our Kruse's solar array

with Acme's, bleacher-like, in the background



In a story set in Potter Creek, Sam Whiting, Chronicle Staff Writer reports "A star climbs the walls in Berkeley.
A pair of roommates walks into the Berkeley Ironworks climbing gym on a Friday afternoon to shake off a weeks' worth of classes. They walk down to the end, where people won't be watching, harness up, rope up, chalk up and look at each other to see who will lead the first pitch.

The tiny one with the tinier voice decides to take it and peels off her lavender hoodie. She reaches up to take a handhold and the muscles ripple from her biceps to her shoulder and down her back. Anyone looking will immediately know this compact 5-footer is not here for a birthday party or a corporate bonding event. If you watch big-wall videos or have seen the book 'Girl on the Rocks,' you'll recognize that back as belonging to Katie Brown, who Rock & Ice magazine called 'the Best Female Climber of the Millenium (sic), according to the book's back cover."



"Chronicle union agrees to contract concessions" is a Chronicle Staff Report.

"Members of the San Francisco Chronicle's largest union overwhelmingly agreed to contract concessions that clear the way for cutting at least 150 union jobs and eliminating certain benefits and rights, measures the company says are essential to save the newspaper."




our Heddy Riss emails about her this-week-event




"New Berkeley art gallery opens with a splash" writes Laura Casey in the Contra Costa Times.

"When Cal students Jessica Cox and Cameron Jackson opened the doors to the Alphonse Berber Gallery in Berkeley late last month, neither seemed prepared for the response they got.

More than 1,600 people poured through the gallery's doors opening night, according to the numbers by Cox and Jackson's two doormen tasked with counting bodies at the gallery's unveiling. The 7,200-square-foot space, showing several artists in an exhibition titled 'New Nature,' was packed with Cal students, art lovers and curious passers-by, many of whom talked about how Berkeley needed a space like this for artists to show their work."



"Golden Gate Fields Auction Set for April 3" writes Richard Brenneman in our Planet.

"Albany's Golden Gate Fields goes on the auction block April 3 as part of a court-mandated sale of properties owned by ailing Magna Entertainment.




"Three people have been arrested and four others are being sought in connection with a home-invasion robbery in a quiet North Berkeley neighborhood in which the victims were tied up, pistol-whipped and cut with a knife, police said [last week]" reports Henry K Lee of the Chronicle.

"The robbery happened about 8:20 p.m. Feb. 24 at a home on the 600 block of Santa Barbara Road. A group of young men accosted an undisclosed number of victims, some of whom were tortured by being cut, said Officer Andrew Frankel, a Berkeley police spokesman.

The assailants tried to sexually assault at least one victim and cut the home's telephone line so no one could call for help, authorities said. They fled with the victims' credit cards."


"Late-Night BART Incident Draws Heavy Police Response" reports Riya Bhattacharjee of our Planet.

"Berkeley police officers responded with guns drawn to an incident at the downtown Berkeley BART station late [last] Wednesday night, cordoning off sections of the station for approximately 30 minutes. 

Eyewitnesses described an assault inside a Richmond-bound train which had pulled into the downtown BART station around 10:30 p.m.

At least 14 Berkeley police cars pulled up outside the downtown BART station. Officers with weapons drawn positioned themselves outside the entrances on either side of Shattuck Avenue around 10:45 p.m. and stayed on the scene until 11:15 p.m."




"On UC Tuition Increases:They just don't get it" is an opinion at sfgate.com.

"These also are tough times for people who teach or provide support services at the University of California. Just this week, UC Berkeley announced its intent to lay off an undetermined number of employees, scale back on faculty hiring and encourage its employees to reduce their hours.

It seems that the financial stresses on the university are hitting just about everyone associated with the university except its top administrators.

UC Berkeley Chancellor Robert Birgeneau told reporters in a conference call this week that pay cuts for senior administrators were considered and rejected. 'Further reductions of senior administrators' salaries would make us less able to compete with other universities ... seriously damaging our ability to attract outstanding people,' said Birgeneau, who makes a base salary of $436,800 a year."



"Bozo the Clown creator Alan Livingston dies at 91" is an obituary at sfgate.com.

"Alan W. Livingston, the music executive who created Bozo the Clown and signed the Beatles during his tenure as president of Capitol Records, has died. He was 91."





Kubik emails a link to "Obama vs. Marx.

Hint: One of them's not a socialist," an essay by Alan Wolfe of the The New Republic at tnr.com.  




"Web founder looks to big changes" is at BBC NEWS.

"The founder of the World Wide Web says the pace of innovation on the web is increasing all the time.
Marking the 20th anniversary of his proposal to create the web, Sir Tim Berners-Lee said 'new changes are going to rock the world even more'.

The future of the web lies in mobile phones, he said at the research centre in Switzerland where he was working when he proposed the web.

He also warned of user profiling on the internet and the risks of 'snooping'.

Sir Tim was working at the Cern nuclear research centre, near Geneva, in March 1989 when he proposed to his colleagues a hypertext database with text links that would help scientists around the world share information quickly.

His supervisor described the proposal as 'vague, but exciting' and the next year Sir Tim wrote the software that allowed users access to information on the already-existing internet." 




Here's a link to last week's Charlie Rose interview with Arne Duncan, our Secretary of Education. This is compelling stuff.

"1. A conversation with Arne Duncan, United States Secretary of Education
      A conversation with Arne Duncan, United States Secretary...
      with Arne Duncan on Mar 11, 2009
Arne Duncan is an American education administrator and currently United States Secretary of Education since January 20, 2009. Duncan had previously served as CEO of the Chicago Public Schools."




 "Brainwave Market Researcher NeuroFocus Buying UK Counterpart" is a press release at paidcontent.com.

"Neuroco, a Surrey-based company developing technology to interrogate people's subconscious minds for market research, is being acquired by Neurofocus, a larger, Berkeley, California-based counterpart."


"Man calls police to report moose on roof" is a report at sfgate.com.

"It may have looked like Christmas outside, but Ward Nostdahl says it wasn't reindeer he heard clomping on his roof. Nostdahl called police to report a moose on the roof of his hillside home northwest of Minot."














