Potter Creek events of the
Acme Bread's changes
John Philips, Berkeley, after J.H GRABNER, Dresden, c1740
and Sarah have a new book.
out about it here.
out more about Kate and Sarah here.
"Berkeley Developer Puts Ashby Arts Condo
Site Up for Sale"
by Riya Bhattacharjee in our Planet.
Ali Kashani's proposed five-story, mixed-use condo project at
1200 Ashby Avenue is up for sale.
The 98-unit Ashby Arts project
was appealed to the City Council last year when neighbors expressed
concern that it would bring density and congestion to the area.
Others praised it as a "gateway" to West Berkeley, arguing
that the development would clean up the blighted property. "
The last two commercial properties
that I know of here sold for considerably less than their
before-the-crash market value. RP
"When I was born I was so surprised I didn't
talk for a year and a half" Gracie
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.
See their site for times.
"The New Yorker on Berkeley's Woes" is linked at californiamag.com.
"The January 4 issue
of the New Yorker features a report by Tad Friend on Berkeley's
protests and budget straits. His story, which is available online
in full to registered subscribers, begins: 'The University of
California has long been America's best public university. U.C.
is also the country's most multifarious university, comprising
five medical centers, four law schools, three Department of Energy
laboratories-and suddenly, two serious problems.' "
"Hell No, We Won't Pay!"
opines Peter Robinson in "The
death of the campus protest movement" at forbes.com.
"The New Yorker has
chosen to welcome the new decade by publishing an obituary: 45
years after the founding of the Free Speech Movement at Berkeley,
the magazine lets us know in its Jan. 4 issue, the campus protest
movement is dead.
Not that Tad Friend, author
of the article in question, 'Protest Studies: Berkeley Rebels
Again,' has noticed he is writing about a corpse. Recounting the
present controversy at Berkeley, Friend proves unrelievedly earnest."
"California is golden no longer in our
eyes" by George
Will at tauntongazette.com.
"Dalton Trumbo (1905-1976) was a hero to the American left,
partly because of his 1939 anti-war novel 'Johnny Got His Gun.'
Trumbo's title modified the lyric 'Johnny get your gun' from the
World War I song 'Over There." Trumbo's 'Johnny"'is
horribly maimed in that war. Now we need a novel titled 'Berkeley
Got Its Liberalism.' Pending that, we have Tad Friend's report,
in the Jan. 4 New Yorker, on maimed Berkeley."
"Cal Performances receives $600,000 Mellon
grant" by Sue Gilmore,
"Cal Performances at
the University of California-Berkeley will receive a $600,000
grant to support its classical music programs over 312 seasons,
the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation announced this week.
Cal Performances director
Matias Tarnopolsky, midway through his first season in the post,
said, 'In keeping with our three key values - artistic excellence,
advocacy, accessibility - the Mellon Foundation's gift will help
Cal Performances present top quality classical music and will
help us better reach our audiences in Berkeley, the wider Bay
Area and beyond.' "
"Bay Area wind power firms blown away" opines Andrew S. Ross at sfgate.com.
"It's a pity the Bay
Area isn't getting more of the wind power action, seeing as that's
where much VC clean-tech money is flowing.
Yes, Berkeley's Nordic Windpower
just got $38 million in a round led by Menlo Park's Khosla Ventures.
It's also the only U.S. wind power company to have received a
clean-tech loan - $19 million - from the Obama administration.
Unfortunately, it's one of the few notably significant wind power
"Grace Morley - forgotten pioneer behind
SFMOMA" is a story
byTamara Straus, Special to The Chronicle.
"Grace Morley, the first
director of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, was not a
typical woman of her times in terms of education, professional
ambition or spirit of adventure.
Not only did she establish
in San Francisco the country's second museum devoted solely to
modern art, but, by the end of her life, she had also become a
museum expert of global influence, heading UNESCO's museum division
after World War II and establishing India's National Museum after
the country gained its independence from Britain.
