our Darryl Moore, Councilman
at the recent CEID hosted
Chamber of Commerce mixer
Are Darryl and Capitelli
planning to run, respectively, for State assembly and Berkeley
mayor in 2012?
The week a Liberal/Left demonstration
at CAL turned out 200 or so, a Tea Party rally in Pleasanton drew
10,000. Another reason to watch Rise
of the New Right.
Chris Matthews takes a hard look at the rise of extreme conservative
movements, asking the questions: Who are the new right's people?
What do they want, and how do they intend to get it? Watch 'Rise
of the New Right, a Hardball with Chris Matthews special, on Wednesday,
June 16th, at 7 p.m. ET."
"Snatched from Abusive Hands: Operation
Flag Rescue" by
Alex Ouligian, humanevents.com.
"'United Snakes of Amerikkka
- Amnesia, Founded on the Genocide of Indigenous People, Over
389 Legal Binding Treaties, None Honored, Luv Your Mother - Stop
Driving, This is Indian Land, Free Leonard Peltier.'
Lots of people say contemptible
things about the United States in Berkeley, California, but this
flag display was something else. It was a physical manifestation
of the impassioned hatred that the radical fringe in Berkeley
feels towards its country. This country, they forget, grants them
the most generous rights in the world.
I was on my way to picking
up a book by C.S. Lewis at a local bookshop when I came across
Old Glory, hanging upside down, lashed to a chain-linked fence,
and left to rot in the elements. Scrawled on the white stripes
were the nearly incomprehensible words of an angry movement frustrated
I understand that our Chief
Meehan is recommending the book The
Crime Fighter. I bought a copy and yesterday read the first
couple of chapters. Seems a common sense approach to law enforcement.
Well, Ok then.
"Berkeley's Uncommon Common Experience" by Jane Robbins, insidehighered.com
"I've been teaching
an early summer graduate course in Corporate and Professional
Ethics. As in all my courses, one of its goals is to help students
make the link between theory and practice -- particularly important
in this case because ethics is by definition "applied."
So I draw heavily on real
cases and situations. They give students practice in identifying
ethical issues and ethics failure; examining the underlying reasoning
and justifications for action and the associated ethical perspectives
they reflect; and working through what their own judgments and
actions would be under similar circumstances. Being prepared to
recognize and think through ethical situations in advance of action
is crucial to individuals, and to every organization.
The pool of ready-made examples
is vast and instructive but also rather shopworn (think Enron),
so when the University of California at Berkeley announced its
plans to have the entering freshman class submit DNA samples for
testing as this year's 'On the Same Page' common experience, it
was like a gift."
"YouTube to test news feed in the summer"
James Delahunty, afterdawn.com.
"YouTube to test news
feed in the summer Google Inc.'s YouTube video sharing service
is to test offering a news feed this summer. On YouTube's official
blog, a post highlights some of the latest videos on YouTube that
relate to news, or make the news, such as videos showing violent
attacks in Kyrgyzstan and oil washing up on a beach in the Gulf
'Videos uploaded to YouTube
by both amateur reporters and professional journalists move through
the media ecosystem with a sophistication and speed greater than
ever before,' the blog reads. 'But with 24 hours of video uploaded
to YouTube every minute, how can people more easily find the latest
breaking news videos on our site? And how can media organizations
better leverage this content to expand the scope of their reporting
and keep us all better informed?'
Working with the University
of California at Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism, a YouTube
News Feed will track news as it breaks on YouTube. The news feed
will provide a stream of breaking news with a focus on strong
visuals and non-traditional sources."
"The New Weekly Special Available From
TheMacBundles is Encrypt Email"
is a press release at prmac.com.
MacEase Software has announced
that TheMacBundles is offering Encrypt Email as its new Weekly
Special. TheMacBundles has received widespread praise from journalists,
Mac users, and software developers for its unique marketing model.
"Bears on Bikes: Day 6" is a press release at berkeley.edu.
"Cal Team member Devin
Wicks - a Berkeley alum, now director of fitness operations at
the campus's Recreational Sports Facility - reports here on Day
6 of the AIDS LifeCycle, the Lompoc-to-Ventura leg.
