after 3/16/12 here
a Regan Bice photo
Is Collaboration Anyway?" Carrie Lozano at pbs.org.
"Tagged: collaboration, collaborative journalism,
collective work, investigative reporting, investigative reporting
Journalists, by nature, tend to be fiercely competitive, racing
to break the news before their rivals. Given that tendency, anyone
who's engaged in a journalism collaboration knows that it's an
extraordinary endeavor. That's why it's worth stepping back and
identifying what we really mean when we say we're collaborating."
"West Berkeley--A cultural mashup"
by Nate Seltenrich in
the Eastbay Express, Insiders Guide.
an Express photo
browses for records
at Dave's Record Shop
"One of the more diverse
neighborhoods in the East Bay, West Berkeley is home to an array
of cultures, from one end of the socioeconomic spectrum to the
other. Warehouse-dwelling artists, recent immigrants, homemaking
young families, and innovative social and business ventures share
space in this 'hood, a quality reflected in its incredible variety
of restaurants and retail establishments."
"Former Quarterback Breaks Paper Airplane
Record" video by
Mary Grady is at avweb.com.
"The quiet world of
competitive paper airplane flying got some unusual attention this
weekend when Joe Ayoob, a former quarterback for the University
of California at Berkeley, set a new world record for distance,
226 feet and 10 inches, inside a 747 hangar at McClellan Air Force
Base, near Sacramento.
"The Secrets of the World-Record-Setting
with video is at popularmechanics.com.
Please mark your calendars
and save the date
the famous San
Francisco Flower & Garden Show will be held March 21-26 this
This is a world renowned
garden show with plants for sale, garden displays and a host of
exhibits designed to help you bring beauty to your home.
European Vintage Posters
the studious student
in Our Town, downtown
"Northern California fishing report"
is very good along the East Bay shoreline. Use pile worms or grass
shrimp. Best spots are the rocks between Berkeley and Pinole.
Best spot has been Point Molate. Ingoing and outgoing tides get
fish in the one-pound range -- some bigger, some smaller."
Berkeley PD's Lt Andrew Greenwood
was promoted to Captain last week. He will assume the Captain's
duties on the 18th of this month.
Sgt Mary Kusmiss emails
Berkeley HS Safety Officer
Arrested for Identity Theft
"City of Berkeley Police Department (BPD) Property Crimes/Fraud
detectives arrested William Arthur Keys Jr of Oakland
on Thursday, February 23, 2012 for violation of 530.5 PC - Identity
Theft. "Billy" Keys as he is widely known was arrested
at the Public Safety Building. A BPD detective booked him into
the BPD jail at about 11:30 a.m. for the crime, a felony, with
a bail of $10,000. The arrest was the culmination of an investigation
that was documented on a BPD police report January 24, 2012. Subsequent
warrants were secured and probable cause existed to arrest Mr.
Keys. There is a possibility that the investigation may be ongoing,
thus this is all the information BPD is sharing currently."
Sgt. Mary C. Kusmiss S-6
BPD Public Information Officer
City Manager's Office--Berkeley
"Federal Stimulus Funds Support Energy
Improvements at Local Businesses save energy image."
Berkeley photographer Richard
Sargent has passed.
"Med marijuana ruling in Calif. adds to
confusion" is a
report at sfgate.com.
"A California appellate
court has ruled that cities cannot use nuisance ordinances to
ban medical marijuana dispensaries, further adding to the confusion
about how municipalities should regulate clinics protected under
The Fourth District Court
of Appeal on Wednesday struck down a 2010 preliminary injunction
by a trial judge that would have shut down Evergreen Holistic
Collective in Lake Forest, but a stay was granted. Evergreen was
shuttered in October as part of a statewide crackdown by federal
"DeYoe Wealth Management Presents 'Women
-- A Force for Change' Event in Honor of International Women's
Day" at marketwatch.com.
There was a fire at Hearst
and Euclid at Etcheverry Hall on the UC Campus around 10 :00 Thursday
morning. The fire was caused by a construction crew and was put
out by Berkeley FD.
