JULY 2011

after 7/11/11, here after 7/21/11, here

 

 

Declaration of Independence

"WHEN in the Course of human Events, it becomes necessary for one People to dissolve the Political Bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the Powers of the Earth, the separate and equal Station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent Respect to the Opinions of Mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the Separation.

WE hold these Truths to be self-evident, that all Men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness -- That to secure these Rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just Powers from the Consent of the Governed, that whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these Ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its Foundation on such Principles, and organizing its Powers in such Form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient Causes; and accordingly all Experience hath shewn, that Mankind are more disposed to suffer, while Evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the Forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long Train of Abuses and Usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object, evinces a Design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their Right, it is their Duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future Security. Such has been the patient Sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the Necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The History of the present King of Great- Britain is a History of repeated Injuries and Usurpations, all having in direct Object the Establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid World."

 

 

The Bill of Rights

Amendment I Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

Amendment II A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

Amendment III No Soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the Owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law.

Amendment IV The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

Amendment V No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offence to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.

Amendment VI In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the Assistance of Counsel for his defence.

Amendment VII In suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact tried by a jury, shall be otherwise reexamined in any Court of the United States, than according to the rules of the common law.

Amendment VIII Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.

Amendment IX The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.

Amendment X The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.

 

 

 

 

 

7/1/11

MISCELLANEOUS RAMBLINGS

Numbers down yet 

Chief?

California surveys have given Berkeley "Place of Pride" in property crime. 

That is, we're No.1 . . . the best with the most.

 

Last night a school bus parked next to the Kruse yard on 8th Street was broken into--the note on seat with BPD phone number was left by a Kruse worker.

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POST FROM THE PAST

9/17/10

Berkeley PD have issued warrants for two "smash and grab" burglars.

One is now in custody, the other is still at large but property has been recovered.

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7/2/11

POSTS FROM THE PAST

7/1/10

Penndorf The Great and The Guillotine

rehearsing their magic act, before even The Day

Has magic provided me with the experience needed for my soon-to-be-launched investigative-reporter career?

 

7/3/10

Quote of the week

A sometimes response to reporters' questions by Ian Richardson's British Prime Minister character in the BBC Series "The House of Cards""You might very well think that; I couldn't possibly comment." 

To fully understand, watch The House of Cards a Study of Hubris and Wretched Excess.

 

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MISCELLANEOUS RAMBLINGS

7 AM Saturday morning bicycle ride in Potter Creek

Kava's

newly painted 8th building entrance

 

our David's backyard?

hardly, a Rich Robin's, Wareham's, garden

 

and is this Sarah's backyard table and chairs?

nope, Richy R's

 

 

Word on The Street is that the tenants two houses down from 900 GRAYSON are leaving, unhappy with their landlord.

 

Yesterday I had the best soup in recent memory at 900, a chilled melon soup with mint creme fresh well paIred by Anthony with their Dry Creek Chenin Blanc.

 

 

The traffic count north of the Bowl is not a city project but a private survey.

 

 

 

270,000 foot limit on "protected space" R&D in west-Berkeley? Already obsolete by well-planned finessing. Remember, this is Berkeley, . . . we're special.

 

 

 

City Hall gives our LBNL bidders " long laugh" support--see "Richmond, Alameda using billboards and lawn signs woo Berkeley lab" below.

 

 

On 6/21 I wrote

"Has the west-Berkeley biotech/startup movement gotten just too big for our own good? . . . Mixed use has been the flavor of Potter Creek and much of west-Berkeley for decades, as has organic growth.

But now I'm getting the sense that the biotech movement in Our Town may have the same effect that steroids have in our body. Apparent instant growth accompanied by apparent instant strength.

What are other effects? That indeed bears some careful thought!"