This is my sixth year on
the road with the AIDS/Lifecycle; my motivation for being a part
of it has evolved over time."
at Berkeley Rep, American Idiot wins two Tonys" by Tracey
"Last night [6/13/10]
at Radio City Music Hall in New York, American Idiot, the Green
Day rock opera created by Berkeley Rep and debuted there last
year, took home two Tony Awards, theatre's most coveted prizes.
Christine Jones from American
Idiot accepted the Tony Award for Best Scenic Design of a Musical
and Kevin Adams earned the Tony Award for Best Lighting Design
of a Musical."
Isaac and Julia, the force
behind the Saturdays
green market at the San Pablo Ave Berkeley Adult School are
pleased with the early response and look forward to making gradual
improvements and change.
are under new ownership, former employees Valerie and James, having
bought it. You can get Uncommon Grounds coffee at the deli inside
the Bowl but not in the restaurant, which serves Pete's. I do
prefer Uncommon Grounds to Pete's.
has recently opened at 6501
San Pablo Avenue.
Acme's Ken maintains they
have one of the best Chicken Salad sandwiches he's had.
I stopped by Tuesday afternoon
an ordered one to go and had an espresso while waiting--excellent.
The grilled organic chicken with sun-dried tomato and parsley
is mild but flavorful and is served on an Acme roll. It comes
with a salad side and is $7.95.
I'd go back again and try
their roast beef sandwich with home-made horse radish, sauté
spinach, and Swiss cheese and this time I'd eat it there. It seems
an elegant, relaxing place.
What 900 GRAYSON has
done for the burger with their Grayson Burger, Tribu has done
for the chicken salad sandwich with their Organic Grilled Chicken
Salad--they've made the ordinary, extraordinary.
post from the past
"Olive oil production branches beyond tradition" reports Michelle Locke at google.com.
"Berkeley Calif., Call
it the EVOO evolution. Extra-virgin olive oil, once the domain
of Spain and Italy, is popping up in surprising new places.
It's on the up-and-up Down
Under, growing in Croatia and is becoming such an industry in
South America that a Chilean producer is bringing two products
to the U.S. market this year.
The boom is fueled by two
developments, a growing appreciation of extra-virgin olive oil
as a healthier fat and technological advances that have made it
more cost-effective to harvest, says Curtis Cord, executive editor
of the Olive Oil Times.
'Just about anywhere it's
possible to make olive oil, it's become a desirable crop,' he
Anywhere is right - there
even are fledgling olive oil industries in China and India."
"An unlikely evangelist for legal marijuana" Kevin Fagan, Chronicle Staff Writer.
"At first glance, Richard
Lee looks nothing like a man who regularly smokes dope and spent
his youth working with rock 'n' rap gods from Aerosmith to LL
Cool J. Or who gunned his Harley up and down Texas highways as
a young man, and has a will as stubborn as iron.
He looks like, well, a quiet
business yuppie. In a wheelchair. With tidy slacks and button-down
shirt, short-cropped hair and a shy smile.
Even cops trained to assess
people are surprised - especially once they learn that this quiet
guy is the champion for one of the most revolutionary social-change
movements of our time, the legitimizing of marijuana."
I'm thinking that I'd like
Councilwoman Linda Miao for my first flip-cam interview, explaining
perhaps how to translate Maio speak into plain English.
Bob and Carol's
first tomatoes of the year
and Kubik emails
When Insults Had Class
A member of Parliament
to Disraeli: "Sir, you will either die on the gallows or
of some unspeakable disease."
"That depends, Sir," said Disraeli, "whether I
embrace your policies or your mistress."
"He has all the virtues
I dislike and none of the vices I admire." - Winston Churchill
"He has no enemies,
but is intensely disliked by his friends." - Oscar Wilde
"In order to avoid
being called a flirt, she always yielded easily." - Charles,
"I've had a perfectly
wonderful evening. But this wasn't it." - Groucho
Zazou has a big flat screen
TV set up under a tent just out side his Cafe for the World Cup
Definitely check it out.
I did yesterday morning along
with a baguette with butter and jam and an espresso.
Zazou's Cafe, 2309 San Pablo, 510-649-1824
On Thursday PBS News did
a feature on the US, 21st Century, sustainable city. Is
it Berkeley, Burlington, Chapell Hill?
