after 4/6 here after 4/14 here
after 4/21 here
John Coltrane Park
is Jazz Appreciation Month
Today is Berkeley's 132th
BIRTHDAY TO US
Seems it's also the 53th
Anniversary of the Oakland Hell's Angels
Ken, Acme driver and foreman
says they're establishing another route in SF to better serve
those customers in the city's northwest.
The mayor held a Green Roundtable
at Berkeley Mills two weeks ago. It was attended by over twenty
There was a two-car accident
on San Pablo around the Albatross about 10:30 yesterday morning.
One car crashed into the store window of an adjacent shop the
other spun around reports Alicia, sever at 900 GRAYSON.
was that young lovely having lunch with our Rick at 900 yesterday?
Da Boz emails
his March report (excerpts)
New Downtown Plan
Highlighted in the New York Times
of the New York Times interviewed me for a recent article about
my Downtown Area Plan. See the full article here and read
more about my blueprint for revitalizing Berkeley's downtown:
1st Annual Green
Career Exploration Fair a Success
On March 19th my
office in partnership with the East Bay Green Corridor hosted
the first annual high school Green Career Exploration Fair.
Students came from Berkeley High School, El Cerrito High School,
Emery Secondary, Oakland Tech High School, Richmond High School,
Skyline High School and San Lorenzo High School. Each of
these schools is developing a dynamic Green Career Academy that
will prepare our young people for the jobs of today and tomorrow.
This Green Career Exploration Fair was an opportunity for local
organizations to show-off their business to future employees,
customers, and advocates.
BHS Green Fair 2010 Part One: [ http://vimeo.com/10341836]
BHS Green Fair 2010 Part Two: [ http://vimeo.com/10342829]
Last week I hosted
a reception for Berkeley-based renewable energy companies.
Representatives from over 25 companies came to Berkeley Mills
to tell me more about their product or service as well as discuss
their experience doing business in Berkeley.
Attendees also had a chance to hear about local (West Berkeley's
Enterprise Zone) and statewide (Senate Bill 71) initiatives that
may be beneficial to their operations. Companies included
bio fuel start ups, international solar companies and plug in
hybrid electric vehicle integrators.
Berkeley FILM Foundation
Grant Applications Available for 2010
The City of Berkeley, Wareham Development and The Saul Zaentz
Company are pleased to announce the 2nd year of the Berkeley FILM
Foundation grant-giving program for independent filmmakers.
The mission of the Foundation is to nurture, sustain and preserve
the thriving Berkeley Film community. The Berkeley FILM Fund focuses
on supporting the ideals reflected in Berkeley culture: social,
historical and innovative documentary and dramatic works.
Click here for more information and the grant application: http://visitberkeley.com/film-office/berkeley-film-foundation
Center Street Art
Walk Pilot Program Launched
We have launched
the Center Street Art Walk (C-SAW!) - a pilot fine arts festival
that will take place for eight consecutive Saturdays starting
this summer. The objective of the pilot project is to enliven
the Downtown and expand the offerings of the Downtown Berkeley
This pilot program will also serve as an initial step in the proposed
revitalization of Center Street. In preparation for this
pilot, organizers are looking for interested artists.
Please visit: http://www.anotherbullwinkelshow.com/
for more information.
Businesses and Artists - Downtown Art Project
There are 60 Utility Boxes within the Downtown Berkeley Area.
All of them are grey. The 60 boxes project will work to transform
these boxes into art. Using the theme Sustainability we will create
60 mini-murals on the boxes around town and create a walking tour
website for the public.
Earth Island Institute has support from the Civic Arts Commission
to produce this effort, secure funding, hire artists and begin
Attend this workshop to get involved in this project:
What: Artist and business meet and greet with the 60 boxes project
When: Thursday, April 1st at 6 p.m.
Where: Earth Island Institute, at the David Brower Center - 2150
Allston Way, Suite 460
Hosted by: Ariana Katovich and Julia Robertson
post from the past 4/1/06
the West Berkeley
"The Chocolate Seder" by Erin Wade for the Bay Area News Group.
