Lena Horne passed Sunday

Marry Morris photo

 

 

5/10/10

"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.

"Berkeley, California - 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 water.

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 an ounce.

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 metal.'

That's more like $20 an ounce."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5/11/10

Mariana

at

ZAZOU'S CAFE

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 little fire.'

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 its mark."

 

"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 regular plowing."

 

 

 

"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 BART station.

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 at seattlepi.com.

"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, the Giants.

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."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5/13/10

Nordic House, on San Pablo, at the end of Pardee, is now open. Check it out.

 

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; www.junetaylorjams.com.

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 and urgency."

 

 

 

"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 years, KPFA."

 

"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 guess.

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 doors.

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 is "Emeryville's 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."





"How EVs Will Save the Smart Grid" opines Michael Kabellos at greentechmedia.com.

"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."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5/14/10

part of the Ink Works

mural

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 at washingtonpost.com.

"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. RP

 

 

 

"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 "Nine 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 emails

Community Meeting About Berkeley's Budget
New Recycling Fee?  Cuts to City Services?  Tax on Medical Marijuana?
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.
Donation:$5 requested
 
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 your input.
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 dmoore@cityofberkeley.info, or just reply to this email.  Thank you.
 
Sincerely,
Darryl Moore

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5/15/10

another part of Ink Works

mural

 

 

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.

Tak Nakamoto

 

 

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," he said.

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 traffic Circle.

Arlington Avenue is closed for several blocks in each direction, and several nearby homes have been evacuated."

Full story and updates at link.

 

 

"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 sources:

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. "

 

 

 

 

 

 

5/16/10

Janine emails

The Berkeley 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

Harpsichord Program:

Toccata in e minor ................................................Johann Sebastian Bach

Aria Secunda (1699)........................................................Johann Pachelbel

Fantasia 10 in G major.....................................Georg Friedrich Handel

Suite V (1720) in e minor.........................................................G.F. Handel
 
    l Allegro (fuga)
     Allemande
     Couante
     Sarabande
     Gigue

Canzona in C major BuxWV 166...........................Dietrich Buxtehude

Suite in C major BuxWV 230.............................................D. Buxtehude
   
     Allemande
     Courante
     Sarabande
     Gigue

French Suite V in G major BWV 816......................................J.S. Bach
   
     Allemande
     Courante
     Sarabande
     Gavotte
     Bourée
     Loure
     Gigue

Violin and Harpsichord Program:

Sonata in f minor for violin and obbligato harpsichord, BWV 1018

(moderato)
Allegro
Adagio
Vivace

Aria and Variations transcribed for solo violin by Elizabeth Blumenstock

 

Sonata in G Major for violin and obbligato harpsichord, BWV 1019
Allegro
Largo
Allegro
Adagio
Allegro

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
Dolce
Allegro
Andante un poco
Presto

 

 

 

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 police.

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.

5/9/10--7:11PM--SERIOUS irritant 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.

5/11/10--mid-afternoon--Marsha working in warehouse front has headache, light head, nausea.

5/12/10--7:51 AM--irritant in front room and warehouse fron "bad catalytic convertor" odor, light head, headache, coughing. Marsha has similar.

5/13/10--9:10 AM--SERIOUS 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 the skin.

"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.

 

 

Eternally useful links

 

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

 

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

http://gethuman.com/

 

Markets is not just a reference for Berkeley-Hills radicals with 1.5 mil homes and considerable portfolios.

 

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

 

 

Berkeley Police reports at insidebay area.com are here.

 

Our Berkeley PD Site with crime statistics and more is here.


Crime Log for 94710 is here

This site is NOT affiliated with Berkeley PD.
Take time to report crime!

 

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 is Officer Karen Buckheit, Berkeley PD - 981-5774 kbuckheit@ci.berkeley.ca.us

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

 

Angela Gallegos-Castillo, City Mgr Off - 981-2491 agallegos-castillo@ci.berkeley.ca.us

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

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

 

More Scrambled Eggs & Lox, here

and

Stories about Berkeley and stories about recorded-music

are at

Journal of Recorded Music 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11

 

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