Janis 1968

by Jim Marshall

I am offering my Jim Marshall dye-line print of Janis Joplin for purchase.
This print has never been displayed, having been stored in an dark, room-temperature storage area. It is full-colored
 and "perfect."
It is 20" X 24" matted
It is original and is signed.
I am soliciting offers.

I received this print from Marshall through a mutual friend decades ago. The print arrived in a sealed large plastic envelope for protection. It has never been removed from this envelope and was photographed in it. I matched the color on my new Imac and it is representative. However, the print focus is sharper than the scan.

The print must be seen to be fully appreciated.










"Precision Jump for the Grasshopper" a video by Phil Plait

"SpaceX is a privately owned company making a lot of headway into making travel into space easier, cheaper, and, honestly, cooler. They have two flights to the space station under their belts, and have very ambitious plans for the future.

They're testing a very old idea with a new type of rocket: a Vertical Takeoff/Vertical Landing (VTVL) prototype they've nicknamed Grasshopper. It's already undergone a series of test flights, and the latest, done on June 14, 2013, reached a height of 325 meters-over a thousand feet.

SpaceX just posted a video of the flight taken from a remotely-controlled hexacopter. It will help to set the video to high-definition, make it full screen, and to turn your volume up for the full effect. . . "



"Solar powered plane on final leg of flight to NYC" sfgate.com.

"A solar-powered aircraft lifted off from a suburban Washington airport before dawn Saturday, embarking on the final leg of a history-making cross-country flight.
The Solar Impulse flew out of Dulles International Airport a little before 5 a.m. en route to New York City. The flight plan for the revolutionary plane takes it past the Statue of Liberty before landing at New York's JFK Airport early Sunday."






"Electric Cars Among Dirtiest Transportation Options According to Comprehensive Study" theautochannel.com.

"Electric cars lead to hidden environmental and health damages and are likely more harmful than gasoline cars and other transportation options according to a peer-reviewed report published today in IEEE Spectrum. The report, Unclean at Any Speed, indicates that the recent billions spent on subsidies for the Tesla, Nissan Leaf, and other electric cars may actually be doing more harm than good after considering full electric vehicle lifecycles. It recommends shifting electric car subsidies toward more robust options backed by research, including emissions testing, bicycle infrastructure, smog reduction initiatives, and land-use changes.

The paper's author, Ozzie Zehner, was once an electric car enthusiast but has since changed his position. 'Upon closer consideration, moving from petroleum-fueled vehicles to electric cars starts to appear tantamount to shifting from one brand of cigarettes to another,' writes Zehner, a visiting scholar at the University of California ­ Berkeley and the author of Green Illusions Green Illusions .

His paper identifies how electric cars merely shift negative impacts from one place to another: "most electric-car assessments analyze only the charging of the car. This is an important factor indeed. But a more rigorous analysis would consider the environmental impacts over the vehicle's entire life cycle, from its construction through its operation and on to its eventual retirement at the junkyard."


"Tequila aficionados invited to Claremont pool party" at napavalleyregister.com.

"On Tuesday, July 9, The Claremont Hotel Club & Spa is inviting tequila aficionados to relax poolside while sampling handcrafted Tres Agaves cocktails.
Paired with savory dishes and dessert from Paragon Restaurant & Bar, this alfresco tasting event will be led by long-time Club at the Claremont member and president of Tres Agaves Products, Barry Augus."




"Berkeley Administrative Review Request" wmq.etimspayments.com.

"This website allows you to contest one (Berkeley parking) citation at a time.

As part of the review process, you will be allowed to upload 3 documents to help us in our decision-making process. "





"Berkeley Retail Building Changes Hands" Nick Bell at costar.com.

"Capitol Pacific Partners purchased the 9,500-square-foot storefront retail building at 2000 San Pablo Ave. in Berkeley, CA, for $1.95 million, or about $205 per square foot. "
























French School's

proposed garden and outdoor classroom on Eighth Street, immediately opposite us. Eighth Street is plan right.




"Bastille Day Celebration at UC Berkeley Botanical Garden" frenchculture.org.

