Horne passed Sunday
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"Tell-all generation learns not to, at
least online" is
a story at capecodonline.com.
"Min Liu, a 21-year-old
liberal arts student at the New School in New York City, got a
Facebook account at 17 and chronicled her college life in detail,
from rooftop drinks with friends to dancing at a downtown club.
Recently, though, she has had second thoughts about displaying
that kind of information because it might hurt her career prospects.
She asked a friend to take
down a photograph of her drinking and wearing a tight dress. She
deleted a status update because she did not want others to know
she was at a party they weren't invited to. When the woman overseeing
her internship asked to join her Facebook circle, Liu agreed,
but limited access to her Facebook page. 'I want people to take
me seriously,"'she said.
And it is not just her behavior
she is policing, but her sister's, too. Liu sent a text message
to her 17-year-old sibling warning her to take down a photo of
a guy sitting on her sister's lap. Why? Her sister wants to audition
for 'Glee' and Liu didn't want the show's producers to see it.
Besides, what if her sister became a celebrity? 'It conjures up
an image where if you became famous anyone could pull up a picture
and send it to TMZ,' Liu said.
The conventional wisdom suggests
that everyone under 30 is comfortable revealing every facet of
their lives online, from their favorite pizza to most frequent
sexual partners. But many members of the tell-all generation are
rethinking what it means to live out loud.
While participation in social
networks is still strong, a survey released last month by the
University of California, Berkeley, found that more than half
the young adults questioned had become more concerned about privacy
than they were five years ago - mirroring the number of people
their parent's age or older with that worry."
"TheMacBundles Launches New Bundles and
New Weekly Specials"
is a press release at prmac.com.
- MacEase Software is pleased to announce today the launch of
TheMacBundles' May bundle, two new Weekly Specials, and the addition
of about a dozen new titles to its innovative BYOB (Build Your
Own Bundle) stores. All of the titles in the TheMacBundles' stores
are compatible with OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard)."
"Cal breakthrough yields cheaper, greener
hydrogen" by Richard
Hart at kgonews.com.
"A recent report names
California the world leader in developing fuel cell vehicles and
hydrogen fueling stations. Of course, the technology has a champion
in Governor Schwarzenegger, but fuel cell cars have a dirty little
secret: The hydrogen they use is made from fossil fuel because
it's too expensive to make any other way.
A breakthrough at Cal Berkeley
promises to change that.
Little bubbles in a beaker
on the Cal campus could be the future of transportation. They're
hydrogen. Pure hydrogen doesn't appear in nature. One way to make
it, we all learned in high school, to run electricity through
Oxygen comes out one side
and hydrogen the other, but it's only worthwhile if you dope the
water with platinum as a source of protons and platinum prices
are going through the roof. An ounce of platinum currently trades
at $1,650 an ounce. In the past year, it has approached $2,000
Now, there is a new substance
that actually works better than platinum and costs a whole lot
less. It's based on molybdenum. UC Berkeley chemist Hema Karunadasa
says, 'This molybdenum metal is about 70 times cheaper than platinum
That's more like $20 an ounce."
2309 San Pablo
"Betty White: golden hosting 'Saturday
Night Live' " by
Frazier Moore, AP Television Writer.
"Betty White demonstrated
how it's done as host of this week's 'Saturday Night Live.'
Drawing on her six decades
in comedy, she was the consummate pro at 88 years old - sweet,
sassy, salty, charming and clearly game for anything. . . .
'When I first heard about
the campaign to get me to host "Saturday Night Live,'"I
didn't know what Facebook was,' White confessed. Then she exhibited
her warm smile and a perfectly timed beat before marveling impishly,
'Now that I DO know what it is, I have to say: It seems like a
huge waste of time.' "
"Alice Waters push for local, organic setting
national agenda" Stacy
Finz, Chronicle Staff Writer.
"Food cr'sader Alice
Waters is making the rounds to promote her new cookbook.
McDonald's, she told Bill
Maher on his TV show, "Real Time,' is never the answer,'
not even for impoverished families trying to put food on the table.
Then, in her signature breathy voice, she lambasted the microwave.