"The Passover crystal
gleams, the silverware is polished, and the Seder plate is filled
with ... chocolate?"
"Collapse, Inspired by a Minnesota Tragedy,
Will Get World Premiere in California" by Kenneth Jones at playbill.com.
"Aurora Theatre Company
in Berkeley, CA, will present the world premiere of Allison Moore's
Collapse, directed by Jessica Heidt, as part of the National New
Play Network program."
"In the drug war, drugs are winning"
Steve Chapman, Chicago
Tribune columnist at ocregister.com.
"When someone next door
is coping with trouble, the neighborly thing to do is help. Mexico
has a growing problem with extreme violence. And many people in
California have a good idea of how to help.
Mexico has been wracked by
murders connected to the drug trade. Last year, it suffered more
than 6,500 drug-related killings, triple the number in 2007. And
2010 looks worse.
As of mid-March, more than
2,000 people have died in drug-related homicides which puts
Mexico on pace for more than 10,000 such deaths this year. That's
more than one every hour.
This is not an epidemic of
crazed meth addicts slaughtering people at random. It's the byproduct
of a war involving narcotics traffickers, who sometimes kill each
other, sometimes kill police and soldiers, sometimes kill journalists
who report their crimes and sometimes kill innocent bystanders.
So what can the Golden State
offer in the way of assistance? "
"Study Shows Effects of 1996 Immigration
Law on Legal Immigrants" at
"Via Newswire, a study
released today shows that immigration laws are not targeting the
most dangerous illegal immigrants. The study, conducted by the
law schools of the University of California, Berkeley, and the
University of California, Davis, reports that changes to immigration
law in 1996 have led to large numbers of deportations of legal
permanent residents (LPRs), or green card holders, over a 10-year
period due to non-violent, minor crimes: They now make up nearly
10 percent of all immigrants deported from the country."
"Hyenas' laughter may encode distress signals"
is a report at sify.com.
"Acoustic analysis of
the 'giggle' sound emitted by spotted hyenas has revealed that
their laughter may encode distress signals, besides information
about age, dominance and identity.
Researchers recorded the
calls of 26 hyenas in captivity and found that variations in the
giggles' pitch and timbre may help hyenas establish social hierarchies.
It might also signal calls for help in danger."
"Appeals court gives stray dogs an extra
weekday" Bob Egelko,
Chronicle Staff Writer.
"Animal shelters must
keep a stray dog for at least four weekdays, not three, before
putting it to death, a state appeals court in San Francisco has
[Berkeley] teens dead in Richmond Parkway collision"
by Karl Fischer, Contra Costa Times.
"Two teenagers died
Wednesday afternoon in a collision between a school bus and a
pickup on Richmond Parkway."
"Berkeley hit and run driver injures one,
destroys two cars" by
Doug Oakley, Berkeley Voice.
"A hit-and-run driver
who was being investigated by police for drug sales caused a head-on
crash that sent a woman to the hospital and demolished two cars
in Berkeley on Wednesday morning.
Berkeley police were standing
outside their patrol cars when the driver sped off and ran a stop
sign at Hearst Avenue and San Pablo Avenue.
The suspect, driving a champagne-colored
Toyota van, smashed into the back of a car driven by 88-year-old
Oscar Wimberly, of Berkeley, who was driving north on San Pablo
"Man held in Berkeley rape and assault"
Doug Oakley, Contra
"Berkeley police arrested
a man after a brief foot chase Tuesday following a sexual assault
on a female acquaintance and a physical assault on a second woman.
The attacks, on a 38-year-old
and a 30-year-old, took place in a Burnett Street apartment at
about 2:30 a.m. Tuesday, police said. The victims called authorities
about 12 hours later.
When police arrived, the
suspect, identified as 30-year-old Anthony Frazier, started running,
jumping over backyard fences. Police caught up with him about
four blocks away at Mabel and 67th streets."
