posts from the past

Oona O'Neill and William Saroyan



From the Eugene O'Neill Foundation Web Site "Rare photos of Oona O'Neill have been donated to the Foundation by Mary Morris Lawrence, a former photographer for the New York newspaper, PM (now defunct), who now lives in Oakland. . . . Mary produced a picture story about William Saroyan and the colorful street people he was cultivating around New York City in the summer of 1942. Saroyan was a great admirer of Eugene O'Neill and when he heard Mary knew Oona, he asked her to arrange a meeting. Mary said, 'In no time he had persuaded her to be in Across The Board on Tomorrow Morning, one of three one-act plays he was about to present on Broadway.' Mary attended rehearsals, taking many shots like the one she has donated. It shows Saroyan playing hat-toss for relaxation in the basement of the Belasco Theatre, with Oona as the target, and poet Samuel Bodenheim, a Greenwich Village character looking on. Oona and her friend Carol Marcus left for Hollywood soon after the play, and in the following year Oona married Charlie Chaplin. Mary saw the Chaplins often at parties when she moved to Hollywood in 1945. . . . Mrs. Lawrence is the only one with these photos as the negatives were lost when the paper collapsed."

I hope I had something to do with this donation. I think I made Mary aware of the importance of these photos. The one of Oona O'Neill and William Saroyan and more can be seen on Mostly Mary Morris Three.


Relaxing in the early evening sun, last night I was serenaded by a not-too-distant schakuhachi player -- probably in the new work-units on 7th -- the sort-of-sad flute sounds mixing with the close-by bird chirps. A V8 pickup burbled past boom-boxing and I returned to Chapter Two "The German Blitzkrieg Stuns the World."



"Judge tosses laws restricting recruiters" reports Matthew B. Stannard, Chronicle Staff Writer.

"Without fanfare, a federal judge in Oakland today threw out voter-approved laws in two upper Northern California cities barring military recruiters from contacting minors.

U.S. District Judge Saundra Brown Armstrong ruled that laws passed in Arcata and Eureka in November were unconstitutional and invalid."




"Juneteenth Celebration in South Berkeley Thousands gather'd along Adeline Street in Berkeley Saturday to celebrate a joyous and peaceful Juneteenth" reports Brennemann in our Planet, now back o line. " 'It's a wonderful, wonderful day,' said Berkeley City Councilmember Max Anderson, who was on hand to talk with his South Berkeley constituents."



Last month, Pete Hurney took a 5 week trip through the USA and Canada

Nash Metropolitan is one of the many photos he took




our Angela Gallegos-Castillo emails

hi Ron,
headed out on vacation . . . back on Wednesday, July 8th . . .
thanks again for all you do in the neighborhood!
see you when I get back



Last night, I believe, the Regans and Kavas had dinner with Kava's mom preparing some of the food. You know, Persians had a culture when my ancestors were hitting each other over the head with sticks.




Wednesday, Dave Kruse conducted a tour of his green facility, L.J. Kruse Co. The tour was made up of a dozen or so Nawic local chapter members, National Association of Women in Construction.

Well, Ok then.



I ran into Sally and Richard at the Bowl yesterday. "There's such a variety of bread" Sally said while picking up a local-loaf with authority.



the Bowl Pre-Opening 5/30

Mr Darryl, our Councilman, pondering


more Pre-Opening photos here



San Francisco Chronicle photographer

shooting 900 GRAYSON for Sunday's food section, hopefully





"SCE Announces Agreements for 726 MW of Solar Power" is a news release at energyonline.com. "Southern California Edison (SCE) announced yesterday that it executed two power purchase agreements (PPAs) with Solar Millennium for the output from two, 242-MW solar-thermal stations, with an option to double the capacity of one station.

The locations for the planned solar power stations are in southeastern California, near the towns of Blythe and Ridgecrest. The stations are scheduled to commence operations in 2013 and 2014.