The coupling of biotech with tens, possible hundreds of millions of dollars, must have dramatic consequences. Capitalism, the economic system even here in the Independent Republic of Berkeley is amoral--though not necessarily immoral--and at its best knows nothing other than maximizing capital. To ask, not to reevaluate change in west-Berkeley, but to give thought to long term effects of the infusion of massive amounts of capital is just common sense.

 

How does old fashioned manufacturing come back to the USA?

Well, my friend Jarad, who has a small wood working shop in Emeryville, is making a batch of tables for a Fourth Street business whose owner formerly had his tables made in India. But now that overseas company will only take orders larger than the Fourth Street company needs.

So it has become economic for him to buy and for Jarad to manufacture here, even though Jarad negotiated a substantially higher unit price.

 

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"People Talking about Lab at Point" by Irene Dieter in the Alameda Sun.

"People are talking-talking enthusiastically about the possibility that the University of California's Lawrence Berkeley National Lab (the Lab) will build its second campus at Alameda Point. But while many of us have been talking enthusiastically among ourselves, now there's an opportunity to let the Lab know firsthand how we feel.

The Lab has chosen sites in Alameda, Albany, Berkeley, Emeryville, Oakland and Richmond as short-list finalists and will soon be meeting with each contender. How well they are received will play an important part in their final decision. The meeting with the city is Wednesday, July 13. Invite your friends and neighbors for a public conversation with Lab representatives at the Auctions by the Bay Theater at Alameda Point, 2700 Saratoga St. "

 

 

"Richmond, Alameda using billboards and lawn signs woo Berkeley lab" by Hannah Dreier, Contra Costa Times.

"As competition to host the new Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory campus heats up, two of six cities still in the running are launching advertising campaigns to boost their bids.

Richmond rolled out its "Richmond (hearts) LBNL" campaign with buttons and a billboard off Interstate 80. Alameda is distributing lawn signs and hanging banners declaring, 'Let's put the (Alameda) Point to work'  . . .

The notion of campaign buttons drew a long laugh from Berkeley spokeswoman Mary Kay Clunies-Ross. The city is letting developers handle their own bids, she said."

 

 

"The unpredictable forces behind oil prices" by Steven Mufson, washingtonpost.com.

"For people who believe that oil markets are rigged or broken, the first week of May offered Exhibit A."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7/4/11

POSTS FROM THE PAST

7/5/03

HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY!

 

CAMERON WOO AND GANG AFTER A REALLY HARD WEEK AT THE BARK

 

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"Potential federal crackdown threatens Berkeley 'cannabusinesses' " by J.D. Morris, Senior Staff at dailycal.org.

Daily Cal photo

"The federal government is now positioned to raise the heat on the issue of medical marijuana in California, possibly threatening Berkeley's voter-approved efforts to develop cannabis-related business.

This potential increased scrutiny is due to a strongly worded letter from the U.S. Department of Justice, which may result in a federal crackdown on the state's medical marijuana industry, as reported by the Center for Investigative Reporting Friday."

 

 

 

 

"CA college students brace for state budget cuts"

Jeff Chiu photo

Jeff Chiu, Watertown Wisconsin Daily Times.

 

 

 

 

"Domestic workers worry about [State Assembly Bill]" Laura Anthony, abclocal.com.

"A bill that would expand the rights and protections of domestic workers in California is coming under fire, ironically from some of the workers themselves. "

 

 

 

 

Vivek Wadhwa is a visiting professor at Cal.

"The tech bubble is coming. Prepare yourself" is a nine minute video with Vivek Wadhwa at washingtonpost.com.

"Groupon is a Ponzi scheme" says the prof.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7/7/11

MISCELLANEOUS RAMBLINGS

Our Andrew and Kerstin Fischer are moving their architect office to the Heinz Building.

And, I'm told JFK University is planning to move its campus from the Heinz Building and that Meyer Sound has some interest in that space.

Potter Creek's Roda Building is getting a slightly muted new coat of paint.

