Some in Our Town
are on the LBNL short list
They would be the Goldins and the Jones together along Aquatic
Park, Golden Gate Fields in both Berkeley and Albany, and Wareham
with Berkeley and Emeryville.
And sooner than later, a
lawsuit will be filed against changes of the West-Berkeley Project--in
the works, in fact.
The weekend saw one of our
birds-of-prey flyover with mouse-shaped-raw-meat in its beak.
and Anne M yelps at Oakland's
I met my rabbit rescue friends
at this restaurant, which is in our neighborhood. We ordered a
glass of wine and were visiting, and then started to peruse the
menu . . .
Rabbit was on the menu. We
were appalled. And felt dirty. But had already ordered our wine
and been seated for a few minutes and felt like we couldn't leave.
Here we were, four of us, who spend tons of time saving the lives
of rabbits, and all have companion rabbits of our own, and this
restaurant is killing them and serving them to people.
I don't even remember anything
else about the meal. The food could have been cardboard for all
I noticed. There was nothing that could have redeemed the place
None of us have gone back
and none of us will go back until rabbit is off the menu.
2011 Oakland Greek Festival
is this Friday, Satuday and
at the Greek Orthodox Cathedral
of the Ascension, 4700 Lincoln Avenue, Oakland. 510-531-3400.
Friday and Saturday
10 AM till11 PM and Sunday 11 AM till 9PM
admission is $6.00
but Friday 10AM till 4PM and Sunday 5PM till 10PM are free. Children
are always free.
Paul T. Fakaros, Sofo Kyriakopedi,
"It is that
time of year again when the wonderful aromas of Souklavia and
Loukoumades waft through the air and the sounds of traditional
Greek music and shouts of OPA! resonate in the hills of Oakland.
The Oakland Greek Festival 2011 is now in full preparation and
we are in need of our most important ingredient...you! What would
Oakland's Greek Festival be without the many people from our community
who come to enjoy all the treats for the ears, and eyes and stomach?
It is with great joy and excitement that we invite you to experience
our Greek culture this weekend. The Festival's founding committee
put together an event in the hopes of keeping the Traditions and
their Religion alive and strong in the hearts of their children.
Little did they know that 40 years later this festival would be
a stage to share our vibrant culture, savory food, and trusted
religion with our greater Bay Area community. With this Festival,
we are bringing Greece to you!
Some say that the
Greeks are more hospitable than can be imagined. We rarely let
you leave our homes without thirrd or even fourth helpings. It
is this giving spirit that makes our Festival come alive! What
makes our festival the True Greek Experience is the sight of our
young and old working side by side, our children filled with joy
to dance for you, and our experienced yiayias (grandmothers) offering
you a taste of traditional spanakopita (spinach pie) and their
favorite pastry recipes from their homeland.
Food is an important
part of the Greek Culture."
As in years past, Potter
Creek's John Victor,V&W
Window, grills the lamb!
more from Paul and Sofo here
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is my very first photo essay
"Budding connoisseurs seek new food options
on college campuses, want gourmet over grub" at washingtonpost.com.
"UCSD's Higher Surf to Beget Higher Tuition?"
by Matt Potter, sandiegoreader.com.
"A house in the backwoods
of Merced is a lot cheaper than one overlooking the surf in La
Lolla, so why should tuition at their respective University of
California campuses be the same? So argues UC Berkeley Chancellor
Robert J. Birgenea, who wants to set a tuition mid-point and allow
UC campuses to range up to 25 percent above and below that."
"Graphene Device Modulates Light:Could
speed up optical communications and bring them to computer chips"
is a report at spectrum.ieee.org.
"30 Years After Bob Marley's Death" at pbsnewshour is a story with slide-show
by Jeffery Brown.
May 11th "marks the
30th anniversary of the death of music legend Bob Marley. The
Jamaican reggae star died young in 1981, at just 36 from cancer,
leaving behind a legacy that reaches across all musical genres,
ages and around the world."
Just asking, . . . so if
some of the people involved in writing the West Berkeley Project
are now going to sue the West-Berkeley Project, is that something
like suing yourself?
"What do you do when your waiter is high
on something other than life?"
our Jill Ellis, CEID director,
emails to her Potter Creek neighbors
Recently, CEID held it 8th
Annual Walkathon to help raise funds for our early intervention
program and to increase awareness in the community about the importance
of newborn testing and our comprehensive program in West Berkeley.
