"Eggster's 20th Annual Egg Hunt & Learning Festival , UC Berkeley" sf.funcheap.com.

"Eggster will be holding its Annual Egg Hunt & Learning Festival at the UC Berkeley Campus with an egg hunt, performances and live music, and tons of raffle prizes.

20th Annual Egg Hunt & Learning Festival, Saturday, April 19, 2014 | 10 am to 3 pm, Campanile (Sather Tower), UC Berkeley

2014 performers are . . ."




"Karen Quest - Cowgirl Tricks at South Branch, Berkeley Public Library" berkeleypubliclibrary.org.

"Karen Quest Cowgirl Tricks

May 7, 2014 - 4:30pm-5:15pm , South Branch, Berkeley Public Library.

A unique fun-filled Vaudeville-style Western comedy and trick roping show for the whole family!"







"Awarded Gold and Bronze Medals at 2014 World Beer Cup" therarebarrel.com.

"Last month, we entered four of our beers into the 2014 World Beer Cup, a global beer competition that evaluates beers from around the world and occurs once every two years. The competition is steep. This year, 1,403 breweries from 58 countries competed.  219 judges from 31 countries spent three full days judging beers across 94 categories. When all was said and done, of the 253 breweries who won an award, just 27 breweries won more than one award. To our astonishment, we went home with two awards from the 2014 World Beer Cup!"











"Drone battle to come before Berkeley City Council" by Emilie Raguso, suasnews.com.

"More than a year after the Berkeley City Council asked three city panels to take a look at the use of drones around town, two starkly different recommendations are slated to come before officials in a special work session later this month.

The city's Disaster and Fire Safety Commission has made a recommendation to allow the police and fire departments to use drones for specific enumerated purposes in emergency situations.' Usage would have to approved by the city manager, police chief or fire chief.

But two other city bodies, the Peace & Justice Commission and the Police Review Commission, have asked council to declare Berkeley a 'no drone zone,' citing concerns related to safety and privacy, among other issues.

The Berkeley City Council will hold a work session April 29 at 5:30 p.m., at 2134 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, to weigh both perspectives."




Should Our Town's deliberating body approve the drone-ban including foreign ones, understanding that enforcement could be a challenge.

So, . . . say that a young woman in Albany just got one of those nifty $400.00 drones from Amazon for Easter. Flying her new drone along the bay in Albany, a wind gust blows it into Berkeley Air Space. Now Berkeley PD gets a call for service something like "There' s a drone over the Tom Bates Athletic Complex." Officers are dispatched.

Now, bringing down even the low flying drone with a service weapon is a hit or miss proposition. But you say, most BPD radio cars are equipped with shotguns--still perhaps difficult. "Mike, you gotta lead it. Lead it!" Ok, the drone gets away. So, score one for the bad guys--well actually, the girls.

The effective response to keeping drones from violating our air space? Simply install ground-to-air radar controlled anti aircraft guns along all our borders. (Absurd? Of course, yet in keeping with the problem." ) Naturally our city council would have to approve this project and provide the millions of dollars to finance it.

Hmmm, . . . they weren't too excited about that lightly armored truck our police department wanted even for free.


Councilman Wozniak appearing the Friday evening CBS Channel 5 local news agreed that the anti-aircraft option does not seem plausible.He also recommended that the Peace & Justice Commission by disbanded.
























"Bay Area jazz lover, expert Herb Wong dies" Joe Rodriguez, mercurynews.com.

"Well-known jazz expert Herb Wong died at home early Sunday morning, leaving behind a legacy filled with writings and interviews covering the world of jazz over much of the 20th century. He was 88."







"Apple Maps adds Flyover 3D modeling of Berkeley, East Bay" Daniel Eran Dilger, appleinsider.com.

"Apple has expanded its 3D Maps Flyover support for the east side of the San Francisco Bay Area, including the city of Berkeley, the University of California birthplace of the flavor of Unix used in OS X and iOS."





"Admission rates fall at UC campuses as international presence grows" by Alexei Koseff, sacbee.com.

