posts from the past
reports "Mark Rhoades Joins Exodus: Berkeley Planning Manager
Mark Rhoades is headed for the private sector, the third high
level city official to vacate his position in city government."
Full story here.
the Potter Creek Bowl is breaking ground with heavy equipment
on site, as well as PG&E. RP
that, in fact, ground at the Bowl-lot has not been broken, but
that the property has been fenced and there are piles of debris
from a clean-up. However, there is a piece of heavy equipment
As of 8:20
this morning, the concrete pad is being broken-up, preliminary
grading has been done, and shrubbery and grass have been cleared
at the Potter Creek Berkeley Bowl site. RP
reports that the purple-house next to the CEID school is for sale.
on the new Swerve building on 7th Street is going a pace with
the steel girders and frames up.
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My car is not your ashtray.
Please don't flip butts into it. RP
Pete Hurney emails
Coming this Thursday night
at midnight on KALX is this months edition of Midnight Ukulele
Express. That's an hour of music with each song featuring the
ukulele in it somewhere.
I have two exciting new featured artists this
month, Zee Avi from Borneo and Coralie Clement from France. The
ukulele sure has been getting around lately. Except for
the Wild Man I don't believe that I even know of anyone else from
the island of Borneo!
So if your mom will let you stay up late
tune in at 11:59 PM this Thursday the 16th of July to 90.7 FM
in Berkeley and for those of you not fortunate enough to be in
our listening area we stream live online at
remember; chocolate's not just for breakfast anymore
And check out Pete's
Pohaku's Big Adventure. Heading East
I left Berkeley headed to
Boston in the beginning of May. My dad lives in Lexington, Mass
and this was my spring checking up on him trip. Instead of buying
a plane ticket I thought that I'd drive and turn the journey into
a five week adventure. I have this nice new convertible roadster
I needed to check out more thoroughly and thought that I'd take
this opportunity to visit all those people who live in between
in those odd places I would normally never go to. So I made this
a friend, family and fellow ukulele people road trip.
Sims' inventor, and the director
of Up were among the party of six that had lunch at 900
Also at lunch were John,
Don and Steve.
Uncle Don is 39 again.
our Jarad Carleton forwards
his email, Making Berkeley
business friendly in tough times
Mr. Moore, Mr. Bates, &
I'm writing to you in my
capacity as a Principal Consultant at a global
industry research and consulting firm who is a Berkeley resident
dedicated telecommuter with a problem that only the city council
As a telecommuter, I eliminate
driving 1,960 miles per month, save approx.
60 hours of driving time per month, and approx 56 gal. of gasoline
month.Telecommuting also makes me highly reliant on high speed
access for web conferencing, online collaboration, large file
from colleagues and Global 2000 clients around the world, streaming
I learned this morning from
an AT&T technician that visited my residence at
10th Street in Berkeley that our city will be the last city in
East Bay to have fiber optic upgrades that will permit download
the range of 15-25 Mbps. The current maximum I can get at my address
Mbps, which is negatively impacting my productivity and my ability
knowledge worker to take advantage of the technology that my industry
to drive business forward in California and on a national level.
I asked the AT&T technician
(who is also a Berkeley resident) pointed
questions about the state of AT&T infrastructure in Berkeley
informed me that the reason AT&T had not been able to upgrade
infrastructure here has been significant delays at the city council
provide AT&T the approval it needs to upgrade junction boxes
and other necessary areas. She added that she'd had conversations
businesses on 4th & 5th streets where connectivity is worse
than mine &
that it was impacting their ability to conduct business (I will
with contact for the AT&T technician if you contact me directly).
The undeniable fact is that
if the city cannot or will not fast-track these
critical 21st century upgrades, telecommuters will be forced to
their carbon footprint to commute into central offices where they
spend money to buy lunch and shop while they are out of town,
medium, and large business will choose to move to cities with
infrastructure they need. That result is not what we as business
Berkeley need or want, so I ask each of you:
What can you do to facilitate
AT&T infrastructure upgrades and what is the
time frame in which you can do it?
Businesses need 21st Century
connectivity today, not after the recession is
over. I hope you can leverage your authority as city leaders make
changes to draw in business rather than drive it away. I look
the joint response from the council as it will give business persons
critical indicator of whether or not Berkeley is a place where
be conducted per 21st century standards.