Berkeley FD's response was
massive and rapid. Etcheverry
Hall is home to the Nuclear Engineering Department.
Berkeley Fire Department
Henry K Lee, the Chronicle
police reporter writes of the
recent Berkeley Hills Cukor homicide in an sfgate.com
story "At about 8:57 p.m., Officer Jerome Cobert noticed
Cukor's initial nonemergency report on his police-cruiser computer
while driving on Shattuck Avenue, about 2 miles away, sources
said. He volunteered over the radio to respond either to that
call or another one reporting a suspicious person.
(Lee omits that the other
and earlier-received nonemergency call took priority and was arguably
Dispatchers had never put
out the call over the radio because the department was keeping
officers on standby for an Occupy Oakland march heading toward
So a dispatcher told Cobert,
'At this point, I've been advised not to have Team 3 respond to
anything unless it's a priority 1 in progress,' referring to life-threatening
emergencies and felonies in progress.
Cobert replied, '10-4.'
About 9 p.m., the dispatcher
reported on the air that Cukor's wife, Andrea, had called 911
to say that 'the subject is now attacking her husband.' The dispatcher
provided DeWitt's description and noted that the suspect was 'at
one point standing there, looking for someone who does not live
At that point, numerous officers
sped to the home with lights and sirens on."
"Berkeley better served by police than
many cities" Chip
Johnson, Chronicle Columnist at sfgate.com.
"Since the start of
2011, there have been three homicides in Berkeley and 130 killings
reported in neighboring Oakland.
Yet it's Berkeley city officials who are ringing the alarm bell
and raising questions about police response time and priorities.
The city was rocked by the Feb. 18 beating death of Peter Cukor
outside his home in the quiet, peaceful Berkeley Hills. Cukor,
67, was attacked minutes after contacting police on a nonemergency
line to report a suspicious man hanging around outside his home
in the Park Hills neighborhood, adjacent to Tilden Park.
At about 9 p.m., roughly
15 minutes after Cukor made the initial call to police, his wife
called 911 to report the attack on her husband. Police responded
immediately to the call and detained the suspect, Daniel Jordan
DeWitt, 23, of Alameda about 20 minutes later. . . .
Cukor's call on the nonemergency
line was not deemed a Priority 1 call. When his wife called 911
minutes later reporting the attack, it was given the highest priority.
It was the nature of the
first call, not the department's preoccupation with a pending
Occupy march, that resulted in the decision not to respond immediately
to the call. . . .
As difficult as it is for
the community to accept Cukor's unnecessary and violent death,
Berkeley continues to be better served by its police force than
many other communities by their police. Cukor's death, and the
concerns raised about response times, prompted Berkeley Councilman
Darryl Moore to propose hiring more police officers. Currently,
the department has 162 sworn officers."
Our Area Coordinator, Ofc Cesar Melero emails
Coffee with your Area Commander
Berkeley Police Department
Area 4 Commander Lieutenant Dave Frankel would like to invite
members of the community to join him for a cup of coffee. He will
be at Tomate Café, 2265 5th Street on March 9, 2012, from
2 to 3PM.
Of a previous meeting Bob Kubik remarked
"This is community policing at its finest."
"Burning violations up this year in Bay
Area due to dry stagant air" by
Denis Cuff, Contra Costa Times.
"Dry, stagnant weather
that trapped smoke near the ground led to dirtier-than-normal
air in the Bay Area this winter -- and a record number of warnings
sent to first-time violators of a rule banning wood fires on bad
The Bay Area's air pollution
agency sent out 346 warning letters to residents who burned wood
fires at home on Spare the Air days during the burn season, which
lasts from November through February. It ended Wednesday."
for four-minute video
from Cliff Miller, Richmond
Ramblers Motorcycle Club
1940 Packard Ambulance
Berkeley Fire Department
POST FROM THE PAST
Gérard is a Potter
Creek furniture-maker, wood-worker and member of the Heartwood
Here is Gérard's website.