I've just been thinking. If you lost 50% of your retirement in the market collapse, in order to get it all back you have to make 100%. Is this just a mathematical quirk or have you been f#%ked by the Universe?


Thursday and Friday, Warner Bros people were in Potter Creek visiting some of our movie people.


Sooner-than-later, Regan Bice's promised photo essay of Regan's Potter Creek.



The Groove Yard's Rick Ballard emails

John Rogers - A Bay Area Jazz Tribute

Wednesday, April 8th
8pm $25 (one show)
Yoshi's Oakland
510 Embarcadero West
Oakland, California 94607
Tickets for these shows are on sale now at www.yoshis.com, the Yoshi's Box Office or by phone at 510-238-9200.
On Weds. April 8, join Yoshi's and KCSM FM 91 in a Bay Area jazz tribute honoring, John Rogers. Renown as a jazz broadcaster at KJAZ and KCSM, and as a longtime radio promotions executive with Fantasy Records, John is a Bay Area broadcast legend and one of the best advocates jazz has ever had.
Recently John Rogers fell and broke his hip. He has undergone surgery and is currently in rehab and in dire need of funds for his home care. For years of helping upcoming jazz artists, a group of friends, family and SF Bay jazz all stars will be performing in benefit to help John get his hip back. 
Performers include: Dick Conte Trio w/ Steve Heckman, KJAZ ALL STARS featuring Bob Parlocha (sax) & Bud Spangler (drums), The Larry Vukovich Euro Trash Trio, Jaime Davis, Opie Bellas, Kitty Margolis, Vince Lateano & Madeline Eastman, Clairdee & Ken French, Bobbie Norris & Larry Dunlap, Dee Bell, Gini Wilson and others.


About John Rogers: Since his arrival in the Bay Area in the late 1950s, the neighborhood this Mr. Rogers frequents has been one of jazz clubs, record stores and radio stations.
Born and raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota, John joined KJAZ radio in 1962 when the late Pat Henry hired him to replace a departing disc jockey. A graduate of the University of Minnesota, he first worked in radio during college. Following three years in the Navy, he went to work at KJPD in Green Bay, Wisconsin after graduation 'playing Stan Kenton records in the heart of polka country.'
Bitten by the big band bug, he saw Lu Watters & The Yerba Buena Jazz Band at the Dawn Club Navy while docked in San Francisco and leaned toward traditional jazz. It wasn't until he opened his first record store, 'Disc & Needle' (1950-55), that he heard Charlie Parker. 'It confused me, just like it did everybody else, but when I heard Woody Herman playing modern bebop stuff, like 'Apple Honey,' I got into it.'
Retail was trying, but John found he was a good salesman so he took a job with Eric Distribution in San Francisco. It opened doors that led to London Records, where he promoted Rolling Stones albums in the US. He and his wife Florence, a legal secretary and replanted New Yorker, have been married for more than 40 years. With KJAZ, he continued to grow and created the popular program 'Great American Songwriters', which aired on Sunday mornings.
John is now at KCSM Jazz 91 where his Saturday night show (airing 9pm to midnight) has allowed his expertise and passion for jazz to pour out over the last 20 years. As head of jazz radio promotion for Fantasy Records, John has also been an unsung advocate for jazz and radio. 'I had a dream as a kid in high school of doing radio programs. It was a dream that I never thought would happen but lo and behold, it did.'


Call for Blackhawk Jazz Club Memorabilia:
The Blackhawk Jazz club will be the focus of an upcoming Tenderloin History Museum in San Francisco scheduled for opening 2011-2012. The museum will reside in the lobby of the Cadillac Hotel in SF being renovated gratis by the architecture firm, Perkins + Will. If anyone has any Blackhawk artifacts/memorabilia/photos/personal stories, please contact the curator, Sarah Wilson, at sarahw@thclinic.org or via phone Mon-Wed: 415-637-2645. Sarah will focus on collecting Blackhawk content through the end of May 2009. Thanks for your interest and potential contributions.

Sarah Wilson
Curator, Tenderloin History Museum
Uptown Tenderloin Inc.
126 Hyde St.
San Francisco, CA 94102
ph:  415-637-2645  Mon-Wed.
fax: 415-771-1287

John sold for wholesaler Eric Mainland in the '60s. I remember when I worked at Campus Records eagerly waiting for him to show us the new DGG releases. He was generous with the promos too.




Carol Whitman emails a link to her son Max's Morning Glory Confections website.  




"Berkeley Police Chief to Retire in Summer" is a story by Riya Bhattacharjee of our Planet.

"Berkeley City Manager Phil Kamlarz announced Tuesday morning that Berkeley Police Department Chief Douglas Hambleton will retire from his position this summer.

Hambleton, who was appointed chief of police in March 2005, has worked in the city for over three decades, starting out in 1975 as a trainee." 


"City Says Office Depot Overcharged on Supply Contract" reports J. Douglas Allen-Taylor in our Planet.

"The director of finance of the City of Berkeley says the Office Depot company has overcharged the city by as much as a quarter of a million dollars during the course of a three-year, $550,000-a-year contract to provide miscellaneous office supplies and recycled copy paper to the city.

Finance Director Robert Hicks made the revelation after being questioned by Councilmember Kriss Worthington on the matter at the Tuesday City Council budget workshop."

"Attorney general signals shift in marijuana policy" reports Devlin Barrett, Associated Press Writer.

"Attorney General Eric Holder signaled a change on medical marijuana policy Wednesday, saying federal agents will target marijuana distributors only when they violate both federal and state law.

That would be a departure from the Bush administration, which targeted medical marijuana dispensaries in California even if they complied with that state's law."


"Has it come to jail time to wipe out graffiti?" asks Nevius at sfgate.com.
"Like the city of San Francisco, North Beach resident Micki Jones is fighting a losing battle against graffiti.

'I paint it over and it is usually tagged again in 48 hours,' said Jones, who covers up graffiti on her home and other buildings on her block. 'It used to be weeks, but now those guys are out there every night.'