No, Dubuque Iowa is featured
Factory Town in Iowa Eyes Green Future, Improved Livability."
You can watch the video,
listen to the audio, or read the transcript.
Is there talk at City Hall
about exempting cannabis collectives from the three-location-limit
and allowing them to distribute, and grow up 100 square feet of
marijuana in residential areas?
"Palin on pot: Smoking a joint in your
house no biggie; plus, another California union endorses dope
a report at sfgate.com.
"Guess who isn't too
uptight about about pot: Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin. Key word
there: Alaska. Ain't no thing there, as Comrade Fagan recently
"So much for the new feminism in politics" by Bruce Maiman at sacbee.com.
"Two weeks straight
and two stories about two fights involving women going for the
top two jobs in California: First there was Carly Fiorina's hairgate.
Now there's Meg Whitman's shoving match.
Is there pay-per-view?
Fiorina made a classic mistake
all politicians make: They think the microphone (or the camera)
is off until they say something they want heard. Once the gaffe
went video viral, she drew epithets of a catty high school "mean
girl" who still thinks she's better than everyone else.
Meg and her reported bullying?
I'm picturing members of the boys' club at the statehouse saying,
'Let's see her try that with me!'
Many have written about the
new feminism in politics, but incidents like this recall questions
about old chauvinism in the workplace a misogyny in everyone,
not just men. Why are women more hypercritical of women than they
are of men? Why does it always seem to be about looks? Do they
bully other women? How much of the relationship between men and
women is influenced by the way women treat women?"
"UC Berkeley blamed for mishandling campus
with Don Sanchez video at abclocal.go.com.
"The University of California
at Berkeley is getting the lion's share of the blame for a violent
protest on campus late last year. Students, upset about rising
fees, took over a building in late November 2009. When it was
over, the place was trashed and protesters were hauled off to
jail. Now, the official report on the incident has been released.
The scathing report, from
the Police Review Commission, recommends a way to solve the whole
problem is better communication."
BPD Ofc Karen Buckheit emails
a BPD release (excerpts).
Collaboration Leads to Success.
Suspect in Double Shooting Arrested
Berkeley, California (June 17, 2010) Collaboration between
the City of Berkeley
Police Department (BPD) and the City of Oakland Police Department
(OPD) led to the
arrest of the suspect in the May 20th shooting of a man and woman
in the 1700 block
of 63rd Street. BPD and OPD had been exchanging information and
Doran Williams., Jr. 10/21/82 who was wanted for the crimes.
Last night, June 16, 2010, OPD officers followed Williams from
a motel in the City of
Richmond to the City of Oakland. Williams fled from the car he
was driving and after
a brief foot chase, he was taken into custody without further
Williams, Jr. is a member of the North Oakland Bushrod gang who
call themselves the
"Cold Gunnaz". The motive for the shootings and whether
this is part of an ongoing
Oakland/Berkeley border feud is still being investigated.
On May 20, 2010, at approximately 11:03 a.m., the Berkeley Police
responded to reports of gunshots in front of an apartment building
in the 1700
of 63rd Street in south Berkeley. Patrol officers found two victims,
a 39 year-old male
and a 57 year-old female. Both were critically injured and remain
Williams was booked into the BPD Jail for one count of PC187(a)/664(a)
Murder and one count of PC 245 (a)(2) Assault With A Deadly
Williams is scheduled to be arraigned on June 18, 2010.
Anyone with any additional information regarding these crimes
is encouraged to call
the Homicide Detail at (510) 981-5741 or the BPD Non Emergency
Line at (510) 981-
5900. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call the Bay Area
(BACS) Tip Line at (800) 222-TIPS (8477).
Sgt. M. Kusmiss S6
Chief of Police
Michael K. Meehan
"Who were the Yosemite Walla Indians?" at indiancountrytoday.com.
"If you visit Yosemite
National Park and read signs printed by the Yosemite Association
you will notice the original Native people of Yosemite are identified
as mainly Miwoks and a few signs have "Miwok and Paiute".