 

Our Zoning Board has approved changes in use for the 2831 7th Street property. In order to accommadate the use change from office to medical office, the required number of off-street parking places have been reduced from three to two.

The Landmarks Preservation Commision is holding a meeting this evening concerning their approved changes to the Nexus Building.

 

 

Kristin Torres writes of our Bowl and more at themove.maneater.com.

"prepare for kindness

Last week, I approached the cashier at Berkeley Bowl grocery store in Berkeley, Calif., with my produce and a smile. As he rang me up, he avoided eye contact at all times, never breaking sacred eye union with my vegetables. I waited for an opportunity to say, 'Hi, how are you?' or some other variant of polite small talk, but nothing.

I immediately blamed myself. How could I have been so stupid? He can tell I got the non-organic tomatoes from Mexico instead of the locally grown ones from the homeless cooperative, not to mention that I didn't get the cage-free eggs.

Then it hit me. 'Oh no,' I thought. 'He's a vegan, and he hates me now.' I looked to the customers behind me in line and noticed they had brought cloth grocery bags, then looked back to the cashier as he was stuffing my purchases into paper ones. There was no time to explain that I was just in town for the week, that I usually bring cloth bags when shopping back home, and that at least the yogurt was organic. It was too late.

Now that I look back, he probably didn't hate me at all. He was just a real Californian, just like I used to be before Missourians perverted my sensibilities. In Missouri, the cashier at Root Cellar not only says hi at the register, she says hi when she recognizes me on the street. In Missouri, strangers offer to drive you to the liquor store or to get food so you won't have to wade in 18 inches of snow to get there, then drive off mysteriously afterward without asking for a tip or a beer.

They wouldn't do that in the Golden State, and not just because there's no snow anyway or because no one's dumb enough to get in a car with a stranger. It's because in California, people are too cool, too busy or too afraid you're secretly a junkie waiting to shank them and take their money to help anyone. Back home, people don't say, 'God bless you,' when they ask for spare change and you don't have any like they do in Missouri. They just curse at you or spit on your Prius.

Though it may sound strange, I appreciate this shared language of Californians - but that doesn't mean I don't look forward to eye contact and small talk when I'm back in Missouri at summer's end."

 

 

Our Berkeley News Page has information about the Open Circle Berkeley Marina Public Art Project and more here.

 

 

 

but, remember you heard about it here first

"Urban Adamah: Growing a Jewish Garden in the Big City" by Renee Ghert-Zandat at The Jewish Daily Forward.

 

 

"Dominican sister pens mystery novel with infusion of biblical themes" at mmdnewswire.com.

Barbara Green is a Dominican sister, who wrote about what she knew best: biblical studies and academic mysteries. She has bridged over to the genre of biblical plot mystery with her latest book, 'Near Kin' , that combines the classic subtlety of biblical storytelling with matters contemporary.

In the academic community of Berkeley, California, Dominican friar and professor Brendan Byrne doubles as a detective with the help of his friends, Sarah Schecter, a theology professor, and a prior of a Benedictine monastery, Charles Bellingham. Their latest assignment is to find whoever has stolen rare values from a library exhibit."

 

 

 

"Pedestrian Pathways" is a story by Tasmeen Raja in the New York Times--it is from the The Bay Citizen.

Adithya Sambamurthy, The Bay Citizen

"Volunteers spent 18 weekends restoring the Northgate Path, one of more than 100 footpaths in the Berkeley hills."

 

 

 

Berkeley sales tax has been lowered 1% from from 9.75% to 8.75%. Couldn't hurt to make sure that merchants you frequent have remembered to lower their rate.

 

 

 

Our BPD Information Officer M C Kusmiss emails (excerpt)

"Further on Missing Cyclist

This is no longer a Missing Person case. Mr. Martin has voluntarily left for whatever private, personal reasons only he can speak to. We do not wish to speculate or share any further. A hotel clerk in Roseville was sent a picture and he positively identified/confirmed that Mr. Martin was staying in that area as of last evening."