When it comes to symbolic statements about a city, nothing speaks louder than the painted scrawls on walls. They say a neighborhood is either unwilling, or unable, to stop vandalism. Graffiti infuriates homeowners, degrades streets and undercuts civil pride."



"Ruhl's 'In the Next Room' Headed to Broadway" writes Dave Itzkoff at artbeatnytimes.com.

"The dearth of blush-inducing signage around Times Square will soon be rectified when the Sarah Ruhl play 'In the Next Room (or the vibrator play)' comes to Broadway in the fall. Lincoln Center Theater announced that it would present Ms. Ruhl's play, about a group of women in a New York spa town in the late 1800s, at a Shubert Theater to be announced. Les Waters, who directed the play at the Berkeley Repertory Theater in California will also direct the Broadway production."


"Brentano String Quartet/Peter Serkin, First Congregational Church, Berkeley, California" is a review by our Allan Ulrich in the Financial Times.

"The steadfast American serialist Charles Wuorinen may never inspire outpourings of affection from audiences or critics primed to embrace the latest new thing, but respect has a way of engendering something close to affection. In their current tour, the sleek Brentanos and their illustrious keyboard collaborator are proselytising for Wuorinen's Piano Quintet No. 2, and the work's West Coast premiere suggested that the composer has found a way to indulge the ear without abandoning artistic first principles."



"Alice Waters' 'Slow Food' Pitch Goes National" is a story at msnbc.com.
 "Alice Waters, founder of Berkeley's famed Chez Panisse restaurant, appeared last night on 60 Minutes with Leslie Stahl to discuss her devotion to 'slow food.'

The 'slow food' movement is presented as an alternative to the fast food culture that dominates in America."


"A week of dining deals" are recommendations by the Chronicle's Tara Duggan.
"Even without a recession, this is the time of year when restaurant business slows, either because of tax time or end-of-winter blues. Of course, this year things are especially ugly, and restaurants are pulling out all the stops to bring in more diners.

If you're feeling the need for a little indulgence without paying full price, almost any restaurant you can think of is offering a promotion, including half price on wine, fixed-price meals and happy hours.

While some deals are offered just one night a week, more and more are becoming available nightly, even on Saturdays.

We've gathered together ideas for a week's worth of discounted cocktails, wine and chef-designed menus, most of which will be in effect through the next month or two." 


"GoodGuide: the online database for product-specific information" reports Manjinder Singh at topnews.
Ever since its launch at the TechCrunch50 conference in September, GoodGuide, the online database for product-specific information, has become fairly popular. The Berkeley, California-based company, which raised $3.73 million in its first funding round, gives a clear picture to the users as to whether a particular product is healthy, environmentally-friendly and ethical." 



"Bay Area students turn Hindu festival of colors 'green' " is by Matt O'Brien of Contra Costa Times.

"The Hindu festival of Holi is always a vibrant celebration of colors, but the college students who celebrated it in Berkeley last year never intended to paint Strawberry Creek a fruit-punch hue.

Tim Pine was leading a nature restoration group last March along the banks of the much-loved waterway that courses through the UC Berkeley campus when a volunteer noticed something odd.

'One of the students looked over and said, "Hey, the creek is turning orange," ' said Pine, whose job is to enforce environmental rules on campus.

That was last year. On Sunday, hundreds of students once again crowded Lower Sproul Plaza in a raucous, joyful Holi celebration that left their clothes, hair and skin drenched in vivid colors."


"Balinese Paintings and Chinese Papercuts at the Giorgi Gallery" is a review by Dorothy Bryant Special to the Planet.

"Joe Fischer took his bachelor's in American Colonial History in the early 1950s, and was leaning toward Middle Eastern Studies for his master's. Then a combination of circumstances nudged him toward Indonesian studies. Once he had seen Bali, he was hooked. From 1956 until 2004, he made frequent visits to Bali, studying Balinese history and mythology and collecting Balinese textiles, embroideries, and paintings. He has written six books, including Folk Art of Java and Folk Art of Bali (both from Oxford University Press) and, most recently, Story Cloths of Bali (Ten Speed Press, 2006)." 




"Gradual rise in California gasoline prices expected" is a report by Mark Glover at sacbee.com.

"Keeping up with crude oil prices these days is like watching a Red Bull-addicted jack rabbit.

The daily up-and-down gyrations have prompted widely varying predictions about future gas prices from exasperated energy analysts.

However, the middle ground of expert opinion is comparatively stable: Northern Californians can expect a gradual rise in gas prices this spring and summer, but nothing like the quick blast that sent the price of unleaded regular past $4.50 a gallon last year." 



"California utility prepares for surge in plug-in electric cars" writes Chris Woodyard, USA Today.

"Automakers envision electric cars as a solution to gas price jumps. Environmentalists see bluer skies. And electric utilities? They could be the biggest winners of all.

Electric cars use lots of juice and are typically plugged in to recharge at night when utilities have excess power-generating capacity. That's great for power companies."



Kubik emails a link to the best information on our economy he's read--a book review at nybooks.com.

"How We Were Ruined & What We Can Do" is a review by Jeff Madrick of

"The Trillion Dollar Meltdown: Easy Money, High Rollers, and the Great Credit Crash" by Charles R. Morris

"Some prominent figures in the financial markets insist that unchecked opportunism by financiers was not a root cause of the current credit crisis. Robert Rubin, the former Treasury secretary who has just resigned as a high-level adviser and director at Citigroup, told The Wall Street Journal in November that the near collapse of Citigroup, which was bailed out by the federal government, was caused by the 'buckling' financial system, and not any mistakes made at his company. 'No one anticipated this,' said Rubin, who once ran the investment firm Goldman Sachs. Others such as Harvey Golub, former chairman of American Express, maintain that the fault lies principally with the federal government, which since the 1990s and even earlier has been actively promoting mortgages for low-income Americans. This, he argues, led to the unsustainable frenzy of sub-prime mortgages in the 2000s.

