars" in the Fort Mason bandshell.

Tracy

 

 

 

 

a Potter Creek event of the decade

Scrambled Eggs & Lox first posts

OCTOBER 2002

We find in The City of Berkeley's West Berkeley Plan of which Potter Creek is part "Yet while all parts of Berkeley felt they benefited (between 1906-1941) from growth, political issues remained between West and East Berkeley. West Berkeley made a serious, though unsuccessful attempt to secede from Berkeley in 1908. One major reason for the effort was the incorporation in the 'reform' City Charter of 1909 of a complete prohibition on bars and alcohol sales in Berkeley, more than a decade before national prohibition." When I came to Cal in 1963 I found there were still no bars within a mile of Campus - I'd come from the University of Wisconsin, Madison where beer was served in the Student Union. 10/22/02

 

This page is named after my favorite breakfast at the Saffron Caffe. The caffe also serves freshly roasted Uncommon Grounds coffee, and the Uncommon Grounds roastery is adjacent to the caffe - you can see them working through a shared window. The caffe reminds me of a 1950s coffee house and is at 2813 7th Street, behind V & W Door and Window. Sometimes I have stuffed grape-leaves and a single-espresso. 10/23/02

 

 

 

 

 

Susan Brooks emails

Join Me for the first Saturday of the month Open Studio

January 2, noon to five

@ The Sawtooth Building
2547 Eighth Street, studio 24 a, Berkeley

Hope you will stop by my studio for a look & a visit

http://www.susanbrooks.com

Hand-wrought Jewelry & Works on Paper

During the year I am open 12-5 Thursdays,
the first Saturday of the month & by appointment
or chance.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Susan Brooks
2547 Eighth Street 24a
Berkeley, California 94710
510 845-2612


"Defiance Posts Performance Footage Online" is at metalunderground.com.

"California thrashers Defiance have posted footage of their performance at Blake's in Berkeley on December 19th, 2009."

 

 

 

 

"Idaho barista pulls shots, packs heat, stops theft" is an AP report at sfgate.com.

"A teen trying to rob an espresso stand in northern Idaho met his match in a gun toting barista.

Police say the 17-year-old confronted Sunshine Espresso owner Michelle Cornelson with a gun Wednesday morning, demanding all her money.

Cornelson has been hunting since she was a girl and says she remained calm as a customer pulled up to the other side of her kiosk in Coeur d'Alene (kohr duh-LAYN'), distracting the teen.

Cornelson quickly whipped out her 9 mm Kel-Tec pistol, which was a Christmas present from her husband. That scared off the teen so Cornelson could call police.

A sheriff's deputy was nearby after picking up a beverage at the stand and caught the suspect. The teen was later taken to a juvenile detention center."

 

 

 

1/3/10

a Potter Creek

greeting

 

 

 

 

 

a Potter Creek event of the decade

one of my neighbors is ukulele maker, Peter Hurney

his work is available for purchase--check out his website

and check out his KALX programs

 

 

 

 

 

"How to Train the Aging Brain" is a story at , . . . uuh . . . mmm.

" Love reading history, and the shelves in my living room are lined with fat, fact-filled books. There's 'The Hemingses of Monticello,"'about the family of Thomas Jefferson's slave mistress; there's 'House of Cards,' about the fall of Bear Stearns; there's 'Titan,' about John D. Rockefeller Sr.

The problem is, as much as I've enjoyed these books, I don't really remember reading any of them. Certainly I know the main points. But didn't I, after underlining all those interesting parts, retain anything else? It's maddening and, sorry to say, not all that unusual for a brain at middle age: I don't just forget whole books, but movies I just saw, breakfasts I just ate, and the names, oh, the names are awful. Who are you?

Brains in middle age, which, with increased life spans, now stretches from the 40s to late 60s, also get more easily distracted."

 

 

"California hit by 'Paris Hilton syndrome' " is a story in the Times of India.

"While most dog pounds in the US complain of having too many pitbulls and large mongrels that are difficult to find homes for, dog pounds on the west coast are crowded with fashionable Chihuahuas.

'We're busy looking after Chihuahuas. It's driving us crazy,' complains Deb Campbell, spokeswoman for San Francisco's dog shelter.

A third of all dogs in San Francisco's pound are Chihuahuas. It is the same story in Los Angeles, Oakland, Berkeley and San Jose where the small trendy dog with pointed ears and oversized eyes is taking up space to a degree never seen before. The problem has become so big it now has its own name: 'Paris Hilton Syndrome' ".

 

 

"Berkeley gets public funds to extend bike paths" by Doug Oakley, Berkeley Voice.