And here's an example
of Gérard's work.
(Photo taken at
END POST FROM THE
"Retired geologist writes a history of
Contra Costa place names"
by Nilda Rego at contracostatimes.com.
"Bill Mero didn't start
out to write a mini-history book about Contra Costa County, but
it turned out he did with his newly published title, 'Shadow on
The book tells the story
of how places in the county got their names. Some of these places
only appear on old maps now. Others have changed their names.
Initially, the idea of the book was to help genealogists and researchers
looking for a lost settlement, railroad stop, ranch or road. Not
every locale in the county is covered; Mero said it would have
taken a second or maybe even a third book to do that.
'One of my goals was to stimulate
an interest in local history. Almost everything that ever happened
in the settlement of California also took place here in our little
Contra Costa County. Our historic place names and their stories
reflect these events -- from range wars, Indian troubles, famous
brothels, logging of the redwoods, wheat bonanzas, coal mining
to our very own silver and copper rush,' said Mero, a retired
geologist for Chevron.
'Shadow on the Hills' isn't
one of those books you have to read starting at the beginning.
You can start on any page and find something to tickle your interest."
Legendary British film director,
Sir Ridley Scott, launched a global film-making contest for aspiring
directors. It's titled "Tell It Your Way". There were
over 600 entries.
The film could be no longer
than three minutes, contain only six lines of narrative, and be
a compelling story.
The winner was "Porcelain
Unicorn" from American director Keegan Wilcox.
It's a story of the lifetimes of two people who are totally opposite,
yet very much the same-all told in less than three minutes.
video link courtesy Cliff
Miller, Richmond Ramblers Motorcycle Club
There was a 4.0 earthquake on
the Hayward fault in El Cerrito. The quake was 5.5 miles deep
and struck at 5:33 this morning.
our Claudia emails
Our dogs alerted it to me
before I felt it, they all jumped up out of their beds and barked,
and then it felt like a truck hit the house.
our Anthy emails
Rocked awake by a quake!
We could hear it coming...it was wild!
POSTS FROM THE
Sally had a party today
to celebrate Richard's 65
th-but Richard is nowhere to be seen here
"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.
END POSTS FROM
"Berkeley police chief apologizes for 'fear
in community' following beating death of hills man" by Doug Oakley, Contra Costa Times.
"Berkeley Police Chief Michael Meehan apologized Thursday
night for not getting enough information to the public in the
days after the Feb. 18 beating death of a Berkeley hills man,
a mistake that he said 'left the impression that something different
should have happened and which increased fear in the community
"Berkeley police chief sends sergeant to
reporter's home to request story changes; First Amendment experts
call move 'despicable'" by
Kristin J. Bender and Thomas Peele, Oakland Tribune.
"Minutes after reading
a late-night news story online about him that he perceived to
be inaccurate, Berkeley Police Chief Michael Meehan ordered a
sergeant to a reporter's home insisting on changes, a move First
Amendment experts said reeked of intimidation and attempted censorship."
Councilman, Kriss Worthington emails
Telegraph Livability Coalition
Thursday March 15th at 6pm
at Naan 'N' Curry 2366 Telegraph Ave
Meeting to follow up on practical suggestions to revive Telegraph
Tibetan Flag Raising Ceremony
Sunday March 10th from 8 am to 9 am
Berkeley City Hall, 2180 Milvia Street
Featuring Richmond Mayor Gayle McLaughlin and TANC (Tibetan Assoc
of Northern Ca.)
At Berkeley's annual event to support the Tibetan community.
Hiring of Berkeley Director of Planning Department?
Monday March 12 at 5:30 pm
2180 Milvia St, first floor Cypress Room
Just received agenda, but do not yet know who is being recommended
Word on the street is that
Angstadt will be our new head of Planning.
A dozen or so from Disney
Animation had lunch yesterday at 900 GRAYSON. Among
them was animation head, John
And, our Tippet Studio worked
on Disney's new film, John
Yesterday afternoon one of
Potter Creek's street residents was seen and heard in front of
Jones Engraving screaming "I'm going to kill someone!"