How did a woman who was born
in Berkeley in 1900 and raised in St. Helena become so independent-minded
and accomplish so much? And why do so few people today know of
"West Berkeley shooting" is part of a report at our Planet by Riya
"Berkeley police have
arrested two of three suspects involved in a shooting incident
at San Pablo Avenue and Murray Street Jan. 4.
According to Berkeley Police
Department spokesperson Officer Andrew Frankel, an unidentified
male suspect got out of a car which stopped in the northbound
lanes of San Pablo at 3:46 p.m. Monday and opened fire on two
men crossing the street.
One of the two men pulled
out a handgun and fired back, striking an unknown vehicle. The
lone suspect who fired the first shot got back into his car and
fled northbound. Police are still looking for him. The two pedestrian
suspects ran north on San Pablo and were later detained by police.
They were identified by Berkeley
police as 21-year-old Dennis Northington and 23-year-old Britton
Ferguson. Both were charged with assault with a deadly weapon,
shooting into an occupied vehicle and violation of probation.
They are being held at Santa Rita Jail. Northington was charged
with possession of cocaine.
Frankel said no one was injured
in the crossfire."
Let's see if I got this right.
There was a shoot-out in broad- daylight, Monday afternoon, on
San Pablo Ave and Murray. That would be just one block south of
Ashby, the southern boundry of big Potter Creek.
FUCKIN ' A!
Funny...Eva and I were talking
about this yesterday.
When are you going to run
for Mayor so we can get guy on the council that talk common sense
on a regular basis regarding the real problems that our city faces?
Merryll emails in response
What a great idea!
"Mass Effect 2 posters decorate California"
is a small report at
Morgan' s remodel is about
Potter Creek events of the
Sally's dining pavillion
Ms Merryll returns
our Joe Lee emails
This new year,
our goal is to have every Berkeley resident counted by National
Census Day April 1st. Please make this a high priority.
With your help, an accurate and complete count will make a difference
to our City services and programs for the next decade.
The 2010 Census Portrait of America Road Tour will make a pit
stop in Berkeley this Monday, January 11th from 4:30 p.m.
6:30 p.m. at the Shattuck/Downtown Berkeley BART Plaza (at Shattuck
and Center). Free materials such as tote bags, water bottles,
and other premium items will be given away. Please invite all
of your staff and community members to this exciting event!
Mark Your Calendars
The next Complete County Committee meeting will take place Thursday,
January 14th from 4:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. at the North Berkeley
Senior Center (1901 Hearst at MLK Jr. Way). Please attend for
crucial updates and material pick-up. Feel free to invite your
staff and community members.
Looking for Jobs?
The U.S. Bureau is still hiring! Please encourage your clients,
members, and donors to call the toll-free jobs line at 1-866-861-2010.
Application materials are located at www.2010CensusJobs.gov.
Happy New Year!
Census Coordinator, City of Berkeley, Office of the City Manager
"Zipcar and Zimride expand ride-sharing
Staff at boston.com.
"Zipcar Inc., the Cambridge-based
car-sharing service, joined to Zimride to announce the launch
of an integrated car and ride sharing application on five new
campuses -- the University of California at Irvine, the University
of California at Berkeley, the University of San Francisco, the
University of Maryland, and George Mason University.
Zimride is a provider of
online social rideshare systems."
"Berkeley's radicals spreading heat, light" by Tyler Hamilton, Energy and Technology Columnist
"You want to put solar
panels on your rooftop, a geothermal system in your backyard,
or maybe spend $20,000 doing a comprehensive energy retrofit of
It will pay off over time,
right? But there's one big stumbling block: the high upfront cost.
And what if you decide to sell your home and can't recoup that
Even in Ontario, where you
can earn a hefty premium by selling solar power back into the
grid, there's still much reluctance in the market to drop that
much cash. You can take out a personal loan or a line of credit,
but the payment terms are typically too short or the interest
rates too high.