"Berkeley has secured about $4.5 million in state and federal funds to extend three bike paths that should make getting around town faster and safer.

The most expensive project, at $2.4 million, is an extension of a bike path that goes over Interstate 80 from Aquatic Park to the West Frontage Road near Sea Breeze Market and University Avenue.

The extension will be a half-mile, 12-foot wide path from West Frontage Road and University Avenue into the Berkeley Marina, where it will end at the parking lot near the Cal Sailing Club."

 

 

 

"Berkeley's public housing residents oppose privatization of their housing" opines Lynda Carson at indybay.org.

" The plan to sell off Berkeley's 75 public housing units is harmful to Berkeley's poor, elderly, and disabled population that fail to qualify for the Section 8 program, or meet the minimum income requirements to reside in so-called affordable housing units owned and operated by local non profit housing developers.

Recently the public housing residents of Berkeley received a shocking notice dated October 27, 2009 announcing that the Berkeley Housing Authority (BHA) is preparing to convert their public housing units into privately owned housing subsidized by Section 8 voucher rental assistance, and that their housing would be transferred to a local non profit housing developer.

The BHA's scheme to file a Disposition Plan with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) during December 2009, to dispose of 75 units of federal and state scattered public housing units threatens to displace Berkeley's poor from their housing by the spring of 2010. The BHA expects approval of the Disposition Plan by HUD in the spring, and has already been searching for a so-called non profit developer to transfer Berkeley's 75 public housing units to.

The City of Berkeley no longer wants to be responsible for a total of 61 public housing units or it's additional 14 scattered site RHCP public housing units, and wants the new owners to be responsible for financing, renovating and operating the apartments for the next 50 years as so-called affordable housing units."

 

 

"Groundbreaking plan to tighten reviews of toxic air pollution stirs debate over development" is a story by Denis Cuff at contracostatimes.com.

"Suppose a builder pitches a 100-condominium development in Richmond within 1,000 feet of Interstate 80.

Under proposed air-quality guidelines, for the first time in the U.S., if extra cancer risk meets a specific threshold, the developer would be told to study the potential health effects of the freeway pollution on the people who would live in the homes. That would be in addition to what the developer is already required to do: study the effects of the housing on freeway traffic and the surrounding environment.

If the health risk is too great, the developer might need to modify or scrap his development plan, or spend extra time persuading the city or county to approve it."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1/4/10

Lester Rodney has passed. He was an American journalist who helped break down the color barrier in baseball as sports writer for the Daily Worker. More here.

John Gates, Daily Worker editor, was one of the Communists that I brought to speak at UW-M during the McCarthy Era. More about Gates here.

 

 

our Jarad emails

Ron,

Over the weekend I read an interesting article in the SF Chron. It says that Oakland is going to follow the lead of L.A., San Jose, & San Francisco (among others) & use state laws to file injunctions against gang members and reduce crime.

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/01/02/BA2T1B7R0N.DTL

I still recall asking Darryl Moore & his assistant Ryan Lau why Berkeley wasn't doing this. In a conversation with Ryan Lau at the Francis Albrier Community Center in September 2008 (after the double homicide in South Berkeley that was also followed by shootings at the street memorials), Ryan on behalf of Darryl Moore's office told me - "We can't do what San Francisco is doing, this is Berkeley."

After Oakland's announcement this week, it's clear that Berkeley is behind the curve in attacking our gang problem, while cities around us are taking proactive & quantitatively measurable steps to suppress gang violence.

Just because things have been a little quieter since the murder at 10th & Allston in May 2009 doesn't mean they'll stay that way. Violence & gang activity ebbs and flows. They caught the murderers, but the gang war between North Oakland and Berkeley continues...

Jarad

 

 

"Spare the Air Day declared for Tuesday" Chronicle Staff Report.

"With no storms in sight and no wind in the forecast to stir the Bay Area's skies, officials have declared Tuesday to be a Spare the Air Day, banning indoor and outdoor burning."

 

 

 

 

 

 

1/6/09

our Doc sends

Cedric "Doc" Shackleton's

Grandfather in the early 1900s in Cardiff, Wales astride his 1903 REX motorcycle.

 

Doc drives Potter Creek's red XK 140 Jag roadster.

 

 

 

Marvin emails

 

 

 

Kubik emails

The Bowl was closed Friday and Saturday for the holiday.  We went in on Sunday and it was the busiest I'd ever seen it -
right up with the day before Thanksgiving.  15 of the 18 checkout stands were in use and all had lines waiting...

 

Checkout guy said the same thing Monday night and the woman in front of us said Sunday was so busy she and her son left . . . to return Monday evening.RP

 

 

 

"Recycling centers fall victim to California's budget woes" by Lisa Vorderbrueggen, Contra Costa Times.