Jeez Mr M, you could' a called.

 

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"Did Twitter and Facebook really build a global revolution?" asks csmonitor.com.

"From Iran to Tunisia and Egypt and beyond, Twitter and Facebook are the power tools of civic upheaval ­ but social media is only one factor in the spread of democratic revolution."

 

 

"Hegemony with Chinese Characteristics" by Aaron L. Friedberg is a really, really long but VERY informative article at nationalinterest.org.

"The United States and the People's Republic of China are locked in a quiet but increasingly intense struggle for power and influence, not only in Asia, but around the world. And in spite of what many earnest and well-intentioned commentators seem to believe, the nascent Sino-American rivalry is not merely the result of misperceptions or mistaken policies; it is driven instead by forces that are deeply rooted in the shifting structure of the international system and in the very different domestic political regimes of the two Pacific powers.

Throughout history, relations between dominant and rising states have been uneasy-and often violent."

this story forwarded by

Bob

Kubik

 

 

 

 

 

 

POSTS FROM THE PAST

7/12/07

Looks like the Potter Creek Bowl is breaking ground with heavy equipment on site as well as PG&E.

Sarah reports 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 present.

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.

 

Sarah also reports that the purple-house next to the CEID school is for sale.

 

 

Construction on the new Swerve building on 7th Street is going a pace with the steel girders and frames up.



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7/8/11

MISCELLANEOUS RAMBLINGS

our Kimar emails and asks

Did Prince Philip fart?

careful study is its own reward  

 

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POST FROM THE PAST

8/7/05

Doc just finished redoing his Jaguar XK140 interior himself.

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" 'Ghost Light':The tale of a parent lost takes on dazzling depth in New Theatre" a review by Roberta Kent, dailytidings.com.

"Fathers and sons. The ghost of unfulfilled expectations. The anguish of premature loss. These are difficult subjects to tackle, more so within the context of a play.

And, perhaps, even more difficult for the son of a famous father.

These are the themes that Jonathan Moscone and Tony Taccone address in 'Ghost Light,' which opened Saturday in the Oregon Shakespeare Festival's New Theatre.
Moscone is the artistic director of the California Shakespeare Theater. Taccone is the artistic director of the Berkeley Repertory Theatre. The two men are close friends and the play, written by Taccone, conceived and developed by both and directed by Moscone, evolved from many conversations, many shared memories.

But George Moscone was an extraordinary man. First elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in 1963, he fought for the poor and minorities and small businesses. He was elected to the California State Senate in 1963 and quickly became majority leader. Courageous and feisty, he consistently backed a progressive agenda and won on issues such as school lunches and - most impressively - the repeal of California's sodomy law. He was larger than life, a man with a tremendous future in national politics.

Jonathan Moscone was 14 years old when his father was murdered. He was home from school and sick that day and learned about his father's death via a news flash."

 

 

 

 

"Calif. lawmakers advance bill to end death penalty" is an AP story at sfgate.com.

"A bill that seeks to abolish California's death penalty advanced Thursday after its first legislative hearing with support from the author of the state's death penalty and a former warden who presided over executions.

Sen. Loni Hancock, D-Berkeley, said she introduced the bill because California can no longer afford a capital punishment system that is both expensive and ineffective as it battles persistent multi-billion dollar budget deficits.

If eventually signed into law, the bill would put the question before voters in 2012."

 

Loni gave a heartfelt presentation yesterday morning on KTVU Channel 2 NEWS.

 

 

 

"Berkeley real estate investor pleads guilty to conspiracy charges" True Shields, dailycal.org.

"Following a joint investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and divisions of the U.S. Department of Justice, the department announced that eight Northern California real estate investors - including one from Berkeley - agreed to enter guilty pleas for their alleged involvement in conspiracies to rig bids at foreclosure auctions and commit mail fraud.