'That's not cooking,' Waters
said, somewhat flustered that Maher would even ask about the common
kitchen appliance. 'I don't know how to relate to it. I need a
Last week on Martha Stewart's
program she tried to impress the importance of learning how to
chop an onion, peel garlic and make chicken stock.
Food bloggers responded with
their usual snark. Waters' appearance on Maher's show was 'cringe
worthy,' wrote Grub Street San Francisco, going on to describe
her performance on 'Martha' as 'loopy.' When she roasted an egg
on a giant iron spoon in her kitchen fireplace during an earlier
'60 Minutes' interview, you could almost hear the nation gagging.
Yet, despite the scorn she
sometimes evokes, Waters is steadfast. Her message is hitting
"Invasion of the Superweeds" is opinion at nytimes.com.
"American farmers' broad
use of the weedkiller glyphosphate - particularly Roundup, which
was originally made by Monsanto - has led to the rapid growth
in recent years of herbicide-resistant weeds. To fight them, farmers
are being forced to spray fields with more toxic herbicides, pull
weeds by hand and return to more labor-intensive methods like
"BART seeks information about death of
Berkeley man found at Civic Center station" by Denis Cuff, Contra Costa Times.
"BART police are seeking
help from the public in the investigation of the suspicious death
of a 22-year-old Berkeley man found last week at the Civic Center
Konstantin Tomashevsky was
found unconscious with traumatic injuries at 5:30 a.m. Wednesday
at the foot of the escalator at the United Nations Plaza entrance
to the rapid transit station. He died later at a hospital."
"California to play 2011 season at AT&T
Park" is a report
"The California Golden
Bears football team will play its 2011 home games at San Francisco's
AT&T Park, home of the city's Major League Baseball team,
Cal will play its 2010 season
in Memorial Stadium, but the structure will then undergo a retrofit
and will be finished in time for the team to play its home games
at the building in 2012."
Nordic House, on San Pablo,
at the end of Pardee, is now open. Check
Some other Berkeley food
and wine events
Strawberry Tasting - 10 a.m.-3
p.m. May 22. At one table, free strawberry samples from all the
growers that sell strawberries. Center Street at Martin Luther
King Jr. Way, Berkeley. 510-548-3333.
June Taylor Jams - 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. May 15. An intimate, one-day,
hands-on class that concentrates on the principles and processes
of making marmalades or conserves and the experiential nature
of preserving fruit. $195. The Still-Room, 2207 Fourth St., Berkeley;
Cakewalk' book signing -
7 p.m. May 14. This series of book talks features San Francisco
writer Kate Moses, author of "Cakewalk," a foodie memoir
with a Bay Area setting and cameo appearances by M.F.K. Fisher
and Alice Waters. Moses will be signing books and talking about
"Cakewalk" at a Great Good Place for Books in Montclair
Village on May 14; at Books Inc. in Palo Alto at 7 p.m. May 26;
at San Francisco's Book Passage at 6 p.m. May 27; and at Mrs.
Dalloway's in Berkeley at 7:30 p.m. June 3.
"Love Lunch Community: Berkeley School
Lunch Reform Gets Its Close-Up" is
a story at huffingtonpost.com.
"Eight years ago, a
group of Bay Area filmmakers, who were used to working on Hollywood
productions with A-List actors, petty entourages and dueling motorhomes,
created a documentary film company entitled Citizen Film where
they could tell personal stories with care and dignity. Their
mission: To work with community institutions to make and distribute
films that foster active participation in civic and cultural life.
Say what? What about the free Starbucks run, on the set, after
the free gourmet catered lunch? And the tall director's chairs
that make you look important?
Citizen Film founders Sophie
Constantinou, Sam Ball, Kate Stilley and Lauren Lezin found their
latest independent film project close to home. They teamed up
with director Helen De Michiel of Thirty Leaves Productions to
produce a one-hour documentary about the history and implementation
of the groundbreaking food and nutrition policy that was created
in Berkeley, California in 1999. The goal of the Berkeley School
Lunch Initiative was to serve nutritious, fresh, tasty and locally
grown food for 5,000 children in the Berkeley Unified School District.
Although it was considered 'extreme' and somewhat 'impossible'
at the time, the program is now being emulated around the world
as the movement to reform injurious school lunches gathers momentum
"Our Neighbors: Take a stroll through historic
El Cerrito scout camp" by
Chris Treadway, Contra Costa Times.
