after 3/7/11 here after 3/18 here

March is National Women's Month

from the office of Anthy Victor--one of the owners of V & W Door




Miscellaneous Ramblings

Pete's Potter Creek rain gauge showed 6 inches total for February, Richard's 5 inches total for the same period. Difference is north or south exposer and about one block.

Kubik's backyard thermometer registered 28 degrees on the night of the 26/27 and Sally's pond froze the same night.


Kubik reports a noticeable increase in day laborers around Truitt and White, indicating he feels, more construction work. "It's a rubber meets the road test" he said. I would agree.




"Berkeley Council delays West Berkeley zoning vote" by Doug Oakley, Berkeley Voice.

"Berkeley's City Council Tuesday night delayed approval on historic zoning changes allowing research and development firms in its industrial zone and will consider them again in late March.

During public comment the West Berkeley Artisans and Industrial Companies Association offered a compromise proposal limiting research and development to 100,000 square feet in the entire area, but the council took no action on that.

It instead voted to continue the issue to its March 22 meeting, where the council will consider -- for the fourth time -- zoning changes that allow research and development firms in the area west of San Pablo Avenue.

The council so far has heard about seven hours of public comment on the changes and most likely will hear more March 22. That's on top of 30 planning commission meetings and 45 community meetings over the last two years.

Artists and small businesses who currently benefit from rules that keep out higher priced research firms are worried the new rules will cause rents to rise.

But city officials said the current rules, which were meant to promote blue collar and industrial jobs in the area, have been a failure. Projections in 1993, when the current rules were passed, said the number of jobs would increase in the area. Instead there has been a loss of 2,754 jobs, according to city officials."

underlining mine


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Posts from the past


Kava Massih Architects has prepared drawings for the proposed Berkeley Bowl structure on Heinz at the end of Eight Street and east of the chocolate factory. The proposed structure includes a retail market, restaurant and warehouse. The drawings can be seen at Kavi's office at 2830 Ninth Street.




Tom Bates, our casually dressed, low-key mayor gave a friendly presentation Tuesday morning before a standing-room only audience at Caffé Trieste. In his forty-some minute talk, he covered issues he felt of interest to those assembled. . . . And the Berkeley Bowl issue he felt would be resolved next year.




Da Boz emails his June report--here's some of it

The City Council gave approval to plans for a second Berkeley Bowl location in West Berkeley.



excavating for the Potter Creek Berkeley Bowl



the grocery store and more

a photo essay of the west-Berkeley Bowl with permisssion of the owners



West Berkeley Bowl Pre-Opening 5/30/09

from the Community room

more photos here


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"Bay Area chefs are making grist of grits" Stacy Finz, Chronicle Staff Writer.

"On a Saturday morning, the wait at 900 Grayson, a small restaurant tucked into Berkeley's industrial area, can be long.

Diners queue up for the smoked Gouda omelet, the Fuji apple salad, the tofu and spicy harissa scramble and the coriander crusted rare tuna. It's brunch - California style. Except for the Carolina cheese grits, a seeming anomaly on the quintessential West Coast menu.

Chef Eric Larson originally played around with the creamy Southern comfort dish as an alternative to hash browns and fried potatoes. He wasn't sure whether they'd take off here, and as a native Montanan he didn't have them as part of his roots."



"Goodwill unwelcome on Solano Ave. in Berkeley" Carolyn Jones, Chronicle Staff Writer.

"Goodwill isn't getting a whole lot of it in Berkeley.

Solano Avenue merchants are trying to stop the nonprofit giant from opening a thrift store in the upscale commercial district, saying it would be a magnet for the homeless, noisy delivery trucks and bargain-hungry shoppers not likely to patronize the area's boutique baby stores and Persian rugshops.

'We need specialty stores that will draw people here, and that's not going to be Goodwill,' said Anni Ayers Forcum, owner of a jewelry store on Solano Avenue.

Goodwill Industries of the East Bay began looking to open a store at 1831 Solano Ave. last summer and asked the city for an administrative use permit."



"Berkeley filmmaker wins Academy Award for 'Inside Job' " by Frances Dinkelspiel in berkeleyside at

"When Berkeley resident Charles Ferguson walked onto the stage last night to accept an Academy Award for his documentary Inside Job, he used the limelight to castigate those who fostered the 2008 economic collapse."




