Mae Questel ca. 1930s
the voice of Betty Boop and
Olive Oyl, Minnie Mouse, Felix the Cat, Little Lulu, Little Audrey,
and Casper the Friendly Ghost
Albatross Pub celebrates 50 years" Laura Casey, Oakland
"The Albatross, Berkeley's
oldest pub, is turning 50 this month and it sure is looking good
for its age.
Step into the rustic, art-filled
bar and you won't see people falling down drunk and you won't
have to shout over the music blasting from the speakers. Instead,
you can grab a draft of Belgian beer, borrow a game of Apples
to Apples and play it at one of the many, many tables in the pub.
And pub owners Wendy Halambeck
and Linda Zsilavetz are celebrating the milestone anniversary
starting April 20 with 50 days of drink specia retro cocktails,
a 1960s band on June 6 and special giveaways."
U.S. bishop appointed by Francis removes priests from liberal
parish" by Colin Kerr, lifesitenews.com.
"Oakland Bishop Michael
Barber, Pope Francis' first U.S. episcopal appointment, has drawn
ire from Catholic progressives after replacing the priests serving
the University of California at Berkeley campus, one of whom is
'openly homosexual.' "
Berkeley clinic opens after possible measles outbreak" healthrender.com.
"A UC Berkeley clinic opened Saturday to provide vaccinations
after a second student was diagnosed with measles. The student,
who attended classes the week of March 31, was diagnosed on Friday."
"Proposed calendar change may extend Thanksgiving
break for UC Berkeley" Heyun
Jeong , dailycal.org.
"A proposed change to the academic calendar could extend
Thanksgiving break by a day in return for starting the fall semester
one day earlier.
The adjustment, announced
in a campuswide email sent April 3, would create a noninstructional
day on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving and start the fall semester
on a Wednesday instead of the usual Thursday. The proposal would
officially take effect in fall 2015 for the 2015-16 school year
and last until at least the 2020-21 year. Currently, no UC
campus has implemented a noninstructional Wednesday before Thanksgiving.
Administered by Vice Provost
of Teaching, Learning, Academic Planning and Facilities Cathy
Koshland and her office, this possible change is a response to
faculty requests regarding historically low attendance rates in
classes the day before Thanksgiving break."
things you might not know about Gov. Jerry Brown" kcra.com.
"Gov. Jerry Brown has many things to celebrate on his 76th
birthday -- including his unprecedented campaign for a fourth
term. Tap here for 15 things you might not know about the governor. "
"9 things you learn outside the classroom"
Sujin Shin, dailycal.org.
College is all about you having a learning experience, and many
of those experiences don't come from the classroom. Whether it's
learning to live in a messy room or being able to stay up all
night, college will teach you things you didn't think you would
learn. Here are nine valuable skill sets you gain as a student
at UC Berkeley:
interviews UC-Irvine coach Russell Turner for basketball position"
by Jeff Faraudo, mercurynews.com.
"A source confirmed
that UC Irvine coach Russell Turner interviewed with Sandy Barbour
this weekend at the Final Four in Dallas. But there is no word
yet on when the nearly week-long coaching search will end."
"Unique Home Made From Used Car Parts"
Christine Walsh, jetsongreen.com.
Wanaselja and Cate Leger of Leger Wanaselja Architecture studio
built for themselves a one-of-a-kind home in Berkeley, California.
The McGee House, as they are calling it is constructed mainly
from salvaged car parts and the repurposed waste product called
poplar bark. The 2-bedroom house measures 1140 square feet and
is the home of the architect couple and their teenage daughter.
From the outside, the house is only 14 feet wide, which belies
its actual size."
Public Library wants to hear from you! Complete our community
survey between April 4 and May 2" berkeleypubliclibrary.org.
"The Berkeley Public
Library has launched its strategic planning process and would
like your input on a variety of issues in order to better serve
the needs of the Berkeley community over the next three years.
