here after 5/23/13, here
"'The Jetsons': A blast from the past"
with video at cbsnews.com.
"The idea of what the future may hold was largely framed
by a single mid-20th century family, the Jetsons - a family that
raised our hopes and expectations for the future. "
"Bitcoin: A guide to the future of currency"
Bitcoin could just become
the virtual equivalent of gold. Now worth considerably more than
the USD, it may be worth your time to learn about this new form
of global currency.
You have undoubtedly seen
this word as of late, but what is it? Where did it come from and
why is 't all the rage in the news right now? How does it work,
why is it so complex to understand for the average person, and
how is it that 1 BTC (shorthand for 'bitcoin") is currently
worth considerably more than the USD and Euro? Why should anyone
care about Bitcoin? Well, if the U.S. Government cares enough
such that the Principal of Bitcoin, Gavin Andresen, was asked
to give a presentation to the CIA about Bitcoin this week, then
there is plenty of reason for care and concern. Additionally,
many people see Bitcoin as a huge money-making opportunity and
the next big thing to shape the world of currency. And I when
I say many people see it as "the next big thing," I
mean as in what Microsoft was to computers or like what Google
was to search engines. All of the aforementioned and more will
be addressed throughout this definitive guide about Bitcoin: the
world's first global currency that may just stand a chance to
succeed and thrive.
Simple Explanation: Bitcoin
is a new form of currency that was once worthless, yet now has
grown to be worth considerably more than the U.S. dollar. One
bitcoin is currently worth ~$15 USD at the time/date of this post.
Rather than a replacement for the U.S. dollar, the Euro, or other
government currencies, bitcoins should be thought of like gold
or silver where 1 oz. is equivalent to X amount of dollars. In
that sense, Bitcoin is more like a commodity than a currency.
Granular Explanation: Bitcoin is a global, decentralized virtual
currency that first began in 2009 by its creator, Satoshi Nakamoto.
It operates on a vast P2P network which is currently comprised
of thousands of systems. Its aim is quite ambitious: to solve
many of the issues with currency today, such as providing near-cash
anonymity with online transactions, governments being able to
create their own money whenever they want, transfer fees associated
with transactions, and more. No banks, no fees, and no traces.
As a currency, Bitcoins are currently divisible down to 8 decimal
places. What this means is that products or services that accept
bitcoins as payment may accept .025 BTC, .00000643 BTC, etc. Once
again, the comparison to gold and silver are applicable here.
As opposed to a currency, bitcoins operate more like a commodity."
"About bitcoin and its mysterious creator" at newyorker.com.
"There are lots of ways
to make money: You can earn it, find it, counterfeit it, steal
it. Or, if you're Satoshi Nakamoto, you can invent it. That's
what he did on the evening of January 3, 2009, when he pressed
a button on his keyboard and created a new currency called Bitcoin.
It was all bit, and no coin. There was no paper, copper, or silver-just
thirty-one thousand lines of code and an announcement on the Internet.
Nakamoto wanted to create a currency immune to the predations
of bankers and politicians. The currency was controlled entirely
by software. Every ten minutes or so, coins would be distributed
through a process that resembled a lottery. This way, the bitcoin
software would release a total of twenty-one million bitcoins,
most all of them over the next twenty years. Interest in Nakamoto's
invention built steadily. More and more people dedicated their
computers to the lottery, and forty-four exchanges popped up,
allowing anyone with bitcoins to trade them for dollars, euros,
or other currencies. At first, a single bitcoin was valued at
less than a penny. But merchants gradually began to accept bitcoin,
and at the end of 2010 the value began to appreciate rapidly.
By June of 2011, a bitcoin was worth more than twenty-nine dollars.
Market gyrations followed, and by September the exchange rate
had fallen to five dollars. Still, with more than seven million
bitcoins in circulation, Nakamoto had created thirty-five million
dollars of value. And yet Nakamoto was a cipher."
"Does antimatter fall up or down?" at sciencecodex.com.
The atoms that make up ordinary
matter fall down, so do antimatter atoms fall up? Do they experience
gravity the same way as ordinary atoms, or is there such a thing
"Five myths about electric cars" Chris Paine at washingtonpost.com.
"Chris Paine is a filmmaker
whose documentaries include 'Who Killed the Electric Car?' ,'Charge'
and 'Revenge of the Electric Car.'
The troubles of electric-car-maker Fisker Automotive have fueled
another round of debate about whether plug-ins can live up to
their promises. The California start-up, which had already halted
production and laid off most of its employees, missed a federal
loan paymentMonday and told a congressional hearing on Wednesday
that bankruptcy may be unavoidable. This is likely the end of
the road for Fisker. But definitely not for electric cars. Let's
dispel some myths.'"
"Gun control: Futuristic 'arms race' could
transform political debate" by
Josh Richman at contracostatimes.com.
"The white-hot debate
in Congress over background checks, assault weapons and high-capacity
magazines has cooled for now. But a new, futuristic 'arms race'
is afoot that could turn the politics of gun control on its head.
One side wants to use technology
to make guns safer; the other wants to make them much more widely
'Smart guns,' which are digitally personalized so only their owners
can fire them, sound like the stuff of a spy movie -- indeed,
the concept showed up last year in the James Bond film "Skyfall"
with his beloved Walther PPK/S 9 mm short. But guns like Bond's
could be on the market soon.
And 3-D printers that can
produce gun parts sound like something out of 'Star Trek' -- an
object seemingly materializing out of thin air. But while the
technology is still in development, it eventually could be easier
to download a gun than to buy one.
Both technologies could change
how Americans view firearms -- and make moot some laws now in
effect or under debate."
Average hits per day for this site in April were just over
6000 and traffic on archived pages
continues with some pages now reaching 8000 hits.
Tueday morning BFD was doing
hose pressure testing
at their Folger Street warehouse
If I were a betting man I'd
bet the Alameda County coroners report clears Berkeley PD of any
wrong-doing in the recent in-custody death of Kayla Moore.
Our Tak Nakamoto emails a
link to a link
of classical music webcasts. And, Tak's favorite Internet
jazz station is linasjazz.net.
Of it Tak writes that the station is "from rural central
France. Linas is south of Paris and best known for a auto racing
track which is mentioned often in articles and the much less often
mentioned nudist colony. The population is 6000."
"Chez Panisse Sets Opening Date" nbcbayarea.com.