" When Marcela Sosa opened her email last month and saw the 'congratulations' message from the University of California, Berkeley, she was so shocked that she jumped out of her chair.

'I didn't even think I was going to get in,' the St. Francis High School senior said. 'I had always placed it above me. ... It makes me proud that I put in the hard work.'

Sosa is one of the lucky few to be accepted in the most exclusive admissions class ever at one of the state's most elite colleges.

Even as the University of California accepted a record number of freshman for fall 2014, admission rates at its most selective campuses reached new lows."



"Hispanics Gain at California Colleges" wsj.com.

"University System Admits More Latinos Than Whites for First Time."





"5-Alarm Berkeley Warehouse Fire Caused $9M In Damages"

















"Inside the craft beer revolution" video at cbsnews.com.

"Over the past five years, the big beer conglomerates, Anheuser-Busch InBev and Miller-Coors, have decreased production by 10 percent. At the same time, craft beer is going through a renaissance. CBS News' Michelle Miller sat down with the co-founder of Brooklyn Brewery to discuss his new book 'The Craft Beer Revolution: How a Band of Microbrewers is Transforming the World's Favorite Drink'."






"Illusionists/magicians in Berkeley, CA" gigsalad.com.

"Hire Berkeley Illusionists/magicians."





"Early Music America at Berkeley 2014" earlymusic.org.

"Early Music America will be presenting several events during the Berkeley Festival this coming June in Berkeley, CA. Following is a day-by-day schedule breakdown of EMA events with links to more information about each event as you make your plans." 






" 'Hearts of the Dulcimer ' " mountaindulcimer.ning.com.

"Hearts of the Dulcimer in Berkeley" film will be presented by the Berkeley Dulcimer Gathering on Friday May 16, 2014 at 8 pm at the Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists.

The evening will open with a short set with The DulciMates, Deborah Hamouris & Buffalo, playing their mountain dulcimers and singing traditional and contemporary folk music.

The filmmakers, Patricia Delich & Wayne Jiang, will hold a Q&A after the screening."







"Come on down to Books Inc. on Thursday, April 24th and support Berkeley High!" bayareabibliophile.

"Books Inc. in Berkeley will donate 20% of all sales made on April 24 between 6 and 8 pm to the Berkeley High School Development Group. Encourage your friends and families to join you. The BHS librarians have assembled a wish list of books that you can buy for the BHS Library. Mother's Day, Father's Day and Graduation are right around the corner and books make perfect gifts.

Thursday, April 24, 6:00 ­ 8:00 pm, Books Inc. at 1760 4th Street, Berkeley"







Bayer is holding a community forum about their planned expansion. They want to open the old Colgate building on 7th at the end of Pardee as well as erect a new building immediately to it's south. Their meeting will be held on May 8 from 6 to 7:30 PM in the Kala Art Institute at 2990 San Pablo.

















"Berkeley brewery to join the East Bay craft beer boom" Annie Sciacca, San Francisco Business Times.

"Far West Brewing is ready to quench the East Bay's thirst for craft beer. The company is among the latest to join the craft brewery boom, with plans to open in West Berkeley.

Far West Brewing, which would be capable of producing more than 310,000 gallons of beer per year, has won approvals to make beer at a 10,212-square-foot building at 1150 Sixth St. and has submitted  an application to incorporate a retail and restaurant area into the facility."
























"Brooks on Beer--Bay Area triumphs at the World Beer Cup" mercurynews.com.

"The numbers alone are staggering: Some 4,754 beers from 58 countries competed in last month's World Beer Cup in Denver, Colo. By the time the dust and hops had settled, the U.S. had brought home a staggering 205 medals. Among the winners, nine Bay Area breweries -- including a brand new Berkeley brewery that took home two medals."










"Hubble Drills Deep Into the Universe" by Phil Plait, slate.com.

courtesy Bob Kubik

"What happens when you take a 2.4-meter telescope, launch it into space, and command it to stare at one spot in the sky for a solid 14 hours, taking data both in visible light (like our eyes see) and infrared?



