Berkeley, Calif., seems to
have solved this problem with a program called Financing Initiative
for Renewable and Solar Technology, which since 2007 has spread
throughout California and into dozens of municipalities across
the United States.
Under such a program, a municipality
issues bonds to the private sector and uses the money to grant
20-year, low-interest loans to homeowners who want to install
a rooftop solar photovoltaic system. "
"Sierra's current height goes back 50 million
years, study finds. The finding adds to a growing body of evidence
that the mountain range is much older than previously believed,
and has implications for evolutionary studies" is a story at latimes.com.
The Sierra Nevada reached
their present height 50 million years ago -- 30 million years
earlier than geologists once believed, according to a new study.
The research, part of a growing
body of evidence that the Sierra Nevada are far older than once
thought, has implications for understanding the evolution of the
plants and animals in the West, as well as the likely climate
of ancient North America.
The study, by scientists
at Yale University and the Berkeley Museum of Paleontology, used
50 million-year-old chemical traces left on ancient leaves by
microbes and raindrops to calculate the new height estimate for
the Sierras at that time. "
"Over the moon at planet find" is a story at sydneymorningherald.com.
"Astronomers in the
United States have detected the second smallest planet discovered
to date, with a mass just four times heavier than the Earth, adding
to a growing number of low-mass planets dubbed ''super-earths''.
'This is quite a remarkable
discovery,'' said Andrew Howard, an astronomer at the University
of California at Berkeley."
Rumor persists that the San
Pablo Ave medical marijuana people have an interest in the old
chocolate factory--either in leasing or buying it. I'm told the
present owner paid five-mil some years ago.
"Assembly committee OKs recreational marijuana"
Wyatt Buchanan, Chronicle
"A bill to legalize
adult recreational use of marijuana - and allow the drug to be
sold and taxed in California - cleared a key hurdle this morning,
as the Assembly Public Safety Committee voted 4-3 to move it to
the next step in the debate. But a Friday legislative deadline
could mean the legislation will die before making it to the Assembly
More Bay Area News
Members of the committee
who approved the bill are all from the Bay Area and said they
did not necessarily support the plan but wanted debate on the
state's marijuana policy to continue.. . .
Voting yes were Ammiano,
Assemblyman Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, Assemblyman Jared Huffman,
D-San Rafael and Assemblywoman Nancy Skinner, D-Berkeley."
Kristin Perry one
of the Prop 8 case plaintiffs is a 900 GRAYSON regular--don't
"YouTube broadcasts would humanize issue" Joe Garofoli, Chronicle Staff Writer.
" Shortly before Christmas
2003, Kristin Perry took her girlfriend Sandy Stier for a walk
near their Berkeley home. As they sat on Indian Rock, overlooking
San Francisco Bay, Perry pulled a ring out of her pocket and said,
'Will you marry me?'
Stier, an Iowa farm girl
who never met a homosexual until she was a teen, said yes. Then
she got a confused look on her face. 'What does that mean?' she
Perry, 45, and Stier 47,
are co-plaintiffs in the federal lawsuit challenging Proposition
8, California's voter-approved prohibition against same-sex marriage.
Advocates say watching them describe their engagement - and the
daily pain and awkwardness of not having a word to explain their
relationship - would have humanized the issue in a way that realms
of legal arguments cannot."
Charlie Rose talks with Jason
Epstein about Epstein's new book Eating and more, at Charlie
Rose 10804. Among other things, Epstein says the best meal
he ever had was possibly at Chez
Penisse and then says a little about our Alice Waters.
is a market report at msnmoney.com.
"Celera Genomics grants
a license to the University of California, San Francisco for the
development of KIF6 Testing Co announced that it has licensed
its KIF6 discoveries to the University of California on behalf
of its San Francisco Campus. Through this agreement, the University
of California, San Francisco will be the first laboratory in the
United States in addition to Berkeley HeartLab, a subsidiary of
Celera Corporation, to have access to the relevant intellectual
property to develop and perform an in-house test for the KIF6
gene variant previously reported by Celera and its collaborators."
on 1/12/10 this site had
860 vistors and 4008 hits
Steven Donaldson emails
New CEO of Berkeley Chamber
starts this week. His name is Mark Berson. . . .