Solar Millennium, LLC, Berkeley, a subsidiary of Solar Millennium, is to develop the projects that employ a parabolic trough design. Long, parabolic mirrors reflect sunlight onto a tube, where the concentrated solar energy heats a working fluid that in turn is used to create superheated steam. The steam is used in a traditional steam turbine - generator set for power production.

Solar Millennium stated that construction may begin by the end of of next year, given timely approval of permit applications and other regulatory approval."




"CIRM awards $40.6M in stem cell training grants" is a story in the San Francisco Business Times.

"California's stem cell research funding agency approved funding 15 grants - including awards to Stanford University, the University of California, Berkeley, UCSF, the J. David Gladstone Institutes - to fund graduate students, postdoctoral scholars and clinical fellows working in stem cell research labs.

The grants total nearly $40.6 million, according to the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine.

Stanford will receive $3,930,000, UCSF $3,899,912, UC Berkeley $3,371,686 and the Gladstone Institutes $2,517,888".





"Berkeley murder defendant pleads out" reports John Coté, Chronicle Staff Writer.

"One of the two men charged with murder in the 2006 slaying of a man who died while seeking help at a UC Berkeley sorority has pleaded to a lesser charge and agreed to testify in the trial of the man prosecutors contend pulled the trigger.

Brandon Lamar Crowder, 21, of Berkeley pleaded no contest to voluntary manslaughter after a jury was picked in the case earlier this week, said his attorney, Darryl Stallworth.

As part of the plea deal, Crowder faces up to six years in prison and must testify truthfully about what happened the night Oakland resident Wayne Drummond, 23, was killed."





Kubik forwards this link

"Suitcase With $134 Billion Puts Dollar on Edge" reports William Pesek at bloomberg.com. "It's a plot better suited for a John Le Carre novel.

"Two Japanese men are detained in Italy after allegedly attempting to take $134 billion worth of U.S. bonds over the border into Switzerland. Details are maddeningly sketchy, so naturally the global rumor mill is kicking into high gear.

Are these would-be smugglers agents of Kim Jong Il stashing North Korea's cash in a Swiss vault? Bagmen for Nigerian Internet scammers? Was the money meant for terrorists looking to buy nuclear warheads? Is Japan dumping its dollars secretly? Are the bonds real or counterfeit? "













posts from the past

Orson Welles and Carl Sandburg

a Mary Morris photo




"Artists-in-residence find creative homes in churches and cathedrals" is by Jerry Hames at episcopallife.org.

"James Tinsley recalls biking up steep Cedar Street in Berkeley, California, four years ago when he stopped to catch his breath. "I heard the sound of a pipe organ," he said, "and I had the experience to know that it was an exceptionally [good] sounding instrument. And it was in tune!"

Tinsley went to the door of nearby All Souls Church, rang the bell, and yet another opportunity opened for the 60-year-old trumpet player whose international professional career has spanned four decades.

'I found All Souls by accident,' said Tinsley, who had just returned to Berkeley to care for his ailing father. His career has seen performances with the Boston Symphony and the Philadelphia Orchestra, as well as with jazz musicians Chick Corea and Stanley Clarke."




Late Wednesday, Berkeley PD activated its emergency phone network. A recorded message about a missing 71 year old woman was sent. The system malfunctioned, not cycling fast enough, and some residents received their call in the middle of the night. Even though the system did not function properly it did result in the woman being found.

The system is being de-glitched.



"UC considers merging Berkeley, San Francisco campus police" by Matt Krupnick, Contra Costa Times.

"The University of California is considering merging the UC Berkeley and UC San Francisco police departments under common leadership."



"Intel's bullshit filter exposes disputed information on the Internet" is by Dean Takahashi at digital.venturebeat.com.

"Intel's researchers have figured out how to expose lies on the Internet. They've launched a tool dubbed Dispute Finder that lets you see highlighted text in a news story where the information is disputed. I call it a bullshit filter."



"The Pacific isn't the only ocean collecting plastic trash" reports the Christian Science Monitor.