"Anime Festival" berkeleypubliclibrary.org.

Green Arrow

"Celebrate Free Comic Book Day--May 3, 2014, 1:00pm-5:00pm--by bingeing on some awesome anime!  We'll be plumming the depths of the Crunchy Roll catalog to give you the best in shonen, shojo, and everything in between!  Refreshments will be provided, and of course there will be Free Comic Books! "


Arrow TV Series can be streamed at Netflix.







"Campus student jockeys for success in DJ competitions" dailycal.org.

"Thumping bass, sublime fusions of tracks and a roaring crowd. These are the norm for fourth-year UC Berkeley student Heather Lui, also known as DJ Eszair, spinning electro-house mixes for campus and clubs alike. Lui recently participated in the Campus DJ competition as part of the top-five Bay Area collegiate disk jockeys to make it to regionals. Though she didn't win regionals, she still hopes to make it to nationals through popular vote via the Campus DJ website.
Although her mixes brought her into one of the top categories of the competition, Lui has only been a DJ for a handful of years."






"Berkeley's historic UC Theatre to reopen as live music venue" abclocal.go.com.

"Berkeley's historic UC Theatre will reopen as a nonprofit live music venue next year, organizers said. The 1,460-seat theater on University Avenue, which has been closed for 12 years, will undergo renovations starting this summer before reopening as a year-round live music venue managed by the nonprofit Berkeley Music Group, the group said Wednesday."









"Sale of Post Office Properties Ignored Historical Importance" allgov.com.

"As mandated by Congress, the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) has been selling off many of its properties, including post office buildings, to help reduce its budgetary problems. But USPS officials failed to abide by federal regulations governing the preservation of historic public property while carrying out sales of important structures and art.

As of last June, the Postal Service had sold 22 historic properties during a period of two-and-a-half years, according to the agency's Office of Inspector General (IG). At that time, officials planned to put another 25 historic properties up for sale, as well as another 28 for future consideration.

In going over USPS records and policies, the IG found the Postal Service 'did not know how many historic properties it owned or what it cost to preserve them,' as required under the National Historic Preservation Act (pdf) (NHPA).
The agency also failed to notify the National Museum of American Art, per its own rules, when selling properties that have works of art dating back to the New Deal.

'The Postal Service has the authority to dispose of historic properties but must follow certain regulations for preserving their historic features,' the IG wrote in its report (pdf). 'Additionally, the Postal Service must follow certain regulations for relocating retail services from all properties regardless of whether or not the property is historic.'

The report mentions that these sales are handled not by the agency, but by a contractor, C.B. Richard Ellis (CBRE). But it fails to mention the significance of who is behind CBRE: Chairman Richard Blum, husband of Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-California).
CBRE has come under criticism for its handling of USPS property sales.

Journalist Peter Byrne wrote in his book Going Postal that 20% of the USPS portfolio was sold to business partners or clients of CBRE, while it took up to a 6% commission in 34 of the 52 transactions.

Also, CBRE appeared to act as an agent for both the Postal Service and buyers in many of the transactions, contrary to customary property sales."









"Thomas Piketty: Extreme Income Inequality Is 'Completely Useless' " huffingtonpost.com.

"If you'd like to live in Downton Abbey, the good news is that our economy has entered a second Gilded Age of opulence and elegance.

The bad news is that you'll likely end up among the vast majority stuck sweating in the kitchen.

In a new book, Thomas Piketty, the French economist who helped popularize the notion of a privileged 1 percent, sounds a grim warning: The U.S. economy has begun to decay into the aristocratic Europe of the 19th century. Hard work will matter less, inherited wealth more. The fortunes of the few will unsettle the foundations of democracy."



















"UC Berkeley working to build earthquake warning system" Tiffany Wilson, abclocal.go.com.

1906 San Francisco Earthquake

California still doesn't have one of these systems in place. "






"Scientists say mind reading might not be far off" freep.com.