Jarad Carleton, Principal
Consultant San Francisco Bay Area, ICT Growth;
Consulting Practice, Frost & Sullivan
Mal Sharpe emails
Just a reminder that . .
Big Money in Gumbo is at Silos in Napa this Thursday July 16
from 7-10. Special guest is Dave Getz, the original drummer for
Big Brother and the Holding Company. Janis won't be with him.
(Big Brother is still touring)
Saturday--Big Money in Jazz is still at The Savoy-Tivoli in North
Beach from 3-6.
Sunday--Big Money in Jazz is at the No Name Bar in Sausalito from
3-6. The No Name is celebrating it's 50th anniversary as one of
the Bay Areas legendary drinking and chess playing spots. Let's
not forget all those weirdos on the smoking patio.
"California Luxury Hotel Linens Laundered
with Botanical Products"
is a report at newswire.com.
"Royal Laundry of South
San Francisco washes one million pounds of laundry a week for
more than 150 hotels throughout Northern California. Now, the
company has become the first major commercial laundry plant in
the United States to use green, botanically based laundry care
This summer, Royal began
using VASKA 'herbatergent' and chlorine-free bleach products,
made by a company based in Berkeley that is headed by former fashion
designer Julia Fry.
When Royal began to encounter
problems with their previous chemical supplier, Royal's president
Don Luckenbach, decided to look for alternatives. Earier this
year, Luckenbach toured chemical plants across the country seeking
formulas that would meet his quality and performance criteria
and asked for proposals from the top contenders.
When Fry proposed tests using
her Vaska green formulas, he was skeptical, but following a successful
10 day test in Royal's largest laundry tunnel, he was ready to
give the go ahead.
Luckenbach says he is pleased
with the switch to botannically based products to do the laundry
for his luxury hotel customers in the San Francisco hospitality
industry, including the Joie de Vivre group, Kimpton Hotels, the
Fairmont, and the Ritz Carleton."
"Some Stimulus Funding to Help Repair Berkeley
Streets" is a report
by Kelly Strickland of the Daily Cal.
from the federal stimulus package will be used to make improvements
to highways and repave roads across the nation, but the chances
that all of the money will find its way into cities, such as Berkeley,
"Pay-Per-Mile Contracts Will Drive EV Adoption"
is a report of Cal study
"Electric cars could
account for between 64% and 86% of passenger vehicle sales by
2030, if consumers don't have to buy the expensive batteries themselves,
according to a new study by The Center for Entrepreneurship and
Technology at University of California, Berkeley.
'Electric Cars in the United
States: A New Model with Forecasts to 2030' was authored by Thomas
Becker, a Berkeley economist who specializes in international
and environmental economics. It is the first study to forecast
the adoption rates of electric vehicles with pay-per-mile service
contracts that finance the cost of the battery."
"Goldman's Back, and Why We Should Be Worried"
is by Robert Reich, here
"Should we breath a
sigh of relief that Goldman Sachs has posted record earnings as
revenue from trading and stock underwriting reached all-time highs
(second quarter net income was $3.44 billion) -- less than a year
after the firm took $10 billion directly from taxpayers and $13
billion indirectly through AIG?
In some ways, yes. That Goldman
is back signals that the worst of Wall Street's recent meltdown
is over. And at least New York City's economy will again benefit
from the trickle-down effects of the multi-million dollar bonuses
of Goldman's executives and traders.
But in another respect, Goldman's
resurgence should send shivers down the backs of every hardworking
American who has lost a large chunk of retirement savings in this
economic debacle, as well as the millions who have lost their
jobs. Why? Because Goldman's high-risk business model hasn't changed
one bit from what it was before the implosion of Wall Street."
posts from the past
Lipofsky is thinking of organizing
Berkeley's elderly to make sure the Potter Creek Berkeley Bowl
opens before we all die
are these wonderful children and this beautiful woman doing with
this Ol' Fart? Seems they love'im
of the Year
Courtney Bean, at an event
Well, Ok then
"West Berkeley Zoning Struggle Heats Up
as Deadline Nears"
is a story by Richard Brenneman in our Planet.
"Students Plan UC Berkeley's First Student
Food Cooperative" by
Riya Bhattacharjee of our Planet.