"The opening date is
on the calendar, but the restaurant isn't taking reservations
"Dave Gold, founder of 99 Cents Only Stores,
"The man who founded
the 99 Cents Only Stores chain that offers everything from apples
to school supplies for under a buck has died. Dave Gold was 80.
His son, Jeff Gold, told
the Los Angeles Times that Gold died Monday of an apparent
heart attack at his Los Angeles home.
Gold was 50 when he opened
the first store in 1982. He told the Times in 2003 that while
working at a liquor store, he discovered that items he discounted
to, say, 98 cents or $1.02 never sold out but a 99-cent label
His stores eventually spread
to middle-class and even upscale neighborhoods in California,
Arizona, Nevada and Texas."
"Berkeley City Council met Monday evening in the North Berkeley
Senior Center to present and discuss potential redistricting plans,
. . . " at dailycal.org.
House honors student working to stop human trafficking"
by Gretchen Kell, UC Media Relations.
"Minh Dang, a UC Berkeley
graduate student whose courageous personal story prompted
her work fighting the commercial sexual exploitation of children
and launched her into the national spotlight, was named by the
White House today (Monday, April 29) as a Champion of Change.
Dang and 14 other Asian
American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander women - recognized
for their 'extraordinary commitment to their communities, fellow
citizens and the country' have been invited to travel to
Washington, D.C., to speak on May 6 at a Champions of Change
event about the challenges and opportunities they've encountered."
"What Germany Can Teach the U.S. About
Vocational Education" Harold
L. Sirkin, businessweek.com.
link courtesy Bob
"For years now, U.S.
educators have invested massive amounts of talent and money on
two goals: preventing students from dropping out of high school
and increasing the percentage of high school graduates who go
on to college.
We do everything possible
to encourage college attendance. In the 2011-12 academic year,
for example, one program alone-the federal Pell Grant program,
intended to help low- and moderate-income students finance college-cost
taxpayers $34.5 billion, about half the entire U.S. Department
of Education budget.
Yet many Pell Grant recipients never graduate. They flounder;
they drop out; they become statistics.
How can we prevent such waste?
A new report from the College
Board, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, offers
a variety of useful ideas, such as larger grants for students
who take heavier college course loads. Tougher schedules show
that students are serious about graduating.
That's one good approach. But let me suggest another, which Germany
Our friends in Germany know-as
we should-that some students are bored by traditional studies;
some don't have the aptitude for college; some would rather work
with their hands; and some are unhappy at home and just need to
get away. They realize that everyone won't benefit from college,
but they can still be successful and contribute to society.
Americans often see such
students as victims. Germans see these students as potential assets
who might one day shine if they're matched with the right vocation.
And it has a system in place-a partnership of employers and unions
with government-to do the matching and provide the necessary training.
As the New York Times Magazine
recently noted, Germany's vocational education program doesn't
focus entirely on factory work. Consider the story of the noted
chef Claus-Peter Lumpp."
link courtesy Bob
Are you ready to be part
of the adventure? Because the historic solar-powered crossing
of the United States is about to begin!
With Bertrand at the commands,
HB-SIA is going to complete its first leg of the 2013 Across America
mission, taking off from Moffett Airfield around 6 am PDT (UTC-7)
on Friday May 3rd and landing at Sky Harbor International Airport
in Phoenix (AZ) sometime after midnight PDT (UTC-7).
Bertrand will fly southbound,
west of Yosemite National Park, above Fresno and Lancaster. He
will then veer westward toward Lancaster and Barstow, over the
Mojave Desert in the direction of Phoenix.
The kick-off of the mission
will also act as the launching of a global initiative - 'Clean
Generation' - to promote clean technologies."
"Shanghai Auto Show 2013"
show models on
If it didn't say Shanghai
at the big auto show, would you know it was China? Could it have
just as easily been Geneva? Or Paris? Or Detroit?
People in China now buy more than 14 million new passenger cars
a year. And at the Shanghai International Auto Show, the big stars
were Mercedes-Benz, with its GLA concept, the Lexus IS250 , Audi
A3 and BMW X4.
After all, they sell more
Buicks in China than they do in the U.S. It's a car guy's paradise."
"Bicycle Sharing Plan Goes to Berkeley
Council" at berkeleypatch.com.
"On the Berkeley City
Council agenda for May 7 is a proposal from Councilman Darryl
Moore that the city join the growing ranks of U.S. cities with
Julie Sinai, Da Boz' former
Chief of Staff and now Cal employee, has been
appointed to Our Town's School
"Chancellor announces return to Berkeley-operated
student health plan" Public
Affairs, UC Berkeley.
"UC Berkeley Chancellor
Robert Birgeneau issued the following statement today concerning
changes to the student health-insurance plan:
Throughout this school year,
student leaders and individual students have spoken with great
passion and persuasiveness regarding concerns with the current
health-insurance coverage offered through the university-wide
program known as UC Student Health Insurance Plan (UC SHIP), along
with a desire to have a campus-operated plan where benefits and
premiums could be tailored to the needs of Berkeley students.
Today I am stating my support
for the students' position and, following their urging, announcing
that UC Berkeley will be withdrawing from UC SHIP and returning
to a UC Berkeley-operated student health insurance plan, effective
Aug. 15, 2013."
Thefts Grow, but the Industry Looks the Other Way" at
POSTS FROM THE
Should Our Town's deliberating
body approve a drone-ban, understand that enforcement could be
So, . . . say that a young
woman in Albany just got one of those nifty $300.00 drones from
Amazon for Christmas. Flying her new drone along the bay in Albany,
a wind gust blows it into Berkeley Air Space. Now Berkeley PD
gets a call for service something like "There' s a drone
over the Tom Bates Athletic Complex."
Officers are dispatched.
Now, bringing down even the
low flying drone with a service weapon is a hit or miss proposition.
But you say, most BPD radio cars are equipped with shotguns--still
perhaps difficult. "Mike, you gotta lead it. Lead it!"
Ok, the drone gets away. So, score one for the bad guys--well
actually, the girls.
The effective response to
keeping drones from violating our air space? Simply install ground-to-air
radar controlled anti aircraft guns along all our borders. (Absurd? Of course, yet in keeping with
a like problem." ) Naturally our city council would have
to approve this project and provide the millions of dollars to
Hmmm, . . . they weren't
too excited about that lightly armored truck our police department
wanted even for free.