Council members Darryl Moore and Laurie Capitelli were both
on site to help us welcome the crowd of babies, parents, family
members and friends. To help offset the growing reductions
in state funding for our services, more than 300 participants
joined us a Lake Merritt and helped us raise $25,000 that support
our early education programs, audiological evaluations and hearing
aids for low income children in our community.
"Berkeley Rep Adds Kneehigh's Wild Bride,
Baryshnikov In Paris and Orlandersmith's Black n Blue Boys"
by Kenneth Jones
and Andrew Gans at playbill.com.
"Kneehigh Theatre Company,
playwright Dael Orlandersmith and Mikhail Baryshnikov will spice
the 2011-12 season of Berkeley Repertory Theatre in California,
the Tony Award-winning company announced May 9.
In addition to the five plays
already scheduled for the coming season, Berkeley Rep revealed
two premieres and a special presentation starring legendary performer
I particularly relate to
Yasmin Anwar's "Top
graduating senior a rags-to-academic-riches story" at
UC Media Relations.
"The life of über-scholar
and cellist Aaron Benavidez, just named the top graduating senior
at the University of California, Berkeley, is nothing short of
dramatic from his impoverished and turbulent childhood in
California's Central Valley, to playing the cello in Europe's
elite concert halls, to finding his 'Ithaca' in the field of sociology."
POST FROM THE PAST
Spaniard, Pablo Casals invented
modern 'cello playing and rediscovered and popularized the Bach
Suites for Solo 'Cello. A must for any classical music library
are his 1930s performances of all six of these
"UC Berkeley launches groundbreaking disability
research initiative" by
Andrea Lampros, UC University Relations.
"The University of California,
Berkeley - viewed by many as the birthplace of the disability
rights movement . . . announced plans for a sweeping new research
initiative that will make the university a worldwide leader in
"Berkeley Case Sparks Debate on Journalist
Rights" at themoralliberal.com.
"A finding by the disciplinary
panel of University of California Berkeley has muddied the
waters somewhat on what role a student journalist may play while
covering campus unrest, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Josh
Wolf was found guilty of spending 11 hours in the Wheeler Hall
on November 20th, 2009, even though he claims he was only covering
the student occupation of the hall rather than participating in
"Home drives -- and pulls -- a UC Berkeley
student" by Matt
Krupnick, Contra Costa Times.
"Six hours north of
here, on the banks of the Trinity River, the town of Hoopa awaits
the return of Kayla Carpenter.
Not only does the UC Berkeley
doctoral student plan to return after the six years or so it will
take to finish her degree, but she also hopes to help revitalize
the dying language of her Hupa people, members of the Hoopa Valley
tribe. Only a handful of elderly people speak Hupa fluently, but
a younger generation has shown new enthusiasm for learning the
language, Carpenter said."
"Philosophy majors up 74% at U.C. Berkeley" by Steven E.F. Brown, San Francisco Business
"In the last decade,
the number of philosophy majors at the University of California,
Berkeley, grew 74 percent.
Cal said it now has 257 undergraduates
majoring in philosophy, sometimes ridiculed as 'the most interesting
path to poverty.' But these graduates are getting jobs in law
and business as well as medicine, technology and education."
"Remodeling Cal's Memorial Stadium is a
bear" Vittorio Tafur,
San Francisco Chronicle.
"What's shaking with
Cal's football stadium? Glad you asked."
"Measuring the distant universe in 3-D" at eurekalert.org.
"The biggest 3-D map
of the distant universe ever made, using light from 14,000 quasars
supermassive black holes at the centers of galaxies billions
of light years away has been constructed by scientists with
the third Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS-III).
The map is the first major
result from the Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey (BOSS),
SDSS-III's largest survey, whose principal investigator is David
Schlegel of the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley
National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab)."
"Berkeley Lab: What
Happens Next?" from Albany Patch.
"Golden Gate Fields
manager Robert Hartman said the company's corporate offices in
Canada received a call Monday informing the business it had made
the cut for the next
'We had put a lot of work
into our submittal and we're pleased to be considered to be worthy
to make it to the next step,' said Hartman. He said both Albany
and Berkeley officials have written letters of support for the
project. . . .
Hartman said racetrack officials are waiting for more details
from the university about what it will need to do next. He said
it's not yet clear whether racetrack operations would cease, or
what kind of information the track will be asked to provide. .
Jon Weiner, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab spokesman, said
the finalists will be invited to the lab to make presentations
about their proposals. There will be site visits and community
outreach. There will be geotechnical surveys. And there will also
be negotiations with all the parties involved. . . .