The woman owner of Jones immediately called Berkeley PD -- three
radio cars responded within "a minute."
the new fencing studio
on Addison, around the corner
on the bench are a sabre,
a foil, and an épée
The sabre is one of the three
weapons used in the sport of fencing. It is a very fast-paced
weapon, with bouts characterized by quick footwork and cutting
with the side of the blade. Sabre is often claimed to be modelled
after the weapon that cavalry used when fighting upon horseback
(the allowed target area is only from the waist up, the region
a mounted man could reach on a foe on the ground), although, more
reasonably, most scholars believe the sabre was modelled after
the lighter Italian style duelling sabre.
A foil is a type of weapon
used in fencing. It is the most common weapon in terms of usage
in competition, and is usually the choice for elementary classes
for fencing in general.
As a thrusting weapon the
épée is similar to a foil (compared to a sabre),
but has a stiffer blade that is V-shaped in cross-section, has
a larger bell guard, and is heavier. The technique however, is
somewhat different, as there are no rules regarding priority and
right of way. In addition, the entire body is a valid target area.
"Chief Meehan apologies for sending Sgt
Kusmiss to reporter Doug Oakley's home around 1:00 AM to 'ask
for story changes' " is
an audio/video report at abclocal.com.
Ofc Cesar Melero Area 4 coordinator
emails Area 4 update
On March 2nd, 2012, at approximately
6:21 PM, the Berkeley Police Department responded to multiple
calls of gunshots in the 2200 block of Bonar Street. Based
on the initial investigation, it appears that a group of at least
five people were standing in front of an apartment building when
a vehicle stopped in the roadway. Occupants of this vehicle
fired multiple rounds at the group and fled the area. Officers
located three victims of gunshot wounds in the area. None
of the injuries were life-threatening.
On March 4th, 2012, at approximately 12:51 AM, at least five people
were standing in front of a house in the 2100 block of Seventh
Street. Two suspects on foot approached the group and fired
multiple rounds at the group. The suspects fled on foot.
Officers located the victims a couple of blocks away from the
scene and found that three people had sustained gunshot wounds.
None of the injuries were life-threatening.
This is the first full day
that my server is up. I've been without internet connection for
"Fistfight breaks out at Chicago Symphony
Orchestra" at sfgate.com.
"It was an unusual backdrop
for a fistfight: Maestro Riccardo Muti was nearly through the
second movement of Brahms Symphony No. 2 at the normally staid
Chicago Symphony Orchestra when two patrons went at it."
POST FROM THE PAST
"Berkeley Protesters Fight For Right To
Party" opines Steve
Lundin at mediapost.com
"If you squinted and
sniffed, it almost seemed like 1969: smoke, fire, broken glass,
yelling students, terrified bystanders, police presence; all the
elements were there for a good old-fashioned University of California,
Berkeley, political protest, except the politics.
Berkeley's most recent Day
of Rage wasn't over troop deployments, the war in Afghanistan,
sending support to Haiti or Chile or even the healthcare issue.
It was over greenbacks: a tuition hike at what still is the biggest
bargain in higher education. Like a 10th-generation Xerox, this
protest had as much in common with the 1960s Berkeley brand of
activism as a glass of water does with a pint of Guinness. "
Marx would disagree, believing
that economic issues are the most fundamental. Let's give it time
and see what happens if these issues are not addressed.
END POST FROM THE
"Berkeley police union 'gravely concerned'
with chief's move to alter story" by Kristin J. Bender bayareanewsgroup.com.
"The Berkeley police
chief's decision to order a sergeant to a reporter's home insisting
on changes to a story continued to draw heavy criticism Sunday,
with the city's police union saying they are 'gravely concerned'
about his actions and the impact on officers' ability to maintain
community trust. . . .
Tim Kaplan, a police officer
and Berkeley Police Association president, said the union 'stand
with our community and share in their concerns about the appearance
and correctness of the chief's orders,' in a statement released
Sunday afternoon on behalf of the 160-member force.