Charles Morris's informed and unusual book, The Trillion Dollar Meltdown, provides a decisive rebuttal to all such excuse-making and blame of 'government.' Morris makes it clear that it was an unquenchable thirst for easy profits that led commercial and investment banks in the US and around the world-as well as hedge funds, insurance companies, private equity firms, and other financial institutions-to take unjustifiable risks for their own gain, and in so doing jeopardize the future of the nation's credit system and now the economy itself. In fact, government-sponsored entities, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, did have a part in the crisis, but not because they were principally trying to help the poor buy homes. Rather, they were also trying to maximize their profits and justify large salaries and bonuses for their executives. They had been made into publicly traded companies in 1989'

It would be wrong to conclude, however, that the new investment vehicles and intricate strategies for 'securitization" that developed in the last thirty years had no value. Beginning in the late 1970s' the practice of packaging mortgages together and marketing them as so-called 'collateralized debt obligations" was initially designed with the sensible aim of spreading the risk of making loans, particularly residential mortgages, by selling them to many kinds of investors throughout the US and eventually around the world. If many parties share the risk, this lowers the cost of borrowing and enables more people to buy homes and businesses to invest more in research, plants, and equipment."











"California feast for Persian New Year" is a story by Samin Nosrat, Special to The Chronicle.
"From saffron-scented rice to rosewater-laden desserts, the culinary aromas of Nowruz, the 13-day Persian New Year celebration that began on Friday, evoke distinctive memories for members of the Bay Area's Iranian

'Back in Iran,' recalls Yalda Modabber, an East Bay educator, Nowruz was a 'holiday that caused sensory overload.'

Though the circumstances of the celebration may have changed, the foods of Nowruz still recall age-old traditions. Standing at her ceremonial 'seven S' table, Berkeley resident Arezoo Fakouri says the floral perfume of samanu, or wheat germ pudding, transports her 30 years and half a world away, back to her childhood, 'when I would steal a secret spoonful from the table when nobody was looking.' "



our Tak emails--here are excerpts

You're the closest we have around here to being the historical memory of this area.
While I was chatting on line on a food group, a question came up regarding the arson fire that destroyed the Cocolat Chocolate Company's manufacturing facility at Ninth Street and Parker on or about November 20, 1991. . . . Cocolat went under soon thereafter. Was this crime ever solved? Do you happen to know if there were any arrests or prosecutions? . . .
Tak Nakamoto

Much gossip, speculation, and conjecture surrounded the fire at the time. Best, . . . just remembered as an unfortunate fire.


our Angela emails--here are excerpts

Scaffolding is up and the Youth at Hope mural arts project begins sketching out and painting the beautiful wall next week. Real exciting!
The mural is going up on Mi Tierra Foods Market Addison St. side. Collaborative of folks have pulled this together, Berkeley City College, BAHIA,Inc, Rosa Parks Neighborhood Association, Rosa PARKS Collaborative, Chamber of Commerce, UC Berkeley with the support of City. . . .
The project is working w/West Berkeley neighborhood youth and young adults with city college young adults (some of the same neighborhood youth) and others as way of beautifying neighborhood, grafitti prevention, youth development and more.
Project youth have been working hard since Fall honing skills, researching and developing design with community input. . . .
We invite neighbors and all to stop by, meet project youth and check out the project. Mural is expected to be completing and unveiling to occur during International Food Festival event..
Work occurs Tues/Thurs afternoons - 3:30 - 6 pm and Saturdays. . . . Let me know if you have any questions



"San Pablo program dramatically cuts graffiti" is a story by Karl Fischer, West County Times.

"Squirrels chatter from sun-dappled pines above Wildcat Creek, adding color and motion to the shady spots below on a quiet weekday morning in Davis Park.

They do so by scampering down tree trunks festooned with gang symbols and largely illegible nicknames etched in primary colors, and scurrying across paved paths even more coated with urban collage into bushes beside playgrounds where young patrons can't help but know to whom this neighborhood belongs - it's written on nearly every available surface."



"Berkeley Chamber of Commerce Dismisses CEO" is a report by Riya Bhattacharjee of our Planet.

"The Berkeley Chamber of Commerce has removed CEO Ted Garrett from office and is seeking a new candidate for the position, chamber officials said Friday.

Jonathan DeYoe, chairman of the chamber's board of directors and head of DeYoe Wealth Management in Berkeley, did not provide any specifics about Garrett's dismissal except to say that 'he was let go.' "



"Berkeley Unified School District Chooses Certica Solutions to Ease State Reporting" is a story at au.sys-con.com.

            "Certica Solutions today announced that Berkeley Unified School District (BUSD) has chosen Certica's K-12 data certification software to help ease the costs, complexity and stress associated with validating and reconciling school, student and teacher data required by the California Department of Education (CDE) for submission several times each school year.

Certica's software, called Certify™, provides daily, personalized, web-based data certification scorecards to district personnel such as principals, program directors and school data clerks, so they can easily review, research and correct data errors on year-round basis. Providing this web-based data certification capability is enabling BUSD and other California school districts to significantly shorten the time it takes to identify and resolve data problems that can cause erroneous reporting to CDE." 



"Berkeley: Hybrid capital of California" is a report at latimes.com.

"A decade after the first hybrids hit America's streets, a pretty tired stereotype about typical hybrid drivers has emerged: they are young, educated, upper-middle class, live in cities on the coast, vote Democrat and adorn their Toyota Prius with Wiccan and Earth Mother bumper stickers." 



"Judge delays UC's computer research center" reports Bob Egelko, Chronicle Staff Writer.
"A federal judge has at least temporarily blocked the University of California's plans for a $113 million computer research center in the hills above the Berkeley campus, a victory for a local group that says the project would damage the environment."



"California tightens building code to prevent leaking" is a short report at NRCA SmartBrief from our Planet.

"California's new building code, adopted in 2008, includes several changes designed to prevent leaks and accumulated moisture in buildings, writes building inspector Matt Cantor in the Berkeley Daily Planet. For example, the code requires that city inspectors check flashings, which prevent water from passing into a structure's angles or joints. Under the new code, damp-proofing is a must, and using span tables to help choose the right size lumber for rafters is easier. Berkeley Daily Planet. . . " 




"2 corporate credit unions taken over by government" is by Marcy Gordon, AP Business Writer.

"Federal regulators on Friday seized control of two large institutions that provide wholesale financing for U.S. credit unions, a move they say was needed to stabilize the credit union system.