"At first glance, the cute little blueberry baskets might
seem out of place among the maze of political posters, stickers
and T-shirts inside UC Berkeley's Sproul Plaza.
And yet, this, too, is the
beginning of a new kind of campus movement. "
to honor Japanese-American WWII internees" is a short
story by Terence Chae of AP.
"The University of California
will grant honorary degrees to hundreds of Japanese-Americans
whose studies at UC were interrupted when they were sent to internment
camps during World War II.
The UC Board of Regents voted
Thursday to suspend its 37-year moratorium on honorary degrees
to recognize the estimated 700 students who were forced to leave
UC campuses in 19'2.
President Mark Yudof says
the special degrees will help address a 'historical tragedy' and
provide the former UC students a 'small measure of justice.'
Those UC students were among
more than 110,000 people of Japanese ancestry who were sent to
'war relocation campus' after Japan attacked Pearl Harbor in 1941."
"Two women fended off predawn attacks in
Berkeley today by men who straddled them in their beds, police
said as they investigated whether the incidents were related" reports Henry K Lee at sfgate.com.
"The first attack happened
about 2:30 a.m. on the 2100 block of Cedar Street, where a teenage
girl awoke to find a man on top of her and lifting her shirt,
said Officer Andrew Frankel, a police spokesman.
The girl's mother, who was
in the same bed, woke up and fought off the man, Frankel said.
The man fled.
He was described as black,
16 to 20 years old, 5 feet 7 to 6 feet tall, wearing a gray, hooded
At about 7:20 a.m., a man
got on top of a woman who was sleeping in her home on the 2600
block of Hillegass Avenue, five blocks south of the UC Berkeley
campus. She resisted, and he ran off, police said."
post from the past
Photo by Time's
photographer Hermann Bustamante
"Propane tank explodes
in Antioch" reports Sarah Krupp of the West County Times.
"[Contra Costa County Fire Battalion Chief] McCullah said
the propane tank likely began to vent because it was overfilled,
forcing the gases expanding in the heat to release. The spewing
gas caught fire on the kettle flame and traveled into the tank,
ripping apart the metal cylinder. The final investigation is not
complete. The outside air temperature was more than 100 degrees
at the time of the explosion." Read more here.
Seems the water-filtered
smoke of a hookah isn't safe. "Hookah smoke contains significant
quantities of the same chemicals that make cigarette smoke harmful"
writes West County Times reporter Peggy Spear. Read more
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"Sketches released in Berkeley attacks"
reports Henry K. Lee,
Chronicle Staff Writer.
"East Bay's Watergate joins flood of foreclosures"
by George Avalos in the
West County Times Staff Writer.
"Three of the buildings
in the landmark Watergate office complex along Interstate 80 have
succumbed to a mortgage default of more than $150 million, a grim
new indicator of the erosion of the East Bay's commercial property
The mortgage default of the
office towers in Emeryville also imperils potentially millions
of dollars in equity that CalPERS, the state's public employees
retirement system, had invested in the building."
"Big shakeup at Nut Tree" by George Avalos at cctimes.com.
"The future development
of Vacaville's landmark Nut Tree complex appears to have taken
a turn for the better with one developer for the project successfully
buying out the other developer of the site.
The transaction enables Westrust,
a mixed-use and retail developer, to create an amusement and entertainment
venue at the front of the project that will be visible from Interstate
80. The part of the complex will contain the Nut Tree Train, a
carousel, a historic ice cream pavilion, a museum and a special
events center. The entertainment area is expected to be called
Nut Tree Plaza, named after the well-known plaza from the old
"Paperless Prose" is a Lehrer News report.
"Amid the month of summer
reading lists, Ray Suarez looks at the future of book publishing
in the digital age."
"Oscar Mayer Wienermobile crashes into
Wis. home" is an
AP report at sfgate.com.
post from the past 10/14/05
"West Berkeley Bowl EIR Says Project Won't
Richard Brenneman of the Daily Planet. "The new
Berkeley Bowl planned for the corner of Ninth Street and Heinz
in West Berkeley 'would not result in any significant and unavoidable
impacts,' according to the conclusion of the massive draft
environmental impact report (EIR) prepared by Christopher A. Joseph
Associates, a Petaluma consulting firm."