We are committed to providing
the best possible service to the community, and protecting the
constitutional rights of the citizens of Berkeley to whom we ultimately
answer. We do not believe that the actions taken by Chief Meehan
represent the will, spirit or sentiment of the membership of the
Berkeley Police Association."
"Berkeley police chief draws fire for reporter
incident" by Henry
K. Lee at sfgate.com.
"The Berkeley police
chief's decision to send an officer to a reporter's home after
midnight Thursday met with more criticism Sunday, with the city's
rank-and-file officers saying they were 'gravely concerned' about
his actions. . . .
'We, the members of the Berkeley
Police Association, stand with our community and share in their
concerns about the appearance and correctness of the chief's orders,
and are gravely concerned about the impact his actions will have
on our ability to maintain the vital trust of the community we
serve,' said Officer Tim Kaplan, president of the police union."
Berkeley resident and business
owner emails of the BPD Sgt sent to reporter Doug Oakley's home
at 12:45 AM Friday morning
That "cop" was
my neighbor, Mary Kusmiss.
FROM THE PAST
out of prison--while in, her stock quadrupled. (Remember, this
is America.RP) Daffodils are 99 cents a bunch at Trader
Joe's. At Costco, Kirkland Signature Yogurt is 10 cents an ounce
less than Yoplait and is heartier with more fruit. Paper Plus
Outlet at 1643 San Pablo has a 50% Off Everything sign out. Their
phone is (510) 525-1799. And/or, check out their web site http://www.shopinberkeley.com/p/paperplus/index.php
stopped in yesterday afternoon and we had a good long talk in
which I renewed my vows. During the conversation, Rick mentioned
that there had just been a forum on the future of west-Berkeley.
As he described who was there, it was clear they were the "usual
suspects" (my words, not the Rickster's)--the "usual"
business persons, the "usual" city-rep, the "usual"
activist, the "usual" relator, etc. It was of course
the Berkeley Establishment--those who one way or another have
shaped our future certainly since the '60s. And, an establishment
that is just as established, in its own way, as our Military and
Industrial one (Eisenhower's words, not mine). How mistaken it
is for those in our establishment to get comfortable. In a vital
democracy, those of power and position should never be comfortable,
the coyotes always nipping at their heals.
best known to my Spiritual Advisor, traffic on this site has increased
50% in the last three months and remains steady. And the site
now seems to have taken on its own life, less influenced me and
of Jerry Landis for decades, known him for 10 or 12 years, and
we've been good friends for the last few years. A Berkeley citizen
since the '60s, he's been actively involved in our community for
almost as long. Jerry's older sister Jean was one of the first
women to fly for the Army Air Force. She was a WASP ferry pilot
during WWII and flew P-51s almost exclusively. Understand the
P-51 was our hottest fighter, a challenge for a man let alone
(Women's Airforce Service Pilot), Jean Landis c 1944
July 1943 the growing numbers of women pilots being trained for
AAF service were consolidated in the Women's Airforce Service
Pilots, the WASPs. By the end of the program 1074 women had flown
for the AAF, piloting every type of military aircraft from the
B-29 to America's first jet, the P-59. Fighter aircraft, particularly
the P-47 and the P-51, were ferried in great numbers by the WASPs.
These women loved single seaters and considered flying fighters
the essence of what it meant to fly. One woman fortunate enough
to be assigned fighters for most of her wartime carrier was Jean
Landis. Landis was sent to Brownsville, Texas, for fighter transition
training, and when time came for her first flight in a fighter,
she drew a P-51. . . .
also flew a number of other types, including the P-47: 'The P-47
was a bucket of bolts compared to the Mustang; it was too heavy
and sluggish. But when you got in a Mustang, it felt like you
had just strapped the wings on. You didn't feel you had any fuselage
around your body, you were a part of the airplane.'
had the good fortune to be stationed at the Ferrying Division
at Long Beach, California, flying nothing but P-51s. The new fighters
were picked u p at I nglewood and flown all over the country,
particularly to Newark, New Jersey, where they were prepared for
shipping overseas. Reactions to a woman climbing out of a P-51
were: 'Varied, mostly startled. Once I few into a field that was
off-limits but the weather was bad and I had a slight mechanical
problem so l called in and asked for permission to land. I kept
radioing "P-51 ready to land; awaiting final landing instructions."