"Berkeley library branches close for renovations" by Doug Oakley, Berkeley Voice.

"Two of Berkeley's four branch libraries will close in early April to complete $7.6 million in renovations and additions that will keep them out of use for about a year."




"Strategic Acquisition Strengthens Daiichi Sankyo Oncology Pipeline, R&D Platforms" at

"Daiichi Sankyo Company, Limited (hereinafter Daiichi Sankyo; headquartered in Chuo Ward, Tokyo), today announced that it has concluded an agreement to acquire Plexxikon Inc., a privately held pharmaceutical company based in Berkeley, California with a late-stage oncology product, PLX4032, as well as a promising pipeline and technology platform. "







from my 3/1/11 5:14 PM email

Ofc injured call working at Bayer

At 5:14 PM Tuesday BPD was working an officer injured call at Bayer. A  dozen or so radio cars and more officers were present at the east and north gates.  There was also what appeared to be  BPD command traffic into the Bayer facility at the south gate. 

Neither the PIO and and Watch Commander were available to provide information and an official press release has not yet been issued. 

details to follow

"Berkeley police officer hurt during credit card investigation" by Doug Oakley, Berkeley Voice.

"A Berkeley police officer was hospitalized with a head injury and possible broken bones Tuesday after being knocked down by a car at a gas station whose driver may have been using a stolen credit card to buy gas."



"Berkeley high school student found with gun on campus" by Doug Oakley Oakland Tribune.

 "A 17-year-old high school student in Berkeley was arrested with a loaded semi-automatic handgun in his classroom Tuesday morning, the fourth student to be arrested in two months in gun-related incidents.
A Berkeley police statement said the principal of Berkeley Technical High School, an alternative school for Berkeley students who have problems at Berkeley High School, called police around 8:30 with information that a student was on campus and ready to settle a dispute that happened over the weekend.
Berkeley police arrived a few minutes later, 'created a safety perimeter and containment around the campus,' and found the student in the classroom, where he was arrested without incident, the statement said."



"Feds Launch Massive Organized Crime Crackdown" at

"Federal, state and local law enforcement agents launched a major crackdown on organized crime early Wednesday, staging raids throughout the Bay Area including one at the popular Oaks Card Club in Emeryville, a FBI spokeswoman said.

FBI spokeswoman Julianne Sohn said a series of raids were launched around 6 a.m. by agents from the FBI, IRS, the U.S. Attorney's Office, the DEA and the California Department of Justice. Local police agencies were also involved.

The raids were targeting 'organized crime in the Bay Area,' she said."



"MTV for the Overachiever Generation?"

"At age 18, Arielle Scott knew she wanted to work at a start-up. Only she didn't know where to start. She joined Women 2.0, a Bay Area networking group for future female founders, and was introduced to Jessica Mah, the serial entrepreneur known for her unabashed drive-she graduated Berkeley at 19-and for founding money-management software company InDinero. Scott says she shared a complaint, and a possible solution, with'Mah.

"There really weren't any resources out there to help people find internships in the start-up world,' Scott said. 'So I proposed we create something, and I figured if it worked, I'd have my internship.'

After a good deal of deliberation, Mah, Andy Su, and Scott founded InternshipIN on a shoestring. Scott had her in, and has since been working on a series of start-ups geared toward helping young people realize their dreams."



"PV Evolution Labs Launches State-of-the-Art Independent Solar Testing Facilities"

Through a new laboratory in Berkeley and outdoor test center at PV-USA in Davis, CA, PVEL's facilities will offer the industry's most accurate PV performance and reliability data.

PV Evolution Labs (PVEL), an independent advanced photovoltaic testing laboratory, has secured two facilities in Northern California which will further its ability to provide the most comprehensive PV performance and reliability evaluation in the industry. PVEL launched operations, including laboratory services in Berkeley, CA and outdoor field testing in Davis, CA in February 2011. "


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Penndorf's Miscellaneous Ramblings

Bethany McLean

the author, along with Joe Nocera, of "All the Devils are Here."


You can mess with your mind or just get some insight into our ruling class by carefully watching Charlie Rose converstion with authors Joe Nocera and Bethany McLean, They talk about their new book "All the Devils are Here:The Hidden History of the Financial Crisis" and more.