"A swirling 'soup' of tiny pieces of plastic has been found in the Atlantic Ocean, and something similar may be present in other ocean areas as well."




Michael Fumento writes about " The WHO's fabricated pandemic" at nationalpost.com.

"A global flu pandemic is a 'when, not an if.' So the World Health Organization (WHO) has been crying for five years. Now it can boast it was right. Problem is, the mildest pandemics of the 20th century killed at least a million people worldwide, and old-fashioned seasonal flu strikes every nation yearly, killing an estimated 250,000 to 500,000. But only 144 people had succumbed to H1N1 swine flu when the WHO declared its pandemic -- far less than seasonal flu's daily toll. Further, in Mexico, where the outbreak began and where it has been the most severe, cases had already peaked.

You see, the pandemic the WHO had been warning of was actually H5N1 avian flu."













post from the past


Harvey [the mailman] Jeeeust Before the Finish Line: the shadow over the orange cone is the line sign.



What is the difference between social activism and getting in other peoples' business?

a.There is no difference.

b.There is some difference.

c.There's all the difference in the world you rightist twit and if you don't see it, I'll picket your sorry tusch 'till you do.

d.There's all the difference in the world but it's a slippery slope.

e.None of the above.

f. All of the above.



our Courtney Bean

food server at 900 GRAYSON




"El Cerrito, Parkway theaters may reopen soon" is a story by Carolyn Jones, Chronicle Staff Writer.

"Beer, pizza and 'Rocky Horror' drag shows are likely to light up the East Bay movie landscape once more, as two shuttered theaters approach resurrection.

The Cerrito Theater in El Cerrito and its former sister theater, the Parkway in Oakland, will both probably reopen within the next few weeks, this time as competitors instead of siblings. "





"'Explosion' of altruism needed in U.S., Huffington says" writes Angela Woodall, Oakland Tribune.

" Communities need to come together to prevent material hardship from turning into violence as a growing number of Americans slip into poverty, Huffington Post co-founder Arianna Huffington told an audience Saturday gathered for the 'Craigslist Foundation Boot Camp.'

'We are living powerful lies. We need to wake up,' she warned at the start of the program held at UC Berkeley. In the current crisis, it is not enough to 'put our fingers in the dike' or rely on government policies, she said.

When Huffington, the independently wealthy Greek-born ex-wife of a former Southern California congressman, advocated an "explosion" of giving, volunteering and service, she had a receptive audience - each of whom paid $75 for the all-day annual event so they could learn how to get involved or just network for a good cause.

The rows of listeners who filled Zellerbach Hall nodded their heads and smiled when the former California gubernatorial candidate said the definition of success is changing because people are re-evaluating their values and priorities.

We just need to accelerate that change,' she added. 'When our empathy is touched, there is no end to what we can do.'

Her message matched the theme of this year's boot camp - 'Connect. Inspire. Act ' - which echoed President Barack Obama's recent call to service. The event, founded in 2004, aims to match potential volunteers with guidance and resources to fulfill their goals through fertile networking territory and dozens of workshops.

Topics on Saturday ranged from 'Do I really want to start a nonprofit, or do I just need some chocolate?' to 'Change the world for 10 bucks.' "












ole friend WD emails from Burlington, VT

"Sarod Virtuoso Ali Akbar Khan Dies at 87.

Ali Akbar Khan, 87, a Bengali musician who was regarded as one of the finest artists of Indian classical music and who helped popularize the genre in the West through appearances on television, record and stage, died June 18 at his home in San Anselmo, Calif., of a kidney ailment. "


post from the past

The Unforgettable Encounter with Khansahib

by WD

The first, unforgettable encounter with Khansahib, thirty years ago, deep in Beatletime, came as something of a shock. A little knowledge, gained from the kind of callow record listening one indulged in then, very definitely did not go a long way. I remember the hair-raising way the tuning of the instruments metamorphosed into music as the alap began, and the amusement of the three musicians as the noisy crowd, seemingly all at once, felt the random sounds coalesce into raga, fell silent, settling in for the ride, all attention and wonderment. We had come ready to catch a few of those slinky shrutis, to hear the cool, clangy sounds we knew from records, to feel the beat, to let our heads wander off for a while to yogiland. Instead we were carried off on a trip to the other side. Just like Beethoven.