"Camp Herms in the El
Cerrito hills has been in the news a lot lately regarding a proposal
to install a cell phone tower that has generated community opposition.
The 80-year-old camp itself
has a long and interesting history that the public can see and
learn about at a special event hosted by the El Cerrito Historical
Society at 2 p.m. Sunday.
The talk and tour on 'The
History of Camp Herms' will be led by El Cerrito resident George
Fosselius, whose association with the camp dates back to his start
in scouting in 1950.
'The camp was a distinct
Berkeley phenomenon, both town and gown,' said Fosselius, a retired
Albany High School teacher and Eagle Scout still active with the
Walnut Creek-based Mount Diablo-Silverado Boy Scout Council, 'and
it still has its share of controversy.' "
"In a rare ruling, the first ever in over
two hundred years in fact, a Superior Court Judge of California
ordered a Wrongfully Evicted single mother and her two young daughters
back into their Berkeley, California rented cottage" is a story at indybay.org.
"The sensitive and recently
divorced, Re-entry graduate student had returned to college after
painfully realizing the high cost of raising two children alone
in the expensive San Francisco Bay Area. She found what she thought
to be the perfect in-law unit on a busy street in the small college
town where she grew up; a few blocks from the historic radio station
where she has worked on-air and behind the scenes for over ten
"California militias prepare for disaster" is an interview and commnetary at KALWNews.org.
"We know there's going
to be a big earthquake in California, eventually. And we're all
doing different things to prepare for it: stockpiling water and
canned goods, or setting a meeting point for our families, for
example. But some people are going a bit further than that. Reporter
Casey Miner has more.
Casey Miner: I'm going to
break a radio rule here. I'm going to play you something, but
I'm not going to tell you what it is. Instead, see if you can
Voice: I got an enemy. Phil.
Hold, hold, hold, hold, hold. Cover, cover, cover.
Here's a hint. We're in a
hot, dusty valley, surrounded by hills. There are about thirty
guys gathered in small groups, wearing army fatigues and heavy
boots and carrying rifles. They're poring over maps, and glancing
up at the ridge above them.
Voice: They are up here.
Keep your eyes open.
If you're starting to think
we're in a battle zone, you're right. Sort of. These guys are
dressed for war, but they're not in the military. And the ridge
is enemy territory, but the enemy is a group of cardboard cutouts,
painted black, and shaped kind of like the 'men's' symbol on bathroom
Voice: Bay Area squad, I
hear you loud and clear, we're moving.
Welcome to training day with
the Northern California State Militia. It's a volunteer group
of about 125 people, divided into nine squads and spread all over
this part of the state, including the Bay Area. Once a month,
they get together in the hills about an hour northwest of Sacramento,
and they train, military-style. Founder Roy McCarty says they're
preparing for disaster situations like floods, fires and earthquakes."
Another KALW report
police chief on the open carry movement" by Max Jacobs.
"The Northern California
Militia is an example of a growing movement by private citizens
to arm themselves. So what do law enforcement officials think
about militias like that? We asked Emeryville Police Chief Ken
James, who thinks the California militia is getting it right."
"The virtues of lying in politics" is opinion at washingtonpost.com.
"Rarely does a book
come along with as delicious a title as Martin Jay's latest offering
from the University of Virginia Press. 'The Virtues of Mendacity'
isn't a general study of lying but as its subtitle suggests, 'On
Lying in Politics,' it mines a rich vein of human behavoir. Jay,
a professor of history at the University of California, Berkeley,
explores the views on lying in politics through the ages from
St. Augustine to Leo Strauss."
EVs Will Save the Smart Grid" opines Michael Kabellos
"Gimme my sports car
and you can have all the upgrades you want.
What will happen if consumers
in a particular geographic area like Berkeley, California and
Marin County flock to electric cars -- and area utilities haven't
really prepared for the exigencies of mass smart charging?
'Fireworks,' said Andres
Carvallo, chief strategy officer at Grid Net."
part of the Ink Works
Workers, two female painters,
told me that they hope to have it finished by early June.
"Minority student activists protest education
cuts" by Eric Gorski
"If campus activism
still brings to mind peace signs, a sea of white faces and liberal
strongholds like Berkeley, meet Jesse Cheng.