It was sort of garbled and they kept asking me to call in again
and again. Finally they said: "Waggle your wings if you receive!"
So there I was waggling away and pretty soon they came back: "Lady,
the only thing we see up there is a P-51! Where are you?"
I replied: "That's me! I am the P-51!" They couldn't
believe it-they were looking for a Piper Cub or something. Finally,
when I landed, what a welcome I got. Word got around that a gal
was flying that thing. They were darlings. By the time I had taxied
up to the line, following the little Follow Me truck, there were
lots of guys around to see what kind of woman was flying this
P-51. They'd never heard of us, the WASPs.'
had to pay for all our clothing, had no medical or insurance benefits
or many other military benefits,' Jean recalls. 'The WASPs were
subject to military discipline and lived in the Officers' Quarters,
but they were not allowed most military privileges and received
less money than men doing the same job. But we were there to fly
and loved every minute of it.'"
A DOCUMENTARY HISTORY
by Jeffrey Ethell.
with '60s stuff like, "You don't always get what you want
but always get what you need" and "Time is what we invented
to keep everything from happening at once," I discovered
this story by accident while researching the P-51"Mustang"
fighter. A little bored at paging through a book about the P-51,
I stopped at a photo of a good looking woman standing on the wing
of this fighter. Three days later, Landis showed up at my door,
Xerox in hand with "I got something you should read about
now retired, divides her time between Idaho and Southern California.
And the Chronicle's
Meredith May uniquely informs and entertains with her "Flying
with the Falcon Boys"
at sfgate.com Then, check this out.
POST FROM THE PAST
"Police chief's tactics in middle of night
were out of bounds"
is an editorial at contracostatimes.com.
"Berkeley Police Chief
Michael Meehan, driven by obsession with his department's media
image, seriously overreached when he sent a sergeant to a reporter's
home at 12:45 a.m. Friday to demand changes to an article.
The dispatching of spokeswoman
Mary Kusmiss to Doug Oakley's house, where she knocked on the
door, woke up the family and flashed her badge through the window,
should offend anyone with concern about a free press.
Although Meehan apologized,
it's unclear whether he or Interim City Manager Christine Daniel
understand just how far over the line the chief stepped. His intimidation
of our reporter and abuse of power raise serious questions about
Meehan's judgment under stress."
"Berkeley Storm Troopers: Don't Write What
The Police Don't Like or Else"
by Warner Todd Huston at chicagonow.com
"If police chiefs send
armed officers to a journalist's door because he didn't like what
was written abut him, would you feel just a tad uncomfortable
as an American at the audacity? This is no academic discussion
because it really happened. Not in what liberals may claim is
the dangerous, intolerant south but instead in the heart of liberal
land itself, Berkeley, California."
Our Town's story, in more
moderate presentation, has also been picked up by AP and, I think,
Pete's Potter Creek rain
gauge shows 4.65 inches for the storm.
Yesterday, a stolen car was
found in front of Joe's on Grayson. Berkeley PD responded with
theCrime Scene unit and a radio car.
A "neighborhood meeting"
was held Monday evening at our French School. The meeting dealt
with west -Berkeley land-use issues. I received no email notice
of the meeting, nor did any of the seven or so Potter Creekers
I ran into today.
"Prominent Berkeley marijuana dispensary
to close shop" is
a story at nctimes.com.
"One of California's
biggest medical marijuana establishments - embraced by local officials
as a model business that donates to the poor and pays millions
in taxes - has become the latest target in a statewide crackdown
by federal prosecutors.