"At Yale University, researchers recently used a brain scanner to identify which face someone was looking at - just from their brain activity. At the University of California-Berkeley, scientists are moving beyond "reading" simple thoughts to predicting what someone will think next."





"The Longbranch bringing contemporary saloon to former Sea Salt space in Berkeley" insidescoopsf.sfgate.com.

"Any music fans who were around in Berkeley in the early 1970s will likely remember the Longbranch Saloon on San Pablo Avenue, a rock club that played host to everyone from Eddie Money to Greg Kihn to the Modern Lovers. (check out this link for a little taste of what the scene was like back then).

'It was sort of a notorious rock 'n' roll club,' says David Stevenson, the executive chef at Paisan, which is located on the same block as the long-shuttered club. 'There are a lot of older people in Berkeley that remember it.'

The club may be closed, but Stevenson is tapping into its spirit for The Longbranch, a new eating and drinking establishment opening next door to Paisan, and which he describes as sort of a contemporary version of a neighborhood saloon."





"Hoi Polloi Brewpub to open in Berkeley" Heather Somerville, mercurynews.com.

"Berkeley will soon welcome a new nano-brewery to add to the city's growing selection of craft beer.

Hoi Polloi Brewpub and Beat Lounge is preparing to open at 1763 Alcatraz Ave.

The microbrewery will brew and serve a selection of craft beers and offer guest breweries on tap. Hoi Polloi is also advertising an ongoing soundtrack of 'good beats' so patrons can enjoy a bit of auditory nourishment with their beer.

Hoi Polloi Brewpub is owned by Viet Vu, a graduate of the brewing training institute Doemens Academy in Munich, Germany."






"The Only Thing That Is Constant Is Change " Heraclitus









It is my firm belief that Berkeley PD should immediately be equipped with tasers. They will provide officers with a generally nonlethal option and in the long run make the streets safer for both officers and citizens. I believe that the recent violence at Aquatic Park could have been avoided if the responding officer had been taser equipped.



















"UC Berkeley Food Pantry seeks to alleviate food insecurity on campus" Ivy Kim, dailycal.org.


Saifuddin ready for action ASUC

Senator Sadia Saifuddin nominated as 2014-15 student regent Food bank struggles to feed Berkeley, Albany residents in need


" The UC Berkeley Food Pantry, a collective effort of various organizations around campus, opened its doors Monday to provide free food to UC Berkeley students facing food insecurity.

The Food Pantry was born out of UC Student Regent-designate Sadia Saifuddin's hopes to alleviate food insecurity on campus and the social stigma that surrounds the issue. Forty-seven percent of surveyed undergraduate students skipped a meal at least occasionally to save money in 2011-12, according to data from the UC Undergraduate Experience Survey.

'The vision of the Food Pantry is to serve as an emergency relief for students who are struggling (financially),' Saifuddin, a former ASUC senator, said. 'It is serving a function that was going unfulfilled.'

Located in Stiles Hall, the Food Pantry carries nonperishable items, including cereal, canned fruits and other packaged foods, and operates five days a week. Any UC Berkeley student - undergraduate or graduate - lacking the financial means of obtaining food can stop by with his or her student ID card during its open hours and choose up to three food items."






"Renewable fuels industry says it's a growing part of California economy" Brian Watt, scpr.org.

"If the oil industry can have a study boasting its economic importance, then the renewable fuels industry can, too. 

On Thursday, the Fuels America Coalition released an analysis of the economic footprint of the sector that includes biodiesel and ethanol. It came just days after the Western States Petroleum Association released a study of its contributions to the California economy. 

The Fuels America study says thatin California, the renewable fuels industry:
Generates $12.7 billion in economic output annually
Supports 59,665 jobs and $3.7 billion in wages
Generates $467.6 million per year in state tax revenue 

It's hardly fair to compare these numbers to the oil industry's. It supports more than 100,000 jobs in Los Angeles County alone.
But L.A.-based biodiesel marketer Joe Gershen says the renewable fuels sector is growing."