He's a super friendly guy
with state government experience and ran a family store in Mobile,
Alabama. And, Yes he's a Southerner (but a Democrat). . . .
What can I say about him?....
small town style with the sophistication of big government political
experience, a bridge builder, good sense of humor.
He's relocated here with
his dog and lives in Alameda for now.
the Berkeley Chamber of Commerce
BERKELEY, California -Dec. 15, 2009-The
Berkeley Chamber of Commerce announced today that it has hired
Mark Berson as its new Chief Executive Officer to lead the organization
through new era of growth and expansion. Mr. Berson comes to the
Berkeley Chamber from Mobile, Alabama with a strong background
that includes working in state government, running a large regional
chamber of commerce and running (and growing) a family business
for many years. Mr. Berson's selection was made after reviewing
over 100 applicants for the position and was approved by the Berkeley
Chamber Search Committee and the Board of Directors. Mr. Berson's
start date is January 15, 2010.
Jonathan De Yoe,
Berkeley Chamber president, says, "Mark brings a unique combination
of civic experience and business leadership from his work in state
government, as head of a regional chamber and in growing his family's
business." Jonathan adds "From our conversations with
references, including the former Democratic governor of Alabama,
we found that Mark was an inspiring leader and creative marketer.
We believe he will bring a collaborative approach to growing
business, building Chamber membership and understanding the needs
of the local community."
Prior to coming
to the Berkeley Chamber, Berson served for six years as the President
and CEO of the Alabama Gulf Coast Area Chamber of Commerce, Gulf
Shores, Alabama, where he significantly expanded membership from
730 members to over 1,000 in this mostly tourism-focused economy.
Prior to that he served as the Executive Director of the Alabama
Bureau of Tourism and Travel, where he established and grew the
state tourism office, bringing in vacationers from throughout
the United States and abroad. He helped to establish and produce
the Annual National Shrimp Festival, attended by 300,000 people,
with an economic impact of $28 million and a net profit of $240,000
for the State. Prior to this, he was the president and owner of
Raphael's a clothing store in Mobile, Alabama, a family owned
business for several generations, where he doubled sales to $3million
in over two years. In addition, Mr. Berson brings years of experience
working for several advertising agencies in New York City.
According to Berson,
"This position offers enormous potential to build value for
Chamber members and the local community. Small and large businesses,
along with the university, bring an amazing diversity of assets
to this wonderful city. I can't wait to roll up my sleeves and
get to work here."
About the Berkeley Chamber of Commerce
The Berkeley Chamber of Commerce, advocates on behalf of Chamber
members and the business community at large in Berkeley, CA and
the surrounding region. We are an independent non-profit
401C3 organization. The primary goal of all of the Chamber's
activities is to improve Berkeley's business climate, to bring
benefit to the community by encouraging jobs and commerce and
to support culture and the arts. We endeavor to build a
stronger local and regional economy and ensure that business is
at the table in the process of making public policy decisions.
It is our belief that a strong economic foundation is absolutely
essential; in the same way Hope is essential, to a truly great
community. It is our ultimate aim to contribute to that economic
"New San Pablo Parking Meters Expected
to Take Effect this Month" by
Riya Bhattacharjee in our Planet.
"Next time you want to park on San Pablo Avenue, make sure
you have some change on hand. San Pablo's new parking meters-which
have sparked concern among area merchants-are expected to take
effect over the next two months, according to the City of Berkeley
Transportation Manager Farid Javandel.
The City Council voted to
approve the meters in September as part of a larger plan to help
boost the city's dwindling revenue. Although neighborhood businesses
grumbled about losing customers to Albany and Emeryville, where
parking on San Pablo and surrounding streets is free, they finally
relented after some amount of negotiation with the city."