"Police investigate card scam in California" by William Davis is a report at creditnet.com.
"A recent report said
that police in Berkeley, California, are investigating a scam
where thieves steal credit and debit card information."
"News Group Tackles Offending Newsracks
in Berkeley" by
Riya Bhattacharjee of our Planet.
"Berkeley may have finally found a way to regulate offending
A newspaper conglomerate
has stepped up to the plate and agreed to tackle the problem.
Well at least some of it.
The Bay Area News Group,
the local of the Media News corporation which publishes The Oakland
Tribune, The Contra Costa Times and the San Jose Mercury News
among others, has been sending out a crew to dismantle old broken
ped-mounts (racks which hold boxes for multiple papers), fix them
up and re-install them so that they are no longer considered a
'hazard' by the city. "
"Federal Law Could Derail Marijuana Legalization
in California" at
"The Obama administration
has taken a hands-off approach to state medical-marijuana laws,
but opinions differ on whether the federal government would allow
a state like California to legalize non-medical possession of
the drug, the Woodland (Calif.) Daily Democrat reported March
"Marijuana, Dark Horse Savior of California
Sam Cornell at miller-mccune.com.
While a legalized marijuana
crop wouldn't solve all of California's agricultural woes, it
might still keep the state in the green.
The three-hour Northern California
drive from San Francisco to Nevada County passes through some
of the cream of the state's agriculture industry: dairy, alfalfa,
rice, almonds, grapes. On both sides of the freeway stretch enormous
crop rows, interrupted only by the state capital of Sacramento
and a number of small towns.
Last fall, I made the trip
north to visit a medical marijuana farm in the mountains above
Grass Valley, a scenic town in the foothills of the Sierra Nevadas.
The area is well suited to marijuana cultivation: The land is
cheap and sparsely populated; the climate is mild."
"Deportation of Lawful Immigrant Parents
Harms U.S. Citizen Children" is
a UC news release at newswise.com
"New report finds 88,000
U.S. citizen children lost lawful immigrant parent within ten
The U.S. has deported the
lawful immigrant parents of nearly 88,000 citizen children in
just a decade, according to a new report released today from the
University of California, Berkeley, and the University of California,
Davis law schools. The report, In the Child's Best Interest?,
finds that forced removal of lawful permanent resident parents
(or green card holders) convicted of relatively minor crimes can
lead to psychological harm, behavioral changes, and disruptions
in the health and education of tens of thousands of citizen children."
"UC Berkeley Professor Mixes Sound for
Award-Winning Films" by
Jawad Qadir Contributing Writer at dailycal.org.
" 'The Godfather Part
II.' 'Amadeus.' 'The English Patient.' 'The Right Stuff.' What
do these movies have in common? Besides the fact that they're
all critically acclaimed best picture Oscar winners, they share
another significant trait. UC Berkeley's very own adjunct film
professor and professional film sound recording mixer, Mark Berger,
had a huge hand in creating, mixing and editing the audio elements
of each film. "
"Chekhov takes Long Island in 'Seagull
In the Hamptons' " by
Karen D'Souza, San Jose Mercury News.
"Anton Chekhov catches
some rays in Emily Mann's breezy new adaptation of his first play,
'A Seagull in the Hamptons.'"
"Towel-folding robot won't do the dishes"
by Tim Hornyak at CNET.com.
"If you hate folding
laundry, you might like what you see in a recent video from researchers
at the University of California at Berkeley. They programmed a
robot to fold towels.
The researchers used Willow
"Lawrence Berkeley Lab gets $18M for biofuels
research center" is
a story in the San Francisco Business Times by Steven E.F.
"New NorCal Earthquake Warning System Unveiled" is a report at cbs5.com.
"Scientists from UC
Berkeley's Seismology Lab have moved forward with a plan to install
an earthquake early warning system in Northern California."