Rose is curiously ill-at-ease. Maybe because as he hints, McLean knows more than he does, or more darkly, because some of "the devils" are his friends and acquaintances.

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Miscellaneous Ramblings

from my 3/1/11 5:14 PM email

Ofc injured call working at Bayer

At 5:14 PM Tuesday BPD was working an officer injured call at Bayer. A  dozen or so radio cars and more officers were present at the east and north gates.  There was also what appeared to be  BPD command traffic into the Bayer facility at the south gate. 

Neither the PIO and and Watch Commander were available to provide information and an official press release has not yet been issued. 

details to follow


"Berkeley police arrest 31-year-old Oakland man in assault on police officer" at

about fifteen minutes after the arrest

a Penndorf photo

just north of the Bayer east gate on 7th Street

"Berkeley police arrested a 31-year-old Oakland man suspected of assaulting a police officer who was injured Tuesday afternoon when the suspect drove away with him hanging onto his car's window.

Deandre Soanne Irvin was arrested on suspicion of robbery, assault, drunken driving causing injury, resisting arrest, a felony probation violation, and possession of heroin and marijuana. He was held at Santa Rita Jail in Dublin without bail.

The officer, whose name was not released, was treated by paramedics and taken to an emergency room. He was released Tuesday night and sustained no significant injuries, said Sgt. Mary Kusmiss.

Police were called about 4:30 p.m. to the Ecole Bilingue de Berkeley School after a school employee found her wallet missing. Employees ran outside and tracked down Irvin but were unsuccessful in getting the wallet back. Witnesses got a description of the suspect, the Volvo he was driving and license plate, and police searched for the car.

Irvin was pumping gas at a station on University Avenue when an officer approached him. After the two struggled, Irvin drove off with the officer partially hanging out of the car. Irvin hit the gas, turned right and threw the officer to the ground, police said. The man then led other officers on a seven-minute car chase before he was arrested on Parker Street."
 Last evening two radio cars and a crime scene unit responded to a BPD call for service in Potter Creek. A man had jumped the fence into the yard of a Grayson Street residence. A report was filed.

Also last evening, there was a police action on San Pablo just north of Zazou's--several radio cars and officers were involved questioning young men in front of the corner liquor store.



and Tuesday just south of the Grocery Outlet

this Aston Martin was unloaded from a car-carrier



"Berkeley" will submit a qualification report to LBNL tomorrow. The report will make a case for a new LBNL location in west-Berkeley.


Today with a full house, there a luncheon meeting downtown at Freight and Salvage about developing and retaining hi-tech in Our Town. Among those present were our Michael Kaplan and our Zelda Bronstein.




our Vintage European Posters

is open this weekend March 5 & 6 , Saturday and Sunday 11-5 pm
The rest of the month they're open every Tuesday from 11-5 and by appointment. 
2201 Fourth Street
Berkeley, CA 94710



our Janine Johnson emails about her upcoming recital

I am giving a harpsichord recital as an homage to Couperin. I've been practicing something rather eccentric, but my experiment turned into its own, I feel quite wonderful, entity. I had thought maybe one or two movements of Ravel's Tombeau de Couperin would work on harpsichord, and gradually added one movement after another, finding they all are fantastic on the harpsichord.  Albeit, I do not have a sustain pedal, variable dynamics, nor the keyboard compass of the piano, but what I DO have is a wide variety of colors and textures on the harpsichord which makes for an orchestral interpretation.  Tuning outer notes of my keyboard up and down has helped with the range problems, and the solo 4' gets me an octave higher. I think the trade-offs are good and  this is really fun and gorgeous. I guarantee this is a once in a lifetime experience, so I hope you feel adventurous and come.

The Forqueray piece is noble and luscious.  My new strings in the bass are sounding fantastic, so if you want to be enveloped in the rich sonorities of the deep bass, this is the suite for you. La Portugaise is also one of the most fun and energetic pieces in the repertoire, and La Couperin is one of the most musically satisfying. Both are favorites of mine.

The Couperin Ordre is very different from the Forqueray and is one of extreme subtlety and beauty.  In this suite he seems to wear his heart on his sleeve, and I wonder if he was a happy man or not, judging from his own very interesting self portrait. We do skip cheerfully in La Bondissante, and there is kindness and caring throughout this remarkable work.  The nuances and lyricism in Couperin are excelled by no one, so it is no surprise he was revered not only in his own time, but much later as well.