The National Credit Union Administration said it has taken over and put into conservatorship the two corporate credit unions, U.S. Central Federal Credit Union, based in Lenexa, Kan., and Western Corporate Federal Credit Union, in San Dimas, Calif. U.S. Central has about $34 billion in assets while Western Corporate, known as WesCorp, has an estimated $23 billion in assets.

A conservatorship enables the government to operate a financial institution. Corporate credit unions provide financing and investment services to the much larger population of retail credit unions. Some of the 28 corporate credit unions in the U.S. have sustained steep losses on paper from the depressed value of the mortgage-linked securities they hold."


And "Calif. man charged with $40 million Ponzi scheme" is a story by Don Thompson, Associated Press Writer.

"Federal prosecutors unsealed a complaint Friday charging the president of a suburban Sacramento company with running a $40 million investment scam that bilked about 150 investors, many of whom he met through his Mormon church."


"How to 'reboot' your American dream--Effective plans for the future require at least two perspectives" a story by Kathleen Connell of the Christian Science Monitor.

Many American families are forging a new frugal lifestyle, shopping in second-hand stores, using coupons, and sharing housing. Concerns regarding job security, retirement shortfalls, and weak investment
returns have left many feeling threatened that the American dream is no longer achievable.

As Americans 'reboot' their dreams and reset financial priorities, it is important to adopt the attitudes and practices of both accountants and economists. Accountants base their projections of future revenues on actual income and earnings, while economists devise forecasts based upon sophisticated modeling tools and 'what if' scenarios.

Wearing these two hats can help you to better evaluate your capital foundation: human capital (ability to earn income), financial capital (return on investments), and emotional capital (capacity to handle risk)."



"3 Oakland cops killed in 2 related incidents" is a report by Jaxon Van Derbeken, Demian Bulwa,Carolyn Jones, Chronicle Staff Writers.

"Three Oakland police officers were shot and killed Saturday in a pair of related incidents, a fourth was
critically wounded, and the suspect in the shootings was killed by a SWAT team officer, who was also wounded in the attack, law enforcement sources told The Chronicle.

Two of the officers were gunned down about 1:15 p.m. after they pulled over a car in the 7400 block of MacArthur Boulevard, not far from the Eastmont Town Center.

About two hours later, two SWAT officers were shot when their team went after the suspect, who had hidden in an apartment building on 74th Avenue near Hillside Street, according to the two sources, who
are close to the investigation but not authorized to speak publicly about it.

Three officers died in the attacks, and one was on life support late Saturday."









"Parolee stood over stricken police officers and fired again" is a story by Harry Harris at contrcostatimes.com.

"Lovelle Mixon, 27, a parolee on the run, already had shot Oakland police Sgts. Mark Dunakin, 40, and John Hege, 41. Then, as the two men lay on the ground, Mixon stood over them and fired again."



"An Infamous Legend is Born and a Community is Under Siege:Fallout from the Oakland police killings will be cosmic" is a New America Media "commentary" by Kevin Weston.

"This is how infamous legends are born, repressive laws are passed and communities are occupied and terrorized.

Lovelle Mixon ­ the suspected shooter behind the deaths of four Oakland police officers on Saturday ­ has joined the pantheon of black men who have conducted deadly "rebellions," though the parolee was 26 and living in the 21st century in Oakland, Calif.

Moving forward, you'll have to mention his name with Denmark Vesey, Nat Turner, Huey Newton, Jonathan Jackson and Larry Davis. Depending on your politics, all of these men are cold-blooded murderers or
heroes in the human rights struggle for black people in America. We don't know yet what Mixon's "politics" were, whether there was some calculated consciousness that could be articulated behind his heinous actions. It doesn't matter. One thing is clear, all of these men's actions led to decisive reactions by government to "squash the
community" responsible for producing them.

Mixon was killed after he shot five officers ­ the fifth was grazed in the head by a bullet from Mixon's assault rifle, according to reports ­ but it is the African American community of Oakland, particularly young black males, that will have to live with the inevitable political and social backlash that accompanies "open armed rebellion" against the powers that be that result in police officers getting killed."

quotation marks mine





"West Berkeley Zoning Back Before Planners" reports the Planet's Richard Brenneman.

"The push to change West Berkeley zoning rules is back before the Planning Commission Wednesday night.

The session, which begins at 7 p.m., will focus on changes in the city's master use permit process which developers say are needed to offer the kind of flexibility needed by growing companies."


My notice of this week's meeting got hung up on my server--too big to deliver. So I never really got to read it . . . but it started me thinking, often dangerous.

It seems under the leadership of our Planning Department, west-Berkeley's future is being hammered out by "stakeholder" business people, many of whom, in this climate, are having a hard time managing their own businesses, by "stakeholder" builders who, in these times, cannot even get loans to build, and by city planners whose information-base is in these drifting times as firm as desert sand.

In fact, things are changing so fast that yesterdays-news is not only that, but its information is often today's ancient history.

I was told some time ago by a well-known builder that property here was so expensive here that "the math" only worked for high-end lab development.

But just what is property now worth here in west-Berkeley?

Since property value determines property use--I paraphrase Don Yost and Karl Marx. And since property value is determined at-and-by sale and really now there are no sales, value cannot now be known.

But this bio-tech-development-concept is based on land values of over a year ago and since then real estate is thought to have lost 20 to 40 percent of its value--depending on what and where.

Does all this mean that the re-Activists are/were visionary and that property value has fallen back to a level where its best use is counter-culture-arts-and-craft at cheap rent?

Geez, . . . I think I'll take another hit.



"Bending the track for good food. The Obama administration is generating hope - and highly placed allies - in the movement to reform how and what Americans eat" is a report at taipeitimes.com.

"As tens of thousands of people recently strolled among booths of the US' largest organic and natural foods shows in Anaheim, California, munching on fair-trade chocolate and sipping organic wine, a few dozen pioneers of the industry sneaked off to an out-of-the-way conference room.