Cheng is a third-year Asian-American
studies major at the University of California, Irvine, a campus
less than five decades old in the middle of Orange County, a place
of strip malls and subdivisions that gave birth to the ultraconservative
John Birch Society.
Comfortable talking with
both administrators and anarchists, Cheng is a presence at protests
but avoids getting arrested. He doesn't want to put his graduation
at risk or upset his mother, who worked hard to get him here and
worries for his safety because she witnessed what happened to
dissidents in her native China.
Cheng is part of a growing
movement of Asian, Hispanic and African-American students rallying
around a new cause - fighting a budget crisis that's undermining
access to higher education at a time when students of color have
become a stronger demographic force. "
"'Black Friday,' birth of U.S. protest
movement" Carl Nolte,
Chronicle Staff Writer.
"A couple of dozen graying
men and women will gather at noon today [Thursday, May 13] in
the ornate rotunda of San Francisco's City Hall to remember the
day the police turned fire hoses on them, clubbed them and drove
them down the building's grand marble staircase."
"U of California Resuscitates the Master
Plan" opines Anya
Kamenetz at huffingtonpost.com.
"Yesterday the University
of California made a groundbreaking announcement that has the
potential to break the tuition cost crisis and finally deliver
the crucial benefits of higher education to millions of Americans
and to tens of millions who demand it and deserve it around the
world. They are putting $5 to $6 million into a pilot project
to create online versions of courses with an eye toward eventually
creating completely online degree programs.
More than one in four US
college students already take at least one online class. So why
is this an important announcement?
Because a public university
system is declaring that it will innovate its way out of recession,
and even more importantly, that it will not cede the banner of
innovation to the for-profit sector that is encroaching more and
more on public higher education's territory."
" Killing California's economic engine" are Myron Bloom's opinions at sandiegonewsroom.com.
"When AB 32 was passed,
California's unemployment rate was 4.8 percent. It now exceeds
13 percent (worst since Depression). California is the only state
imposing these regulations, putting California's struggling businesses
and economy at a further disadvantage and risk of failure.
California has the highest
sales tax rate in the country, the second highest income tax rates,
the highest gasoline tax and is rated one of the worst states
to do business. AB 32 will only exacerbate these facts.
The government-funded study
by California State University Berkeley and the bipartisan Legislative
Analyst's Office (LAO) estimate compliance costs on an average
family at $3,900 per year, a small business at $50,000 per year
and a total statewide loss of output in the range of $180 billion."
"California meltdown:An occasional flyover
of the state budget crisis"
by Robert Speer at newsreview.com.
"An occasional flyover
of the state budget crisis.
Legislators and others are
wondering what Gov. Schwarzenegger's budget revision, due this
Friday (May 14), will look like. Most expect it will be much like
his January worst-case budget, since little has changed since
then to eliminate the $20 billion budget deficit. Look for wholesale
devastation of safety-net programs. In the meantime, here's what's
happened in recent weeks."
I'm told by an informed source
that commercial rental and leasing in west-Berkeley is at this
time virtually non-existent and that worse may be yet to come.
"Cash-poor America and its future" is opinion by Stephen S. Cohen and J. Bradford
DeLong at washingtonpost.com.
"Once the country with
all the money, America is now a cash-poor international debtor.
How did we get ourselves in this position and what does it mean
for our future role on the global stage? Stephen S. Cohen and
J. Bradford DeLong, both economists at the University of California,
Berkeley, explore these questions in 'The End of Influence: What
Happens When Other Countries Have the Money.'
The money has left the United
States, and it is not likely to come back anytime soon. For so
long the primary creditor -- America -- is now the world's biggest
debtor, and there is no other debtor nation of consequence. The
legendary Spanish bullfighter Garcia was once asked: 'Who is the
world's greatest matador?' His prompt reply: 'Me, Garcia the Great.
And there is no number two, and no number three.' "
Jim Motavalli writes about
more myths about electric cars" at mnn.com.
"Auto exec says much
of what you think you know about electric vehicles is wrong. Sure
there are challenges, but the solutions are out there, he says.