Your feedback will inform the Library's strategic planning efforts
to help guide the Library's future services and programs.
Please take a few minutes
to complete the Library's community survey from Friday, April
4 through Friday, May 2. Visit the Library's website at www.berkeleypubliclibrary.org
to access the survey.
The Library also will be
hosting interactive "town hall" community meetings as
part of its planning process later this spring."
inaugurates California Research Alliance" basf.com.
"Corporation has established
a multidisciplinary research institute with an emphasis on new
inorganic materials and their applications, biosciences, and related
technologies. The California Research Alliance by BASF (CARA)
will bring together BASF experts and researchers from widely varied
science and engineering disciplines at University of California,
Berkeley (UC Berkeley), Stanford University, and the University
of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)."
Claudia emailed 4/8/14, 3:40
Our car was broken into while
we were having lunch at home, just minutes ago. The car was parked
in the driveway, about half way up, windows though were down.
Dogs were in the yard and started to bark, but we didn't heed
their warning thinking they were barking at a neighbor dog! Luckily
they got only coins, although they rifled through everything,
dog bags, pens, paperwork etc. So be extra careful, you never
know who might be walking by your home!
Claudia Kawczynska, Editor in Chief, The Bark, 732 Addison
St. Suite D, Berkeley, CA, 94710 , 510-704-0827
Aw jeez "The
Socialist Internationalism Workshop will take place April 11-12,
2014 at the University of California, Berkeley" secondworldurbanity.org.
"The workshop explores
the social and cultural legacies of Cold War Socialist internationalism.
Recent scholarship has focused on the ties between so-?called
Second and Third World countries since the 1950s and their prominence
in international organizations, but little attention has been
paid to its effects on the everyday life of people(s) around the
globe. What intimate connections evolved out of development projects,
cultural exchanges, political or labor migrations, international
co-operations and economic aid programs during the Cold War? How
did internationalism influence the social history of State Socialism
and vice versa: What has been the impact of the ideology and practice
of Socialist global solidarity in Africa, Latin America or Asia?"
"The Wall Street
Journal is read by the people who run the country, the New
York Times is read by the people who think they run the
country, the Washington Post is read by people
who think they should run the country, the Boston Globe is
read by people whose grandparents used to do a damned fine job
of running the country, the San Francisco Chronicle is
read by people who aren't sure whether there is a country or if
anybody's running it, and the Miami Herald is
read by people who are running another country."
"Passwords Vulnerable:Security Flaw Found"
"Passwords, credit cards
and other sensitive data are at risk after security researchers
discovered a problem with an encryption technology used to securely
transmit email, e-commerce transactions, social networking posts
and other Web traffic.
Security researchers say
the threat, known as Heartbleed, is serious, partly because it
remained undiscovered for more two years. Attackers can exploit
the vulnerability without leaving any trace, so anything sent
during that time has potentially been compromised. It's not known,
though, whether anyone has actually used it to conduct an attack."
San Francisco Earthquake
'Silent River' documentary screening and discussion"
"Since the passage of
the North American Free Trade Agreement 20 years ago, U.S. companies
have used the Santiago River as their own 'waste canal.' This
documentary follows a young woman and her family as they defy
death threats to try and save one of the most polluted rivers
Directed by Steve Fisher
and Jason Jaacks it will be shown Wednesday, April 16, 2014 from
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
at the Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, North Gate Hall
Library, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA"
"Charge and Shop: Berkeley Gains Two New
EV Chargers at Whole Foods" heraldonline.com.
"Two new charging stations
for electric vehicles will open today in Berkeley, where the number
of electric vehicles is surging.
The new charging stations at the Whole Foods in South Berkeley
include a DC Fast Charging station that can add 40 miles of range
to an electric vehicle in about 10 minutes. About 350 electric
vehicles are registered to Berkeley residents and businesses,
an increase of over 70 percent in the last six months.
Whole Foods, on Telegraph at Ashby Avenues, is the first business
to participate in a City of Berkeley pilot program to ease the
permitting and installation of EV charging stations."