Although unit sales of organic food have leveled off and even declined against a year earlier, the mood among those crowded into the conference room was upbeat as they awaited a private screening of a documentary called Food, Inc. - a withering critique of agribusiness and industrially produced food. . . . For instance, celebrity chef Alice Waters recommends that the federal government triple its budget for school lunches to provide youngsters with healthier food. And author Michael Pollan has called on President Obama to pursue a 'reform of the entire food system' by focusing on a Pollan priority: diversified, regional food networks."




"Berkeley tops College TV Awards. UC school wins four prizes" is a story at variety.com.

"The University of California, Berkeley, led the pack at this year's College Television Awards, scoring four honors.

The Academy of TV Arts and Sciences held the 30th annual kudofest on Saturday at the Culver Studios. "Dancing with the Stars" emcee Tom Bergeron hosted the event.

Beyond Berkeley, UCLA landed three awards, while Northwestern, BYU and the American Film Institute took two apiece."



"Bee habitats proposed for Berkeley parks" reports Carolyn Jones, Chronicle Staff Writer.

"If you thought Berkeley was buzzing with eco-activity before, just wait until Tuesday.

The City Council is poised to transform all the city's parks and open spaces into habitats for bees. If the council approves the resolution, all future landscaping would be "pollinator-friendly" flowering native plants intended to attract bees, bats, butterflies, moths, hummingbirds, beetles and flies."













"Outpouring of support for Oakland police" is a bitter-sweet story by Meredith May, Chronicle Staff Writer.      

"When awful, unexplainable things happen, sometimes the best thing is a warm meal served by a friend who has been there before.

That's why Oakland firefighters loaded up on hamburger and tri-tip steak and took over the kitchen at the Oakland Police Officers Association, to serve comfort food to a force reeling from the slaying of four of its officers last weekend.

Firefighters lit the grill and worked the room, offering round-the-clock meals and conversation since Monday morning. 


"Slain Oakland officer's organs save four men" reports Henry K. Lee, Chronicle Staff Writer.

"Even in death, Oakland police Officer John Hege has saved four lives.

Hege, who was among four officers killed Saturday by a gunman in East Oakland, has given renewed hope to four men. One now has Hege's heart beating inside him. Two others have his kidneys and a fourth has the 41-year-old officer's liver."


"A fifth suspect in a Berkeley hills home-invasion robbery and torture case from February turned himself in to Richmond police last week, Berkeley police spokesman Andrew Frankel confirmed today" is from a story at berkeleydailyplanet.com.




"Berkeley issues ultimatum on eyesore news racks" is a report by Charles Burress, Chronicle Staff Writer.

"Threatening heavy fines, the City of Berkeley convened a meeting with newspaper representatives Monday to find a solution for hundreds of news racks that have become eyesores or public dangers.

The sometimes heated discussion at City Hall was marked by both sides stressing their financial inability to deal with widespread graffiti, vandalism and use of racks as trash containers and lockers for homeless people.

It ended somewhat amicably with Deputy City Manager Christine Daniel thanking the 11 publishing industry representatives at the meeting for their suggestions and promising to try to find alternatives to enforcement by fines, including violation notices by e-mail and enlisting the city's business associations to help notify the city and newspapers of problem racks.

'This is a solution-oriented process,' Daniel said afterward."


Here in Potter Creek, one of our building mangers just called all the papers and told them to come get their boxes because they were being vandalized regularly and were a problem. To a paper, they came and picked them up.






a couples' house-trailer burnt to the ground early Tuesday morning on Folger just behind Urban Ore

out of the photo are the couple sitting on the curb drinking coffee from a paper cup


There were two police actions in Potter Creek yesterday, a traffic stop and search in late afternoon on 8th between Pardee and Grayson and the questioning of a person-of-interest just after 6 PM on the corner of 9th and Pardee.

A vehicle was broken into on Pardee between 9th and 10th yesterday.  





"Biotech not filling property void" is a story by George Avalos in our Times.

"Biotech and medical companies are supposed to be jewels of the Bay Area economy, but the economic malaise has tarnished the luster of those cutting edge industries, according to a new report.

Life science companies have scaled back their appetite to expand, or have even retrenched. A sluggish    economy has combined with industry mergers such as Roche's proposed takeover of Genentech to produce a    lot of uncertainties that loom over the industry.

The result:Vacancy rates have jumped for bioscience buildings, according to the report from Oakland-based    market researcher Foresight Analytics LLC. These buildings are a commercial real estate subset of    properties that have research, laboratory, clean rooms, offices or other facilities geared towards the biotech    and medical devices industries."

now how 'bout dat?



"The Great Recession" is a report at money.cnn.com.

"Economists generally agree this is the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression, but they say despite pain, another depression isn't likely.

Is this the worst economy since the Great Depression? And what are the chances of the economy falling into another depression?

The answer to the first question is fairly clear. In most ways that matter to economists and average Americans, this is the worst economic crisis since the Depression.

The answer to the second question is not as clear. While the National Bureau of Economic Research officially declares the beginning and end of recessions, nobody does that for depressions." 



Mel Sharpe emails

We have made it back to Berkeley, our hometown, and look who we have with us---Lady Mem'fis!
The entire and original Big Money in Gumbo Band at Anna's Jazz Island this Saturday March 28. 
It a pre April Fools Day Celebration. Bring Whoopie or a Whoppie Cushion. We know how to have fun.

Don't look at the trombones, it only encourages them---Richard Strauss










from a Scrambled Eggs & Lox in 2005


Attacks on Guardians are worrisome

"A convicted felon shot and wounded a Berkeley police officer early Tuesday during a foot chase in West Berkeley, authorities said. The gunman shot Officer Darren Kacalek, 29, once in the chest. The bullet pierced Kacalek's badge, but his bullet-resistant vest protected him from major injuries, authorities said. Kacalek, a three-year veteran of the department, remained in fair condition Tuesday at Highland Hospital in Oakland " reports Henry K Lee in "Felon shoots, wounds officer during chase." 


We wish Officer Kacalek a speedy and full recovery



Uncle Don -- An Appreciation

In a time when tall men were 5'10" my Uncle Don was over six-feet. My Mom's oldest brother, Uncle Don was a Milwaukee policeman. But not just any policeman, he was a member of the Mounted Patrol--horse mounted police used downtown for traffic control. (Uncle Don had learned how to handle horses working for my Grandpa delivering ice and coal in horse-drawn wagons.) 