In reality the original Native American Indians of Yosemite were
Yosemite Mono Lake Paiutes, whose territory included the
eastern part of Tuolumne and Mariposa Counties, yet the National
Park Service is misleading the general public, visitors, and tourists
To emphasize that the Miwoks
were the indigenous people of Yosemite Valley the Park and the
Yosemite Association use the writings of C. Hart Merriam, who
was not a local. Merriam would travel for a day or week every
other year into the area and meet with Indians living on the western
foothills of the Sierra Nevada located in Central California.
Yosemite Park Service heavily uses Merriam to push the myth of
the Southern Sierra Miwuks of Mariposa as the original Indian
people of Yosemite Valley, but the Park has not done their research.
In the 1930's another anthropologist living in Central California,
named Frank Latta, spoke to and told Merriam he was incorrect
in his early findings about the Miwok of the area. Merriam conceded
that his information was incorrect when identifying and classifying
Yokut tales as Miwok legends.
This leads to the question
was Merriam incorrect in the rest of his writings about the fabled
Yosemite Miwoks? "
"GDT TEK, Inc. Releases Web Based Video
on Its Licensed Waste Heat to Electricity Technology on the Company
Website at gdttek.com"
is a story at marketwatch.com.
"GDT TEK today announced
that it has released a video of the waste heat to electricity
technology. The technology was videoed at a San Jose California
area landfill where the system successfully tested and operated
for over five years.
The video gives a technical
description of the process. The system shown in the video generates
up to 150KW of electricity of power per hour. This system uses
waste heat captured from an engine burning landfill gas (methane)
and generates electricity sold back to the grid. The GDT TEK system
uses no additional fuel. This system ONLY consumes waste heat
captured from the exhaust and radiator jacket coolant from the
Methane Engine Generators.
CEO of GDT TEK, Al Reda,
stated, 'This system has operated over 5 years sending renewable
energy back to the customer/grid. It has done so without ever
shutting down the primary gas generators, thereby increasing the
efficiency of the entire system while adding zero emissions.'
Reda further commented, 'Landfills
are a great place to set up GDT TEK systems because they are already
equipped to deliver electricity back to the grid, however, we
are certainly NOT limited to landfills. Waste heat from virtually
any source can be captured and converted into electricity from
In a recent letter to GDT
TEK, Professor Robert W. Dibble -- University of California at
Berkeley , stated, 'Of the many technologies that I have evaluated
over the course of the past several decades, GDT TEK's heat to
power conversion solution has proven to be the most reliable,
versatile, efficient, lowest emissions, and overall cost-effective
solution available in today's changing world market.' "
"Economists Examine Potential for Longer
Recession" is a
report at pbsnewshour.org with Paul Solman video.
"As part of his ongoing series of reports making sense of
economic news, Paul Solman checks back in with two economists
who remain pessimistic about the chances of an economic recovery
to discuss recent market volatility and the possibility of a double
"New Autoworkers Leader Hopes to Revitalize Union"
"Nearly 30 years later,
Mr. King, who rose through the ranks of the United Automobile
Workers union to become a vice president, was booed at that same
plant last fall by some workers who saw him as too eager to swallow
the company line. Undaunted, he stayed several more hours to explain
his position, but 70 percent of Ford workers across the United
States voted to reject the contract changes he endorsed.
Now Mr. King, who was elected
Wednesday as the U.A.W.'s 10th president, has to show that the
union has caught up with today's economic realities while demonstrating
to workers that he still embraces the old union principles.
Mr. King's efforts to connect
with workers gave him an easy victory in a roll-call vote of convention
delegates here. But dissidents had nominated their own candidate
to challenge Mr. King. It was the first time since 1992 that the
candidate endorsed by union leaders faced opposition.
The opposition candidate,
Gary Walkowicz, and other dissidents circulated a flier at the
convention saying: 'Our lives, our standard of living, our prospects
for the future have been seriously damaged by years of concessions
given to incredibly wealthy corporations. We cannot give in to
company demands every time they cry poor.'
The disagreement pointed
to the fissures Mr. King confronts, particularly among factions
fighting concessions granted by the union in recent years. He
must walk a fine line: press too hard and risk driving more workers
out of jobs, but get too little and the union, whose membership
has hit a 70-year low, weakens further.