"The Botanical Garden at University of California in Berkeley celebrates Bastille Day during an outdoors festive event where French musicians will be performing.

July 11, 2013, UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley , 200 Centennial Drive, Berkeley, CA 94720."




"The Hidden Backbone" Amy Mostafa at dailycal.org.

"I remember studying in the main lounge of my residence hall last fall when a custodian came in to vacuum, apologizing for the noise in the process. This gesture surprised me because 1) I had been worried I was an inconvenience to him throughout the ordeal, 2) he was only doing his job, and 3) as a child, I was taught to respect my elders, so for someone older to humble himself before me enough to apologize was new to me.

t didn't take long to realize where this attitude may have stemmed from, however. The custodial staff has been slipping in and out of the residence and campus halls in the early mornings since my freshman year, ungreeted by most students and made to feel like an inconvenience at best by those who acknowledged them.

Those are usually the few students who wake up early enough to have their morning routines 'disrupted' by such work.

Aside from the occasional reminder from our resident assistant to keep the bathrooms cleaner or sign a 'thank you' poster, the UC workers who took care of our most basic needs - who provided us with a clean environment in which to study and function on a daily basis - remained invisible throughout my stay in the residence halls.  They did not partake in our hall association meetings, in our socials, or share our holidays. And at the beginning of the year, when we were introduced to every resident assistant and resident director in the halls, the custodial staff remained unmentioned for the most part, the particular worker assigned to our floor unnamed until the very end of the year. It was clear there was a division between the students and hall staff and the custodial staff, a lack of acknowledgement that was unnecessary and impolite.

This veil was held back . . . however, as members of the community's custodians, food-service workers, drivers, groundskeepers and other UC employees who keep our campus up and running protested on Upper Sproul Plaza regarding a new pension plan. "






"Major water pipeline project planned for Berkeley" at mercurynews.com.

"An East Bay Municipal Utilities District urban pipeline project has moved through the public comment stage in affected areas in Berkeley, El Cerrito, San Pablo and Richmond.
The West of Hills Northern Pipelines project includes the construction of four pipelines that will replace pipelines installed in the 1930s with new pipe that will carry more water in anticipation of future demand, said EBMUD spokeswoman Andrea Pook."










"3D printing: Second industrial revolution is under way" newscientist.com.

"In this special report New Scientist finds out what's next, from printed robots to plans to bring the technology to the masses."




"The promise of 3D printing has finally taken off with the development of a drone that takes just a week to create" at newscientist.com.

"Under darkening skies on a grass airstrip in the UK's Wiltshire Downs, north of Stonehenge, I am watching half a dozen aeronautical engineers rushing to assemble an uncrewed aircraft before the weather takes a turn for the worse. They are hoping to show how 3D printing will revolutionise the economics of aircraft design ­ by flying the world's first fully 'printed' plane."





"Lab Demonstrates 3-D Printing In Glass" at esciencenews.com.

"A team of engineers and artists working at the University of Washington's Solheim Rapid Manufacturing Laboratory has developed a way to create glass objects using a conventional 3-D printer. The technique allows a new type of material to be used in such devices.

The team's method, which it named the Vitraglyphic process, is a follow-up to the Solheim Lab's success last spring printing with ceramics.

'It became clear that if we could get a material into powder form at about 20 microns we could print just about anything,' said Mark Ganter, a UW professor of mechanical engineering and co-director of the Solheim Lab. (Twenty microns is less than one thousandth of an inch.)

Three-dimensional printers are used as a cheap, fast way to build prototype parts. In a typical powder-based 3-D printing system, a thin layer of powder is spread over a platform and software directs an inkjet printer to deposit droplets of binder solution only where needed. The binder reacts with the powder to bind the particles together and create a 3-D object.

Glass powder doesn't readily absorb liquid, however, so the approach used with ceramic printing had to be radically altered.
'Using our normal process to print objects produced gelatin-like parts when we used glass powders,' said mechanical engineering graduate student Grant Marchelli, who led the experimentation. 'We had to reformulate our approach for both powder and binder.'