But that evening during the Christmas rush, when my Mom took me shopping with her at Gimbel's, I didn't know that he was in the Mounted Patrol. Gimbel's was on the busiest corner Downtown, and that night, a corner so filled with people that as a small boy all I could see were shoes, legs, pants, and skirts. My Mom pulled me through the crowd as we crossed the street, and as we reached the opposite curb, a dark figure appeared towering above not only those shoes, legs, pants, and skirts, but above all the people they belonged to. In a huge Great Coat, there was a man who seemed to be a policeman sitting atop a big brown horse. I stood there in awe. We stopped at the side of the horse and its rider, and my Mom asked "Do you know who this is"? Looking up not at all sure, I struggled for an answer. Uncle Don was big and was a policeman. Yet at first, no matter how hard I looked, all I saw was the big coat and the dark horse. But slowly the face above the coat became familiar. "It's Uncle Don" I said with some relief. I don't remember if he said hello, but I know he said that it was all right to touch his horse. After he and my Mom talked a little, we left --a lot of other kids, moms and dads wanted to pet his horse, too. 

Uncle Don moved to California some years later and I didn't see him for a long time. Then, one Summer afternoon as my cousin MaryAnn and I were sitting on our front steps, a tall man in a raincoat came up to the front of our house and asked. "Do you know who I am?" "You're my Uncle Don" I said.





Some power-blocks were out Wednesday night here in Potter Creek--for about 20 minutes around 9PM.


Saturday morning in Potter Creek


finds last night's dumping in front of Kruse




this morning in Albany


finds the their Little League Parade moving down Solano Ave




"UC police chief to step down by July 31" reports Matt Krupnick at mercurynews.com.

"UC Berkeley Police Chief Victoria Harrison will step down by July 31, two years after she retired and was immediately rehired."



"Pollan hopes for star farmers, more local food" is by Katherine Harmon at sciam.com.  

"Bestselling food author and backyard naturalist Michael Pollan says that for the first time in decades, farms in the U.S. are on the rise. Since the 1940s, the number of farms across the country has been in steady decline, as ag giants gobble up acres, and family farms struggle to compete in a global market. But according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) most recent census, released last month, more than 75,000 farms popped up between 2002 and 2007-an increase of 4 percent.

The growth comes despite the 39 percent increase in production costs between 2002 and 2007. The biggest hike was in money spent on gasoline and fuel, which surged 93 percent to $6.7 billion a year. Funds spent on fertilizer grew to $9.8 billion, a jump of 86 percent. In his writing and public appearances, Pollan, author of The Omnivore's Dilemma and a journalism professor at University of California, Berkeley, has extolled the virtues of foods that are raised outside of the industrial-agricultural system."



"Food Conscious: Locally grown heirloom brown rice gains respect"  is a story by Tara Duggan, Chronicle Staff Writer.

"Brown rice has long been a symbol for all that was too earnest and fibrous about 1960s-era health food, but now that everyone from Frito Lay to restaurant chefs has embraced whole grains, its image is changing.

By focusing on organic and specialty brown rice, several family-owned, multigenerational farms are offering products that have no relation to the clumpy stuff of the past. And by selling direct to customers at farmers' markets or milling to order, these growers can also better control freshness, which makes the rice even more appealing."




"Nanyang Technological University and University of California, Berkeley pursue research alliance Collaboration to focus on synthetic biology, stem cells and energy efficiency" is a report at eurekalert.org.

"UC Berkeley and Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore, aims to achieve new peaks in research excellence through collaboration in three research areas which are of significance globally - synthetic biology, stem cells and energy efficiency." 





"Secret Libraries of San Francisco" are some revelations by Ms Dinkelspeil at sfgate.com.


"Tucked away behind massive doors, in granite buildings around town, lie some of San Francisco's most spectacular spots.

They are the libraries of the city's private clubs, institutions founded in the 19th century to foster camaraderie and fellowship. Some of these clubs are well-known, like the Bohemian Club, which was started in 1872 as a retreat for journalists. Today it is best known for its 2,700-acre retreat studded with redwood trees in Sonoma County where powerful men, like former president George Bush, Henry Kissinger, and George Schultz mingle with influential businessmen."





"Geithner's Plan Springs Eternal Hope" is some commentary at thejakartaglobe.com.

'In these uncertain times, you take your certitude where you find it.

Academic economists and commentators spent all weekend griping about the emerging details of the Obama administration's latest attempt to mount a bank bailout.

Then US Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner unveiled the plan on Monday, and the stock market delivered a decisive thumbs-up. Wall Street was signaling that Geithner's imperfect plan bears a quality that has been lacking in the government's rescue efforts. Simply put: With every other option being worse, this is the way to go.

The program aims to set up an auction process, financed heavily with taxpayer funds, to establish a market price for the mortgage pools and other troubled assets clogging the banks' balance sheets.

Taxpayers and professional money managers will share in any profits from the investments. The idea is to use public funds to turbocharge the potential gain for investors to entice them to participate.

The plan looks like the best hope yet for creating a viable market for the toxic mortgage-based investments on the balance sheets of banks.

Investors won't bid for the assets at a price anywhere near what the banks think they're really worth, and the banks won't offer them for sale at a price that the investors believe will compensate them for the risk of a loss.

One reason the two sides are so far apart is the investors can't raise debt financing for their bids - which by raising their risk in the venture pushes their bids lower. Under the new proposal, the government provides the debt financing. That makes it, once again, the lender of first resort, last resort and every resort in between.

The plan looks like the best hope yet for creating a viable market for the toxic investments

The plan turns the government into 'the world's largest hedge fund investor,' said J. Bradford DeLong, an economist at the University of California, Berkeley. DeLong, one of the plan's more outspoken supporters in academia, said this could be a savvy investment for the taxpayer." 





"Just How Expensive Is Tesla's Electric Sedan?" asks Claire Cain Miller at nytimes.com.

"Tesla Motors unveiled its second all-electric car Thursday in Los Angeles, the Model S sedan. It is sleek, sporty and sexy.