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"Wilco, Berkeley, CA" is a music review at jambase.com
"Because we still love
rock & roll, that's why we love Wilco. 15 years of Midwest
workingman's charm and Jeff Tweedy's relentless pursuit of songcraft
have given us a wealth of pure, deep-hearted, true blue American
rock & roll. And on a gorgeous Northern California night at
the Greek Theatre in Berkeley, a very sold out house gave witness
to one of the most consistently impressive bands out there."
"California sprouts 'green rush' from marijuana"
is by Marcus Wohlsen
and Lisa Leff, Associated Press Writers at sfgate.com.
"A drug deal plays out,
California-style: A conservatively dressed courier drives a company-leased
Smart Car to an apartment on a weekday afternoon. Erick Alvaro
hands over a white paper bag to his 58-year-old customer, who
inspects the bag to ensure everything he ordered over the phone
An eighth-ounce of organic
marijuana buds for treating his seasonal allergies? Check. An
eighth of a different pot strain for insomnia? Check. THC-infused
lozenges and tea bags? Check and check, with a free herb-laced
cookie thrown in as a thank-you gift.
It's a $102 credit card transaction
carried out with the practiced efficiency of a home-delivered
pizza - and with just about as much legal scrutiny."
"California's Crisis Hits Its Prized Universities" by Kevin O'Leary, Time.
continues while Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and legislative leaders
inch slowly toward agreement on the deep cuts necessary to close
California's massive $26 billion budget shortfall. Now, even as
the state continues to pay its bills with IOUs, the University
of California, the nation's leading public university, is being
forced to cut its budget by $813 million - or 20%. It is highly
unlikely that these cuts will be reduced by a budget agreement
UC Berkeley will see recruitment
of faculty drop from the normal 100 positions a year to 10. At
28,000-student UC San Diego, also ranked with Berkeley and UCLA
among the world's top 20 research universities, recruitment has
"Winery looks for a sipper who Twitters" is a report by Michelle Locke, Associated Press
Writer at mercurynews.com.
"Most vinophiles can
swirl and sip. The Murphy-Goode winery wants one who can sip and
"Beneficial Biofuels: Leading National
Experts Reach Consensus" is
a story at sciencedaily.com.
"Biofuels can be produced
in large quantities and have multiple benefits, but only if they
come from feedstocks produced with low life-cycle greenhouse gas
emissions, as well as minimal competition with food production.
This consensus emerges in a new journal article by researchers
from the University of Minnesota, Princeton, MIT and the University
of California, Berkeley."
"With Push Toward Renewable Energy, California
Sets Pace for Solar Power" writes
Noah Berger for The New York Times.
"A decade ago, only
500 rooftops in California boasted solar panels that harvest the
sun's energy. Today, there are nearly 50,000 solar-panel installations
in the state, according to a report to be issued Thursday by the
research and lobbying group Environment California."
post from the past
is one of the artists in Active Space
an example of his work
is on display in his shop-space at the 7th and Pardee corner of
Active Space and at 900
Jim at firstname.lastname@example.org
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"Brand New Opera Debuts in City" is a review by Galina Stolyarova in Russia's
The St. Petersburg Times.
St Petersburg Times
" 'Tsaritsa,' a modern
opera focusing on the life of Catherine the Great and composed
by David Tukhmanov, arguably the most acclaimed Soviet-era melodist,
will see its world premiere at St. Petersburg's Alexandriinsky
Theater on Wednesday and Thursday.
The opera, which boasts opulent
sets inspired by the interiors of the Catherine Palace in Tsarskoye
Selo, covers the entire history of the empress's reign."
In his Planet story "City
Council Passes Downtown Plan, " J. Douglas Allen-Taylor
quotes our Councilman Darryl Moore.
" But with a smile and
a nod toward Arreguín, who sits next to him on the council
dais, Moore said he was offering his modified height limitation
amendment 'given that this is Berkeley, and we have to all compromise.'
True enough for those times of politics as usual Mr Darryl.
But these are no longer those times. Look to your own life Councilman.