" Former Albany Administrator to Become
Berkeley's Interim Health Director" reports Riya Bhattacharjee.
" Berkeley city officials
Friday named former Albany administrator Daren Fields as the interim
director of the city's health department. "
Will Use Instant Runoff Voting in 2010 City Elections" is
a report at ballot-access.org.
"On January 12, the
city manager of Berkeley, California, sent a letter to the city
manager of San Leandro, California, indicating that Berkeley will
use Instant Runoff Voting for its own city elections this year.
There will be no June primary. Instead, the only city election
will be in November 2010. The letter was sent to San Leandro because
San Leandro is pondering whether to also use IRV this year.
Berkeley and San Leandro
are both charter cities, so they are free to decide this matter
for their own elections. Cities in California that are not charter
cities do not have that freedom. The voters of Berkeley voted
in 2006 to use IRV whenever the vote-counting equipment was ready,
and a few weeks ago the Secretary of State certified the vote-counting
machines used in Alameda County for that purpose. Oakland, Berkeley
and San Leandro are all in Alameda County."
"Researcher's study sheds new light on
math ability, gender equity"
by Kathleen Maclay, Media Relations, berkeley.edu.
"Marcia Linn, a University
of California, Berkeley, professor of education known for exploring
the teaching and learning of science and their connection to gender,
is offering proof once again that girls' math abilities are just
as good as boys'."
"Is California's new green building code
green enough?" is
opinion at latimes.com.
"California is poised
to adopt the nation's first statewide green building code. Environmentalists
praise the mandatory provisions of the code but fear it could
discourage developers from building the most environmentally rigorous
projects. That's because the state is setting up its own voluntary
"CalGreen" rating system, which offers builders an alternative
to the strict certification process of nonprofit groups such as
the Washington-based U.S. Green Building Council and the Berkeley-based
Build It Green."
"Green Civil War: Projects vs. Preservation" is opinion at nytimes.com.
more openly at odds over two goals: the preservation of wide open
spaces vs. the use of public lands for renewable energy projects.
The boosters of renewable
energy development won a victory last week when the Bureau of
Land Management announced that 31 proposed projects have been
put on the fast track for approval."
Wanted By Police
Berkeley, California (Wednesday, January 13, 2010) On January
12, 2010 at
approximately 10:45 p.m., the Berkeley Police Department (BPD)
responded to a
stabbing which had just occurred on the 3200 block of Idaho Street
in South Berkeley.
The victim, a 20 year old Berkeley resident, reported that the
father of her two-year-old
daughter broke into her apartment, punched her and her daughter,
and, in the ensuing
struggle, cut her with a knife.
The suspect has been identified as:
6'0, 160 lbs,
Jones is wanted for Assault with a Deadly Weapon, Domestic Violence,
Robbery, Willful Harm or Injury to a Child, and keeping a victim
from using a cellular
phone during a crime. Jones should be considered armed and dangerous.
Detectives are asking for the community's help in catching Jones.
Anyone who may have
any information regarding this crime is urged to call the BPD
Homicide Detail at (510)
981-5741 (office) or (510) 981-5900 (non-emergency dispatch line).
If callers wish to
remain anonymous they are asked to call the Bay Area Crime Stoppers
Tip Line at 1-800-
Ofc Andrew Frankel
Chief of Police
Michael K. Meehan
our Darryl Moore emails
I wanted to put together
a couple of community meetings to allow neighbors to speak with
and get to know our new Police Chief, Michael Meehan. Here
is a little information about Chief Meehan's background:
Chief Meehan comes to Berkeley
from the City of Seattle where he served twenty-three years with
the Seattle Police Department, ultimately holding the rank of
captain and commanding the Violent Crimes Unit. In a prior
assignment, he was the precinct commander for an area of Seattle
that is roughly the size of Berkeley. He worked in the following
divisions, as well as commanding the Field Training Program for
a period of time: Training, Vice, Narcotics, Auto Theft,
Major Crimes, Fraud/Forgery, Audit, Accreditation, and Policy
& Ethics. Chief Meehan earned his B.A. in Business from
the University of Washington, and followed that with a master's
degree in Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness from the
Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey.