"Folks who redeem cans and bottles for a little extra jingle in their pockets or simply to help save the planet are finding fewer recycling centers open for business.

Contra Costa County has lost nine beverage redemption sites in the past six months, and Alameda County has seen a net loss of six. Others have reduced their days and hours.

Lafayette and Moraga's sole centers shut down in November. Walnut Creek has lost two of its three sites, and Oakley and San Ramon residents have one instead of two.

Two of Berkeley's three recycling centers have closed since October. Livermore lost two of its three facilities last month."

 


" A hero has come home"
is a story at sfgate.com.

"San Francisco has a street and two monuments honoring Thomas Starr King. Schools all over California are named after him, including Starr King Elementary School in San Francisco and Starr King School for the Ministry in Berkeley. His name adorns a mountain in Yosemite National Park. He has a statue in Golden Gate Park, and for decades, he was one of two Californians honored in the National Statuary Hall Collection in the U.S. Capitol.

Not bad for a frail little preacher from Boston who died in 1864. He is almost unknown to most Californians, but during his short life, Starr King had a mighty impact on the Bay Area, the state and the nation."

 

 

"Berkeley High plan would eliminate science labs" Laura Anthony at abc7news.com.

"Teachers in the East Bay are fighting a proposal to get rid of separate science labs at Berkeley High School in the name of racial diversity. It is part of a plan to redirect money to programs that would help struggling students at the school."

 

"Berkeley's Unbearable Whiteness of Science" opines Thomas Lifson at americanthinker.com.

"The racial madness that has left-wing America in its thrall finds its apogee in the Berkeley, California public schools. Berkeley High School is now poised to eliminate science laboratory classes because 'science labs were largely classes for white students" Eric Klein writes in The East Bay Express."

 

 

"Bay Area Rapper MC Lars Drops Song Inspired By Sega's New Game Bayonetta" is a story at ballerstaus.com.

"The highly anticipated Sega games title, Bayonetta, hits stores on Tuesday (January 5), and it's got a lot of people excited ... even some rappers.

Self-proclaimed 'post-punk laptop' rapper MC Lars, hailing from Berkeley, California, loved it some much, he wrote a song about it, which he posted on his official website, MCLars.com.

Inspired by Bayonetta, the gun-slinging and hair-swinging video game action heroine, MC Lars gathered together some other MCs to cut a track about her, called 'Reaping Beauty.' "

 


"What Berkeley's Crunch Reveals" is opinion at campusprogress.org.

"Last week's issue of the New Yorker features a piece on the Berkeley protests over the University of California system decision to raise student fees by 32 percent. If you haven't been keeping up with the story, it's worth reading the piece in full (unfortunately, a subscription is required). One of the more interesting aspects about the piece, however, is the context in which it puts the story.

Ultimately, the problems in the UC system are more about the problems with California's governance as a whole. The state is feeling a significant crunch across the board, and save a radical change of the state constitution, the state assembly needs a two-thirds majority just to raise taxes."

 

 

"UC Davis among top 50 college bargains" is a report at msn.com.

"Eight California universities, including the University of California Davis, made a list of the 100 Best Values in Public Colleges for 2009-10 by Kiplinger's Personal Finance."

 

 

"American Law Institute Drops Support Of Capital-Justice System" is a report at thecrimereport.org.

"The American Law Institute, which created the intellectual framework for the capital justice system almost 50 years ago, has walked away from the issue, says the New York Times."

 

 

 

 

 

1/7/09

Kubik forwards an email from new Potter Creeker Mike Eaton

By the way, another local food establishment deserving of some love is the Quince Cafe, about 4 months old, at San Pablo and Alston or so. Since we are fans of quince, we gravitated there and have gotten to know Shiryn, the owner. Iranian-American, and the food is subtly, not overtly, Persian, and really good. She's a sweetheart, but the place is pretty quiet whenever we're there and we fear that she's not going to make it. If you have any influence with the Potter Creek blogger, she deserves a mention .

Mike

 

 

"Green Day's 'American Idiot' Is Set for Broadway" is an AP report at abcnews.com.

"Green Day's 'American Idiot' set for an April opening on Broadway. Get ready for Green Day's 'American Idiot' to punk rock on Broadway.

Producers Tom Hulce and Ira Pittelman said Tuesday a stage adaptation of the group's Grammy-winning album will open April 20 at the St. James Theatre. Preview performances begin March 24.

A tale of disaffected suburban youth, the musical features lyrics by Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong and a book by Armstrong and Michael Mayer, who also directed the show. Casting was not announced.