I will give two performances, Saturday, March 12th at 10:30 AM, and Sunday, March 13th at 2:00 PM. Both will be at my home. There will be treats at both, also CDs for sale.  Suggested donation, $10.00. Please RSVP by email. Thanks and hope to see you, 






"Badkhn Belt? Jewish humor was born in 1661, prof says" by Sue Fishkoff at

"The Chmielnicki massacres weren't particularly funny.

From 1648 to 1651, nearly 100,000 Jews were slaughtered throughout Ukraine by Bohdan Chmielnicki and his roving bands of Cossacks. It was arguably the worst pogrom in history, leaving hundreds of Jewish communities in ruins.

Yet according to Mel Gordon, a professor of theater arts at the University of California, Berkeley, those years of terror led to the canonization of what we now know as Jewish humor. Much of what we'll be laughing at during Purim festivities, this year starting on March 19, stems from that horrific period.

And it happened on one day in July 1661 when the badkhn -- a kind of cruel court jester in East European Jewish life -- was spared a ban on merrymakers.

'We're funny because of the badkhn,' Gordon told JTA."



Of our Meyer Sound Joshua Kosman writes at "Zellerbach Hall's sound tweaked by Constellation

"The Vienna Philharmonic, which came to Berkeley's Zellerbach Hall over the weekend for its first local appearance in more than 20 years, is famous for its rich orchestral sound - but it needs a hall with suitable acoustics to make that sound heard. In Zellerbach, that task is entrusted to Constellation, a customized acoustic setup installed in the hall in 2006 by Meyer Sound Laboratories of Berkeley. Through an elaborate series of hardware and software components, the setup can mimic the acoustics of many different types of halls, producing what CEO John Meyer calls 'a virtual space.' "



"Bill Frisell's 858 Quartet Returns With 'Sign of Life: Music for the 858 Quartet'" is a press release at

"Grammy-winning guitarist and composer Bill Frisell has reassembled The 858 Quartet and is preparing for the release of SIGN OF LIFE, their first recording in over five years. The 858 Quartet was conceived when Frisell was commissioned to compose music inspired by the artist Gerhard Richter's 858 series of paintings which was exhibited by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Produced by longtime collaborator Lee Townsend and recorded at Fantasy Studios in Berkeley, California in late 2010."




"Why those from 'Inside Job' aren't inside a prison" Andrew S Ross at

" 'Forgive me,' said Berkeley filmmaker Charles Ferguson upon receiving an Academy Award on Sunday night for his documentary 'Inside Job.'
'I must start by pointing out that three years after a horrific financial crisis caused by fraud, not a single financial executive has gone to jail - and that's wrong.
A number of people would agree, including a majority of Americans, according to opinion polls, who blame U. S. banks and other private institutions for the 2007-08 financial meltdown documented in Ferguson's film."





Kruse has leased an 8000 square foot area of their building to Anderson Audio Visual. A former tenant in Potter Creek at 8th and Parker, they have returned. Their new space is part of Kruse's green remodel, equipped with solar heating and rain water recycling. Kruse warehouse service division who occupied the space has moved to another part of their half-block facility.



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Dave and Andy Kruse "takin' care o' burst-main-biz" They are, after all, plumbers.


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"Groundbreaking Silicon Valley Program to Build Leadership Strengths of Outstanding Engineers" by Carolyn J Dawson, TMCnet Contributor.

"The University of California, Berkeley recently started the first session of its Engineering Leadership Program for Professionals. This six month program is the first of its kind in the US and is being conducted in the Silicon Valley. It has been designed to provide top quality leadership training to engineers from leading technology companies, including Applied Materials, Cisco, Facebook, Lam Research, NetApp, National Semiconductor and Yahoo. "



"Berkeley project seeks to resolve climate change debate" at

"A team of scientists is hoping to end the debate over climate science by bringing it all ­ their research, models, arguments and analysis ­ into the open.

The Berkeley Earth project is the inspiration of Richard Muller, a UC Berkeley physicist.

Frustrated by the debate and politicization of the climate change debate, Muller and his team hope that by making the science completely open, a consensus can be built."