An hour or so later, after the first evening raga, we stood outside in the Seattle mist, unable to light our cigarettes for trembling hands.

Now, after many years and many more encounters just as powerful and moving as that first one, we return to consider the records, which in due course have acquired a deepened significance of their own.


Listening again to Khansahib's great series on Connoisseur Society is to marvel at the sheer beauty of the playing and of the recordings themselves. Surely these are among the best examples of artist and recording coming together in such accord, with so much personal force and genius caught in the sound, that disbelief suspends itself without a protest. This was the series that culminated in the fabulous "Forty-minute Raga" and "Eighty-minute Raga" disqs which purported to give the listener the fullest experience of Khansahib's art available on records. And so they did, not just in the sense of a fully-developed musical exposition, but also of a sense of a full revelation of a real-time performance much like the ones we heard in those fortunate concert halls, where it was possible to partake in the feeling of intense, abiding mutuality and empathy that seemed to flow from the musicians to the audience.

But this is not to dismiss the wonderful raga records of shorter duration, where what we are given to hear is not the same as the arguably 'real' performances, and not just in the dimension of duration. Typically, these records seem to distill the alap to a length that only allows for a kind of schematic representation of the raga, with virtually none of the extended meditative, rasa-setting exposition and exploration we would expect in a full performance.

Likewise the gat sections seem less elaborated, less grandly constructed, than what concerts have taught us is possible. But listening again, these twenty-minute ragas are still sublimely beautiful, like Rembrandt sketches.

And every one of them brings to mind the extraordinary aura we experienced in those concerts, the absolute conviction that the carpet was hovering three feet above the stage . .

copyright 2001 W. D. RECOLLECTIONS





"Chicken and waffles get updated" is a story by Lynne Char Bennett at sfgate.com.

"The unlikely sounding combo of chicken and waffles - fried chicken atop a waffle served with butter and syrup - headed for the mainstream in the 1970s with the opening of Roscoe's House of Chicken and Waffles in Los Angeles. Recently, however, some Bay Area chefs have begun updating the soul food favorite.

In the East Bay, brothers Anthony and Christopher Saulnier and chef Joshua Pearl of 900 Grayson jazz up the Demon Lover combo with spicy buttermilk fried Fulton Valley chicken paillards and a killer cream gravy."


hi Ron,

OMG, I miss the Seitan Lover so much. I'm happy to see 900 Grayson
getting some more good reviews. Do you still hang out there every day?
Please say hi to everyone for me!

take care,


900s' Anthony and Chris ordered a couple of pizza from Rotten City Pizza--6613 Hollis St, Emeryville, CA, 94608--for the staff lunch one day last week. "Gourmet pizza" Anthony said. Pies are $19 to $23, slices $3 and $3.5. Check it out. They also deliver.



Kubik emails a Chowhoud entry

Coffee Lover's Delight

Everything about the newly opened Local 123 in Berkeley "suggests that it is going to be an East Bay destination for serious coffee lovers," says TopoTail.
"They have a beautiful La Marzocco machine and are pulling shots via bottomless portafilters, which is a very good sign," TopoTail observes. "If the barista isn't well trained, a bottomless portafilter is going to spell real trouble, but the barista was pulling beautiful shots that hung down straight and true, like warm honey-exactly what you want to see."
Espresso is excellent: short, dark, and syrupy, says Leadbelly, although there's not much crema on top. abstractpoet really liked a cup of Sumatran drip coffee.
The beans and tea are from Flying Goat, a serious roaster in Santa Rosa with its own cafés in Berkeley and Healdsburg.
The extensive food-prep area belies the meager food offerings, mostly of the snack variety. Cardamom shortcake is rich and buttery, if short on actual cardamom flavor, says Leadbelly.
Décor is minimal, which you may or may not find charming, but there's a nook with a couple of couches and a nice back patio with high brick walls. Free Wi-Fi makes this a good hangout prospect.
Local 123 [East Bay] 
2049 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley
No phone available
Board Link: Very promising cafe opens in Berkeley