Day 2014" newscenter.berkeley.edu.
"The campus will fling its doors open wide from 9 a.m. to
4 p.m. Saturday, April 12, for Cal Day, a once-a-year opportunity
for one and all to experience the stimulating, energetic and multifaceted
life of UC Berkeley.
Cal Day visitors and members
of the extended campus community are invited to share their Berkeley
stories videos, photos and testimonials to inspire
the campus's next generation of students.
Prospective students and
their families - along with current students, staff, faculty,
parents, alumni, friends and the just-plain curious - are invited
to choose among some 300 happenings: lectures by distinguished
faculty, campus tours, music and dance performances, free admission
to campus museums (some open to the public just this one day a
year), science and art activities for kids and much more."
USA Foundation Awards $600,000 to California State University
East Bay" prnewswire.com.
"The Bayer USA Foundation,
the philanthropic arm of Bayer Corporation, announced is awarding
a new, three-year $600,000 grant to California State
Institute for STEM Education (science, technology, engineering
and mathematics) on the Hayward, Calif., campus. "
"Man arrested after knocking Berkeley police
officer unconscious and trying to take gun" therepublic.com.
"Police say a man is
being held on suspicion of attempted murder after trying to grab
a Berkeley police officer's loaded gun after knocking the officer
The Oakland Tribune reports
that 43-year-old Carlos Delagarza attacked the officer Monday
at Berkeley's Aquatic Park before being subdued.
Berkeley Police Union president
Chris Stines says the unidentified officer is recovering from
his injuries and will be on leave until at least the end of the
Police say the officer regained
consciousness just in time to stop Delagarza from trying to remove
the gun from its holster.
Stines says the incident underscores the need for officers to
be issued stun guns. Berkeley and San Francisco remain the only
departments in the area without them."
"Massimo Tamburini, Sculptor of Shapely
Motorcycles, Dies at 70" Margalit
"They were objects of unalloyed lust.
The Ducati 916 and the MV
Agusta F4, sport bikes, which are considered two of the most desirable
motorcycles ever made, remain coveted on and off the racecourse
for their fleet handling and sensuous streamlining.
Both were featured in 'The
Art of the Motorcycle,' a 1998 Guggenheim Museum exhibition. Both
were designed by Massimo Tamburini, a largely self-taught artisan
who died on Sunday at 70.
For decades Mr. Tamburini
reigned as 'the Michelangelo of motorcycling,; as The Sunday Express,
the British newspaper, called him in 2010, and his work exerted
a pervasive influence on the look of motorcycles in the late 20th
'He always gave great élan
to the shapes,' Bruno dePrato, the European editor of Cycle World
magazine, said in a telephone interview on Wednesday. "This
élan is not aggressiveness, with very edgy shapes and other
excesses in styling. His bikes were just shaped by the wind."
Mr. Tamburini died of lung
cancer at a hospital in San Marino, Italy, where he made his home,
according to a spokeswoman for MV Agusta, the Italian motorcycle
manufacturer. Until his retirement in 2008, he was the longtime
chief of the company's engineering and design center.
The Ducati 916
had a top speed approaching 160 miles per hour.
Mr. Tamburini began his professional
life as a maker of air-conditioning ducts. But he had adored motorcycles
since boyhood, when he fell under the sway of their passing music
in Rimini, where he was born to a farming family on Nov. 28, 1943.
As a youth, he longed to
study engineering. But there was no money for a university education,
so he trained instead at a local technical school.
In the early 1970s, Mr. Tamburini and two partners, Valerio Bianchi
and Giuseppe Morri, formed Bimota - the name was an amalgam of
the first two letters of the three men's surnames - a maker of
industrial air-conditioning components. But in Mr. Tamburini's
hands the company metamorphosed, almost inevitably, into a maker
At the time, Japanese motorcycles
were beginning to dominate the market. But while those bikes were
fast and ferocious, they handled poorly, a point brought painfully
home to Mr. Tamburini when he crashed his Honda, breaking three
What if, he wondered while
convalescing, the powerful Japanese motors could be combined with
nimble chassis? He began custom-fitting Japanese bikes with light
frames, an enterprise that soon became Bimota's stock in trade.