Charges were filed against eight men - David Margen of Berkeley, Thomas Franciose of San Francisco, William Freeborn of Alamo, Robert Kramer of Oakland, Thomas Legault of Clayton, Brian McKinzie of Hayward, Jaime Wong of Dublin and Jorge Wong of San Leandro - in U.S. District Court, Northern District of California in Oakland on June 30."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7/9/11

MISCELLANEOUS RAMBLINGS

"Tyson Sees Start of a `Lost Decade' for Many Americans" at washingtonpost.com.

 "Laura Tyson, an economics professor at the University of California at Berkeley and a member of President Barack Obama's Council on Jobs and Competitiveness, talks about the June U.S. employment report released today, the economy and fiscal policy. Tyson speaks on Bloomberg Television's 'InBusiness With Margaret Brennan.' "

 

 

 

"Karma connections" Nishita Pereira, indiatimes.com.

"Nipun Mehta, 35, a non-resident Gujarati (NRG) settled in Berkeley, US and founder of CharityFocus.org, was born in Ahmedabad. He strongly believes he shares 'a karmic relationship' with the land where selfless gifting is a tradition: 'I'm delighted to be a Gujarati.Gujarat is a very spiritual state; if you walk along the Narmada, people will cite examples after examples about the generosity of Gujaratis.'

So it is no wonder that when he got a job at Sun Microsystems in his third year at the University of California, Berkeley, he started giving his earnings away unlike other students,who would sure want to splurge the extra earning, 'I started to give the money away. As the money ran out, I started giving time; and as time ran out, I gave myself,' says Nipun Mehta on his website.

S i n c e those days, Mehta is carrying his act of selfless gifting forwa r d with Charity-Focus.org, a volunteer-run organization that has helped millions of people across the world. The good work had begun after Nipun and his friends visited a homeless shelter in the late 90's. Today, the organization has over 3,00,000 members across the globe that works in countless ways in serving humanity, all the while operating on an annual budget of only $25,000."

 

 

 

 

"Grandma May a master in art of budget home decor" by Meredith May at sfgate.com.

"Living in an expensive city, much of my home design is of the do-it-yourself variety.

And while 'real simple' living is fashionable right now, I was privileged to train with the ultimate bargain sensei: Grandma May.

In the wiki-spirit of info sharing, I open a page from Grandma May's Compendium of No-Budget Home Decor: . . . "

 

 

" 3D printing" at wikipedia.org.

"3D printing is a form of additive manufacturing technology where a three dimensional object is created by laying down successive layers of material. 3D printers are generally faster, more affordable and easier to use than other additive manufacturing technologies. 3D printers offer product developers the ability to print parts and assemblies made of several materials with different mechanical and physical properties in a single build process. Advanced 3D printing technologies yield models that can serve as product prototypes.

A 3D printer works by taking a 3D computer file and constructing from it a series of cross-sectional slices. Each slice is then printed one on top of the other to create the 3D object.

Since 2003 there has been large growth in the sale of 3D printers. Additionally, the cost of 3D printers has declined.[2] The technology also finds use in the jewellery, footwear, industrial design, architecture, engineering and construction (AEC), automotive, aerospace, dental and medical industries, among others."

Richmond Rambler, Cliff Miller sends a link to a youtube video of 3D printing.

 

 

"Nanomagnet memories approach low-power limit" physicsworld.com.

"Tiny magnetic memory and logic devices that consume very little energy have been developed by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley. With further improvements, the devices could operate close to the "Landauer limit" of minimum energy consumption because they require no moving electrons to work ­ something that could revolutionize electronics."

 

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POSTS FROM THE PAST

11/1/09

 

 

École Bilingue

had its Halloween Parade last week

more photos here

And here are Aengus McGiffin's photo pages of the parade. Angus' daughter goes to the French School and as a child Angus went to the French School in the city. Angus works for Potter Creek's Professional Tree Care.