The above is from Chow Hound this morning - Carol and I walked over early and had some great coffee - a half block south of University on  San Pablo
Gabe did the lighting... Nice folks, good space, fine coffee - what's not to like!





And Lynne Char Bennett, Chronicle Staff Writer reports "Enjoy peaches sold only at Brentwood area farms.

I love fresh fruit, especially first-of-summer peaches. There is nothing like holding a sun-warmed, slightly fuzzy orb, then taking a bite, trying not dribble the juice. California grows more than 140 varieties of peaches, and I sometimes daydream about tasting them all.

When I lived in Bakersfield I planted several fruit trees in my yard, including a white Babcock peach. The variety was developed in Berkeley by E.B. Babcock in 1923. In just a few years that little tree gave me more peaches than I knew what to do with - almost."




"Counting Crows Go Independent" is by, Neil K. Warner at alternativeaddiction.com.

"Ask the Counting Crows in a few years, then the group that originated in Berkeley, California may have a better answer, but for now guitarist David Immerglück is excited about the band's prospects of going independent."




"Berkeley teen arrested for shooting at officers" reports the AP.

"Police say a Berkeley teen is under arrest on suspicion of shooting at two Oakland police officers, who were not injured in the incident."




"Intel launches Dispute Finder browser add-on" by: Matthew Humphries, geek.com.

"Intel researchers have developed and released a new add-on for the Firefox browser with the purpose of highlighting and reporting disputed information found online.

The add-on is called Dispute Finder and was developed by researchers at Intel in Berkeley, California. The idea behind the project is to allow users to get a better idea of what is real, concrete information and therefore have more grounded views based on the facts rather than just opinion. It forms part of a larger project at Intel called Confrontational Computing which is described as follows on the Intel Research website:

Much of the information on the web consists of opinions, arguments, and beliefs. Examples include news articles, blog posts, message boards, and wikis. The Confrontational Computing project aims to understand how people argue on the web, and to develop tools that make it easier for people to do so."


"Educational Technology for 21st Century Classroom Collaboration" is a press release at prweb.com.

"AirSet plans to unveil the newest version of its Cloud Computers for Education at the National Educational Computing Conference (NECC). Using AirSet, people can collaborate and communicate with their groups of friends, students, and colleagues from any computer or mobile device. The technology is a particular favorite among users in education, who use AirSet to share and develop course materials, coordinate schedules and curricula, and communicate with their students, parents, and administrators in a private and secure space.

AirSet announced today its plan to demonstrate the newest version of its widely used classroom collaboration technology for education at the National Educational Computing Conference (NECC). The conference will take place at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. from June 28 to July 1, 2009. This tool allows people to collaborate and communicate with their groups of friends, family members, students, and colleagues from any computer or mobile device. Users employ AirSet to share and develop course materials, coordinate schedules and curricula, and communicate with their students, parents, and administrators in a private and secure space. AirSet is a particular favorite among users of educational technology. . . .

AirSet is a private company based in Berkeley, California, which was founded in 2003 by CEO and veteran entrepreneur Brian Dougherty to simplify and strengthen communication and collaboration among people who share common interests and activities."









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Wednesday, just after Noon, Don Batz pulled up in front of the warehouse and said "Hello." But I didn't know Don. Don's an air-conditioning man who owned CommAir and was in Potter Creek for a meeting with Dave Kruse. AND, one of the first locations of his company was in 1962 in this warehouse. Next door at the time was the early location of Dymo Labels.