By adjusting the ratio of powder to liquid the team found a way to build solid parts out of powdered glass purchased from Spectrum Glass in Woodinville, Wash. Their successful formulation held together and fused when heated to the required temperature.

Glass is a material that can be transparent or opaque, but is distinguished as an inorganic material (one which contains no carbon) that solidifies from a molten state without the molecules forming an ordered crystalline structure. Glass molecules remain in a disordered state, so glass is technically a super-cooled liquid rather than a true solid.

In an instance of new technology rediscovering and building on the past, Ganter points out that 3-D printed glass bears remarkable similarities to pate de verre, a technique for creating glassware. In pate de verre, glass powder is mixed with a binding material such as egg white or enamel, placed in a mold and fired. The technique dates from early Egyptian times. With 3-D printing the technique takes on a modern twist.

As with its ceramics 3-D printing recipe, the Solheim lab is releasing its method of printing glass for general use.
'By publishing these recipes without proprietary claims, we hope to encourage further experimentation and innovation within artistic and design communities,' said Duane Storti, a UW associate professor of mechanical engineering and co-director of the Solheim Lab.

Artist Meghan Trainor, a graduate student in the UW's Center for Digital Arts and Experimental Media working at the Solheim Lab, was the first to use the new method to produce objects other than test shapes.
'Creating kiln-fired glass objects from digital models gives my ideas an immediate material permanence, which is a key factor in my explorations of digital art forms,' Trainor said. 'Moving from idea to design to printed part in such a short period of time creates an engaging iterative process where the glass objects form part of a tactile feedback loop.'

Ronald Rael, an assistant professor of architecture at the University of California, Berkeley, has been working with the Solheim Lab to set up his own 3-D printer. Rael is working on new kinds of ceramic bricks that can be used for evaporative cooling systems.

'3-D printing in glass has huge potential for changing the thinking about applications of glass in architecture,' Rael said. 'Before now, there was no good method of rapid prototyping in glass, so testing designs is an expensive, time-consuming process.' Rael adds that 3-D printing allows one to insert different forms of glass to change the performance of the material at specific positions as required by the design.

The new method would also create a way to repurpose used glass for new functions, Ganter said. He sees recycled glass as a low-cost material that can help bring 3-D printing within the budget of a broader community of artists and designers.

The Solheim Rapid Prototyping Laboratory, on the UW's Seattle campus, specializes in advanced research and teaching in solid modeling, rapid prototyping, and innovative 3-D printing systems."





"OpenReflex: A Fully Operational DIY 3D Printable SLR" at petapixel.com.

"The magic of 3D printing has led to the creation of a few pretty cool DIY projects we've featured in the past. In the world of cameras, we've seen everything from lens adapters to flash diffusers make their way into the real world via the 3D printer and some plastic.

What we had never seen before now, however, was a fully operational 3D printed SLR camera, but freshly graduated design student Léo Marius has created just that!

He's calling it the "OpenReflex," and it's an open source analog SLR with a mirror viewfinder and mechanical shutter that you can build entirely on your own. All of the pieces can be printed on any recent RepRap-like ABS 3D-printer, after which assembly is fairly straightforward."



"Drones, 3-D Printing, and Our Distorted Views of New Technologies" Timothy Reuter at slate.com.

"A new technology is value neutral, but society responds to the first applications that get attention-think of nuclear bombs as the first instance of nuclear technology. Unfortunately, a bad first impression can make it difficult for new technologies to reach their potential when it comes to incorporating them into our daily lives. The excitement around 3-D printing and anxiety around drones are just the latest examples of the two paths here."




"In Innovation Quest, Regions Seek Critical Mass" Antonio Regalado technologyreview.com.

"What's the secret to becoming the next technology hot spot?"


Is becoming a center of the Second Industrial Revolution in keeping with Berkeley's revolutionary past? Damn straight it is!




















"Tourist Trapped: Musee Mecanique" at sfgate.com.