The meetings will be a chance
for the lab to hear more from applicants about what they have
in mind for the project, Weiner said. "
In Hardly-a-Flash, but certainly
seminal, our Not-so-Daily prints "In
a memo sent to Planning Department staff on May 3 and forwarded
to the Planet this evening, City of Berkeley Director of Planning
Dan Marks announced that he's retiring effective July 1, 2011."
And after taking his longness-meds,
our Not-so-Daily's Steeeeve Fiiiiiinicoooom writes"Berkeley
Landmarks Commission Considers Acheson Development Plans."
"Indian-American population is fastest-growing
by Matt O'Brien, Contra Costa Times.
"In the summer of 1965,
when a group of students at UC Berkeley met in a hillside home
to talk about founding the first local Sikh temple, it was hard
to imagine the East Bay's Indian-American population would someday
expand to nearly 100,000."
on 5/10/11 I posted
"And sooner than later,
a lawsuit will be filed against changes of the West-Berkeley Project--in
the works, in fact."
Thursday two volunteer associations
or front groups depending on your view, filed such a suit. The
Sustainable West Berkeley Alliance and the Council of Neighborhood
Associations were the groups. Their press release reads in part,
"First, the City's Environmental
Impact Report (EIR) failed to study the effects of allowing proposed
MUP sites to occupy properties zoned Mixed-Use Residential. An
MUP site would be allowed to locate potentially incompatible uses
and 75-foot-high buildings next to homes and apartments.
Second, the EIR fails to
identify and evaluate what actions would be taken to mitigate
the impact of big buildings' shadows on public open space and
recreational areas, especially Aquatic Park.
Third, the EIR fails to evaluate
the effects of proposed development on the environmental resources
of Aquatic Park and the impacts on biological resources, hydrology,
and water quality. The intent of the SWBA and CNA action is to
encourage the City of Berkeley to shape the rezoning to promote
appropriate and sustainable development that adequately protects
local residents, businesses and the environment."
"East Bay cities vie for Lawrence Lab expansion" writes Carolyn Jones, Chronicle Staff Writer.
"Six East Bay cities
are finalists for a sprawling new campus of Lawrence Berkeley
National Laboratory, which potentially could transform its host
city into a hub of energy research and innovation.
The six sites, all along
the waterfront and within a short drive of the lab's main campus
in the Berkeley hills, are the UC Field Station in Richmond, Golden
Gate Fields on the Berkeley-Albany border, Aquatic Park in Berkeley,
an industrial site bisected by Berkeley and Emeryville, the former
Naval Air Station in Alameda and Brooklyn Basin along Oakland
Richmond might be the city
to beat, however. The University of California, which runs the
lab with the U.S. Department of Energy, already owns the 90-acre
Field Station, eliminating the need for complicated cash and title
transactions. The site has plenty of open space for development,
easy access by freeway, BART and the Bay Trail, and zoning already
in place for light industry.
'We wish our neighbors the
best, but we really do think this is the ideal site,' said Richmond
City Manager Bill Lindsay. 'This area is not as built out as the
other finalists, so if the lab has a vision for what it wants,
we can accommodate that vision.' "
"Shortlist for Berkeley Lab Satellite Campus
- 2 Sites Next to El Cerrito"
is the Oakland Greek Festival
where our John Victor
is grilling lamb
It is held at Greek Orthodox
Cathedral of the Ascension where the Victors were among the original
fifteen founding families.
and where beautifully presented
the food court awaits
is Jazz on Fourth Street Day
Meddle not in the affairs
of Dragons, for you are crunchy, and taste good with ketchup.
Jazz on Fourth Street
some of the Berkeleyside
Tracey, Lance and the boy(s)
Mal Sharpe & Guys
Mal's the good lookiing guy
behind the bell. But nowhere near as good lookin' as Ms. Tracey.
Scoop, . . .
Superman is Asian!
Better late than never.
"Astronomers Start Search For Alien Life" reports
Kriss Worthington emails--excerpted
U.S.A. The Berkeley Event
at the Julia Morgan home at 2821 Claremont Blvd.
Join Senator Mark Leno,
Kriss Worthington, and . . . Kris Perry/Sandy Stier.
With live choral performance
by Opus Q- a Berkeley Gay Men's Vocal Ensemble,
The Santa Cruz Jazz Trio, and Liquid Nitrogen
Sponsered by Councilmembers
Ruth Atkin, Rebecca Kaplan, Darryl Moore, & Kriss Worthington.