The production had a sold-out run last fall at Berkeley Repertory Theatre in California.

 

 

our Ryan Lau emails (excerpt)

Enterprise Zone Seminars
California's enterprise zone program is an innovative partnership comprised of state government, local government and private businesses.  The enterprise zone program encourages business development in 42 designated areas through special zone incentives.  Companies situated within enterprise zones can take advantage of state and local incentives and programs not available to businesses outside the enterprise zone.
Tax credits and benefits available to companies locating in enterprise zones include:
Tax credits for sales or use taxes paid on up to $20 million of qualified machinery purchased per year;
A hiring credit of $37,440 or more for each qualified employee hired;
A 15-year carryover of up to 100 percent of net operating losses;
Expensing up to $40,000 of certain depreciable property;
Lender income deductions for loans made to zone businesses;
Preference points on state contracts.
Unused tax credits can be applied to future tax years, stretching out the benefit of the initial investment.

The State of California extended recently extended Oakland's Enterprise Zone into West Berkeley.
Businesses in the Enterprise Zone, both large and small, can reduce their state taxes by taking advantage of Enterprise Zone benefits.
Berkeley's Office of Economic Development will be holding seminars on
January 13th and January 27th, 2010 from 7pm to 8:30pm
at the West Berkeley Senior Center, 1900 6th Street in the Multi-purpose room.
Please get the word out to anyone who you know who may have a small, medium or large business in the zone, because these incentives will go a long way during these lean times.
Combined Enterprise Zone Packet 121809.pdf>>
Sincerely,
Ryan Lau
Council Aide
Councilmember Darryl Moore, District 2

 

Our Darryl Moore supported this important program. Darryl also gave his full support to the west-Berkeley Bowl project.

So, . . . BIG congrats to our Mr Darryl!RP

 

 

"Threatening letters: Why is UCI the target?" is a story in the Orange County Register.

"Four envelopes. All sent to women. All containing a mysterious white powder. And all containing the words 'Black Death.'

UC Irvine's winter quarter is getting off to a scary start, and no one is sure why. The envelopes arrived during the Christmas holidays, each bearing an Idaho postmark (police won't say where in Idaho.)

The university is occasionally the source of controversy, as well as rare acts of violence. Last July, animal rights activists damaged property at a researcher's home in University Hills. (Read story.) But Irvine is considered to be politically mellow compared to such schools as UC Berkeley, where students and outsiders attacked the chancellor's residence in December, apparently out of frustration about the system's budget problems. A UCI protest rally about student fee increases drew fewer than 100 participants on Monday. The campus has almost 28,000 students."

 

 

"Areva Moves Toward Building Nuclear Plants in California" by Chris Morrison at industry.bnet.com.

"Areva, a French nuclear engineering firm, is going ahead with a partnership with the Fresno Nuclear Energy Group to build new reactors in California's Central Valley. At first glance that doesn't sound so odd, but California presents a somewhat intimidating prospect for nuclear power advocates.

Famed for its earthy liberals, many of whom show outright hostility toward nuclear power, California cities like Berkeley even refuse to buy services from firms associated with nuclear. It gets worse: the state actually has a law on the books forbidding nuclear unless it comes with an attached plan for waste disposal - an unlikely prospect in the current U.S. nuclear industry.

Still, Areva, which signed a letter of intent with FNEG that it just affirmed with a press release today, thinks it can overcome the difficulties."

 

"Ask the Energy Expert: Why Is Solar Taking So Long?" is opinion at good.is.

"In this new series, we ask our readers to submit questions for Cyrus Wadia, an expert on energy matters.

Question: We hear about new little technical breakthroughs in solar all the time. Why aren't we using them yet?

Answer: Solar installations have grown at more than 40 percent annually for the last six years, so we are using it more and more every day. But it still represents an embarrassingly low percentage of the total electricity supply."

 

 

"Assembly OKs bills to change California schools" is a report at latimes.com.

"Parents would be given more power to transfer children out of poorly performing campuses and petition for changes, including removal of the principal. Teachers unions oppose the provisions."

 

 

 

 

 

 

1/8/10

sooner-than-later

our city council et al will be back in full swing

 

 

"Gen Y-ers got the message from recession" by Kara McGuire at philly.com.

"Like many of us, Ashley Frerich of Marshall, Minn., scaled back this Christmas, setting a dollar limit for presents and buying everything on sale. But several studies have shown this super-sized recession will affect young people long after the holiday season fades and the new year begins."