It is also affordable, at least according to Elon Musk, Tesla's chief executive. At $57,400 ($49,900 after tax credits), it is half the price of Tesla's $109,000 Roadster - but more expensive than the average sedan.

This is a problem electric carmakers will continue to face until lithium-ion batteries become better, smaller and cheaper." 





A link from Bob Kubik, "After capitalism" is a loooooong essay by Geoff Mulgan in Prospect Magazine.

"The era of transition that we are entering will be disruptive-but it may bring a world where markets are servants, not masters

The US banking system faces losses of over $3,000bn. Japan is in a depression. China is headed for zero growth. Some still hope that urgent surgery can restore the status quo. But more feel that we are at one of those rare points of inflection when nothing is the same again."











"More than 20,000 honor slain Oakland police"
 report  Henry K. Lee, Carolyn Jones, Steve Rubenstein, Chronicle Staff Writers.

"In an emotional farewell, more than 20,000 grateful citizens and law-enforcement officials from across the country gathered Friday to honor the lives of four Oakland police officers who were shot and killed in the single deadliest day in department history."







our Angela emails a notice


about the First Aid class in Spanish







"Program fosters theater by and for teenagers " is a story by Doug Oakley at cctimes.com.

"Two teenage actors practice a scene in which a young woman stomps off after a heated discussion with a boy. She flips her hair. She vows to become a model or an actress in Las Vegas. The other young actors assembled on the set at the Berkeley Repertory Theatre are impressed. They applaud.

But the director injects a dose of reality.

'Good as that was, stick to the script, my God stick to the script,' says 16-year-old director Casey Hudak, with a flourish. 'I know,' says hair-flipper Gareth Tidball, giggling a bit. 'Sometimes I just can't help myself.' The play is 'El Centro Basco,' written by 16-year-old Scott White of Berkeley."





"Looney's Smokehouse" is a review by  Lynne Char Bennett at sfgate.com.

"Eating at Looney's Smokehouse is kind of like going to your neighbor's house for a backyard barbecue and potluck. Looney's come-as-you-are atmosphere and generous, reasonably priced portions and selection of brews are draws.'






 "West Berkeley Skyline Could Sprout If Planning Staff Proposal is Approved" is a report by Richard Brenneman of our Planet.


Need help with your Mac computer? 
Email my IT Guy . 
He's real good and real reasonable. He's worked on my Macs for years.



Potter Creek

through an Elder's eye




"Let's Give Alice Waters a Break" opines Victoria Namkung at huffingtonpost.com.

Alice Waters has been taking a lot of heat lately and not just in the kitchen. The pioneering chef has been criticized for being elitist with her "organic for all" attitude, but is there really anything wrong with bringing talk of sustainable, local, safe and healthy food to the table? Chefs like Anthony Bourdain, who said, "Alice Waters annoys the living [expletive] out of me. We're all in the middle of a recession, like we're all going to start buying expensive organic food and running to the green market," have criticized her in recent months." 




"Green Day's 'American Idiot' gets theatrical debut at Berkeley Rep" is a report by  Pat Craig at mercurynews.com. 

"Tickets are now on sale for five preview performances of the musical theater version of Green Day's album 'American Idiot,' which will have its world premiere at Berkeley Rep beginning Sept. 4.

The new musical will be directed by Michael Mayer, director of the hit coming-of-age musical 'Spring Awakening.' In 'American Idiot,' Mayer will collaborate with choreographer Steven Hoggett and Green Day on the script of the musical, which will feature tunes from the title album along with Green Day's upcoming album, '21st Century Breakdown.'

'American Idiot' will tell the story of working class suburbanites who go to the city and then the Middle East in search of 'redemption in a world filled with frustration.' The musical will feature a 19-member ensemble along with an onstage band that will help spin tales of Jesus of Suburbia, his pal St. Jimmy and a girl known at Whatshername, all of whom are 'struggling to express their individuality in a mass-media culture,' according to a Time magazine story on the album."




Da Boz emails


The Bates Update
News From Mayor Tom Bates
March 2009

(here are excerpts)

City of Berkeley Announces Fund for Local Filmmakers The City of Berkeley, Wareham Development, The Saul Zaentz Company and Berkeley Convention and Visitors Bureau have established a $100,000 Fund for Local Independent Filmmakers The application for the first funding cycle is available at http://www.filmberkeley.com/grants.cfm . The deadline for grant applications is April 14, 2009. Awards will be announced in June.  In the fall, grant winners will have the opportunity to screen their films for the community in the Zaentz Media Center screenings rooms.

Downtown Oxford Garage Open for Business. The 99-space Oxford Garage at the corner of Oxford and Kittredge in downtown Berkeley is now open to the public. The parking lot had been closed since April 2007 for construction of the David Brower Center and Oxford Plaza.The David Brower Center will include over 24,200 square feet of new, Class A office space and 3,200 square feet of restaurant space. There will be a 180-seat theater, and second floor meeting rooms. The Oxford Plaza includes approximately 8,500 square feet of retail space. Location:  Corner of Oxford and Kittredge, with the entrance on Kittredge. Hours:  Monday-Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m./ Sunday 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

1st Two Homes Funded by our Berkeley FIRST Program Two Berkeley homeowners received checks to pay for their solar systems, as part of the City's innovative renewable energy financing mechanism, Berkeley FIRST.  Twelve states, including New York 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.


    EveryOne Home Works to Manage and End Homelessness Cities in Alameda County will receive $7.5 million in federal stimulus homeless prevention dollars.  To prepare, Alameda County and city officials are gearing up to receive the funding that is dedicated for homeless prevention, housing and services for the county. The money will support EveryOne Home, a comprehensive plan to expand efforts to prevent homelessness and other housing crises. The plan, completed in 2006, aims to tackle a regional problem with a regional solution. It has been adopted by Alameda County and 12 other cities to get homeless people off the streets, out of shelters and eventually into homes. With a coordinated effort, the goal is to help manage and end homelessness through rapid rehousing projects, subsidies, wraparound services and case management programs.  Of the $7.5 million, the City of Berkeley's will receive $1.3 million.





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.



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


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