after 3/4 here after 3/11
here after 3/13 here
the west-Berkeley Bowl
grocery store and more"
a photo essay with permission
of the owners
Thursday there was another
on 8th and Pardee--a "blind
corner" waiting for accidents to happen
Again it appears that a driver
ran the east-west stop sign so hitting a mini-station wagon and
pushing it thru the intersection. The wagon was filled with children
and driven by a young woman. Thankfully, this time there were
Juan's Place employees were
arrested after they beat a man with a tire iron and a metal pipe
in a dispute over burritos.
"Berkeley restaurant employees arrested
after dispute over burritos"
reports Doug Oakley in the West County Times.
"A man was unconscious
at Highland Hospital on Tuesday evening after he was beaten with
a tire iron and a metal pipe in a dispute over burritos at Juan's
Place restaurant in west Berkeley, police said.
Berkeley Police spokeswoman
Sgt. Mary Kusmiss said two Juan's Place employees were arrested
for assault with a deadly weapon in connection with the 4:30 p.m.
Police did not release the
name of the victim or those suspected of beating him.
Kusmiss said the incident
started when three men who had been drinking entered Juan's Place
and inquired about free food, which they often received at the
An argument followed and
two of the three men brandished a knife and a belt. Two Juan's
Place employees then chased the men and beat one of them in front
of several witnesses, Kusmiss said."
Pete's Potter Creek rain
gauge showed 2.6 inches total for our last storm.
There is a community meeting
this Tuesday March 3, at 6:30 PM at the French School's 9th and
Grayson Campus. Berkeley Bowl traffic will be discussed, as will
their voluntary-association bylaws with the possible election
of association officers.
Sally had a party today
to celebrate Richard's 65
th-but Richard is nowhere to be seen here
Our Councilman Kriss
The City of Berkeley Commission on the Status of Women is accepting
nominations for one or more women to be honored at this year's
20th Annual Outstanding Women of Berkeley event on April 1, 2009.
If you would like to nominate someone, please see the attachment
for more information and fill out the nomination form. [I
was unable to attach pdf of form.email if you'd like one.] Completed
forms must be submitted by this Monday, March 2, 2009 to the Commission
Secretary, Tasha Tervalon at:
1947 Center Street, 2nd Floor
Berkeley, CA 94704 or faxed to 510-981-5395.
Thanks for your time!
"The Musical Offering: 'All the Elements
of Civilization' writes
Ken Bullock Special to the Planet.
'When I was a student here,
in the early '50s,' said concert pianist Daniell Revenaugh, over
a cup of soup in the Musical Offering Cafe, 'there were four or
five record stores on Telegraph Avenue and around the university
that featured classical music-and a couple of them were real meeting
places, like the coffee houses of old London. This is the only
place like that left.'
However numerous or well-stocked
record stores of yore, they were a different animal than the symbiotic
creation under one roof at 2430 Bancroft Way, across from Zellerbach
Auditorium: The Musical Offering & Cafe (also called the Café-Bistro),
as well as the University Press Bookstore."
In The Day, Danny used to
hang out at Campus Records
and even got recommendations for his repertoire from Albert.
our Berkeley Mills is sponsoring
"Berkeley filmmaker explores rich history
of New Orleans neighborhood" is
a story by Chuck Barney at contracostatimes.com.
"A few years ago, Bay Area filmmaker Dawn Logsdon learned
a valuable double-barreled lesson: 1.) Sometimes the best ideas
for a documentary project can be found right in your former backyard,
and 2.) Never overlook the teachings of a parent.
The result of that knowledge
is 'Faubourg Tremé: The Untold Story of Black New Orleans,'
a moving and revelatory film making its television debut on PBS
as part of the system's extensive programming lineup for Black
"Mezzo-soprano Cecilia Bartoli performed
in recital at UC Berkeley's Zellerbach Hall [last] Sunday"
is a review in the West
"I thought about giving you the highlights of renowned Italian
mezzo-soprano Cecilia Bartoli's recital in Berkeley's Zellerbach
Hall on Sunday afternoon, but I honestly couldn't come up with
any. Trying to identify the standout moments among the 90-plus
minutes this supremely talented artist gave us was like looking
for a needle in a whole flashing haystack of needles - and all
that silvery glitter was in fact pure gold."
to celebrate 50 years of John Searle" writes Matt Krupnick
of the Contra Costa Times.
"At 76, not much has slowed for UC Berkeley philosophy professor
'I'm in fine shape,' he said
in a recent phone interview, as he took a break from skiing at
Squaw Valley. 'I've lost a couple of seconds on my giant slalom,
I'll admit.' "
"Bright future as Berkeley starts solar
Carolyn Jones, Chronicle Staff Writer.
Two Berkeley homeowners received
checks for their new solar panels on Friday, becoming the first
to flip the
switch on the city's much-ballyhooed, closely watched solar financing
'I'm a guinea pig, but there's
no way I could have afforded solar otherwise,' said Jeanne Pimentel,
an editor who has 11 solar panels on her Allston Way home. 'Because
of this, I can help solve our energy problem without putting any
money up front.'
Berkeley's program allows
property owners to pay for solar panels through a 20-year assessment
on their property taxes. Pacific Gas and Electric Co. rebates
and new tax breaks guaranteed in the federal stimulus package
reduce the cost further, so most homeowners begin saving on electric
Twelve states, including
New York, Washington and Colorado, and 50 California cities, including
San Francisco and San Diego, are following Berkeley's model and
are closely watching how the program unfolds.
"Berkshire has worst year; Buffett still
Josh Funk, AP Business
"Warren Buffett remains
optimistic about the prospects for his company and the nation
even though Berkshire Hathaway Inc. turned in its worst performance
in 2008 and the widely-followed investor says the economy will
likely remain a mess beyond this year.
Buffett used his annual letter
Saturday to reassure shareholders that the Omaha-based insurance
and investment company has the financial strength needed to withstand
the current turmoil and improve after the worst showing of Buffett's
44 years as chairman and CEO.
Buffett wrote he's certain
'the economy will be in shambles throughout 2009 ? and, for that
matter, probably well beyond ? but that conclusion does not tell
us whether the stock market will rise or fall.' "
"Turn Up the Heat On Pacific Steel Again" is a story by Riya Bhattacharjee of our Planet.
"Community members will
take to the streets once again Saturday to protest what they called
toxic emissions from the West Berkeley-based Pacific Steel Casting
Company, following the publication of a report by USA Today last
December which identified three Berkeley
schools in the top 1 percent of the country's most at-risk sites
for exposure to dangerous toxic chemicals.
Environmental activists and
neighbors who have labeled Pacific Steel one of the four largest
surviving steel foundries in the nation as the chief pollutant
in West Berkeley for over two decades singled it out as the source
behind the problem reported in the article.
The allegations were promptly
dismissed by Pacific Steel officials who argued that it was irresponsible
to point all the blame in one direction, given the proximity of
the steel plant to a major freeway and other industries."
3/2/09 and following here
Bay Area home prices from sfgate.com
Bay Area foreclosures from sfgate.com
Our City Council update is
Our Planning Commision update
You can find more information
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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.
Best gas prices in 94710,
as well as all of US and Canada, are here
Kimar finds Costco routinely
has the lowest price.
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.
is not just a reference for Berkeley-Hills radicals with 1.5 mil
homes and considerable portfolios.
Our City of Berkeley Boards
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Police reports at insidebay area.com are here.
PD Site with crime statistics and more is here.
Crime Log for 94710 is
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Take time to report
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or non-emergency, 981-5900. THEN make sure you notify EACH of
these City people.
Our new Area
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