Saturday afternoon

Penndorf photo

at our fire station




Sonya Rapoport: Pairings of Polarities
March 4 - April 9, 2011

"Pairings of Polarities" culls from over four decades of Sonya Rapoport's artistic production. Active in the Bay Area art scene since the 1950s, Rapoport began exploring systems of information in the emerging age of new media during the early 1970s.




At about 6:10 Friday evening there was a police action on east side of San Pablo a couple blocks south of University. In time it took to drive past, I couldn't count all the radio cars not to mention the all the police. Several young men were cuffed sitting on the sidewalk.




Kubik emails

The Urban Adamah farm will be located on a parcel of land at 1050 Parker Street in Berkeley, CA.

the farm

Penndorf photo

across from Fantasy and behind Black Oak Books--access on 10th 

"The Urban Adamah farm will be located on a parcel of land at 1050 Parker Street in Berkeley, CA. The farm will produce a wide variety of fruits and vegetables and include two greenhouses, chickens, bees, and several teaching tents.
Most of the farm's produce will be delivered to local food banks and soup kitchens. The remaining produce will be consumed by the fellows and/or sold at farmer's markets in low-income east bay communities. A small percentage will be given as special gifts to funders of the program. Construction of the farm will begin in the spring of 2011 by local community members and will be completed by the inaugural fellowship class in the summer.
The Urban Adamah farm will be an educational center for Bay Area students and community members. Visitors will be invited to participate in specific educational programs, volunteer work-days and special holiday programs. We anticipate over 5,000 visitors annually."

"This is good for the Soul" emails Gene Agress.








Mid-morning yesterday, Berkeley PD and Berkeley FD responded to a call of a suspicious package at the east gate of Bayer. Well over half-dozen radio cars, and other BPD units, and almost as many Berkeley Fire Department units responded.  The area for blocks surrounding 7th and Parker was cordoned-off and those in surrounding buildings told to remain inside. 

Early afternoon, the package was successfully destroyed--a response in force by Berkeley disaster units






"Golden Gate Fields Joins Race to Become New Berkeley Lab Campus, Proposal Worth Exploring, Officials Say" at

"Several Albany officials said they met with racetrack managers throughout the week. The mayor and city manager have submitted a letter of conditional support for site evaluation.

Several Albany officials said Friday they are open to exploring what it would mean for Golden Gate Fields, located in Albany, to be chosen as the second site of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

The two main considerations, they said, revolve around whether the lab would comply with the city's long-term plans for the waterfront called Voices to Vision, and generate revenue that would make up for the loss in taxes.

The El Cerrito City Council meanwhile has thrown its support behind Richmond in the bid to acquire the lab's satellite campus. The Council voted 4-0 on Feb. 22 to endorse placing it in Richmond."




"Pesticide-free gardening", Kathy Kramer, Contra Costa Times correspondent.

"Who among us has not walked into their garden, brimming with pride at what hours of hard work has wrought, only to find worms on the tomatoes, aphids on the roses and scale on the citrus trees? That's when our fingers may itch to take immediate and deadly aim at the pests despoiling our gardens.

Take a deep breath and put down the spray gun. Taking less lethal steps can make a huge difference, not only in your own garden, but in those of your neighbors as well as in the health of the San Francisco Bay and the multitude of wildlife that calls it home.

By using natural gardening techniques, you can have a healthy and attractive garden without applying synthetic fertilizers, insecticides, herbicides or fungicides -- all of which can have lasting consequences beyond getting rid of this season's pests."



"Flamboyant restaurateur Juanita Musson dished up laughs, hearty meals" by Chris Treadway at

"Juanita Musson ran a series of restaurants in the Bay Area -- including a short but memorable stint in Port Costa in the 1970s -- and left a lasting impression at each of them based entirely on her personality.
Something of a legend among longtime Bay Area residents, Musson died Feb. 26 at Sonoma Valley Hospital in Sonoma, where she had been staying after a stroke. She was 87.
Starting in Sausalito in the 1950s Musson opened -- and closed -- a series of restaurants that all bore the name Juanita's Galley, claimed a large following and were run in a manner that would seem to follow a how-not-to-do-business plan."




" 'Mars Needs Moms': How a picture book got the Hollywood treatment" is a story atl

"Author-cartoonist Berkeley Breathed describes how 'Mars Needs Moms' grew from a picture book to a Hollywood movie, with lots of worries about how his plot-driven progeny would change."



"Earth's 6th mass extinction has already begun" reports the Times of India.