Berkeley Patients Group,
founded in 1999 by leading names in the state's medical marijuana
movement, will cease operations at its current location later
this year, according to an agreement between the dispensary's
owners and the landlord. The document was signed on Feb. 28 by
Alameda County Superior Court Judge C. Don Clay."
They were forced to move
because of their proximity to schools. Sooner than later, look
for a new location and a better store.
"Berkeley's public housing tenants are
being pressured to move"
by Lynda Carson at indybay.org.
"(Despite being protected
by Berkeley's Just Cause eviction protections that prohibit landlords
from evicting tenants in residential buildings that are being
sold, Berkeley's public housing tenants are being pressured to
move from their long-time public housing units before the 75 public
housing units are sold to billionaire's Jorge M. Perez and Stephen
M. Ross, of The Related Companies! )
Berkeley's public housing
tenants are being pressured to move" by Lynda Carson
"Berkeley's public housing
tenants have been recently receiving relocation notices that are
intended to pressure them into giving up their long time public
housing units to some billionaire's from The Related Companies,
that are in negotiations with the Berkeley Housing Authority (BHA)
to buy Berkeley's occupied 75 public housing town-homes. "
Privatization of pubic housing
is one the tenents of Neoliberlism.
Watch Neo-Marxist, David Harvey on "Neo-liberalism
and the City."
POST FROM THE PAST
from the office
of Anthy Victor--one of the owners of V
& W Door
END POST FROM THE
"Baby brains bring smarter computers closer
to reality" at hindustantimes.com.
"Researchers are tapping
the cognitive smarts of babies, toddlers and preschoolers in their
bid to facilitate computers to think more like humans. If replicated
in machines, the computational models based on baby brainpower
could give a major boost to artificial intelligence, which historically
has had difficulty handling nuances and uncertainty, UC Berkeley
"Newest Electric Car Debuts In Bay Area" is a video report at sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com.
"The latest all-electric
car, the CODA sedan, rolled off the assembly line in Benicia on
Maybe not a keeper.
NIck Despotopoulos emails
Happy Day Before St. Paddy's
St. Patricks Day DUI Checkpoints
The City of Berkeley
Police Department (BPD) Traffic Bureau, in cooperation with the
Alameda County "Avoid the 21" program, will be
conducting a DUI
checkpoint on St. Patricks Day, March 17th. The checkpoint will
located at the intersection of San Pablo Avenue and Jones Street
between the hours of 8:00 p.m. and 1:30 a.m. Checkpoints are placed
in locations that have the greatest opportunity for achieving
drugged driving intervention and provide the greatest safety for
community and public safety personnel.
Officers will be contacting drivers passing through the checkpoint.
Officers will be looking for signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment.
Drivers caught driving impaired can expect jail, license suspension,
and insurance increases, as well as fines, fees, DUI classes,
probation and other expenses that can exceed $10,000.
BPD Traffic Bureau
END MISCELLANEOUS RAMBLINGS
"UC Berkeley professors condemn light punishment
by Matt Krupnick, Contra Costa Times at bellinghamherald.com.
" A growing chorus
of voices is calling for the firing of a University of California,
Berkeley administrator who helped triple her secret sex partner's
pay over five years."
irritant in front room, dry dirty air, burning eyes, throat, overrides
HEPA filters, wear respirator. 5:15 PM--similar.
in front room, dry dirty air, dry eyes, throat, overrides HEPA
in front room, dry dirty air, dry eyes, Marsha has cough attack,
overrides HEPA filters.
3/13/12--all early evening--dry
air in front room, mucus membrane irritation,"epoxy/asbestos/hot
roofing tar" odor.
3/15/12--3:42 PM--dirty dry
air in front room, watery eyes. 4:41 PM--similar, "epoxy/asbestos/hot
roofing tar" odor, burning eyes, throat, over riders HEPA
filter. Both Marsha and I are light headed.
dry air in front room, "epoxy/asbestos/hot roofing tar"
odor, burning eyes, throat, over riders HEPA filter.
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