Your home is probably worth 20-40% of what it was a year ago,
your retirement account has also probably dropped significantly,
even brutally, and you're working two jobs, one as Councilman,
not even at minimum wage I would bet. These are times of drastic
and often painful change and, I would submit, times that require
bold decisions. Compromise in these times is simply finessing
over fundamental economic, social and cultural contradictions
that if ignored, I would guess, will sooner-than-later bite us
all in the tuschie, hard! RP
Not as special as we thought?
These days at the national
level, pretty much the same older-white-men, whose polices brought
about our financial-collapse, are those now involved in "fixing"
And here in west-Berkeley,
many of the same old-white-men, responsible for the present state
of the West Berkeley Plan, are those now involved in "fixing"
Another reason to throw the
old damn thing out?
Or, to jus' throw out the
old-white-men, and bring in some color, youth, and women?
Want to find out what's happening
in Bollywood and entertainment in Asia? Check out AVS
on KCSM-TV for the latest.
"Wind power faces turbulence" is a report in Business First of Columbus.
"Unstable credit markets,
lower natural gas prices and less demand for electricity may hamper
the U.S. wind power market into early 2010 despite its strong
showing in 2008.
Both will have a continuing
negative effect on the industry as the global recession drags
on, according to a report by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
and released by the U.S. Department of Energy."
quote of the week
"How old would you be
if you didn't know how old you were?"
"What to Expect From Will Wright's Stupid
Fun Club" is a story
about a Potter Creek business by David Kushner at wired.com.
a Nicholas Blechman graphic
"Will Wright is the
great polymath of interactive design, weaving theories of architecture,
astrophysics, and urban planning into his videogames. That may
sound like the opposite of fun, but he's created some hugely popular
franchises-The Sims alone has sold more than 100 million copies
for publisher Electronic Arts. Nowadays, though, Wright is thinking
smaller. In April, he stunned the game industry by announcing
that he was leaving EA to run a startup called Stupid Fun Club.
If the endeavor has the whiff
of a garage operation, that's because it is one-the club began
in a Berkeley, California, warehouse space where Wright and his
buddies went to tinker and play and escape from the pressures
of making blockbuster games. 'We were tripping over ideas that
were intriguing to us,' Wright says. 'But I didn't have time to
develop them.' Now his hobby is becoming his full-time gig (though
Wright will do some consulting for EA, which is an investor in
his new venture)."
The East Bay Express offers
"Best Thing to Happen
in Berkeley this Millennium
Berkeley Bowl West
920 Heinz Ave., Berkeley, 510-898-9555, BerkeleyBowl.com
It's here. After seven years
of planning, the Bowl has headed west, opening a decidedly industrial
second location with a 140,000-square-foot natural-foods grocery
emporium. The best thing: There's free parking, plenty of it,
including a parking lot and a multilevel parking garage. And customers
and employees - now less stressed out about the ugly parking issue
- seem happier. The inside setup mimics components of the Oregon
Street Bowl with W-I-D-E-R aisles and a front-and-center health
products center, but this spiffy-clean warehouse-ish newcomer
is more fun to explore since now you're not blocking anyone's
reach. Of course it's full of produce items you've never seen
before, plus a sea of heirloom tomatoes and mountains of stone
fruit. There's a gleaming deli case with prepared items too good
to resist, including decadent desserts. Other attractions: Cheeses
galore. Major meat, fine fish, and plenty of poultry. Organic
this, organic that. Bulk food bins brimming with nuts, dried fruits,
and arborio rice. More space for adult beverages. With its easy
access to Interstate 80, high-caliber contents, and dandy digs,
it's easy to see why the second location of Earth's Best Grocery
is already attracting crowds. But it can handle 'em."
"Clif Bar moving to Emeryville" by George Avalos at cctimes.com.
"Clif Bar & Co.
will move its headquarters and about 180 or more workers to Emeryville
next year in a move that marks a big expansion for the supplier
of organic and all-natural food and beverages.
The privately held company,
which in 2008 generated $212 million in revenue, has signed a
lease to occupy 115,000 square feet in the EmeryTech complex,
a former valve factory that was re-purposed by Ellis Partners
LLC. The company was founded in 1992 in Emeryville, but has had
its headquarters in Berkeley since 1996."
"Oops there goes another rubber tree, oops
there goes another rubber tree plant" from the tune, High Hopes sung by Frank Sinatra
in the movie Hole in the Head.RP
"911 hang-up leads to explosives seizure
in Berkeley" by
Doug Oakley at mercurynews.com.