"I recently went to
Finland to drive the all-electric Think City plug-in car, which
is already on European roads and coming to the U.S. later this
year. To help it have a soft landing, Think CEO Richard Canny
(who spent 25 years at Ford) put together these nine myths about
electric vehicles (EV). I've had my own version, but Richard's
list is quite different and well worth sharing. He's not an objective
party, of course, but he has hands-on experience."
Jerry Victor, Potter Creek
car-guy recently rented a Prius and was impressed with it's economy
"On the highway the dashboard milage readout kept going up,
40 mpg, 50 mpg." He was equally impressed by its seamless
acceleration. He did mention a concern with its potential danger
in an accident with all that current.
And Jerry has been a hardcore
"electric-guy" for years, advocating increased electrification
of infrastructure, manufacturing, business, homes, vehicles.RP
"Will EV Charging Companies Be Regulated
Like Utilities? And other problems facing California amid the
growing demand for electric car"
is a report at greenmedia.com.
Our Councilman Mr. Darryl
About Berkeley's Budget
New Recycling Fee? Cuts to City Services? Tax on Medical
How Does Berkeley Balance Its Budget?
Please join Councilmembers Darryl Moore and Max Anderson at a
community meeting on Berkeley's budget.
When: 7PM on Wednesday, May 19th, 2010
Where: Frances Albrier Community Center in San Pablo Park, 2800
Park Street between Russell and Ward Streets
The City of Berkeley is expected to have a $16 million dollar
deficit in Fiscal Year 2011 and we would like to figure out the
best way to balance our budget, while minimizing impacts on services
to you. Please help us figure out what YOUR priorities are
and to figure out how best to move forward.
Berkeley East Bay Track Club Fundraiser
Please help Coach Walker and the East Bay Track Club improve the
heath of our children
For the last few years, Coach Ralph Walker has also tried to combat
the health disparities in his own way. He organized a track
team for youth, 3-14 years of age, many of which are from South
and West Berkeley. Coach Walker has run the track club on
a shoestring budget for the last few years through volunteer efforts
and in-kind donations, but he needs help, so the Berkeley East
Bay Track Club is holding a fundraiser this Sunday.
The carwash and bake sale fundraiser is at
Time:10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Date:Sunday, May 16th, 2010
Place:Ace Smog Center, 2959 San Pablo Ave.
With the help of others, Berkeley's Ralph Walker, a former track
star at Berkeley High School, restarted the club about three years
ago. Since then, more than 100 youngsters have been through the
program. The club started with a handful of youngsters in
2007 but has grown steadily each season, with 40+ kids this year.
The club needs to raise money to cover the cost of uniforms and
travel to track meets. Practices are held at 6 p.m. Mondays and
Wednesdays at Berkeley High School.
For more information, call Walker at 510-776-7451 or visit http://trackclub.blogspot.com.
AC Transit State
of Fiscal Emergency
AC Transit is proposing a State of Fiscal Emergency and is proposing
additional Service Reductions.
See what that might mean for you.
In late March, AC Transit implemented a 7.7 percent reduction
in service hours, for annual savings of approximately $10.3 million.
Despite this action, along with ongoing, aggressive pursuit and
implementation of cost savings in every area of the agency, AC
Transit is confronting an estimated $56 million deficit in the
coming fiscal year ending June 2011. Declining revenues from traditional
sources, including sales and property tax, and state transit funding,
continue to hamper the agency's ability to maintain bus service
at its current level. On Wednesday, May 26th, the AC Transit
Board of Directors will hold public hearings on the agency's intention
to declare a fiscal emergency and on the proposed Service Reductions
Plan for August 2010. See what these service reductions
will mean for you, http://www2.actransit.org/news/articledetail.wu?articleid=5e097ee0,
then come to the AC Transit Board of Directors' meeting to provide
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
2:00 p.m. & 6:00 p.m.
AC Transit General Offices
1600 Franklin Street, Oakland
For more information or to find out about alternative methods
to submit your comments, visit http://www2.actransit.org/news/articledetail.wu?articleid=5e097ee0.
**The proposed service reductions will affect Berkeley riders
and will be discussed by the Berkeley Transportation Commission.