Before long, Bimota bikes were winning events on the international
In 1985, after leaving Bimota,
Mr. Tamburini was recruited by Claudio Castiglioni, an Italian
businessman and motorbike enthusiast, who was about to take over
Ducati, a foundering motorcycle maker.
Mr. Tamburini's work for
Ducati came to full flower in 1994 with the release of the 916,
considered by enthusiasts to embody an exquisite marriage of form
Sporting a V-twin engine designed by Massimo Bordi - a two-cylinder
engine, it delivered more manageable power than the in-line four-cylinder
engines of Japanese bikes - the Ducati 916 was manufactured until
As designed by Mr. Tamburini,
its lines were both sleek and curvaceous, suggesting winged Mercury
crossed with a Gibson Girl. Its frame was enclosed by fairings,
the panels that decrease wind resistance and provide a dash of
color in the bargain. (In its early years, the 916 came, seductively,
only in red.)
The bike's exhaust pipes
emerged from under its seat, offering clean lines. The rear wheel
had a swingarm - the part of the suspension that holds the rear
axle - on one side only, leaving the other side dramatically exposed
and making for quick wheel changes at the racetrack. The 916,
which had a top speed approaching 160 miles per hour, could go
from zero to 60 in less than three seconds. On its release, it
sold for $14,500 - about $23,000 today.
Mr. Tamburini's work is credited
with helping to turn around Ducati's fortunes. He did much the
same for MV Agusta, which Mr. Castiglioni acquired in 1991. That
company, part of an aviation concern, had once made motorcycles
but no longer did.
For MV Agusta, Mr. Tamburini
designed the F4. Released in 1998 and still made, the bike incorporated
many of his characteristic design elements, including a single-sided
swingarm and exhaust pipes - four of them, this time - under the
Reviewing "The Art of
the Motorcycle" at the Guggenheim in The New York Times,
Carol Vogel described the F4 as looking 'like something Batman
would ride in the 21st century.'
Renowned for their speed,
lightness and power as well as their loo's, both the 916 and the
F4 have won many international races.
Other bikes designed by Mr.
Tamburini include the MV Agusta Brutale, a 'naked bike" -
that is, one without fairings - introduced in 2006. In his honor,
the company released a new model of the F4, known as the Tamburini
1000, in 2005.
Mr. Tamburini's survivors
include his wife, Pasquina; a son, Andrea; two daughters, Morena
and Simona; and five grandchildren.
By all accounts Mr. Tamburini
brought to his work the sensibilities of an artist, and among
those sensibilities was a healthy dose of perfectionism.
As The Canberra Times newspaper
reported in a 2000 profile, members of Mr. Tamburini's staff at
MV Agusta were accustomed to arriving at work to discover that
their clay or wooden motorcycle models - on which they may have
worked for months - had been chopped to bits by the boss, an unmistakable
admonition to go back to the drawing board."
"The Art of the Motorcycle (Guggenheim
Museum Publications) Hardcover" by
"Published on the occasion
of an exhibition at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York,
in the summer of 1998, this work aims to capture the spirit of
the motorcycle and the passion and excitement it has aroused in
film, literature, television, and on the road. It depicts 100
models from the first - the 1885 Daimler Einspur - to recent concept
bikes. Among those selected on both technical and aesthetic grounds
are the 1894 Hildebrand & Wolfmuller 1500cc, the pivotal BMW
R32, the late-1920s four-passenger Boehmerland/Czechie, the popular
1950s Honda 50 Super Cub, the quintessentially American 1977 Harley
Davidson XLCR, and the Ducati 916. Each bike is described in detail,
and the book also contains essays which discuss motorcycle-related
films, fashion, life-style and history."