Big Mama Thornton at Berkeley and Kansas City in 1964-1970

a video of stills over Big Mama singing.


















"Service planned for ex-judge, Berkeley councilman" Henry K. Lee, sfgate.com.

"Henry Ramsey Jr., 'warrior for justice,' dies at 80.

A public memorial service will be held Saturday for Henry Ramsey Jr., a former Alameda County judge, member of the Berkeley City Council and dean of Howard University's law school who died last month."





"UC Berkeley opens new emergency operations center" Steven E.F. Brown, bizjournals.com.

"Seven months after an explosion on campus, the University of California, Berkeley opened a new emergency operations center.

The $70,000 center in Warren Hall, a new building at the northwest corner of campus, is meant as a command post for university officials after an earthquake, power failure or other disaster."







"UC Berkeley students pay to attend their own commencement but can invite more guests", Kevin Foote, .dailycal.org.

"April 30 is the last day to purchase general commencement tickets. If you're planning on going, prepare to get your wallets out because tickets are $10 each, and of course, everyone and his mom (and your mom) wants to be at your graduation.

To add another cost: Graduates have to pay $10 for their own tickets. That's right - at UC Berkeley, you have to actually pay to attend your own commencement ceremony, even though, according to the Commencement at Cal website, your name will not even be called at the campus-wide ceremony. It's one thing to pay for your parents, siblings and everyone who decides to associate with you on the biggest day of your life (so far). But to have to pay to attend the ceremony yourself? We know. It's the worst.

So where does this money go?"








"Get Ready, Gear Up! Berkeley Bike Festival, 5/4/14 April 28, 2014 by Ecology Center" ecologycenter.org.

"Come celebrate all things Bike this Sunday, May 4th in preparation for Bike to School and Bike to Work Day. The day will begin with a family ride with Geared 4 Kids from 10:30am-12pm, followed by the festival. "





"Berkeley Chess Festival May 18th" berkeley.patch.com.

"Think you can beat an eight-year-old at chess? What about a ten-year-old? On May 18th at Berkeley's Hillside School, guests of the Berkeley Chess School's 5th Annual BCS Chess Festival will have a chance to test their best moves against two National Junior Chess Champions.  

The young champs will conduct 'simuls', or simultaneous chess games, against multiple opponents. BCS chess instructors and local chess Masters will also be on hand to play simuls at the festival, to be held at Berkeley's Hillside School from 12-5 pm. 

A chess-themed play will be a highlight of the BCS Chess Festival."







"A Special Mother's Day Culinary Tour of North Berkeley" goldstar.com.

"Make it a memorable -- and delectable -- Mother's Day this year with a three-hour food and wine tour of North Berkeley's 'Gourmet Ghetto' from Edible Excursions." 









"Two nights, two new theaters, two small theatrical gems" huffingtonpost.com.

"That's the triumphant scorecard for Berkeley, where the neighboring Aurora and Berkeley Repertory theaters inaugurated black-box facilities just a few steps from each other with compelling productions on consecutive nights."





"Exclusive theatre workshops for middle school students (grades 6­8)" berkeleyrep.org.

"Got the theatre bug? You're not the only one! Join us for this series of exploratory workshops, and learn from theatre professionals how all the magic happens at Berkeley Rep."






"The Marsh Presents Geoff Hoyle's 'Geezer' " broadwayworld.com.

"The Marsh is delighted to announce that Geoff Hoyle's hit solo show 'Geezer' will extend at The Marsh Berkeley through May 24 with an additional seven shows, following its current sold-out run (previously scheduled to close April 26). From a hysterical riff on life in a nursing home to The Venerable Bede's meditations on the meaning of life, Geoff Hoyle brings his irrepressible sense of comedy and trademark physicality to this tour-de-force performance about what it is like to grow old.

The Marsh Presents Geoff Hoyle's 'Geezer', Saturday, May 3, 3:00 pm."


Ole Fart and good friend Ed Saylan used to say "The only good thing about old age is that it doesn't last too long."