Visit the commission's website, at http://www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/ContentDisplay.aspx?id=13086,
for more information as it becomes available.**
If you have any
questions, comments or concerns, please feel free to call me at
(510) 981-7120 or email me at email@example.com, or just
reply to this email. Thank you.
another part of Ink Works
our Tak emails
Thanks for letting us know
that Nordic House has opened on San Pablo Avenue in the old San
Pablo Poultry space.
We're happy to have Nordic
House relocate here. We've been going to this store on Telegraph
Avenue for many years mainly to buy whole yellow peas. These are
unsplit dried peas which have a flavor very different from the
common split peas. Nordic House is the only place we know of to
get these in all of the Bay area. Of course they have lots of
other good stuff: store made pickled herring; sausages; etc. We
go to get the peas and always come back with other stuff.
We use the peas to make Swedish
pea soup. I'm told that this is a national dish, served once a
week to the draftees in the Swedish army. Janet learned to make
this while she was a college student spending a year abroad in
Sweden. It is very plain and very good. I'll see if I can get
Janet to translate the recipe into English off of her tattered
hand written page in Swedish.
Pete and Becky Star's Scratchy
Vinyl Show is on KALX next Monday 12 Noon til 3.
Check it out!
"Berkeley Students and Workers Stay Hungry
Together" by Jessica
Taal at labornotes.org.
"Rufino Romero did not
eat for 10 days. He went without even water for nearly 40 hours,
yet his spirits are high. Romero is one of 18 UC Berkeley students
and workers on hunger strike since May 3. Around noon that day,
the group of mainly Latin@ and Chican@ students from campus groups
La Raza, MEChA, and others presented their six demands and announced
their hunger strike in front of California Hall, where top administrators
have their offices.
The first of the six demands,
calling on Chancellor Robert Birgeneau to publicly denounce Arizona's
racist SB 1070 immigration law, brought Romero into the strike.
But the solidarity he's witnessed
throughout the week has kept him hungry: two campus workers, members
of AFSCME Local 3299, joined the strike on its third day, and
other campus workers have come out to daily rallies. "I couldn't
imagine going through the ninth day without the workers,"
What Romero witnessed on
the morning of the seventh day kept him in a fighting mood. After
campus police rousted about 50 strikers and supporters from the
lawn in front of California Hall to have the lawn mowed, two AFSCME
grounds workers refused to turn on the sprinklers, so that the
protesters and their belongings would not get wet. Romero said
that one of the workers shook strikers' hands and thanked them
for their protest."
"Man found guilty of killing UC Berkeley
senior in 2008"
is a report at kgonews.com.
"A jury reached a verdict
Thursday in the case of a man charged with stabbing a UC Berkeley
senior to death two years ago.
Former Berkeley City College
student Andrew Hoeft-Edenfield is guilty of second-degree murder
in the death of 21-year-old Christopher Wooton in May 2008.
Wooton was a nuclear engineering
student. His friends believe he was killed while trying to break
up a fight near an off-campus sorority house."
"Firefighters are battling a fire
in the Berkeley hills that completely engulfed one house and has
burned at least two others"
reports Doug Oakley in the Berkeley Voice .
"No one has been hurt
in the fire, reported shortly after noon [Thursday May 13] at
San Luis Road and Avis Road, about a mile north of the Marin Avenue
Arlington Avenue is closed
for several blocks in each direction, and several nearby homes
have been evacuated."
Full story and updates at
"Farmers' Markets" by Rachel Gross at nytimes.com.
"In the past few years,
farmers' markets have had a resurgence in the Bay Area and across
the United States as consumers seek both a way to connect with
their meals and an alternative to large grocery chains. The generation
of "going green" wants to know where its food comes
from, how long it is in transit and what techniques are used to
grow it - information individuals can get from their grower but
not from their local chain store.
Numbers describing food trends
and farmers' markets in the Bay Area, from national and nonprofit
12 Number of certified farmers'
markets in California in 1979.
540 Number of certified farmers'
markets in California today, one-third of which are in the Bay
Area. There are 5,270 such markets in the United States. "
Early Music Festival is fast approaching, and I am excited
not only because of all the concerts I will be attending, but
because I am giving two concerts as well.