More than you want to know
about drones on Scrambled Eggs and Lox of the past,
END POSTS FROM
Sunday, May 5th is
Greek Orthodox Easter
Thursday I wrote "If
I were a betting man I'd bet the Alameda County coroner's report
clears Berkeley PD of any "wrong-doing" in the recent
in-custody death of Kayla Moore."
"Transgender man died of toxic drugs"Henry K. Lee at sfgate.com.
"A transgender man who
died while struggling with Berkeley police trying to take him
into custody for a psychiatric evaluation had a toxic amount of
drugs in his system, Alameda County coroner's officials said Friday.
Xavier Christopher Moore,
41, lost consciousness after a tussle with officers at the Gaia
apartment complex at 2116 Allston Way on Feb. 12, police said.
Moore's cause of death is listed as 'acute combined drug intoxication,'
a coroner's official said, though the nature of the drugs was
not specified. Conditions that also contributed to his death included
morbid obesity and an enlarged heart."
"Newest 'Most Wanted Terrorist': Should
Assata Shakur make the list?" at
"Fugitive Assata Shakur
is the first woman named to FBI's Most Wanted Terrorists list.
A member of a black militant group, she was convicted of the 1973
murder of a New Jersey trooper."
"NRA official: 'Culture war' more than
gun rights" Jim
"The National Rifle
Association kicked off its annual convention Friday with a warning
to its members they are engaged in a 'culture war' that stretches
beyond gun rights, further ramping up emotions surrounding the
gun control debate.
NRA First Vice President
James Porter, a Birmingham, Ala., attorney who will assume the
organization's presidency Monday, issued a full-throated challenge
to President Barack Obama in the wake of a major victory regarding
gun control and called on members to dig in for a long fight that
will stretch into the 2014 elections.
More than 70,000 NRA members
are expected to attend the three-day convention amid the backdrop
of the national debate over gun control and the defeat of a U.S.
Senate bill that would have expanded background checks for gun
sales. It was introduced after December's mass shooting at a Newtown,
Conn., elementary school. A small gathering of gun control supporters
were outside of the convention in Houston.
Porter's remarks came in
a short speech to about 300 people at a grass-roots organizing
meeting and set the tone for a "Stand and Fight"-themed
convention that is part gun trade show, political rally and strategy meeting.
'This is not a battle about
gun rights,' Porter said, calling it 'a culture war.'
'(You) here in this room
are the fighters for freedom. We are the protectors,' said Porter,
whose father was NRA president from 1959-1960."
Some would say 'Class warfare'
and not "Culture war."
"As federal sequester cuts hit home, the Bay
Area's long-term unemployed brace for the worst" Patrick May at contracostatimes.com.
" UC Berkeley Works on Drones That Won't
Spy on and/or Kill You"
Fred Noland, sfweekly.com.
" Coye Cheshire doesn't
mean to be impolitic, but he can't help mentioning the FBI's search
for the Boston Marathon bombers - and how it could be abetted
'The whole push is to find
someone who had pictures, and who could provide high resolution
information about public events,' says Cheshire, an associate
professor at the UC Berkeley School of Information.
He's pretty certain he has
a solution to this problem, and you're probably not going to like
it: Drones. The small, unmanned, all-seeing aircraft are mostly
considered in a military context, and thus used for nefarious
reasons, Cheshire says. But set aside your paranoia - drones can
actually be used for social good."
Greek Orthodox Easter
"The Jew of Lusk" by Kevin Moore at bikesandbuddies.com.
Scroll down to
March 9, 2012
"Riding a motorcycle across the country you stumble into
fascinating folks. Some are simply standouts from the crowd who
tickle a fancy and make us smile, then fade into the dormant vaults
of memory. But others are complete outliers; true anomalies. The
ones who become embedded in our consciousness, emerging from time
to time when mood or surroundings invoke them. They are the fascinating
characters who enter our lives as a natural result of wandering.
For me, one of the greats
"The sexiest damn grilled cheese you've
"Sure, there are quick
and dirty versions of the grilled cheese. You can melt something
yellow between two buttered buns in less than 5 minutes. But where's
the payoff there? Let's take it slow. Make it worth our while.
If we learned one thing about Eric Greenspan in our recent two-part
interview, it's that he's all about creating an experience. Nowhere
is that more apparent than in his recipe for "The Champ"
Grilled Cheese, named so because it took top spot in the annual
Grilled Cheese Invitational in 2008."
the CBS Morning Show version
Sooner than later, 900 GRAYSON
will be bottling and selling their fresh all-natural hot sauce.
Will come in a 5 oz bottle and will need to be refrigerated.
Aw jeez! Bar talk at 900
last week included getting drunk without drinking --slimming.
"Robotic insects make first controlled
flight" with video
"In the very early hours
of the morning, in a Harvard robotics laboratory last summer,
an insect took flight. Half the size of a paperclip, weighing
less than a tenth of a gram, it leapt a few inches, hovered for
a moment on fragile, flapping wings, and then sped along a preset
route through the air.
Like a proud parent watching
a child take its first steps, graduate student Pakpong Chirarattananon
immediately captured a video of the fledgling and emailed it to
his adviser and colleagues at 3 a.m.-subject line, "Flight
of the RoboBee."
'I was so excited, I couldn't
sleep,' recalls Chirarattananon, co-lead author of a paper published
this week in Science."
"How A Startup With No Revenue Can Be Worth
A Billion Dollars," Megan
Rose Dickey, at sfgate.com
"When Facebook snapped
up Instagram for $1 billion last year, lots of people in the tech
industry were baffled.
Instagram had no revenue,
but for some reason Facebook decided the company was worth spending
a billion dollars on.
Earlier this year, Pinterest
sold $200 million in stock to new and current investors for less
than 10% of the company, effectively valuing it at $2.5 billion.
Pinterest still has yet to generate any revenue, but investors
are betting that the social pinboard startup could be the next
"Made in the Bay Area: Harsh realities
in new manufacturing"
by Mike Cassidy, contrcostatimes.com.
"Anthony Oliveri was
among the roughly 4,700 factory workers who lost their jobs when
the NUMMI auto factory closed down in 2010. Oliveri worked at
NUMMI for twenty years. He hasn't been able to find a job with
similar pay or benefits since the plant closing. He currently
works as a security guard that pays a fraction of what he made
As the buzz builds around
new manufacturing and its potential to re-energize a key sector
of the Bay Area economy, Anthony Oliveri represents the face of
And, so does Gilman Street
as now zoned.