Harley Shaiken, a labor expert
and professor at the University of California, Berkeley, suggested
that Mr. King, an often fiery free thinker, could be exactly the
leader to burnish the union's image and reinvigorate its membership. "
Congratulations to Chris
and Anthony Sulnier, now full owners of 900 GRAYSON.
Morgan recommend the Filaffal wagon that serves lunch Monday
and Wednesday in north Emeryville. It can be found Monday around
64th and Hollis and Wednesday at Chiron. Check it out.
We had a
chance yesterday to taste an Acme bread hot out of their oven,
really unspeakably delicious!
"The World Cup runneth over" by Tim James at mg.co.za.
"It came dangerously
close to a major upset: France just pipped South Africa -- but
only with the help of a rather dodgy decision by the ref. The
taste-match was one of a recent handful of World Cups of Wine
organised internationally by winelovers (or opportunistic retailers,
an occasionally overlapping category). This particular tournament
was put on by a fewsmart wine-shops in Berkeley, California, and
the first-round battle between South Africa and the world's most
famous wine culture was expected to be a walkover for France."
"Slow moseys into Berkeley this summer"
Paolo Lucchesi at sfgate.com.
"Hard to believe there's not a restaurant or other business
named 'Slow' in Berkeley yet, but that will change this summer,
when 28-year-old chef-owner Kyle Anderson will open his new restaurant
It's been said that one shortcoming
of the whole Alice Waters-Slow Food movement is that it's too
inaccessible, so in many ways, we're seeing the rise of the locavore
quick-service restaurant. With only 30 seats inside and another
30 on the patio, Slow will offer a counter-service menu of California
cuisine (and the now-requisite local, sustainable, organic, yada
yada yada), with lunch dishes in the $6 range and dinner dishes
in the $12 range."
"Grocery Outlet eyes expansion in lean
times" Carolyn Said,
Chronicle Staff Writer.
"Thrift is hot. With
consumers fervently pinching pennies, "deep-discount"
retailer Grocery Outlet, a 138-store food market chain headquartered
in Berkeley, is drawing flocks of new customers seeking deals
like giant 99-cent bags of tortilla chips, half-price Hamburger
Helper and $4 family-size frozen pizzas."
"City of Berkeley changes parking eligibility
on some streets near Trader Joe's" is a report at allvoices.com.
If you're shopping at the
new Trader Joe's at the corner of Martin Luther King Jr. Way and
University Avenue in Berkeley, Calif., or just parking in that
neighborhood for a stroll downtown, make sure you know the parking
rules. The city of Berkeley has recently changed parking eligibility
on Berkeley Way, Grant Street, Bonita Avenue and Addison Street.
Failure to adhere to the new rules can result in parking tickets.
Prior to earlier this month,
the aforementioned streets all allowed two-hour parking on both
sides of the street for cars not displaying the proper Area Sticker
used by residents of the neighborhood. But not long after TJ's
opened, the city changed its rules and closed portions of those
streets to all cars not displaying the proper Area Sticker.
Readers can compare signs
on the north side and south side of Berkeley Way to see how the
city has modified the signs. The south side of Berkeley Way now
has additional restrictions whereas the north side rules are the
same as before (at least as of this writing).
PACE With Clean Energy" Steve Gelsi , MarketWatch
introduces our "new mayor," Tom Gates.
"PACE was launched in
2007 as a pilot project hatched by Cisco DeVries, a former assistant
to the Berkeley mayor. When the Berkeley test took off, states
began passing legislation to allow municipalities to create their
own programs. DeVries now works as president of Renewable Funding
LLC, a private company that helps cities start PACE programs.
. . .
Berkeley Mayor Tom Gates
said his city is planning to pool resources with several other
communities under a program called California First to relaunch
its PACE program this year, three years after the pilot program.
'We're really happy that
this is one of the programs that got started in Berkeley and it's
just taken off like wildfire,' he said. 'We found that as good
as the program was, you actually need to go to scale.'
Banding together with other
communities will help cut administrative costs, he said.
'This is actually a free-market
approach, believe it or not, that started in Berkeley; a free-market
approach to take solar and make it go all over the United States,'
Gates said. 'It's all done through lenders putting up the bonds
and placing it on the property. So it's a good mechanism that's
shown it can travel.' "
"Hopes dim for quick legislative action
to boost California's food stamp participation rate" by Alexandra Zavis at latimes.com.