"A 911 hang-up call
from a Berkeley hills home resulted in the arrest and seizure
of explosives this weekend, police said Monday.
Bomb squads from the Berkeley
and the University of California, Berkeley police departments,
as well as FBI officials and the Berkeley fire department, were
called to 976 Grizzly Peak Blvd. on Saturday afternoon.
Officials said it appeared
someone mistakenly dialed the emergency line. When Berkeley officers
arrived on the scene about 12:30 p.m., a man inside the home was
acting strangely, which eventually led them to obtain a search
warrant for the home. Officers discovered the explosives inside
and called in additional authorities.
'I wouldn't call it massive
quantities of explosives, but enough to be usable in some context,'
said Berkeley police Lt. Andrew Greenwood. Greenwood declined
to identify the type of explosives seized, or exactly how much
of it was there. "
"Man gets probation in fatal shooting" is a Bay City News release at KGO
"A Berkeley man who
had been charged with murder in connection with the shooting death
of a former friend near the University of California at Berkeley
campus three years ago will be released from jail Tuesday after
serving only 18 months."
"File California tax system revision effort
under flawed" opines
Michael Hiltzik at latimes.com
"In these budget-crisis days, when California citizens showing
true public spirit are thin on the ground, I propose a tip of
the hat to Gerald L. Parsky.
Parsky, 66, a prominent Los
Angeles lawyer and investment executive, has shouldered the thankless
task of chairing a 14-member state commission appointed by Gov.
Schwarzenegger and the Legislature to rework California's tax
system. He's determined to produce a sheaf of unanimous recommendations
for lawmakers by summer's end.
So Mr. Parsky deserves our
admiration, even though he's clearly headed for failure.
Revising the state's tax
structure is a huge undertaking riddled with political land mines.
Parsky's panel, majestically dubbed the Commission on the 21st
Century Economy, is bipartisan to a fault: It ranges ideologically
from a couple of Hoover Institution fellows on the right to former
Assembly leader Fred Keeley and Christopher Edley, dean of UC
Berkeley's law school, on the left."
DW-TV reports that world-wide,
the economic downturn has cost us the equivilent of one year's
entire world economic output.
Contractors Association of America website.
of Potter Creek's own is their Prez. Among his goals are " to have MCAA's members
become our industry leaders in green building and sustainable
construction." Works for me!
And is this
guy, along with Jerry Victor, one of the coolest-dressed men in
Well, . .
. ever since Big and Tall closed, the dapper John
Norheim is well
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from my log
in warehouse front and SERIOUS irritant IMMEDIATELY in front of
warehouse, nausea, light head. Off-and-on all day, irritant in
IMMEDIATELY in front of warehouse.
irritant in IMMEDIATELY front of warehouse, cough, light head.
7/7/09--Off-and-on all morning
SERIOUS irritant in front room, light head, dry skin, wear mask,
over-rides two HEPA filters.
irrtant in front room, light head, eyes smart, over-rides two
in front room.
irritant in front room, wear mask. 11:29 AM irritant IMMEDIATELY
in front of warehouse and in front room, wear mask.
post from the past
with burning eyes and mouth.
7/14/09--8:31 AM--VERY SERIOUS
irritant in front room, headache, light head, burning eyes, wear
mask, overrides 2 HEPA filters. 8:49 AM, leave.
7/15/09--5:36 PM--SERIOUS irritant in front room, light
head, burning eyes, nausea, over-rides HEPA filter.
in front room, light head, head ache, wear mask.
irritant in warehouse, air out.
AM--SERIOUS irritant in warehouse, light head, head ache, wear
mask, continous off-and-on all day in warehouse front and IMMEDIATELY
in front of warehouse.
in warehouse, air out. `10:45 AM--SERIOUS irritant in front room,
eyes, mouth burn, light head, headache, nausea, leave. 11:20
PM--"amonia bleach" odor IMMEDIATELY in front of warehouse.
8:32 PM--irritant IMMEDAITELY in front of warehouse, lights flicker.
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Bay Area foreclosures from sfgate.com
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Best gas prices in 94710,
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If you ever need to get a
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this site tells you how to defeat their automated system and get
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