"Rita Moreno's California House Hunt"
"After a weekend of
wine tasting, singer-actress Rita Moreno and her husband decided
to build a house in Berkeley with views of San Francisco Bay,
the Golden Gate Bridge-and one insane peacock.
Several glasses of white
wine are partly responsible for where I live now-in a contemporary
house overlooking San Francisco Bay in the Berkeley Hills. In
the 1990s, my husband, Leonard Gordon, and I lived in a lovely
house in the Pacific Palisades area of Los Angeles. My late husband
was an internist and liked the city, but I didn't care much for
it. Too much show business.
One day my daughter Fernanda
and her husband, David, invited us to spend the weekend at their
home in Berkeley. When Leonard and I arrived, they took us wine
tasting in the Napa Valley. I didn't have breakfast that day,
and I thought spitting wine into a cup was disgusting. By the
afternoon, I was sloshed. My daughter tells me I said, slurring,
'You know, this is a very nice life. Let's move up here.'
When Fernanda quoted me the
next day, I realized it wasn't just the wine talking."
Super Rich Are Richer Than We Thought, Hiding Huge Sums, New Reports
"A new pair of reports
suggests that the super rich are richer than we thought.
The first report by Professors
Emmanuel Saez (UC Berkeley) and Gabriel Zucman (LSE and UC Berkeley)
addresses the question of how to measure total wealth, finding
that there is an increasing concentration in the top one-thousandth.
So where is all this wealth
going? The second report, by Zucman, demonstrates that a lot of
the money is held in offshore tax havens. New York Times columnist
Paul Krugman summed up the numbers Friday, arguing that they tell
us 'something important about how the world really works.' "
"BA Speaks: Revolution - Nothing Less"
" 'Why Things Are The
Way They Are...They Have Not Always Been This Way...They Can Be
Radically Changed', April 17, Thursday, 7 p.m. '
The next in our bi-monthly series of viewing and discussions taking
off from the film of a talk by Bob Avakian, given in the fall
In this section, Bob Avakian
gets into the division of labor between men and women in early
society before private property and classes developed. How
did the division between exploiters and the oppressed come into
being? Is there a natural order of things and some kind
of inherent, unchanging human nature that has led to the development
of the capitalist/imperialist system?" This is the
system that is dominant in the world today, with its tentacles
stretching throughout the world, and which causes tremendous misery
for the masses of humanity. Were things bound to develop
in this way? A short clip will be shown followed by discussion.
(disc 1, chapter 3 of the film)"
welcome Hindu studies launch at Berkeley's Graduate Theological"
written by Tapa Menon, oyetimes.com.
"Hindus have welcomed
plans to establish a program of Hindu studies at prestigious Graduate
Theological Union (GTU) at Berkeley in California (USA).
Distinguished Hindu statesman
Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, welcoming Hindu
studies program at GTU, said that religion was the most powerful,
complex and far-reaching force in our society, so we must take
it seriously. And we all knew that religion comprised much more
than our own particular tradition/experience.
Rajan Zed, who is President
of Universal Society of Hinduism, pointed out that in our shared
pursuit for the truth, we could learn from one another and thus
could arrive nearer to the truth. As dialogue brought us reciprocal
enrichment, we would be spiritually richer than before the contact.
The first two courses in
Hinduism at GTU will be offered in the fall semester, which will
include sacred texts of Hinduism, and there is a goal to establish
a Center for Dharma Studies within GTU."
Advocate rates our west Berkeley Trumer Brauerei " at
" 'The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to
Eden' Opened April 11 at the Landmark Theater" Gar Smith, The Berkeley Daily Planet.
"This is the kind of
story that cries out for a movie treatment. Mystery! Time travel!
Long ago, in the 1930s, three
eccentric tribes were thrown together on an isolated island in
the Galapagos. In a mix of Swiss Family Robinson meets Manson
Family, The Galapagos Affair recounts how a clash of egos and
eros turned a search for Utopia into a bizarre murder mystery.