His Honor Mayor Tom Bates 2014 State of the City Address, April 30, 2014

Mayor Tom Bates will highlight important changes and initiatives that are transforming Berkeley in his annual State of the City address on April 30 at Berkeley City College.
Topics will include
The Downtown Renaissance
Bike Share coming to Berkeley
Minimum wage for Berkeley
 Revitalization plan for Telegraph Avenue
 And much more on the expansion of the city's leading role on climate change, the Mayor's 2020 Vision for education and significant progress in transportation, development and community resources in different areas of the city.
Seating is limited. Please RSVP and print your confirmation at berkeleystateofthecity.eventbrite.com
Mayor Tom Bates State of the City Address
Berkeley City College Auditorium, 2050 Center Street
Wednesday April 30, 2014. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Program begins at 6 p.m.








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.

4/12/14--12:15 AM--burning 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 irritation.

4/15/14--1:11 PM--"Glass 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.

4/1714--9:30 PM--SERIOUS dry dirty air in warehouse front, mucus membrane irritation, overrides 5 HEPA filters.

4/18/14--8:30 PM--similar. 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.

4/22/14--5:35 PM-- dry dirty air in warehouse front, mucus membrane irritation. 9:22 PM---similar with "glass manufacturing" odor.

4/25/14--9:03 PM--dry dirty air in warehouse front, mucus membrane irritation.

4/26/14--3:30 PM--SERIOUS dry dirty air in warehouse front, mucus membrane irritation, light head, hacking cough, overrides HEPA filters. 3:42 PM--similar, only apparent activity owner George Chittenden at Adams and Chittenden Scientific Glass. But they're a Green Business!? 5:00 PM--similar. 5:13 PM--Marsha similar. 5:36 PM--STRONG "glass manufacturing" odor IMMEDIATELY in front of warehouse with mucus membrane irritation. 6:15 PM--similar. 6:30 PM--similar. 6:45 PM--similar. 7:00 PM--similar.

4/27/14--11:54 AM-- dry dirty air in warehouse front, mucus membrane irritation. 6:46 PM--similar. Similar 24/7 this weekend about on quarter hours. 7:40 PM--similar, overrides HEPA filters. 8:04 PM--similar.

4/28/14 4:25 AM--dry dirty air in warehouse front, mucus membrane irritation, hacking cough. AM--dust on my car contains silicone (glass?) sparkles. 8:18 AM--dry dirty air in warehouse front, mucus membrane irritation. 8:47 AM--similar. 6:22 PM--similar. 6:25 PM--lights dim. 6:30 PM--dry dirty air in warehouse front, mucus membrane irritation. Off-and--on all PM at regular intervals, similar.















eternally useful links

You can find more information about our current weather conditions than is good for you at www.wunderground.com

Want to see weather coming in, going out, beautiful sunsets, and much, much more? Check out http://sv.berkeley.edu/view/ This very hip site was in an email from reader and contributor, Tony Almeida. Read Tony's Jimi Hendrix story on the only page that routinely gets more hits than Scrambled Eggs.



Richmond Ramblers' motorcycle club member, Cliff Miller emails a very

useful link

If you ever need to get a human being on the phone at a credit card company or bank, etc., this site tells you how to defeat their automated system and get you to a human being within a few seconds.




Best gas prices in 94710, as well as all of US and Canada, are here at gasbuddy.com

Kimar finds Costco routinely has the lowest price.



Bay Area home prices from sfgate.com

Bay Area foreclosures from sfgate.com


Our City Council update is here.

Our Planning Commision update is here




Our City of Berkeley Boards and Commissions page is here--redone and friendly.



All reports of crime-in-progress should first go to Berkeley PD dispatch--911 or non-emergency, 981-5900. THEN make sure you notify EACH of these City people.

The contacts are below:

Our Area Coordinator, Berkeley PD - 981-5774.

Ryan Lau, aid to Darryl Moore - 981-7120 rlau@ci.berkeley.ca.us

Darryl Moore, City Councilman dmoore@ci.berkeley.ca.us

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






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