Starker, Master of the Cello, Dies at 88" by Margalit
Fox at nytimes.com.
·"Janos Starker, one of the 20th century's most renowned
cellists, whose restrained onstage elegance was amply matched
by the cyclone of Scotch, cigarettes and opinion that animated
his offstage life, died on Sunday at a hospice in Bloomington,
Ind. He was 88.
Indiana University, where he was a distinguished professor of
music, announced his death.
A Hungarian-born child prodigy who later survived internment by
the Nazis during World War II, Mr. Starker appeared, in the decades
after the war, on the world's most prestigious recital stages
and as a soloist with the world's leading orchestras. He was part
of a vaunted triumvirate that included Gregor Piatigorsky (1903-76)
and Mstislav Rostropovich (1927-2007), collectively the most celebrated
cellists of the day.
He was also widely known through his more than 150 recordings,
including one of Bach's six suites for solo cello for which he
won a Grammy Award in 1998.
Mr. Starker played several magnificent cellos during his career
- including the "Lord Aylesford" Stradivarius of 1696,
a 1707 Guarnerius and a 1705 instrument by the great Venetian
maker Matteo Goffriller - but he nonetheless managed to resist
the seductions of the instrument to which cellists can fall prey.
The chief hallmark of his playing was a conspicuous lack of schmaltz.
Effusive sentiment is an inherent risk of the cello, with its
thundering sonorities and timbre so like the human voice. He also
shunned the dramatic head tossing and body swaying to which many
cellists incline. "
Moments with Janos Starker
Lawrence joined Mercury Records in 1956 as music director. During
his twelve years with the label, he was music supervisor, editor,
and later producer for over 300 Living Presence recordings, including
eleven LPs with Janos Starker. In 1967 he was appointed general
manager of London Symphony Orchestra, after a decade of association
in the recording halls with that orchestra.
the last notes of the Bach Allegro had faded, Janos Starker
rose from his chair in the ballroom of the Great Northern Hotel
Studio A of Fine Recording, where many of Mercury's Living Presence
chamber music recordings were made in the 1960s.
gently laid aside his Lord Aylesford Stradivarius 'cello, inserted
a fresh cigarette into a long holder, and walked swiftly toward
the control room.
entered just as the engineer was rewinding the tape. Above the
garbled sounds emanating from the three Altec Voice of the
Theater monitor loudspeakers, he asked, "What was the
timing of this movement ?" "Three minutes and fifty
seconds", I replied. Lifting his dark, expressive eyebrows,
Starker said he played it slightly faster these days. "It
sounds lighter this way... and it dances."
cued the tape, the engineer pressed the start button. The magnificent
sounds of the Lord Aylesford filled the room. Starker mentally
ticked off the details that required adjustment: a stronger accent
for the top note of a phrase, a wolf tone that needed replacement,
a 32nd note figure that could be clearer, an A-string that was
a bit sharp. . .
rapid fire Hungarian, Starker discussed balance problems with
his colleague, pianist Gyorgy Sebök, then turned to us for
a final consultation before returning to the hall for the next
atmosphere at a Starker recording session is one of efficiency
-sotto voce. No stranger to the recording process, Starker
began making records right after World War II, when he not only
played the 'cello, but supervised the sessions and edited the
tapes. He performed all these tasks not because he aspired to
become a musical Orson Welles, but simply because the small company
for which he worked lacked the necessary staff.
fact that Starker seems absolutely at ease in the recording studio
might be regarded as a sign of an easygoing personality. Between
takes, he responds with charm and wit to people around him; he
is a vivid raconteur: and he loves nothing better than to engage
in a brisk and lively exchange of ideas on politics and contemporary
it's fascinating to observe Starker switch instantly from the
entertaining social companion to the intensely concentrated performer.
Before we were through chuckling over a particularly amusing anecdote,
Starker would already have stubbed out his cigarette and left
the control room for the studio, leaving behind him a set of suggestions
for the next takes. A record producer has got to be on his toes
at a Starker session.
first recording with Starker began on the morning of July 6, 1962
at Watford Town Hall outside of London, acoustically one of the
finest recording spaces in the world. The work was Dvorák's
Concerto in B Minor, with the London Symphony Orchestra conducted
by Antal Dorati.
haunt of the Mercury Living Presence recording team, Watford Town
Hall was the site of over 150 Mercury sessions between 1956 and
1965, including dozens with Dorati, who had a long term exclusive
contract with the label. Dorati was also a regular guest conductor
with the London Symphony and was largely responsible for the orchestra's
rise to recording prominence in the late 1950s and early 1960s.
was therefore familiar with the Mercury modus operandi. He
knew that his job was to start rehearsing while the recording
team listened intently in the control room for instrumental definition
and balance between soloist and orchestra, made adjustments to
the three Telefunken 201 microphones set up on the wooden floor
of the auditorium, and checked constantly with the engineers in
the recording truck parked outside in the courtyard to ensure
that the tape and magnetic film recorders were in good working
was a lot of traffic going on between the control room and the
halls; doors opening and shutting, cables unraveling, microphones
being lowered, raised or angled, canvas being spread on the floor
here and there for critical dampening. But neither Starker nor
Dorati seemed distracted by these intrusions. When the time-consuming
procedure was over, I made my announcement to the musical forces
that we were ready for a level check. The principal oboist played
the 'A', the machines in the recording truck began to roll, "Stand
by, please" sounded over the monitor loudspeakers in the
hall, and Dorati conducted the orchestra in what was the loudest
and densest portion of the score.
in the recording truck, meters were carefully noted as the Dvorák
fortes poured out of the three Ampex reference amplifier-speakers
suspended on hooks above the dashboard and the steering wheel.
In a few moments, chief engineer Bob Fine told us he was ready
for a take.
tapped his baton and Janos Starker and the eighty-five musicians
of the London Symphony settled down to wait for the "slate"-the
announcement of the first take. In many ways, the first take at
a recording session can be the most critical of all. Musically
and technically, it provides the artists and the recording team
with a blueprint of the work to be done.
the run-through of the first movement, Starker and Dorati, accompanied
by members of the orchestra, crowded into the control room for
the playback. It was clear that alterations were needed: there
was not enough woodwind sound generally; the timpani lacked crispness
(should the player use hard sticks?); the upper strings of the
solo 'cello seemed slightly off focus. . .