I gave Don a tour and he pointed out that he built the back-office and put in some studs behind the roll-up door. And he remembers that on April 5, 1962 he was washing his Ford Sedan in the drive-way but left real fast in the middle of it--his wife was giving birth to their son. We talked for almost an hour.


Wednesday was Studio Day at our Heartwood Collective, members spending time cleaning the studio and its equipment.


Bob and Carol are back from their trip to England and Andrew and Kerstin are back from Morocco.


June 20, Sarah is hosting a meeting of childrens' book illustrators from around the country. Notice all the sprucing-up around Sarah, Byron and Milo's Victorian.

Sarah emails

On Wed, June 20th, the Mazza Museum (on the campus of the University of Findlay - in Ohio), which specializes in International Art from Picture Books, will be coming to tour the house and hear a little talk by moi about illustration. They host tours of the like each year. They go all over the world visiting folks who specifically make childen's book art. This year, 56 people will be in the Bay Area visiting 9 different studios. So, could I ask that the tour bus be able to park in front of the house that morning? Could I borrow the orange cones?


Bacheesso's was featured last night on Channel 5's "Eye on the Bay." I had buffé-brunch there last Sunday, as good as ever.


The Wall Street Journal reports "General Mills is raising prices of its line of 'Big-G' cereals by reducing the size of the boxes. Shares fell 3.4% to $59.40."






Tak Nakamoto emails


Thank you for your coverage of the new Berkeley Bowl. This is a development that we can be proud of.

But I realized over the weekend, that no one had mentioned Margaret Breland in any of the stories about the Bowl.

The late Ms. Breland, a long time City Council member representing District 2 and a long time activist, worked tirelessly to get a supermarket built in West Berkeley. . . .

Her work should not be forgotten. She deserves our thanks.

Tak Nakamoto



Also, our Darryl Moore was was instumental in getting our Bowl as was Don Yost--Don, maybe more than imagined and realized. Also Claudia and Cameron Woo deserve mention.






"California manufacturing jobs cross state lines" Tom Abate, Chronicle Staff Writer.

"California has been losing manufacturing jobs faster than comparable states, according to a new report that argues it is possible and necessary to arrest the decline of a sector that pays an average wage of $66,200 a year.

'There is hope for California, but we don't have too much time,' said Perry Wong of the Milken Institute, which was commissioned to conduct the report by the California Manufacturers and Technology Association.

Wong said the study found that the state lost nearly 26 percent of its total manufacturing employment from 1990 to 2007, and 35 percent of its high-tech jobs."




"Children susceptible to pesticides longer than expected, study finds" is a press release by Sarah Yang, berkeley.edu.

"Although it is known that infants are more susceptible than adults to the toxic effects of pesticides, this increased vulnerability may extend much longer into childhood than expected, according to a new study by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley."













The following is a letter sent by Senator Loni Hancock on Tuesday to Constituents.

June 23, 2009

Dear Friends,

I am writing to update you on the state budget crisis. We have reached a critical point and your participation is essential.

This week, I will join with other Senate Democrats in proposing a budget that drastically cuts state spending while still protecting those most in need. It will continue to invest in programs vital to California's future well-being.

While this budget avoids the Governor's draconian cuts, make no mistake: This is not a budget to be celebrated. It is a painful but necessary compromise. It cuts spending by more than $11 billion, taking us back to 2005 levels. It adopts more than 90% of the Governor's radical solutions. What it does not do is demolish the safety net for millions of Californians. I do not believe it is necessary to balance the budget on the backs of the poorest and most vulnerable among us, as the Governor is demanding. That I will not support. It is a moral issue as well as an economic one.

The main difference between us and the Governor is that we propose $2 billion in fair, specific and targeted industry tax increases. The tax on tobacco products will go up. An oil severance tax will be established. California remains the only state in the nation not taxing oil produced within its borders.