In what I believe to be the
true Potter Creek spirit of mixed-use our David Snipper emails
And in the same spirit our
Merryll is making Matzah Pralines for Easter
recipe to follow
"Protesters Want Ronald McDonald To Retire" is a story at wptz.com.
"Ronald McDonald is
one of the most recognizable characters in the world. But some
parents and watchdog groups say it's time for the McDonald's spokesman
our Geralyn emails
I hope this missive finds everyone in good spirits. It's spring
and it's time for Hui Hula O Na Pu'u I Ka Noe's May Day Is Lei
It will be held on Sunday, May 2 at the Piedmont Veterans Hall
from 2pm to 5pm. Our special guest artist is Patrick Landeza.
And of course, there will be some hula for your entertainment.
The lu'au meal will be catered by Pu'unaue and you will have the
choice of Salmon with white rice or Kalua Pig with Chicken
Long Rice (Kalua pig is smoked roasted pork, very "ono").
The sides are: green salad, potato salad, macaroni salad and sweet
potatoes. A pretty traditional lu'au plate. (Sorry, no poi). There
will also be a no-host bar.
The tickets are $30 for adults, $15 for kids (3-10) and kids under
3 are free.
The caterer has asked us to give them a headcount of attendees
a few weeks ahead of the event, so meals will need to be accounted
for by April 15th.
If you're interested in attending (and I hope you will), please
write me back as soon as possible indicating the number of tickets
you need (adult, child) and which meals you'd like to have.
Or, to facilitate the process, just mail me a check made out to
"Hui Hula" and write down the number and type of tickets
you want (adult/child) and which meals you'd like, then I 'll
mail the tickets to you before the event.
The lu'au will help fund our expenses for a hula competiton in
Houston in September.
Here's a link to the poster. Feel free to post it on your neighborhood
or workplace bulletin board: http://www.huihula.com/luauprint.pdf
There should also be some pictures from our competition in Berlin
and exhibition dancing in Prague (August 2009) on the website.
Mahalo Nui Loa for your support!
Me Ke Aloha Pumehana,
Keolani (Geralyn) Hurney
one of Pete Hurney's ukes
is available for purchase--check
out his website
Jim Marshall was also a car
guy. See his car and other photos at
Here's Nick Despotopoulos'
official Jim Marshall website. Check
"Marijuana Legalization Could Aid Local
Shops" by Hannah
Moulthropat at dailycal.org.
"In a city known for
its marijuana culture, a statewide initiative that would legalize
recreational marijuana use slated for the November ballot could
potentially benefit businesses and dispensaries in Berkeley."
"Reversals of Fortune in the Tea Industry
: Schemes and Complicity" a
story at uptontea.com.
Opium warehouse in Patna
India in the early 19th Century
"The history of tea
is incomplete without a discussion of the British East India Company's
opium monopoly, which was established by Warren Hastings and the
Governing Council on November 23, 1773."
"Organic Consumers Association Pickets
Chez Panisse" is
a story at by Raymond Barglow at berkeleydaily.com.
"Picketers claiming that Alice Waters, known worldwide as
an advocate of organic foods and gardens, supports 'growing food
on toxic sewage sludge' appeared today at noon in front of her
Chez Panisse Restaurant in Berkeley. The protestors, from the
Organic Consumers Association, say as well that the Executive
Director of Alice Water's Chez Panisse Foundation, Francesca Vietor,
is a Vice President of the PUC, which has been giving away the
sludge 'compost' to gardeners in the Bay Area."
"She yanks their food chains" is a story at latimes.com
"Alice Waters, founder
of Berkeley's Chez Panisse, is known worldwide for her unbending
fidelity to locally grown food and organic agriculture. So why
does she inspire such animosity?"
"Alice Waters Defends Herself from Critics.
As Chez Panisse founder's profile is raised, so is controversy" by Jackson West at nbcbayarea.com.
"Alice Waters earnest
approach to eating and cooking have earned her plenty of detractors
as well as admirers.