Fine and the technical crew were already on their way to the hall.
Moments later, stagehands added a six-inch riser to the wind section
and the 'cello platform was moved a few inches toward the center
microphone. Critical adjustments were made in placing the "outrigger"
microphones (left and right). Meanwhile, in the control room,
I compared "notes" with the soloist and conductor.
his friend and long-time collaborator, Antal Dorati, Starker is
meticulous but not fussy. He strives for consistency of expression
rather than merely achieving "the best takes". Unlike
some other recording artists, Starker has a conductor's view of
the orchestral score and attempts to integrate his part into the
overall fabric. If a passage is designed strictly as an obbligato
to an orchestral melody, he never insists it be given prominence.
Years of playing inside orchestras in Budapest, Dallas
and Chicago nourished this broader perspective.
an awareness of how his solo part dovetails with the full orchestral
score, "I make it a point to relate each work I play to the
total output of its composer", Starker said in an interview
I had with him last summer.
Starker often has been called a musician's musician. Commenting
on this description, he said; "I've always felt that my music-making
was not for mass consumption. My appeal will never be truly for
the casual concert-goer, but rather for the more knowledgeable
To discophiles, however, Starker's appeal is worldwide. His recorded
output of more than one hundred recordings is distinguished by
a high level of excellence.
in Budapest into a musical family, Starker began to study 'cello
soon after he was six. He was already teaching the instrument
at the age of eight. With his two violin playing brothers, he
explored the basic works of the chamber music repertory. At ten
he made his solo debut, and four years later he was assigned to
his first orchestral post.
graduating from the Franz Liszt Academy, where Sebök was
a fellow student, he became principal cellist with the Budapest
Philharmonic and Opera Orchestras. Between concerts and rehearsal,
he practiced furiously, building up his large repertory. For income-and
amusement-he played in jazz bands and Gypsy ensembles. He recalls
the potted-palm pieces he often played in Hungarian cafés
and still performs some of them for his friends, using a wide
vibrato and soulful slides.
the war's end, Starker went west to seek a more secure livelihood.
He settled in Paris where, faced with a scarcity of jobs, he once
worked as a movie extra. At a certain point, he took time out
to reassess his artistic and technical achievements. During the
winter of 1946, he isolated himself in Cannes on the French Riviera
to work and study. He began to make his mark on the European musical
scene when, two years later, his friend Antal Dorati offered him
the post of principal cellist with the Dallas Symphony. After
Dallas came first chair posts with the Metropolitan Opera House
Orchestra and the Chicago Symphony, both under the baton of the
great Fritz Reiner.
gave up orchestral work in 1958, going on to create a legendary
career both on the concert stage and in recording halls of several
by Harold Lawrence for our RECOLLECTIONS
Starker and I shared a friendship with Harold. I
inherited Harold's archives including personal correspondence
between Harold and Janos as well as extensive correspondence between
Harold and Antal Dorati. One of my prized sets is Harold's own
copy of his Mercury recording of the Starker, Bach 'cello suites.
click on graphic
"Saddle up for Bike to Work Day" Cathy Cockrell, UC NewsCenter.
"Don your helmets and
test your hand brakes. It's time for the Bay Area's 18th annual
Bike to Work Day, next Thursday, May 9.
"Berkeley targets high interest 'payday'
loan stores" Doug
Oakley, Oakland Tribune.
"New check cashing stores
selling high interest 'payday' loans face a ban or severe restrictions
as the city joins a growing number of Bay Area jurisdictions cracking
down on the businesses.
Berkeley City Councilman
Jesse Arreguin, who authored a plan to draw up new rules on new
stores in the city, said he did so because the stores "prey
on our community."
"Feds sue landlord of Berkeley medical
marijuana dispensary" by
Doug Oakley, Oakland Tribune.
"The federal government
filed a lawsuit targeting the city's largest medical marijuana
outlet and is aiming to seize the property from its landlord.
The suit, filed May 2 in U.S. District Court in San Francisco,
says Nahla Droubi of Moraga, who is the landlord for Berkeley
Patients Group, is breaking federal drug laws by allowing the
sale of marijuana and therefore is subject to seizure of her property."
"Medical pot: California Supreme Court
allows cities to ban weed dispensaries" by Howard Mintz at contracostatimes.com.
"Unless the Legislature
intervenes, California will be dotted with a few cities that allow
medical marijuana dispensaries but otherwise be ruled by large
areas that outlaw the pot businesses.
That appears to be the medical
marijuana landscape statewide under a ruling Monday by the California
Supreme Court, which settled the latest legal battle over the
state's 17-year-old experiment with medical pot by upholding local
governments' right to ban dispensaries. The unanimous decision
leaves intact a growing movement to forbid pot businesses despite
a 1996 state law permitting medical use of marijuana."
Aw jeez, "Meet
The 'Liberator': Test-Firing The World's First Fully 3D-Printed
Gun" at forbes.com.
founder Cody Wilson, holding the world's first fully 3D-printed
"'Alright. One two'
Before 'three' arrives, a
shot reverberates across the overcast central Texas landscape.
A tall, sandy blond engineer named John has just pulled a twenty-foot
length of yellow string tied to a trigger, which has successfully
fired the world's first entirely 3D-printed gun for the very first
time, rocketing a .380 caliber bullet into a berm of dirt and
'Fuckin' A!' yells John,
who has asked me not to publish his full name. He hurries over
to examine the firearm bolted to an aluminum frame. But the first
to get there is Cody Wilson, a square-jawed and stubbled 25 year-old
in a polo shirt and baseball cap. John may have pulled the trigger,
but the gun is Wilson's brainchild. He's spent more than a year
dreaming of its creation, and dubbed it 'the Liberator' in an
homage to the cheap, one-shot pistols designed to be air-dropped
by the Allies over France during its Nazi occupation in World
About 3D printers here.
3D printers are for
sale at amazon.com.
Potter Creek's "Dynavax
Reports First Quarter 2013 Financial Results" at wsj.com.