The Chief brings a wealth of experience to the Berkeley community.
He has worked his entire career in law enforcement in a diverse
urban environment and has focused on innovative and community-based
crime prevention strategies. He understands the strengths
and limitations of the modern police agency, and is committed
to community involvement, acknowledging that police departments
must leverage their abilities with those of other governmental
agencies, community and non-profit groups. I look forward
to working with him as we continue to provide excellent public
safety services to our community.
I will be holding two (2)
community meetings to provide community members an opportunity
to speak with the Chief.
1st opportunity to meet with the Chief
When: January 25th, 2010
Time: 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Where: Frances Albrier Community Center in San Pablo Park
2800 Park Street between Russell and Ward Streets
2nd opportunity to meet with
When: February 17th, 2010
Time: 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Where: Multipurpose Room of Rosa Parks Elementary
920 Allston Way (at 8th Street)
Hope to see you there!
Councilmember, District 2
"Red Teaming for Law Enforcement"
by Michael K. Meehan,
Captain, Seattle Police Department at policechiefmagazine.org.
" Editor's note: The
author was the police incident commander for the 2003 TOPOFF2
full-scale terrorism response exercise in Seattle and served as
a controller and evaluator for the 2005 Marine Terrorism Response
Exercise in Seattle and the 2005 TOPOFF3 full-scale exercise in
As law enforcement develops
terrorism countermeasures and prepares for the next terrorist
attack, police can borrow useful training techniques from the
military and private industry. One of these techniques is known
as red teaming.
The military uses red teams
in wargaming scenarios as the opposing force in a simulated conflict
to reveal weaknesses in the military force. In the business world,
red teaming refers to an independent peer review of abilities,
vulnerabilities, and limitations. As the concept applies to homeland
security, red teaming involves thinking or acting like a terrorist
in an effort, for example, to identify security weaknesses and
potential targets. Red teaming can be used in either analytical
exercises or field-level exercises.
The Red Team
The National Strategy for
Homeland Security states that 'employing 'red team' techniques'
is a major initiative in the intelligence and warning mission
area.1 The Congressional Research Service, in its report 'Border
and Transportation Security: Possible New Directions and Policy
Options,' also recommends the expanded use of red teams.2
Scope of Red Teaming
Red teaming is a term that
describes a variety of exercise activities. The most basic level
of red teaming is to conduct peer review of plans and policies
to detect vulnerabilities or perhaps to simply offer alternative
views of scenarios.
Another definition of red
teaming is an interactive process conducted during crisis action
planning to assess planning decisions, assumptions, processes,
and products from the perspective of friendly, enemy, and outside
organizations.3 Red teaming has also been described as the 'capability-based
analytical or physical manifestation of an adversary, which serves
as an opposing force.'4 It can be a form of risk assessment and
mitigation, with the key difference that red teaming involves
the presence of an adversarial condition. Red teaming is not an
"Meet Franck Marchis" is an interview at huffingtonpost.com.
"Franck Marchis joined
the SETI Institute as a Principal Investigator (PI) or lead scientist
in 2007. He is also an assistant research Astronomer at the University
of California Berkeley. Franck received his Ph.D. in 2000 from
the University of Toulouse, France in planetary science. His studies
and research have taken him throughout the world, and he now dedicates
most of his research to monitoring Io's volcanism and the study
of multiple asteroid systems using the Keck-10m telescope and
the support of CfAO, an NSF science and technology center and
NASA planetary astronomy program. Io is the innermost of the four
Galilean moons of the planet Jupiter. With over 200 active volcanoes,
Io is the most geologically active object in the Solar System.
You can learn more about Franck and his research in his contributions
to the blog, The Cosmic Diary."
"The Subsidy That Won't
DieThe big banks claim the government isn't helping them anymore.