"Is the Earth on the brink of its sixth mass extinction? So believe the scientists who say the intensity is very low compared to the past five catastrophes."







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Merryll and Sarah will be giving kids' woodworking and painting/drawing classes here in Potter Creek this Summer. Sarah already teaches a YMCA Young Artists Program in Chinatown and Merryll has long taught woodworking, having given classes in the here and abroad.



Grocery Outlet has

click on graphic

for just $2.29 a box



Last week, the French School was playing The Charleston over their loudspeaker at lunch.

I found it heart warming

a Flapper

having been raised by a Flapper.


Radio Survivor:News, views and tough love for radio reveals "How to donate to KPFA without giving to the Pacifica Foundation."


And The New York Times asks "Why Haven't Neighborhood News Technologies Worked Out:Hyperlocal Heartbreak?"

Because only a fool would make a business plan based on the demographics of a neighborhood?

More likely, because they haven't copied Scrambled Eggs and Lox?



But "Buffett backs up optimisim with cash" reports Tapan Munroe, financial columnist at

"Buffett was right. We did not have a double-dip recession in 2010, and many sectors of the economy, including manufacturing, are doing well.
'The Oracle of Omaha' -- 81-year-old Warren Buffett, America's most admired investor, one of the richest men in the world and a child prodigy in money and business -- has once again sounded a note of optimism in his folksy annual report to the shareholders of his company, Berkshire Hathaway."

Paul, Marsha's co-worker

at the law office emailed





"Rosendin Electric Begins Construction on UC Berkeley California Memorial Stadium Seismic Retrofit Project" is a press release at

"$321 Million Construction Project Includes New Sports Complex Within Existing Facade of Historic California Memorial Stadium."



"The Planning Center and Design Community & Environment (DC&E) Announce Merger" is also a press release at

"The merger of two major planning firms, The Planning Center of Costa Mesa, CA, and DC&E of Berkeley, CA, was announced today. The Planning Center is a full-service consulting firm specializing in community planning, environmental services, and land planning and design. DC&E provides a comprehensive range of planning and design services, with an emphasis on urban design and smart growth."



"VelaClock 1.0 ­ World clock with sun/moon info for iPhone/iPod touch" is a press release at

"VelaClock 1.0 is a fully featured world clock with detailed sun/moon info. It introduces a new user interface with significantly more features versus the original VelaClock, now named VelaClock Classic (VelaClock1 in App Store). VelaClock is invaluable to users who travel or communicate with friends and colleagues around the world. Its feature set makes it especially popular among photographers. 'VelaClock is a must have application for any photographer with an iPhone,' said Martin Bailey, a Tokyo based nature and wildlife photographer."


after 3/7/11 here


from my log

3/1/11--6:41 AM--VERY SERIOUS irritant in warehouse front and IMMEDIATELY in front of warehouse, dry dirty air, watery eyes, light head.

3/2/11--5:00 PM--irritant in front room, dry dirty air, watery eyes, itchy skin, overrides 3 HEPA filters. 6:21 PM--VERY SERIOUS irritant IMMEDIATELY in front of warehouse, dry dirty burning air, watery blurry eyes, light head "chlorine" odor.

3/4/11--3:05 PM--VERY SERIOUS irritant in front room, watery eyes, SERIOUS cough attack, overides HEPA filters

3/5/11 2:05 PM--VERY SERIOUS irritant IMMEDIATELY in front of warehouse, burning eyes, throat, etc.

3/6/11 9:22 AM--VERY SERIOUS irritant IMMEDIATELY in front of warehouse, burning eyes, nasal congestion, cough attack, etc.

3/7/11--8:15 PM--dirty dry burning air in front room, mucus membrane irritation, overrides HEPA filters..



Eternally useful links


Bay Area home prices from


Bay Area foreclosures from

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

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 at

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 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 Area Coordinator is Officer Karen Buckheit, Berkeley PD - 981-5774

AND check out BPD feature "Who are these Crooks."


Angela Gallegos-Castillo, City Mgr Off - 981-2491

Ryan Lau, aid to Darryl Moore - 981-7120

Darryl Moore, City Councilman


More Scrambled Eggs & Lox, here


Stories about Berkeley and stories about recorded-music

are at

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

The original owner of all posted material retains copyright. The material is used only to illustrate.