"Dynavax Technologies Corporation today reported financial
results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2013. The Company
had $105.4 million in cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities
as of March 31, 2013. This compared to $125.1 million at December
For the quarter ended March
31, 2013, Dynavax reported total revenues of $2.1 million compared
to $2.4 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2012. Grant revenue
from the Company's contract for adjuvant development awarded by
the National Institutes of Health declined by $0.4 million from
the prior year.
Research and development
expenses for the quarter ended March 31, 2013 of $14.2 million
increased by $1.8 million from the first quarter of 2012. This
increase was due primarily to the purchase of a HEPLISAV(TM) component
as well as severance expenses, including non-cash stock-based
General and administrative
expenses for the quarter ended March 31, 2013 of $8.8 million
increased by $3.0 million from the first quarter of 2012. This
increase resulted primarily from incremental severance expenses,
including non-cash stock-based compensation charges."
"The Top 10 Mistakes of Entrepreneurs"
"The UC Berkeley Startup
Competition proudly welcomed Guy Kawasaki to the Haas School of
Business. Kawasaki, former chief evangelist of Apple and co-founder
of Garage Technology Ventures, explained the top ten mistakes
that entrepreneurs make. His talk covered all stages of a startup
from inception to exit."
"Gas Power Needs Wind Generation Too, Says
Study" by Thomas
Overton at powermag.com.
The usefulness of gas-fired
power in backing up intermittent generation from wind is well-established,
but a new study suggests wind generation can also serve an important
price-hedging role as gas takes more of the generation pie
from coal and nuclear.
The study, released in March
by the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in California, begins
by pointing out one key advantage wind generation has over gas:
With the fuel-wind-being free, long-term costs are far more predictable,
meaning long-term power purchase agreements (PPAs) are good deals
for both wind farm owners and utilities.
The same, obviously, is not
true for gas."
"Chinese solar panel maker Suntech flames
out" by Steven Mufson,
"Business was going
gangbusters for solar module maker Suntech and its chief executive,
Shi Zhengrong, just a few years ago. In 2007, Time magazine called
him one of the 'heroes of the environment.'
In 2008, CNN named Shi 'China's
Sunshine Boy.' In 2009, Fortune anointed him 'China's new king
of solar.' That year, New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman
also cited Shi and Suntech as models of China's green leap forward
- which he called "the Sputnik of our day" and a spur
for U.S. clean energy policy.
Suntech's solar market woes
are affecting the bottom line.
Now, however, the Chinese
Sputnik has crashed to Earth, and the Sun King has been toppled.
Buffeted by fierce global competition, faced with a worldwide
manufacturing glut and hobbled by heavy debt, Suntech's directors
ousted Shi on March 4 and defaulted on $541 million worth of convertible
bonds 10 days later. The following week, a Chinese court declared
the company bankrupt after a petition from eight Chinese banks.
On Wednesday, the company announced that its 2012 revenue had
plunged 48 percent from the previous year.
Suntech - which in 2011 was
the world's biggest seller of silicon-based photovoltaic modules
- was once valued at $13 billion on the New York Stock Exchange;
it is worth less than 1 percent of that today.
"Pentagon: Chinese government, military
behind cyberspying" at
"Cyber-espionage targeting U.S. government and business entities
appears 'to be attributable to the Chinese government and military,'
the Pentagon charged Monday in the U.S. government's most explicit
public accusation to date against Beijing.
Chinese hacking capabilities
are particularly worrisome because U.S. officials fear that Beijing
could use them as an offensive tactic.
'The access and skills required
for these intrusions are similar to those necessary to conduct
computer network attacks' the report says.
The Chinese government has
denied orchestrating or condoning hacking operations against U.S.
government and corporate networks.
The Pentagon added that China is also stepping up its conventional
weapons and aerospace systems, saying China is transforming an
armed force that two decades ago was regarded as 'a poorly equipped,
ground forces-centric military.'
Significantly, China rolled
out last year its first aircraft carrier and invested heavily
in short- and medium-range ballistic missiles."
our Councilman Darryl Moore
speaking in opposition to
the Federal suit against our Berkeley Patients Group'
There was a gathering of
council members, the BPG, and citizens on the steps of city hall
yesterday in support of medical marijuana and more particularly
our Berkeley Patients Group. About half-dozen members of the press
also attended. All council members present spoke in opposition
to the Federal suit against BPD's landlord. The most effective
were our Darryl Moore and Councilman Jesse Arreguin, Arreguin
reading from a preparded, detailed statement.
"California Medical Marijuana Crackdown
Ramps Up As More Dispensaries Targeted For Closure" Carly Schwartz at huffingtonpost.com.
"Several dozen protesters
gathered in downtown Berkeley Wednesday afternoon to fight federal
action against one of California's oldest medical marijuana dispensaries,
targeted for closure by the Justice Department.
'The Obama administration's
ongoing war against patients is despicable and has to stop,' Steph
Sherer, executive director of Americans for Safe Access, told
the crowd. 'This is a mean, vindictive move aimed at shutting
down one of the oldest and well-respected dispensaries in the
U.S. Attorney Melinda Haag
on Friday served pot shop Berkeley Patients Group with a lawsuit
that attempts to seize the property and ultimately shut the business.
Berkeley officials say the dispensary provides significant benefits
to the community.
'BPG has served as a national
model of the not-for-profit, services-based medical cannabis dispensary,"
Berkeley City Council member Darryl Moore said in a resolution
opposing the lawsuit. 'They have improved the lives and assisted
the end-of-life transitions of thousands of patients; been significant
donors to dozens of other organizations in our city; [and] shaped
local, state and national policies around medical cannabis.' "
"U.S. attorney defends use of lawsuits
against medical marijuana outlets" Doug Oakley Oakland Tribune.
"The U.S. attorney for
the northern district of California defended her lawsuits against
landlords of medical marijuana outlets one day after this city's
largest provider revealed its landlord is being targeted in a
drug asset forfeiture suit."
"Cyber-attacks behind possibly record-breaking
bank heist" video
report at cbsnews.com.
"It may be the largest
bank robbery in history: A crime ring is accused of stealing $45
million from financial institutions from around the world.
But these criminals weren't
wearing masks or waving guns. They were armed with computers."
"Hospital prices vary widely, report shows" is another video report at cbsnews.com.
There are dramatic price
differences in what hospitals charge, even for the same procedure,
according to a new government report. Time magazine senior editor-at-large
Jeffrey Kluger speaks to the "CBS This Morning" co-hosts
about the magazine article "Bitter Bill: Why Medical Bills
are Killing Us."