(Or, as the distributor's press kit put it: a case of 'Darwin
meets Hitchcock.') "
"How America's tax system could be revised
to help small businesses" csmonitor.com.
"The nation's tax codes
can be hard on small businesses, and Donald Marron writes that
tax reform could help shift the tax burden from smaller organizations
over to larger ones.
America's tax system is needlessly
complex, economically harmful, and often unfair. Despite recent
revenue gains, it likely will not raise enough money to pay the
government's future bills. The time is thus ripe for wholesale
tax reform. Such reform could have far-reaching effects, including
on small business. To help you evaluate those effects, I'd like
to make seven points about the tax issues facing small business.
comparison results for Berkeley, CA" at rentometer.com.
"Your rent may be way
too high. Unless your apartment is in top condition or has more
amenities than most."
to consider extending parking meter hours" Kathleen Tierney,
"The high demand for parking spaces in Berkeley has prompted
city officials to consider extending parking meter hours to increase
space availability during the evening, a change that could go
into effect later this year.
Parking in metered spaces
in Downtown Berkeley, in Elmwood and on Southside is free after
6 p.m. But the staff members at goBerkeley, a transportation pilot
program aimed at improving city traffic flow, are exploring a
proposal that would keep parking meters running until 8 p.m."
Steven Goldin emails
Saturday 4/12/14 8:31 PM
The Wooden Duck, a wood furniture
outlet at 1823 Eastshore Hwy Berkeley
a Steven Goldin
is now ablaze.
"5-alarm fire destroys multiple businesses
in Berkeley" by
Nick Smith, abclocal.com.
"A massive fire in Berkeley
Saturday night destroyed several businesses, caused power outages,
and both train service and traffic delays. "
The Panoramic future site,
Mission and Ninth, S.F.
160 micro-apartments with
3200 sq ft cafe/market
The crane was up on Thursday,
April 10th which was nine days ahead of schedule. Patrick Kennedy
estimates a completion date of June 30, 2015.
Patrick is also planning
a set of micro-apartments in Berkeley on Telegraph south of Dwight.
These will be student housing.
officials investigate 5-alarm blaze in Berkeley" mercurynews.com.
"Following a five-alarm
fire that gutted three businesses in the 1800 block of Second
Street in Berkeley, Calif. Saturday night, investigators from
the Berkeley Fire Department and the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco
and Firearms combed through the wreckage for clues to the origins
of the blaze, Sunday, April 13, 2014. No one was injured in the
fire, but the 3000-square-foot structure sustained an estimated
one million dollars in damage."
administrator salaries lag behind competition" dailycal.org.
"When Claude Steele,
UC Berkeley's new executive vice chancellor and provost, transitioned
into his position at the beginning of April, he accepted a base
annual salary of $450,000 - tens of thousands of dollars higher
than the salary of his predecessor.
But Steele will take home
about $165,000 less per year than he did in his former position
as dean of the Stanford Graduate School of Education and hundreds
of thousands of dollars less than other university administrators
in similar roles nationwide."
Our Pumpkin man, Bruce Hermann,
has again been roughed up.
"UC Berkeley Denies Concealed Carry License
To Hero Cop On Medical Retirement" veooz.com.
"Former UC Berkeley
police officer Allison Jacobs is being denied a concealed carry
permit by the university because she is on medical retirement.
When Jacobs asked for her CCW in 2010, she was told she was not
eligible, and UC Berkeley 'moved to revoke the permit from other
police officers who had retired due to medical disability.' "
"Prince of posters David Lance Goines
keeps his hand in"
"During its peak popularity
in the 1970s and '80s, the work of David Lance Goines was everywhere.
His posters decorated countless Bay Area homes, and the images
he created for Chez Panisse gave the landmark Berkeley restaurant
an indelible visual brand.