 

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7/11/11

MISCELLANEOUS RAMBLINGS

Richmond Rambler, Cliff Miller does it again with

"Mapping the 2010 U.S. Census at nytimes.com.

Browse population growth and decline, changes in racial and  ethnic concentrations and patterns of housing development.     

 Just glide your cursor over the map and it displays these trends by every county."


and, Cliff emails

Things a motorcycle can teach . . .

Young riders pick a destination and go . . . old riders pick a direction and  go. . .

 Midnight bugs taste just as bad as noontime bugs.

Catching a yellow jacket in your shirt at 75 mph can double your vocabulary.
 
When you are riding lead, don't spit.
 
I've never seen a motorcycle parked outside a psychiatrist's office.
 
Sometimes it takes a whole tank of gas before you can think straight.
 

 Only Bikers know why dogs stick their heads out car windows.

 

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POST FROM THE PAST

9/5/10

Consolidated Printing contractor, friend and biker,

Jeff Gray at The Bowl

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"US Windsurfing National Championship 2011 event preview" at sail-world.com

'The 2011 US Windsurfing National Championships brought to you by DoubleTree by Hilton at Berkeley Marina.

DoubleTree by Hilton at Berkeley Marina US Windsurfing National Championship 2011 fires off this year in Berkeley California's legendary sailing venue Olympic Circle from July 11th through to the 16th. 

With strong steady winds, and the stunning backdrops of the Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco skyline, the radical windsurfing action at this year's event should be a feast for the eyes." 

 

 

 

"Future of electric cars hinges on better batteries" by Dana Hull, mercurynews.com.

"Electric cars are a game-changing technology with an Achilles' heel - the battery.

Current batteries are expensive and have limited range, making it hard to drive from San Jose to San Francisco and back without stopping to recharge. Experts agree consumers will never fully embrace electric vehicles until they can travel as far as a gas-powered car on a single charge.

So the global race is on to build a better lithium-ion battery, one that pulls off the herculean feat of extending range while being long-lasting, affordable, quick-charging and safe.

In Asia, governments and big battery companies are investing heavily in next-generation battery technology, while in the United States much of the cutting-edge research is being performed at Department of Energy labs and universities. The Bay Area - home to Palo Alto-based Tesla Motors (TSLA), Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and two dozen battery startups - has emerged as one of the nation's leading hubs of battery innovation."

Among the"two dozen battery startups" are those of west-Berkeley.

 

But jeez, apparently still"Berkeley offes a glimpse of tie-dyed past" according to dailyherald.com.


 

 

"How black bloggers differ from white ones" is a short report at sfgate.com.

 

 

after 7/11/11, here

 

 

 

from my log

7/3/11--7:58 PM--SERIOUS irritant in front room, dry dirty air, burning eyes, over rides HEPA filters. 8:15 PM--SERIOUS irritant in warehouse front and front of warehouse, dry dirty air. 8:48 PM--VERY, VERY SERIOUS irritant in front room, dirty dry air, over rides three HEPA filters. (iritant off-and on all weekend.)

7/4/11--8:00 AM--VERY VERY SERIOUS irritant in front of warehouse, watery burning eyes, headache, light head, nausea, chills.Marsha similar, leave.

7/7/11--2:34 PM--SERIOUS irritant in front room, burning watery eyes, burning throat. 5:26 PM--similar. 8:35 PM--similar.

7/10/11--9:25 AM--SERIOUS irritant in IMMEDIATELYfront of warehouse. dry dirty air, "CHLORINE" odor, burning watery eyes. "I can smell it" says Marsha. Leave. Similar irritation off-and-on all yesterday.

7/11/11--12:53 PM--SERIOUS irritant in front room, watery burning eyes, headache. 1:47 PM--"CHLORINE" odor in warehouse front.

 

 

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.

http://gethuman.com/

 

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

AND check out BPD feature "Who are these Suspects."

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

and

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

 

ronpenndorf@earthlink.net

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