CBS News investigative report "Medicare
fraud accusations at nursing home chain.
Each year, Americans spend
hundreds of billions of dollars on unnecessary medical tests and
treatments, which drive up health care costs. Jeff Glor reports
on how one nursing home chain is accused of giving patients rehab
they don't need, and billing the government for money they're
not entitled to."
While Iggy Pop was recording
their new album at Fantasy they were lunching regularly on 900 GRAYSON
Our Anthy, John and Jerry
Victor's friends will soon be opening Pathos,
a Greek restaurant and bar at 2430 Shattuck Ave. It is next toGiovanni's.
Grubb Street writes about
new Shattuck Ave restaurants "first there's Pathos Restaurant
and Bar a new Greek restaurant from Kokkari alum and East Bay-native
Nicholas Eftimiou. Diablo Dish reports that Eftimiou is aiming
for casual, simple, and authentic Greek food that's 'Kokkari-esque
but more cost effective.' He'll do staples like moussaka, grilled
calamari, and baklava, and he's aiming for an early October opening."
"Six-week chase of Santa Cruz County fugitive
Dimitri Storm ends in Berkeley arrest" by Stephen Baxter, Santa Cruz Sentinel.
"Ending a six-week crime
spree that authorities said included two high-speed chases, assault
of a sheriff's deputy and stealing more than 10 vehicles, fugitive
Dimitri Koa Storm was arrested Tuesday in Berkeley.
Storm, 43, was caught about
one block from the campus of UC Berkeley after a brief chase early
Storm told police his name was James Rollston -- the name of one
of his victims in Santa Cruz County. Police later identified him
by fingerprints, said Berkeley police officer Jennifer Coats.
Santa Cruz County deputies
were told early Thursday morning that Storm was apprehended."
"When you arrest the
right man, you don't have to right away arrest the right name"
"Critics Blast U.S. Attorney Melinda Haag
for Berkeley Patients Group Harassment" David Downs at eastbayexpress.com.
"Berkeley Mayor Tom
Bates took local U.S. Attorney (and rumored Berkeley resident)
Melinda Haag to task Wednesday for harassing Berkeley Patients
Group. The popular, permitted medical cannabis dispensary in Berkeley
faces federal forfeiture efforts from Haag yet again, leading
to a press conference yesterday where town leaders defended the
Better Business Bureau member and ripped on the U.S. Attorney'
Haag said she is going after
BPG because preschools exist in the area of the dispensary at
2366 San Pablo Ave. She said in statement: 'The marijuana industry
has caused significant public health and safety problems in rural
communities, urban centers and schools in the Northern District
of California. Because some believe marijuana has medicinal value,
however, we continue to take a measured approach and have only
pursued asset forfeiture actions with respect to marijuana retail
sales operations very near schools, parks or playgrounds, at the
request of local law enforcement, or in one case, because of the
sheer size of its distribution operations.'
'There are no schools around
there,' Bates said at the conference. He said BPG has had 'virtually
no problems with law enforcement.'
'It seems to me Attorney General [Eric Holder] has really messed
up [going after BPG],' Bates said. 'He needs to say "stop
this" '. "
Good 'nuff Boz, but in addition
to those big black helos these guys have lots and lots of real
Makers are on the move with
startup to launch crowdfunded satellite into space" Jonathan
Bloom video report at abc7local.com.
"Silicon Valley is famous
for the startups that have been launched in garages; Hewlett Packard
and Apple, to name the most prominent two. Now some young men
are using their garage to build a satellite and launch it into
Hunched over a small table
in a cluttered garage, they're feverishly working toward a tight
deadline. 'We are replacing the batteries,' engineer Rouslan Dimitrov
said. 'Um, these ones are not charged and we are not sure whether
they hold enough charge for us.'
'We're building a CubeCat,'
Southern Stars founder Tim DeBenedictis said. 'It's a satellite
that will launch into orbit in October of 2013.'This little science
project will blast off on a rocket and fly high above the earth.
It's powered by the sun and packs a tiny radio and three cameras.
'You'll be able to request
a picture of the earth and the next time the satellite goes over
that part of the earth, it'll take the picture and transmit it
down to earth and send it back to your phone.' "
plan space satellites to combat censorship" David Meyer,
Technology reporter, bbc.co.uk.
" 50 years after Russia's
first piloted mission, hackers plan to send their own people beyond
Computer hackers plan to take the internet beyond the reach of
censors by putting their own communication satellites into orbit.
The scheme was outlined at
the Chaos Communication Congress in Berlin.
The project's organisers
said the Hackerspace Global Grid will also involve developing
a grid of ground stations to track and communicate with the satellites.
Longer term they hope to
help put an amateur astronaut on the moon."
Boz, Holder is in town. Maybe
you could have a sit-down and . . . naw.
Though released in PDF from,
Berkeley PD's Newletter, May 2013, is not yet on their website
Browsing our archives, I
find that the May 10 2010 page now has over 12,000 hits.
Councilman Capitelli's May
CBS News reports that Cody R Wilson has removed the plans
for his 3D manufacturable pistol, the Liberator, from his website.
Well, Ok then!
"Open source flight, from the Drone Lab
to Twitter: Q&A with Dave Lester" by Amanda Alvarez, gigaom.com.
"We caught up with Dave
Lester, soon-to-be graduate of UC Berkeley's School of Information
and a web developer who told us about his drone hacking project,
the importance of code integration, and his upcoming foray into
open source at Twitter.
I recently had the chance
to catch up with Dave Lester, a soon-to-be graduate of UC Berkeley's
School of Information and a web developer who has been involved
in a number of open source initiatives. Dave has been working
on bringing technology together with the humanities and education
through an un-conference he co-founded, and in his former role
as assistant director of the Maryland Institute for Technology
in the Humanities. We talked about his drone hacking project,
the importance of code integration, and his upcoming foray into
open source at Twitter in an email interview.
How did you become interested
in open source and community building?
I was contributing to an
open source web publishing system for digital archives called
Omeka. The primary goal of Omeka is to make publishing digital
archives of historical photographs and stories as easy as publishing
a blog. We patterned our community strategy around Mozilla and
WordPress, trying to create a ladder of contributions where people
of varying skill levels could get involved, and I was helping
coordinate developer community growth. Shortly after launching
our first public beta, we realized that the community of interested
users was more diverse than we imagined, not only from museums
and archives but also libraries. . . .