May 21 is the 4th Annual
Kids Triathlon celebrating youth health and fitness. All kids
are encouraged to join the fun, and take the challenge of this
swim-bike-run event,to be held at King Pool,surrounding park and
middle school. This and more is at the Berkeley
"On May 5, 2011, at
12:15 p.m., the male suspect caught on these surveillances images
robbed the Patelco Credit Union, located in downtown Berkeley
in the 2000 block of Shattuck Avenue. The suspect approached a
teller window, threatened that he had a gun and demanded cash.
The teller gave the suspect an undisclosed amount of cash.
The suspect was described
by witnesses as 'a Black Male, short hair, dark complexion, 25-30
years old, 6'-6'4" feet tall wearing a letterman style jacket
with a dark colored body and light colored sleeves and a backpack.'
" This and more are at our BPD's Who
are these . . . site
Bacheeso's is now on (has
moved to) Telegraph at Derby.
POST FROM THE PAST
"Professor retracing Richard Pryor's Peoria
roots" at the Peoria
"California man in town
researching late comedian for biography."
- "It's a hawk"
Mike said, and got up and walked to the edge of the my drive
to get a better view of it in Kruse's fruit tree. As a sparrow
flew up from the Ecole Bilingue drive, the hawk shot down, hit
the bird in mid-flight and without slowing, carried the still
fluttering little sparrow to lunch.
"Love of science leads to love of robots"
is a story at Pensacola
"As a kid growing up
in New York City, engineer Peter Neuhaus loved math and science
but never dreamed of working on robots.
Today, Neuhaus, 42, is one
of the country's top robotics scientists, working on NASA's futuristic
He attended the Bronx High
School of Science. Then, like fellow Florida Institute for Human
and Machine Cognition robotics scientist Jerry Pratt, he landed
at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Boston.
'I took a mechanical engineering
class at MIT,' he said. 'I liked it. You get a lot of lab time
and you get to build things.'
His bachelor's degree in
mechanical engineering led to the University of California, Berkeley,
and his Ph.D"
"Exoskeleton Technology Helps Paraplegic
Student Walk Again"
by Elizabeth Fish, PCWorld.
"Childbirth made safer" is a report at allheadlinenews.com.
following childbirth is the leading cause of maternal deaths in
the developing world, but the World Health Organization (WHO)
has now approved the use of misoprostol, a drug that considerably
reduces this risk.
Misoprostol is an oxytocic
(drug causing the uterus to contract and lessening blood loss)
for the prevention of post-partum hemorrhage (PPH). It is stable
at room temperature and can be administered in tablet form.
The decision to add the drug
to WHO's Model List of Essential Medicines for the prevention
of post-partum hemorrhage (PPH) is 'an affirmation' for countries
and providers who want to use it, said Ndola Prata, associate
professor at the University of California, Berkeley, and a director
at Venture Strategies Innovations, a women's health NGO, who co-wrote
the documents supporting the misoprostol application."
Researchers Get Rare Glimpse at Habitat Shifts Over 100 Years"
Laura Petersen, nytimes.com.
"Birds, chipmunks and
other small vertebrates in Yosemite National Park have shifted
their habitats over the last century, researchers have found,
giving possible new insight into how climate change may be affecting
the wild ecosystem.
Biologists from Yosemite
and the University of California, Berkeley, said drawing firm
conclusions about the role of climate change in Yosemite's habitat
structure will take more research."
"GoodGuide app helps navigate green products" by Jefferson Graham, usatoday.com.
"When University of
California-Berkeley professor Dara O'Rourke started GoodGuide,
a website for seeking out green products, the iPhone hadn't been
POST FROM THE PAST
the front has been torn from
the Apple Store on Fourth
The new front will be on
the property line, eighteen feet forward the old one.
store-front girders of the
Fourth Street Apple Store
"HP advances next-gen 'memristor' memory
technology" by James
"HP scientists have
made a small breakthrough in the development of a next-generation
memory technology called memristors, which some see as a potential
replacement for today's widely used flash and DRAM technologies."
" Foothill yellow-legged frog provides
insight on river management"
"River flow fluctuations
downstream of dams are often out of sync with natural flow patterns
and can have significant negative effects on aquatic species,
such as native frogs, according to a team of scientists from the
USDA Forest Service's Pacific Southwest Research Station, the
University of California, Davis and the University of California,
"Connecticut axes wind power plans thanks
to 'not in my backyard' " Matthew
struck down plans to install the state's first wind power farm
that would produce 3.2 megawatts of power after a group of residents
complained that the turbines would bring down property values.