"With concern growing
in Sacramento about the millions of Californians struggling to
get sufficient nutrition, advocates for the poor had hoped for
progress this year on recommendations to improve access to federal
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger
and legislators in both major parties have shown interest in cutting
red tape that has California lagging far behind most of the nation
in obtaining the benefit. But hopes that this would translate
into speedy legislative action have dimmed as reform efforts have
become caught up in horse-trading to close a $19.1-billion budget
Most of the proposals have
previously died in committee or on the governor's desk. They include
Democratic efforts to stop fingerprinting applicants and reduce
paperwork, changes that Republican legislators contend could provide
opportunities for fraud. . . .
A proposal to allow Californians
to keep their benefits when they move between counties without
having to submit new applications has bipartisan support. The
Assembly voted 62 to 1 last month to approve the bill, AB 2018
by Assemblywoman Nancy Skinner (D- Berkeley), and Schwarzenegger
included the change in his May budget revisions."
"Meet the dean: California dreamin' for
leader at Berkeley" by
Linda Anderson ft.com.
"There are few
if any male deans of business schools who sport an earring,
but Richard Lyons, dean of the Haas School of Business, University
of California, Berkeley, is unafraid of breaking the mould.
Although his background is
soundly academic he is a professor of finance, a graduate
of the school's business programme and has a PhD in economics
from MIT he also has experience of business, with a two-year
stint on Wall Street as chief learning officer at Goldman Sachs.
With experience of business
and academia under his belt and an innovative approach to deans'
fashion, it was perhaps inevitable that when he became head of
the business school in July 2008, he was keen to instigate change
"UC Berkeley engineer a key adviser in
Gulf spill aftermath" by
Suzanne Bohan, Contra Costa Times.
"A call on April 20
pulled UC Berkeley engineering professor Robert Bea into the thick
of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill disaster.
That night, Bea, co-founder
of the university's Center for Risk Mitigation, got a call from
an alarmed former oil rig worker in Louisiana, reporting on BP's
Deepwater Horizon oil rig, 50 miles off the coast.
'Bob, the unit is breaking
up,' Bea recalled the woman telling him.
Two days later, the rig collapsed,
and oil gushing from pipes a mile below the surface has created
the nation's worst environmental disaster."
"US study shows women will outdo men in
pay race" is a story
The pay gap between men and
women is set to vanish within 14 years among the professional
An analysis of the US workplace
predicts that women will, on average, earn more than men in careers
such as law, medicine and academia by 2024, said Maddy Dychtwald,
an expert on demographics.
In a new book, Influence,
based on US government statistics, she said women in more than
a third of professional dual-income households in the US were
making more than their husbands, up from just over a quarter five
If this trend continued,
women in middle-income jobs such as teaching, healthcare and the
arts would start overtaking men shortly after 2024.
The predictions mark a break
with official estimates at the start of the century, which suggested
the pay gap would persist for another 40 years."
"Flame retardant linked to altered thyroid
hormone levels during pregnancy" a report at physorg.com.
"Pregnant women with
higher blood levels of a common flame retardant had altered thyroid
hormone levels, a result that could have implications for fetal
health, according to a new study led by researchers at the University
of California, Berkeley.
"This is the first study
with a sufficient sample size to evaluate the association between
PBDE flame retardants and thyroid function in pregnant women,"
said the study's lead author, Jonathan Chevrier, a UC Berkeley
researcher in epidemiology and in environmental health sciences.
"Normal maternal thyroid hormone levels are essential for
normal fetal growth and brain development, so our findings could
have significant public health implications. These results suggest
that a closer examination between PBDEs and these outcomes is
PBDEs, or polybrominated
diphenyl ethers, are a class of organobromine compounds found
in common household items such as carpets, textiles, foam furnishings,
electronics and plastics. U.S. fire safety standards implemented
in the 1970s led to increased use of PBDEs, which can leach out
into the environment and accumulate in human fat cells."
"Berkeley Awarded $1.9 million for Advanced
Energy-Efficiency Building Technology" reports californiachronicle.com.