Distinctive for their rich
colors and superb craftsmanship, Goines' posters gave him a celebrity
that ascended in concert with that of Chez Panisse founder Alice
Waters. In the late 1960s Goines and Waters were a couple, and
remain close friends today. Last year he created his 42nd annual
Chez Panisse birthday poster.
At 68, Goines still lives
in Berkeley and designs, illustrates and prints posters on the
American Type Foundry offset press that he's used since 1966."
"Images of total lunar eclipse" sfgate.com.
"The moon is seen as
it heads into a total lunar eclipse on April 15, 2014 in Miami,
Florida. People in most of north and south America will be able
to witness this year's first total lunar eclipse, which will cause
a 'blood moon' and is the first of four in a rare Tetrad of eclipses
over the next two years."
'Blood moon' fades back to its gray glow" at sfagate.com.
"As part of the 'blood
moon"'eclipse during the early morning hours Tuesday, the
moon slowly turns from its red-orange hue back to normal gray,
as seen from Mount Tamalpais State Park in Mill Valley. The eclipse
heralds the beginning of a tetrad, an uncommon series of four
total lunar eclipses. The next will be Oct. 8."
Cider Summit Berkeley will take place on April 26" albany.patch.com.
"SBS Imports and the
Seattle Beer Collective are pleased to announce the expansion
of their successful Cider Summit festival to Berkeley.
The inaugural event will
take place on Saturday, April 26 from 12 p.m.
6 p.m. at Civic Center Park on Martin Luther King Way in Downtown
Cider Summit Berkeley is
presented by Whole Foods Market and will benefit Berkeley Ecology
Center and the Institute for Myeloma & Bone Cancer Research.
The owners and cidermakers will be on hand to inform and guide
guests through the samplings which will be available in 4?ounce
Cider Summit will feature
approximately 90 ciders from throughout t'e U.S., England, Scotland,
France, Spain, and perhaps others. The event will also feature
specially selected food pairings from Whole Foods Market, a 'Dog
Lounge" hosted by the Berkeley Humane and an event store
featuring Cider Summit t?shirts and other merchandise."
"Filipino Sweets and Info Served at UC
Berkeley Spring Fest" globalnation.inquirer.net.
"One of the many events
during Cal Day at the University of California in Berkeley is
'Spring Fest: The Edith Coliver Festival of Cultures (International
Spring Festival),' this year on April 12 at the International
Once again the Philippine
Consulate General in San Francisco participated with a booth,
disseminating information on the Philippines including its famous
Filipino American students
were also kept up to date on programs and upcoming events sponsored
by the Consulate and its Filipino community partners. Visitors
also had a chance to sample native sweets well loved by every
The International Spring
Festival is an annual event organized by the International House
(I-House), an independent nonprofit organization that also serves
as a residential and cultural center for foreign students attending
Spring Fest is one of the
popular programs of I-House. It aims to bring together the
world's different cultures in one extravaganza that is enjoyed
by people of all ages and ethnicities. Among the festival
participants are the Consular Corps of San Francisco, foreign
student organizations at Berkeley and businesses."
Taste of Berkeley" berkeleychamber.
"ACCI Gallery is participating in A Taste of North Berkeley
- Fifth Annual Sample of the Best of the Gourmet GhettoBrought
to you by the Berkeley Lions Club and the North Shattuck AssociationTickets
$25 for a sample of more than 20 fine restaurants and shopsAll
net proceeds benefit the Berkeley Lions Community Fund for charitable
"Berkeley Goes Bollywood" dailycal.org.
" Forget everything
you learned about Bollywood from 'Slumdog Millionaire.' This
is the real deal, and UC Berkeley's Hindi film dance team is ready
to be the next big hit.
As one of the fastest growing dance genres in the world, this
'filmi-fusion dance' infuses hip-hop, jazz and contemporary dance
influences into South Asian and Bollywood styles. This combination
of contemporary Western dance with traditional dance from Bollywood-genre
musicals forms what pop culture thinks of as 'Bollywood dance
For college-level competitions,
which occur across the country far more frequently than you might
be aware of, an eight minute dance and music routine is choreographe."