Alice Waters, the beatific
founder of legendary Berkeley restaurant Chez Panisse, may have
done more to change the way America thinks of food in the last
30 years than anyone else.
And it hasn't made everyone
Television personality and
former chef Anothony Bourdain has compared her uncompromising
position on fresh, local and sustainably raised ingredients equivalent
to the uncompromising moral dictates of the Khmer Rouge, the authoritarian
nationalist movement in Cambodia."
"Globish: the worldwide dialect of the
third millennium" is
a story at guardian.com.
"More than a lingua
franca, the rapid adoption of 'decaffeinated English', according
to the man who coined the term 'Globish', makes it the world's
most widely spoken language."
cleaning up Saturday morning
after an apartment fire at the corner of 7th and Dwight.
No one was injured though
the apartment suffered damage from a fire started by lighted gas
burner left unattended.
"Police Arrest Westside Gang Suspects For
Robbery" by Riya
Bhattacharjee of our Planet.
"Berkeley police Saturday arrested alleged members of the
city's notorious Westside gang after being alerted by witnesses
who said gang members had committed a robbery."
"Pacific Steel Agrees to Release Some Odor
Plan 'Trade Secrets' "
is also by Riya Bhattacharjee of our Planet.
"Pacific Steel Casting has agreed to release certain parts
of its Odor Management Plan, which it had previously declined
to do, after arriving at a settlement agreement in February with
the Bay Area Air Quality Management District.
A number of Public Records
Act requests were filed by the City of Berkeley and community
members for the Odor Management Plan which Pacific Steel submitted
to the Air District in 2008 after being cited for multiple air
"From California to Cambodia, Fighting
for Women" Justin
Mott for The New York Times.
"It was at Berkeley
in the 1970s that Mu Sochua, a shy teenager fleeing a war in Cambodia,
learned the thrill of speaking her mind."
"BHS Participates in Day of Action" by Chloe Holden at berkeleyhighschooljacket.com.
"Last Thursday, public
education advocates throughout California spoke out against budget
cuts through multiple rallies, marches, walk-outs, and other events
in a statewide Day of Action.
Students and staff at institutions
throughout the state came together to organize against the $17
billion in cuts that have already been made to California's education
budget, and against the new cuts expected in the coming year.
In Berkeley and the larger Bay Area, dissent was audible on most
campuses. Berkeley community members and Berkeley Unified School
District staff, including classified employees and teachers from
all education levels, passed out fliers on Thursday morning to
raise awareness of the budget crisis."
"Berkeley Radiation Expert Sells Laboratory-Grade
Beer Steins" by
Ryan Flinn at bloomberg.com.
"Ask Phil Broughton
if he's ever dismantled a nuclear bomb, and he'll pause, clasp
his hands around his thick red beard and give a couched answer.
'Not that I can talk too
much about,' said Broughton, a radiation safety specialist at
the University of California, Berkeley.
What he does want to discuss
is beer: specifically, a stein crafted from lab equipment normally
used to keep liquid nitrogen so cold it doesn't boil off into
"Book Documents Giannini Foundation's Impact
on California Agriculture" is
a review at ucdavis.edu.
"A new book, 'A.P Giannini
and the Giannini Foundation of Agricultural Economics,' is now
available to the public. . . .
In 1928, Amadeo Peter Giannini,
founder of the Bank of Italy, gave a very generous gift of $1.5
million to the University of California to construct Giannini
Hall for the College of Agriculture on the Berkeley campus and
to establish the Giannini Foundation of Agricultural Economics.
The majority of the gift created an endowment for programs in
support of California agriculture and rural areas in a period
of difficult economic times."
"Equipment movers in demand as factories
shut" is a report
by Tom Abate, Chronicle Staff Writer.