. . .
In reality, those complaints
are more ethereal. A University of California Berkeley study funded
by the U.S. Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy showed
property values were, at worst, unaffected when wind power farms
were installed near each home. While there was a chance that individual
homes would be impacted, home sale prices as a whole were not
impacted by the placement of wind turbines in the area."
"Calif. debates taxing the wealthy to save
schools" Lien Hoang,
"Taxing the rich
more to benefit others isn't a new idea, but it has emerged in
recent weeks as a potential solution as California tries to salvage
its public education system from deep budget cuts."
"State's Aging Population Could Mean More
Strain for Health Care Services" californiahealthline.org.
"The median age of California
residents has increased over the last decade from 33.3 in 2000
to 35.2 in 2010, according to new census data, the San Francisco
The trend suggests that older
Californians could start putting more pressure on the public health
care system at a time when the state has started cutting back
on services. Lawmakers already have reduced spending on adult
day health care services and Medi-Cal, California's Medicaid program.
Jon Stiles -- studies director
at UC-Berkeley's Census Research Data Center -- said the median
age is the oldest in California's history. The higher median age
likely reflects the large number of baby boomers who are approaching
reader Miltiades Mandros
I used to go out with this
painter who lived up on Greene Street between Spring and Prince.
Her name was Pamela . . . . At that time her best friend was dating
Arnold Schwarzeneggar. This was long before his Conan the Barbarian
days of course, but he was already known for Pumping Iron.
Anyway, I asked Pamela what her friend thought of Mr. S. . . .
She held up her hand - her thumb and forefinger spaced about an
The opinions expressed in
email are those of the writer and not mine--though sometimes I
sometimes I don't
reader Heddy Riss emails
The webcast of my last conference "Religious Norms and the
Public Sphere; The Challenge" is now available on this website.
Enjoy the show.
iGov-Institutions and Governance Program
University of California, Berkeley
Heddy a Belgian by birth
and still very European, and a regular at 900 GRAYSON, is
going to Italy with her husband for a year sabbatical. She'll
be dearly missed.
is Kubik ready for The
"Harold Camping prepares for Judgment Day,
May 21, 2011" at
. . questions is Harold Camping, 89, President of Family Stations,
Camping received a B.S. degree
in Civil Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley
in 1942. In 1958, after managing a construction business, Camping,
along with two others, formed the non-profit ministry of Family
Stations, Inc., a Christian educational network. In 1961, Family
Radio began the Open Forum program, a live weeknight call-in program
hosted by Camping, and broadcast on the more than 140 stations
owned by Family Radio in the U.S., and heard worldwide via shortwave
and a network of AM/FM stations."
"Three deaths in a day at Yosemite"
"The bad luck began
at 11:30 a.m. Friday when Kent Butler, 60, of Austin Texas, ,
slipped at the bottom of the granite steps on the Mist Trail below
Vernal Fall, landed on a rock and slid into the roiling Merced
River.. . .
The body of James Dunbar,
35, Berkeley, was found Friday afternoon as rescuers were attempting
to recover Butler's body, Gediman said. Dunbar was either hiking
or running down the upper Yosemite Fall trail when he apparently
tripped and hit his head on a rock. He died shortly after emergency
crews reached him, Gediman said."
One of the Marin homes featured
by Tracey Taylor in her sfgate.com "2011
Marin Living" is our Andrew Fischer's "Graham residence."
Ms Taylor writes "When
designing this 3,000-square-foot house for a family and their
impressive art collection, architect Andrew Fischer took painstaking
steps tto ensure that the home fit seamlessly into its setting."
Andrew began this project
while working in Regan Bice's office, the Grahams a long time
client of Regan's.
Incidentally, Andrew is a
passionate advocate of manufacturing in west-Berkeley. In fact
he and wife Kerstin are making another baby--young Jim will have
a brother or sister.
Lori K Haley, Department
of Homeland Security emails (excerpted)
Special agents with U.S.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security
Investigations (HSI) returned $15,000 to an 80-year-old Berkeley
man victimized by Quebec-based telemarketing con artists who persuaded
him to send money to pay "taxes" on a sweepstakes
prize they claimed he had won. . .
Believing he had actually won a sweepstakes prize, the victim
told HSI agents and Berkeley Police Department (BPD) officers
he immediately sent the caller a check for $38,000. A few
months later, the same individual contacted the Bay Area man again
demanding another $15,000, which the victim promptly sent.