You're also interested in
hacking hardware, such as drones. What has this taught you about
This semester I helped organize
a group of fellow graduate students at UC Berkeley to form what
we've called 'Drone Lab', an informal group that has met weekly
to hack, discuss, and investigate creative and problem-solving
uses of consumer-grade quadcopters. These are hobbyist toys that
you can buy at your local shopping mall, but the ability to control
them using software that you script unleashes the potential to
tap into their cameras and sensors from heights and hard-to-reach
places that are new and exciting. What we ended up focusing our
hacking on were new ways to control the quadcopters, including
voice and tracking head movements.
What I found fascinating
the last several months was introducing several of my classmates
to Node.JS through programming these drones. Learning to program
can often be a frustrating and unrewarding experience, but with
you can fly a copter. Programming shouldn't be limited to terminal
windows, and the feedback of seeing the drone fly can be very
rewarding. This also fosters creativity and unexpected things
sometimes you'll see the drone do something in flight that
seems odd, which prompts new questions about your code and experimentation
that can be less common in programming. . . . "
this coming weekend
is the Oakland
Here's some of last
year's Oakland Greek Festival
where our John Victor
was grilling lamb
You'd asked about where I
bought used computer gear for-cheap. Last
week I went to http://www.unwaste.com/store/
I bought a 17 inch LCD Lenovo/IBM
monitor for $30 +tax. It works fine. It is only 2 years old. They
also had Apple monitors in various sizes. If you go, bring CASH.
No checks or credit/debit cards accepted.
They're located off the Fruitvale
exit from 880 in East Oakland. Fascinating neighborhood. Along
with old line industries and marginally used or vacant industrial
spaces, the area also has a Koi farm. The area north of Fruitvale
on the estuary side of the freeway has a lot of live work spaces,
art studios and also modern condos. The warehouse used by the
Oakland Museum White Elephant Sale is also there alongside the
boat house for Cal's rowing team. It is very densely populated
and very lively.
Sounds like a great place
for west-Berkeley's out-of-date manufactures to relocate.
"Foreclosed Homes: How Many in Berkeley
and on What Streets?"
"Berkeley has 172 homes
still in some stage of foreclosure, according to information released
today by Realty Trac. Of those, 22 are for sale."
"Great spots for beer in the East Bay"
"With the Bar Bite on
Oakland's Old Depot running in the Chronicle last week, we thought
we'd raise a pint to some more of the great beer that's brewing
in the East Bay right now. We've focused mostly on Oakland and
Berkeley, with a dip down in to Hayward and San Leandro, though
we are well aware that other East Bay areas have much to offer
(Walnut Creek's Ol Beercafe and Bottle Shop, Dublin's Caps &
Taps, Concord's EJ Phair Brewing Company are just a few that spring
to mind). We'll try to explore outward in another installment."
Electric Model S Sedan Grabs Consumer Reports Top Rating"
Alan Ohnsman, sfgate.com.
"The 2013 Tesla Model S. The Model S was built from scratch,
unlike the company's Roadster, which is built on the chassis of
a Lotus sports car.
Tesla Motors Inc.'s electric
Model S, Motor Trend's 2013 'Car of the Year,' received the highest
rating from Consumer Reports in an evaluation of the luxury sedan
that led first-quarter North American plug-in car sales.
The Model S from Palo Alto,
California-based Tesla scored 99 out of 100 points, the non-profit
magazine said in an e- mailed statement. The $89,650 car bought
by Consumer Reports 'performed better, or just as well overall'
as any vehicle it's ever tested, the Yonkers, New York-based magazine said.
'It accelerates, handles
and brakes like a sports car, it has the ride and quietness of
a luxury car and is far more energy efficient than the best hybrid
cars,' said Jake Fisher, Consumer Reports' director of automotive
testing, in a statement. Still, the magazine said it isn't recommending
the car yet as there isn't enough reliability data so far to do so."
"Bubbles Deconstructed: New Study Explains
The Mathematics Behind Foam" by
Tamarra Kemsley with video at natureworldnews.com.
"Bubbles are at the
center of a new study published in the journal Science, as
researchers describe via mathematical models just how they form
Their results, according
to applied mathematician and study participant James A. Sethian,
could have far-reaching effects.
'This work has application
in the mixing of foams, in industrial processes for making metal
and plastic foams, and in modeling growing cell clusters,' Sethian
said in a UC Berkeley press release and nor does it stop
there, he explained. 'These techniques, which rely on solving
a set of linked partial differential equations, can be used to
track the motion of a large number of interfaces connected together,
where the physics and chemistry determine the surface dynamics.'
One of the main challenges
facing Sethian and his colleague Robert I. Saye as they set about
their work was the fact that the evolution of a bubble cluster
just a few inches across depends on what occurs in the walls of
each individual bubble."
Our Sunday morning ride was
interrupted when around 10 o'clock we ran into a homocide on Grizzly
Peak road. The road blocked by tape and a "UCPD"
radio car, a crime scene unit and what appeared to be a BPD command
unit were also present. Tents had been erected over the immediate
crime scene where investigators appeared to be working. A car
apparently belonging to the victim was also present.
After about 10 minutes we turned around and left.
19 were wounded Sunday afternoon
in a shooting at a New Orleans parade--two were children.
END MISCELLANEOUS RAMBLINGS
odor in front of warehouse and warehouse front, mucus membrane
irritation, watery burning eyes, etc. 10:25 PM--similar.
5/8/13--4:25 PM-odor in front
room, mucus membrane irritation.Similar off-and-on all day.
odor in front of warehouse and warehouse front, mucus membrane
irritation, watery burning eyes, etc.
5/12/13--7:25 PM--odor in
front room, mucus membrane irritation.
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.
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.
Best gas prices in 94710,
as well as all of US and Canada, are here
Kimar finds Costco routinely
has the lowest price.
Bay Area home prices from sfgate.com
Bay Area foreclosures from sfgate.com
Our City Council update is
Our Planning Commision update
Our City of Berkeley Boards
and Commissions page is here--redone
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, Berkeley PD - 981-5774.
aid to Darryl Moore - 981-7120 email@example.com
City Councilman firstname.lastname@example.org
AND check out BPD feature
are these Suspects."
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