"While his forklift
crews removed tons of chip-production machinery from a shuttered
factory in Hayward, trucker George Lawson bemoaned the fact that
his company has been ripping out a lot of industrial equipment
these days and shipping it - and the associated jobs - out of
Merryll emails her Matzo
Praline recipe from the Chron
Serves 20 For variety,
I sprinkle half of the brittle with roasted almonds, and the other
half with Maldon sea salt (you can use any coarse salt) before
breaking it into pieces. If you'd prefer to have all one kind,
just double the amount of nuts or use more salt to your liking.
4-5 sheets Passover
2 sticks butter or margarine
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
12-ounce bag semisweet chocolate chips
1/3 cup chopped roasted salted almonds, or coarse sea salt to
the oven to 350°. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil,
and grease the foil with non-stick cooking spray.
Arrange the matzo
in one flat layer in the pan, breaking up and fitting the pieces
as needed to cover the whole pan.
Combine the butter
and brown sugar in a saucepan over high heat, and bring to a boil,
stirring well to dissolve the sugar. Once it starts to boil, continue
to cook for 3 minutes, stirring constantly, until it turns into
Remove the caramel
from the heat and pour it evenly over the matzo, using an offset
or regular spatula to coat all the matzo. Bake for about 12 minutes.
Remove from the
oven and let stand for 1 minute, until the topping is slightly
solidified. Pour the chocolate chips evenly over the matzo, and
return to the oven for 1 minute to soften the chips.
Remove from the
oven and, using the spatula, spread the melted chocolate out over
the matzo in one layer.
Sprinkle nuts over
one half of the sheet, and salt over the other (or add toppings
to your liking). Let rest at room temperature at least 30 minutes,
then refrigerate at least 1 hour, uncovered.
Break into pieces
and store between parchment or waxed paper in an airtight container
for up to 1 week until ready to serve.
Per serving: 238
calories, 2 g protein, 27 g carbohydrate, 15 g fat (8 g saturated),
25 mg cholesterol, 24 mg sodium, 1 g fiber.
This recipe is part of the
with toppings, make matzo brittle your own" Amanda Gold,
Chronicle Staff Writer.
"My first Passover in
San Francisco resembled more of an all-night Vegas buffet than
a traditional seder meal.
"About 30 people gathered
in the rec room of a friend's apartment complex. We each had brought
a dish to display on a table that ran the length of the room.
There were several varieties of brisket, enough salads to feed
an army, and side dishes both Passover-friendly and not."
our Jill Ellis, CEID director
. . . and I liked the Chocolate Passover story too!
"UC President Outlines Actions in Response
to Campus Racism" by
Riya Bhattacharjee of our Planet.
"University of California
President Mark Yudof at a Board of Regents meeting last week outined
a series of actions to address recent racist incidents on campus."
"Spray-On Solar in the Works at UC Berkeley
Lab" is a report
has played host to a number of nation-shaping movements in recent
decades, from civil rights protests, to tree sittings, to building
takeovers. But is it possible that years from now, people will
be looking at this nonconforming East Bay city as the epicenter
of modern solar power?
A number of scientists at
the University of California at Berkeley think so, as their work
could one day allow farmers to include solar power among their
field of crops.
The team has found a way
to get tobacco plants to grow synthetic photovoltaic (PV) and
photochemical cells. The cells could then be removed, dissolved
in a solution and sprayed on glass or plastic to create a limitless
potential of biodegradable, disposable solar panels."
"Bullet train plan under fire from local
"Rather than expanding
and sharing existing lines, the California High-Speed Rail Authority
wants to build its own, dedicated track. L.A. and O.C. officials
say that would be too costly and disruptive."
Bedfellows in the Pro-Pot Ballot Initiative:Organized Labor, the
NAACP and Some Law Enforcement Officials Support Legalization,
Taxation" is a story at abcnews.com.
"But in an interesting
wrinkle, California's pro-pot proponents are gaining support from
some unlikely allies.
'We're definitely getting
more support every day from people who haven't supported us in
the past,' says Richard Lee, the businessman and activist who
led the effort that collected 690,000 signatures to get the initiative
on the ballot.