Not exactly. Check
out this little-known subsidy" by Daniel Gross at slate.com.
our Janine Johnson emails
This is a super early "heads-up"
about a concert I am doing with Elizabeth Blumenstock in June.
It is during the Berkeley Early Music festival, and is at noon
on Friday, June 11th, Trinity Chapel. We will be doing Bach Sonatas
and some other Bach solos. It will, of course, be a lot of fun.
I just want to let my musician friends, especially, know, so we
don't have conflicting events. I, for one, always binge on concerts
during the Festival, so don't want to miss something because I
Thanks, and I hope you are
enjoying the winter!
"Toast of the town"
by George Avalos, Oakland Tribune.
"Premier Cru has agreed to buy an empty
three-building complex on University Avenue between Ninth and
10th streets, said John Fox, president of Premier Cru.
'We wanted to find a spot
that is kind of a central location for customers to come pick
up their wine, in an area where it's acceptable for people to
do so,' Fox said. 'We wanted to buy something because we've been
renting for almost 30 years.' The wine retailer is now in Emeryville.
Premier Cru paid about $4.1
million for the 27,000-square-foot site, Fox said.
The deal is rare in a number
of ways, said David Trachtenberg, principal executive with Trachtenberg
Architects, which is designing the renovation of the site.
'There will actually be a
business moving into Berkeley,' Trachtenberg said. 'And you will
have a retailer expanding its brick-and-mortar retail sales in
addition to its Internet sales.' . . .
Construction could be underway
by late January or early February. The new wine retail store could
open by summer, Fox said.
The new business offers plenty
of upside for Berkeley, said David Fogarty, a city economic development
'It can be very beneficial
for the city,; Fogarty said. 'Berkeley will get the sales tax,
not only from wine sales on site, but also for the portion of
wines they ship to people in California. It should be an important
source of revenue for the city.' "
our Jarad emails
Good news for West Berkeley
with a dose of mixed emotions...
Premier Cru is moving into
the old Amsterdam Art building on University Ave & 10th St.
They will have retail and wine tastings (very cool). But wait...the
Wine.com storefront applied to do wine tastings from their location
on 4th Street a mere 8 blocks away and that was denied. Is the
West Berkeley Plan responsible for this unfair treatment?
Why can Premier Cru and the
Sake factory have tastings, but Wine.com can't? The city council
needs to level the playing field around here for business and
if the West Berkeley Plan is responsible for this bureaucratic
insanity, then it needs to go the way of the Dodo bird.
Merryll highly recommends
Crixa Cakes for delicious deserts. It's at 2748 Adeline Street
Berkeley, CA 94703
510-548-0421. Check it out.
Look for more Merryll higly
Potter Creek event of the
Cameron emails about The
Bark's new book, Howl
is a collection of the Best Contemporary Dog Wit published by
Crown. Its our follow-up to our New York Times bestseller Dog
Is My Co-Pilot. Howl
is composed canine-inspired writing from a variety of contemporary
humorists, literary authors, and comedians including Al Franken,
Dave Barry, Margaret Cho, Kinky Friedman, Haven Kimmel and Roy
Blount Jr. Nearly 70 contributors in all.
We invite people to join
us for a reading at Codys Books on Fourth St. Sunday, November
18 at 4 pm. Dogs welcome, biscuits and treats served. Free admission.
Best regards, Cameron
after 1/15 here
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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.
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
Police reports at insidebay area.com are here.
PD Site with crime statistics and more is here.
Crime Log for 94710 is
This site is NOT affiliated
with Berkeley PD.
Take time to report
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.
Our new Area
Coordinator is Officer Karen Buckheit, Berkeley PD - 981-5774
City Mgr Off - 981-2491 firstname.lastname@example.org
aid to Darryl Moore - 981-7120 email@example.com
City Councilman firstname.lastname@example.org
Scrambled Eggs & Lox, here
Stories about Berkeley and stories about recorded-music
Journal of Recorded Music 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
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only to illustrate.