"Friday night racing is back in action"
"Friday night racing
has started up for the season at BYC, and almost magically, summer
winds have kicked in for the first couple of races. Known traditionally
as Beercan Races, these are a great way to get familiar with racing
sailboats on San Francisco Bay, and to put the work-week behind
you. The barbecue after the race is a time to compare experiences
on the water, or off. "
air quality report
4/2/14--3:47 PM--Dry dirty
air in warehouse front,mucus membrane irritation with watery eyes,
hacking cough. 6:05 PM--similar. 6:17 PM--similar
4/4/14--5:47 PM--Dry dirty
air in warehouse front and IMMEDIATELY in front of warehouse,
mucus membrane irritation with watery eyes, dry mouth, cough.
Only apparent activity worker at closeby manufacture. Similar
off-and-on AM and PM.
4/5/14--5:00 AM--Dry dirty
air in warehouse front, mucus membrane irritation with burning
eyes, cough. 5:35 AM--similar. 7:57 AM--similar.
4/6/14--5:07 PM--Dry dirty
air in warehouse front, mucus membrane irritation with watery
eyes, hacking cough. 6:09 PM--similar. 6:19 PM--similar. 9:00
PM--similar, SERIOUS. 9:45 PM--same.
4/7/14--~6:45AM to 7:45 AM--dry
dirty air in warehouse front, mucus membrane irritation with VERY
SERIOUS hacking cough at intervals.
4/8/14 4:31 PM--dry dirty
air in warehouse front, mucus membrane irritation with hacking
cough. 5:20 PM---dry dirty air in warehouse front, mucus membrane
irritation with hacking cough, nausea. 6:20 PM--similar.
4/9/14 4:11 AM--dry dirty
air in warehouse front, mucus membrane irritation with hacking
cough. 3:47 PM--similar. 5:08 PM--similar, SERIOUS.
4/10/14--9:30 AM--dry dirty
air in warehouse front, mucus membrane irritation, burning eyes,
hacking cough, unable to work, leave. 11:31 AM--similar with "raw
gas"odor. Off-and-on all AM and PM usually off quarter hours
dry dirty air in warehouse front, mucus membrane irritation, burning
eyes, hacking cough. 4:12 PM--"Glass manufacturing"
odor IMMEDIATELY in front of warehouse.
4/11/14--2:37 AM--dry dirty
air in warehouse front, mucus membrane irritation, burning eyes,
hacking cough. 2:51 AM--similar. 4:34 AM--similar.
dry dirty air in warehouse front, mucus membrane irritation, burning
eyes, cough. 9:00 AM--all AM "constant" burning dry
dirty air in warehouse front, mucus membrane irritation, burning
eyes, cough.5:15 PM--dry dirty air in warehouse front, mucus membrane
manufacturing" odor IMMEDIATELY in front of warehouse. 1:31
PM--burning dry dirty air in warehouse front, mucus membrane irritation,
burning eyes, cough. 3:26 PM--"Glass manufacturing"
odor IMMEDIATELY in front of warehouse.
4/16/14--5:30 AM--VERY SERIOUS
dry dirty air in warehouse front,VERY SEIOUS hacking cough. 5:45
AM--SERIOUS hacking cough from 5:30 AM overrides 5 HEAPA filters.
dry dirty air in warehouse front, mucus membrane irritation, overrides
5 HEPA filters.
All evening at regular intervals often 15 minutes, SERIOUS dry
dirty air in warehouse front, mucus membrane irritation serious
hacking cough attacks, overrides 5 HEPA filters.
4/19/14--All morning until
about 1:00 PM at regular intervals often 15 minutes, SERIOUS dry
dirty air in warehouse front, mucus membrane irritation serious
hacking cough attacks, overrides 5 HEPA filters.
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