The first, solo harpsichord,
is to be held in the wonderful resonant little Chapel of St. Joseph
of Arimathea, 2543 Durant Ave. It is at an odd time, 3:40
PM, as there is a service in the chapel at 5:00. This will
be an hour long, music-stuffed concert (as I did two years ago,
there will be no applause to take up time). I will be playing
Bach, Handel, Buxtehude and Pachelbel, all on a new Mietke harpsichord
built by Owen daly. This should be really fun for anyone
who loves this repertoire. The concert is Wednesday, June
9th at 3:40 PM, 2543 Durant Ave. $15/$10 (seniors, students,
SFEMS, EMA, WEKA members) On time start!
The other concert, which
I emailled everbody about quite a while ago, is all Bach, with
Elizabeth Blumenstock, violin. This concert is friday June
11, 12:00 PM at Trinity Chapel, 2320 Dana Street. Everyone
I believe knows Elizabeth's playing. This should be dynamite,
and not to be missed! What great music! $15/$10 (seniors,
students, SFEMS, EMA, WEKA members).
I hope you can come to both!
The programs are below. My very best wishes, Janine
e minor ................................................Johann
Aria Secunda (1699)........................................................Johann
Fantasia 10 in
G major.....................................Georg Friedrich Handel
Suite V (1720)
in e minor.........................................................G.F.
l Allegro (fuga)
C major BuxWV 166...........................Dietrich Buxtehude
Suite in C
major BuxWV 230.............................................D.
French Suite V in
G major BWV 816......................................J.S. Bach
Violin and Harpsichord
Sonata in f minor
for violin and obbligato harpsichord, BWV 1018
Aria and Variations transcribed
for solo violin by Elizabeth Blumenstock
Sonata in G Major
for violin and obbligato harpsichord, BWV 1019
Adagio and Fugue
from Sonata BWV 1001 for solo violin transcribed for solo
harpsichord by a 20th century master
Sonata in A Major
for violin and obbligato harpsichord, BWV 1015
Andante un poco
Read about the Berkeley Early
Music Festival here.RP
"Poorest UC Berkeley students to loose
some child care"
is a report by Matt Krupnick at contracostatimes.com.
"Police Seek Four Suspects In Berkeley
Robberies" is a
report a ktvu.com.
"Police were seeking
four suspects believed to be responsible for at least two robberies
just south of the University of California at Berkeley campus
in the past few weeks.
In both robberies, victims
were approached from behind by a group of people who struck them
with an unknown object and stole their belongings, according to
The first robbery was reported
at about midnight April 28 near the intersection of Shattuck Avenue
and Center Street. Another was reported at 8:14 p.m. on May 6
in the 2500 block of Benvenue Avenue, police said.
The suspects have been described
as a group of two Hispanic or black men and two Hispanic women.
One of the men was described
as being in his 20s, about 5 feet 10 inches tall with a thin build,
and was wearing a dark shirt and blue jeans. The other man was
described as being in his late teens or early 20s, about 5 feet
6 inches tall with a medium-to-heavy build, and was wearing a
white T-shirt and dark jeans.
The women are both in their
late teens or early 20s and about 5 feet 3 inches tall. One has
a thin build and was wearing a light blue or gray shirt and denim
jeans, and the other has a medium build and was wearing a dark
jacket and denim jeans, according to police."
5/7/10 7:32 AM--VERY SERIOUS
irritant in front room, burning eyes, mouth. 1:07 PM--STRONG irritant
in front room AND front of warehouse with "chlorine bleach"odor
AND "bad catalytic convertor" odor, watery eyes, dry
itchy skin, leave. 2:14 PM--irritant in warehouse. 4:56 PM--lights
flicker dim. 5:03 irritant in front room .7:34 PM--"You can
smell that stink in here" says Marsha of the irritant in
the front room.
in front roomsinus irritation, wear respirator, VERY STRONG "bad
catalytic convertor" odor, 7:38 PM--"chlorine bleach"
odor IMMEDIATELY in front of warehouse.
5/10/10--Off-and-on all day
dry heavy air in warehouse front, ALL symptoms. Marsha also, over
rides seven HEPA filters.
working in warehouse front has headache, light head, nausea.
in front room and warehouse fron "bad catalytic convertor"
odor, light head, headache, coughing. Marsha has similar.
irritant in front room, light head, over rides two HEPA filters,
wear respirator. 9:31 AM--lights flicker.
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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