This time the check was intercepted in Canada . . .
"There are so few times
with these ever increasing worldwide scams that we are able to
collaborate and return such a loss to an individual," said
BPD detective John Lenny. "BPD is grateful to all the
agencies that supported this investigation on behalf of one of
our older Berkeley community members. It was a truly rewarding
According to ICE, fraudulent
telemarketers not only pose as sweepstakes or lottery officials,
but as relatives, lawyers, government representatives, police
officers and accountants. The victims are typically told
they will receive a sum of money varying from thousands to millions
of dollars in lottery winnings. Investigators emphasize
the con artists are very savvy and will persist until they bilk
as much money as possible from their victims.
"Berkeley considers raising fees on boat
dwellers" AP at
"Berkeley is set to
consider raising fees on boat dwellers at the city's marina --
a plan that is not sitting well with some of them."
"East Bay lawmaker renews call for tax
hike on state's richest"
by Josh Richman, Oakland Tribune.
"Bill by Assemblywoman
Nancy Skinner, D-Berkeley, would raise taxes on the richest 1
percent of Californians."
"Burglary suspect with machete, saw arrested
Doug Oakley, Oakland Tribune.
"A burglary suspect armed with a machete and a saw who holed
up in an unoccupied Berkeley home was arrested and taken for a
psychiatric evaluation after about 15 SWAT team members entered
the home Wednesday morning.
"The 3-hour standoff
ended with no shots fired, and the suspect received only minor
injuries during a scuffle with police."
"When Crime Paid:The Pilsner Story", Jay R. Brooks, contracostatimes.com
" 'Crime doesn't pay,' or so the saying goes -- and for nearly
all circumstances that's good advice. But there are exceptions
to most rules, and the story of pilsner beer involves an instance
in which crime paid so well, we're still reaping the benefits
nearly 170 years later.
When it comes to the origins
of most beer styles, especially the centuries-old classics, it's
rare to encounter a tale everyone agrees upon. Most have multiple
origin stories, each more fanciful than the next.
According to legend, the
'crime' in question was perpetrated by an unlikely figure: a monk.
Unfortunately, the criminal element is the least verifiable --
and most colorful -- part of the pilsner story, but most of the
rest of the tale meets with general agreement."
"West Oakland urban mushroom farm joins
city's thriving indie food industry" by Angela Woodall of the Oakland Tribune.
"Back to the Roots is
a company that turns food waste into mushrooms for clients like
Whole Foods and Chez Panisse.
Traces of Oakland's considerable
food industry can be seen in the canneries still standing along
International Boulevard. Today, a new food economy is evolving,
but instead of giants like Del Monte, the businesses are independent
outfits and their products could not be more different.
Alejandro Velez and Nikhil
Arora, for example, started with do-it-yourself mushroom kits
that grow in used coffee grounds, which would otherwise end up
in the trash along with the filters.
Fungi mini packs may not
sound like a Wall Street business model. But Velez and Arora employ
a staff of 14 and had to move to a 10,000-square-foot warehouse
in West Oakland in April after the business -- Back to the Roots
-- outgrew their Emeryville headquarters. Whole Foods sells the
kits in its stores and the young UC Berkeley graduates are the
darlings of the corporate world right now because their commercial
model combines profit with a social mission."
from my log
irritant in warehouse front and IMMEDIATELY in front of warehouse.
9:00 AM--VERY SERIOUS irritant in front room, dirty dry air, watery
eyes, light head, headache, nausea, chills.
Bay Area home prices from sfgate.com
Bay Area foreclosures from sfgate.com
Our City Council update is
Our Planning Commision update
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
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
Kimar finds Costco routinely
has the lowest price.
Ramblers' motorcycle club member, Cliff Miller emails a very
If you ever need to get a
human being on the phone at a credit card company or bank, etc.,
this site tells you how to defeat their automated system and get
you to a human being within a few seconds.
is not just a reference for Berkeley-Hills radicals with 1.5 mil
homes and considerable portfolios.
Our City of Berkeley Boards
and Commissions page is here--redone
Police reports at insidebay area.com are here.
PD Site with crime statistics and more is here.
Crime Log for 94710 is
This site is NOT affiliated
with Berkeley PD.
Take time to report
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.
Coordinator is Officer Karen Buckheit, Berkeley PD - 981-5774
AND check out BPD feature
are these Suspects."
aid to Darryl Moore - 981-7120 firstname.lastname@example.org
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