A new nationwide poll by
Pew Research Center suggests that opponents of legalized pot still
comprise the majority (52 percent), and include the usual suspects:
older Americans, conservatives and mothers of teenagers. In California,
the state Republican party and the California Police Chiefs Association
are just saying No to the ballot initiative."
from my log
irritant in front room, wear respirator.3:27 AM--VERY SERIOUS
irritant in warehouse front and IMMEDIATELY in front of warehouse,
light head, STRONG "chlorine bleach" odor, LEAVE. 7:27
AM--irritant in front room, nasal congestion, dry eyes, dry skin.
10:53 AM--SERIOUS irritant in front room, burning eyes, dry skin,
"bad catalytic converter" odor, over riders five HEAPA
filters, wear respirator and eye protection. 11:30 AM--"chlorine
bleach" odor in front room, leave.Off-and-on all afternoon,
irritant, dry heavy air, "bad catalytic converter" odor.
5:17 PM--irritant in warehouse front and "chlorine bleach"
in front room, "bad catalytic converter" odor, leave.
in front room, dry air, "bad catalytic converter" odor,
nasal and ear congestion, Marsha reguiarly coughs hard. 9:23 PM--irritant
in front room ,dry heavy air, light head, ears ring, leave.
irritant in front room, dry heavy air, sinus congestion, ringing
ears, head ache, light head, watery eyes. 10:53 AM--SERIOUS irritant
in warehouse, nasal congestion, watery eyes, overides HEPA filter,
Marsha has, light head, headache, nasal congestion, wear repirators.
Off-and-on all afternoon usual symptoms with "chlorine bleach,"
"melting plastic," "bad catalytic converter"
etc odor and heavy dry air, Marsha and I wear respirators. 7:41
PM-irritant in warehouse front and IMMEDIATELY in front of warehouse,
"chlorine bleach odor."
irritant in front room, dry heavy air, itchy skin, nasal congestion,
ringing ears, wear respirator.
irritant in front room, dry heavy air, watery eyes, nasal congestion,
itchy skin, light head, wear respirator.
The irritants sometimes experienced
cause coughing; dry/burning eyes, nose, mouth; light head; occasional
short breath; occasional nausea.
Though the irritants we experience
sometimes over ride as many as four HEPA filters, our SO Safety
respirators with 8053-P100 Cartridges seem to filter "all"
the irritant. These are filters for organic vapors, chlorine,
chlorine dioxide, hydrogen chloride, hydrogen fluoride.
I am left to conclude that
possibly (probably?) some of the irritants we regularly experience,
those that our SO Safety 8053-P 100 cartridges successfully filter,
are identifiable, ironically, by their absence when using the
respirator. The HEPA filters don't remove them, the SO Safety
filters do. So what they remove--chlorine, chlorine dioxide, hydrogen
chloride, hydrogen fluoride--must be some of the irritant.
Though the respirator-filters
largely prevent inhalation of the irritant, it is clear from "health
effects" that irritants can enter the body's system through
"I feel like ants are
crawling on me" said Marsha.
I've noticed recently some
neighbors have similar symptoms, some more severe--redness of
the eyes, nasal congestion. And neighhors stopping-by in front
to talk have experienced watery eyes and coughing.
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Want to see weather coming
in, going out, beautiful sunsets, and much, much more? Check out
This very hip site was in an email from reader and contributor,
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more hits than Scrambled Eggs.
Best gas prices in 94710,
as well as all of US and Canada, are here
Kimar finds Costco routinely
has the lowest price.
Ramblers' motorcycle club member, Cliff Miller emails a very
If you ever need to get a
human being on the phone at a credit card company or bank, etc.,
this site tells you how to defeat their automated system and get
you to a human being within a few seconds.
is not just a reference for Berkeley-Hills radicals with 1.5 mil
homes and considerable portfolios.
Our City of Berkeley Boards
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Police reports at insidebay area.com are here.
PD Site with crime statistics and more is here.
Crime Log for 94710 is
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