"Congresswoman Barbara Lee (CA-09) announced that the University
of California at Berkeley will be awarded $1.9 million in funding
through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to advance
building technology projects at the campus."
"UC's Energy Efficiency Keeps the Lights
On in Dark Times"
by Ngoc Nguyen at californiaprogressreport.com.
"In the midst of severe
cuts at most of California's public universities, there may be
one bright spot. The University of California has embarked on
an energy efficiency project that has started to reap financial
benefits. That's no small feat, at a time when the UC system has
had to hike student fees, furlough faculty, and reduce course
offerings to close a $1 billion budget hole. California State
University and community colleges have undertaken similar steps
to boost energy efficiency on their campuses."
"In California, license plates might go
Hindery at sfgate.com.
"As electronic highway
billboards flashing neon advertisements become more prevalent,
the next frontier in distracted driving is already approaching
- ad-blaring license plates.
The California Legislature
is considering a bill that would allow the state to begin researching
the use of electronic license plates for vehicles. The move is
intended as a moneymaker for a state facing a $19 billion deficit."
from my log
in front room, watery eyes, itchy skin, air out. 11:39 AM--SERIOUS
irritant in front room with STRONG "chlorine" odor.
1:01 PM--irritant in front room, dry heavy air, over rides two
in warehouse front and IMMEDIATELY in front of warehouse with
"burning rubber" odor, irritant and odor only around
the building, watery eyes, Marsha has headache, leave.
in warehouse front and IMMEDIATELY in front of warehouse, heavy
dry air, light head, itchy skin, watery eyes, Marsha nasal irritation,
6/15/10--6:00 AM--VERY SERIOUS
irritant in warehouse front and front of warehouse, dry heavy
air, burning eyes, prolonged cough, itchy skin.
6/16/10---5:31 AM--VERY SERIOUS
irritant in warehouse front and front of warehouse, dry heavy
air, burning eyes, prolonged cough, itchy skin.
6/17/10--Off-and-on all day
SERIOUS irritant in warehouse front and front of warehouse, heavy
dry air, burning eyes, dry skin, headache, over rides five HEPA
filters, wear respirator.
6/18/10--Off-and-on all morningSERIOUS
irritant in warehouse front and front of warehouse, heavy dry
air, burning eyes, dry skin, headache, over rides five HEPA filters,
wear respirator. 7:05 PM--irritant in warehouse front and IMMEDIATELY
in front of warehouse.
irritant in warehouse front, heavy dry burning air, air out. 3:34
PM--SERIOUS irritant in warehouse front and IMMEDIATELY in front
of warehouse, heavy dry burning air, watery eyes, dry itchy skin,
dry mouth, recurring cough. Marsha same.
6/20/10--7:25 AM--VERY, VERY
SERIOUS irritant in warehouse front, full mucus membrane irritation,
burning eyes nose, etc, simply described as swimming in a pool
with too much chlorine, Marsha similar. Air out. 1:47 PM--SERIOUS
irritant in warehouse front and IMMEDIATELY in front of warehouse,
heavy dry burning air, usual symtoms.
in warehouse front with "chlorine" odor.
The irritants sometimes experienced
cause coughing; dry/burning eyes, nose, mouth; light head; occasional
short breath; occasional nausea.
Though the irritants we experience
sometimes over ride as many as four HEPA filters, our SO Safety
respirators with 8053-P100 Cartridges seem to filter "all"
the irritant. These are filters for organic vapors, chlorine,
chlorine dioxide, hydrogen chloride, hydrogen fluoride.
I am left to conclude that
possibly (probably?) some of the irritants we regularly experience,
those that our SO Safety 8053-P 100 cartridges successfully filter,
are identifiable, ironically, by their absence when using the
respirator. The HEPA filters don't remove them, the SO Safety
filters do. So what they remove--chlorine, chlorine dioxide, hydrogen
chloride, hydrogen fluoride--must be some of the irritant.
Though the respirator-filters
largely prevent inhalation of the irritant, it is clear from "health
effects" that irritants can enter the body's system through
"I feel like ants are
crawling on me" said Marsha.
I've noticed recently some
neighbors have similar symptoms, some more severe--redness of
the eyes, nasal congestion. And neighhors stopping-by in front
to talk have experienced watery eyes and coughing.
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