 

 

 

 

a Potter Creek event of the decade

I have my own peculiar view of dog ownership. I don't any longer believe in dogs in the city. (Just watch a sporting dog come alive in the country.) Though I must admit to owning three Bassets at once in the early Sixties, and even to breeding them in the back of my house on Hearst. But my neighbors 'Claudia and Cameron not only have three dogs in the city but publish The Bark, a magazine for dog lovers. I thought their magazine's view a bit extreme until in my mind I substituted the word "motorcycles" for the word "dogs." Then I came to understand their passion. . . .

 

 

 

 

Nick Despotoupolos emails this link

"Selling Civilization" by David Mason at notesandqueries.ca.

"It isn't easy being a bookseller these days. We are being assaulted from every side, by what seems to be progress, or at least that's what people call it. A few years ago I referred in print to the current explosion of instant world-wide communication technology as the Electronic revolution, comparing it to the Industrial revolution of the 19th century. I continued by pointing out that just as people living in the midst of that industrial explosion of mass manufacturing could hardly have foreseen the long-term effects of that major cataclysm (the regimentation of the assembly line with all its droning boredom, industrial pollution, unions, the nouveau riche, etc.), so was it unlikely that we could see the implications for the future in a world where Tokyo or Timbuktu are, in a technical sense, right next door. The book trade today, along with lots of other long established systems, is now in a very precarious situation. Everything is changing and while we don't know where it's all going, we do know it's out of our control."

 

 


air quality monitor

off of 6th just south of Gilman

 

 

 

"Experts laud Schwarzenegger's plan to shift prison funds to universities" is a story by Charles Piller at fresnobee.com

"Prison, legal and financial experts generally praised Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's plan to shift state prison funding to public universities, but said a constitutional amendment that ties the government's hands in perpetuity could cause more harm than good."

 

 

 

Ran into David and Margret at lunch Wednesday at Picante--I was there with Don and Steve. Margret said it's much busier than it was last time they were there when there was no line and it wasn't at all full. Wednesday, . . . a line almost to the door and just a few empty tables.

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARGRET

 

 

 

 

"When I was born I was so surprised I didn't talk for a year and a half" Gracie  Allen.

 

Merryll emails

 Gracie  Allen's Classic Roast Beef Recipe      

Gracie  Allen's Classic Recipe for Roast  Beef

1  large Roast of beef
 1 small Roast of  beef
 
 Take the two roasts and put  them in the oven.
When  the little one burns, the big one is  done.  

 

 

 

900 GRAYSON will be featured on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives, January 25, Monday--on the Food Network at 10 and 10:30 PM.

 

 

 

"Spare the Air Day on Friday - second this week" Chronicle Staff Report.

"Friday has been declared a Spare the Air Day in the Bay Area, the second time this week that stagnant conditions have led to a prohibition on indoor and outdoor burning.

The 24-hour ban, which takes effect at midnight, covers all open fires that burn wood, manufactured fire logs or other solid fuel. It applies to fireplaces, woodstoves, pellet stoves and outdoor fire pits.

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District also declared a Spare the Air Day on Tuesday."

 

 

 

after 1/8 here

 

 

 

 

Eternally useful links

 

Bay Area home prices from sfgate.com

 

Bay Area foreclosures from sfgate.com


Our City Council update is here.

 

Our Planning Commision update is here

 

 

You can find more information 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 http://sv.berkeley.edu/view/ 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.

 

Best gas prices in 94710, as well as all of US and Canada, are here at gasbuddy.com

Kimar finds Costco routinely has the lowest price.

 

Richmond Ramblers' motorcycle club member, Cliff Miller emails a very

useful link

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.

http://gethuman.com/

 

Markets is not just a reference for Berkeley-Hills radicals with 1.5 mil homes and considerable portfolios.

 

Our City of Berkeley Boards and Commissions page is here--redone and friendly.

 

 

Berkeley Police reports at insidebay area.com are here.

 

Our Berkeley PD Site with crime statistics and more is here.


Crime Log for 94710 is here

This site is NOT affiliated with Berkeley PD.
Take time to report crime!

 

All reports 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.

The contacts are below:

Our new Area Coordinator is Officer Karen Buckheit, Berkeley PD - 981-5774 kbuckheit@ci.berkeley.ca.us

Angela Gallegos-Castillo, City Mgr Off - 981-2491 agallegos-castillo@ci.berkeley.ca.us

Ryan Lau, aid to Darryl Moore - 981-7120 rlau@ci.berkeley.ca.us

Darryl Moore, City Councilman dmoore@ci.berkeley.ca.us

 

More Scrambled Eggs & Lox, here

and

Stories about Berkeley and stories about recorded-music

are at

Journal of Recorded Music 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11

 

ronpenndorf@earthlink.net

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