This proposal means rejecting the Governor's plans to:

· Force the firing of hundreds of police and fire fighters by taking money from local governments
· Do away with college grants for up to 100,000 qualified students
· Eliminate health care for almost 1 million needy kids
· Cut off assistance for 587,000 poor families
· Take away support services for 400,000 aged, blind and disabled people
· Shut down the state park system

A just-released UCLA Anderson forecast concludes that more aggressive budget cuts ­ like those the Governor is proposing -- will throw tens of thousands of additional people out of work and will simply add to the state's economic woes. Unfortunately, the Governor has not responded to this important new study.

As the state and national economies continue to decline, we are all being forced to make sacrifices. Those of us in the Legislature should not be immune from making sacrifices as well. My staff and I will be taking pay cuts, our medical benefits will be reduced, and I am supporting major cutbacks in Senate operating costs. We are all in this together.

The Legislature is expected to vote on our budget package this week. It will then go to the Governor. I urge you to ask him to sign it. His phone number is 916-445-2841. His fax number is 916-558-3160. You can e-mail him through his website: http://gov.ca.gov/interact#contact.

I appreciate hearing your thoughts in these difficult times, so please do not hesitate to contact me.


Senator Hancock

Senator Hancock was elected to the Senate in November 2008. She represents the 9th Senate District, which includes the cities of Alameda, Albany, Berkeley, Castro Valley, Dublin, El Sobrante, Emeryville, Livermore, Oakland, Piedmont, Richmond, and San Pablo.

this appeasr on californiaprogressreport.com and comments as well as the letter can be read here.




from my log

5/15/09--3:35 PM--VERY SERIOUS irritant in front room, over rides HEPA filter, wear mask.

5/16/09--5:54 AM--SERIOUS irritant in front room, over rides HEPA filter, wear mask, leave. All AM SERIOUS irritant IMMEDITATELY in front of warehouse and in warehouse front.

5/17/09--6:49 PM--irritant IMMEDITAELY in front of warehouse plus "chlorine" odor.

5/20/09--5:55 AM--irritant in warehouse plus "chlorine" odor, air out.

5/21/09--4:48 PM--irritant in front room.



6/4/09--11:00AM--SERIOUS irritant in warehouse front and IMMEDIATELY in front of warehouse and STRONG "chlorine bleach" odor, leave.

6/5/09--3:46 PM--SERIOUS irritant in front room, over rides HEPA filters.

6/9/09--1:47 PM--SERIOUS irritant in front room, over rides HEPA filters, wear mask, leave.

6/10/09--off-and-on all day periods of SERIOUS irritant in front room, burning eyes,mouth, overrides HEPA filter.

6/11/09--6:47 AM--VERY SERIOUS irritant in warehouse, air out. 10:06 AM--SERIOUS irritant in front room, leave.

6/14/09--Off-and-on irritant in warehouse front and IMMEDIATELY in front of warehouse. 150 PM--SERIOUS irritant in front room, overrides HEPA filters, light head, headache, "chlorine" oder, leave.

6/15/09--off-andon all day serious irritant in wearhouse, wear mask.

6/17/09--6:15 AM--SERIOUS irritant in warehouse, air out. Off-and-on all day--irritant in warehouse wear mask.

6/20/09--7:18 AM--SERIOUS irritant IMMEDIATELY in front of warehouse, eyes burn, cough, "chlorine" odor, wear mask. 8:18 AM, similar.

6/21/09--10:23 AM--irritant IMMEDIATELY in front of warehouse, leave.

6/22/09--1:09 PM--SERIOUS irritant in front room, over rides HEPA filters, wear mask. 4:30 PM--VERY, VERY SERIOUS irritant in warehouse front, light head, nausea, over rides HEPA filters, wear mask, leave. 5:12 PM--"chlorine" odor IMMEDIATELY in front of warehouse.

6/23/09--4:10 PM--SERIOUS irritant in front room.

6/24/09--6:47 AM--irritant in front room.



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.



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

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


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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