"If you can manage to elbow past the throngs of aggressively confused tourists, survive the blasts of hot, humid food-air emerging from The Rainforest Cafe, and avoid stepping in a discarded sourdough bread bowl on the sidewalk, there is a gem to be found hidden in Fisherman's Wharf. The Musee Mecanique is one of the world's largest collections of privately owned coin-operated antique arcade machines, and is a San Francisco Treasure. Originally part of Playland, the long-gone San Francisco amusement park my nostalgic father still won't shut up about, the Musee Mecanique then moved to the basement of the Cliff House, where it lived from 1972 to 2001."










Tak emails

The Berkeley East Bay Humane Society's van was stolen over the weekend presumably from 9th St and Carlton. Some details here on facebook.com The van is a white '98 Ford Econoline with the Humane Society logo on the sides. California plate  5X48790. Tak Nakamoto 





Planning Commission meeting

"West Berkeley Parcels Rezone Council Referral"  at ci.berkeley.ca.us.
        "Recommendation/Action: Review the referral and provide staff with input regarding the proposed rezone and re-designation of parcels in West Berkeley." 

The west-Berkeley rezone, as proposed by the Council, changes the zoning of parcels to what has been their predominant use for more than a decade.  The parcels have been retail use businesses and the rezone will allow for that use to continue in a more functional manner.


So, what about a comparison of West Berkeley to

Game of Thrones?*

*"Game of Thrones is an American epic fantasy television drama series created for HBO by David Benioff and D. B. Weiss. It is an adaptation of A Song of Ice and Fire, George R. R. Martin's series of fantasy novels, the first of which is titled A Game of Thrones.

The series, set on the fictional continents of Westeros and Essos at the end of a decade-long summer, interweaves several plot lines. The first follows the members of several noble houses in a civil war for the Iron Throne of the Seven Kingdoms; the second covers the rising threat of the impending winter and the mythical creatures of the North; the third chronicles the attempts of the exiled last scion of the realm's deposed dynasty to reclaim the throne. Through its morally ambiguous characters, the series explores the issues of social hierarchy, religion, civil war, crime, and punishment."

Seems that west-Berkeley is replete with lords, serfs and castles a-plenty. 





"City Council moves forward with ASUC-sponsored redistricting map" at dailycal.org.







Potter Creek's "Dynavax Appoints Natale Ricciardi to Its Board of Directors" marketwatch.com.

"Dynavax Technologies Corporation DVAX -1.85% announced today the appointment of Natale ('Nat') Ricciardi to its Board of Directors. Mr. Ricciardi spent his entire 39-year biopharmaceutical career at Pfizer Inc, retiring in 2011 as a member of the Pfizer Executive Leadership Team after holding the positions of President, Pfizer Global Manufacturing, and Senior Vice President of Pfizer Inc. In addition to his corporate leadership role, Nat was directly responsible for all of Pfizer's internal and external supply organization, a global enterprise that grew to more than 100 manufacturing facilities supplying small and large molecule pharmaceuticals, vaccines, consumer, nutrition and animal health products. "                                          






"Grocery Outlet Helps Fight Hunger with Third Annual 'Independence from Hunger' Food Drive:July campaign benefits food banks during a time of great need" digitaljournal.com.

"Hunger is a reality for over 50 million Americans, or one in seven people living in the United States. To create awareness of this issue and help their neighbors in need, Grocery Outlet stores are kicking off of the third annual Independence from Hunger food drive, a month-long, company-wide campaign. Together Grocery Outlet and their customers are helping to feed people facing hunger and dealing with food insecurity."





Formerly in front of west-Berkeley's Spenger's, AP reports "Section of USS Indiana moving to Indiana University's Memorial Stadium.

"A prominent part of the World War II battleship USS Indiana will become part of a permanent display at Indiana University's Memorial Stadium. "







"July is 'Parks Make Life Better' Month!" at cityofberkeley.info.

"The Parks, Recreation and Waterfront Department is sponsoring a community volunteer opportunity for our 'Parks Make Life Better' event to be held in parks in South Berkeley on Saturday, July 20, 2013.  There are opportunities for volunteers to work with the City's parks maintenance staff to plant trees and spruce up parks south of University Avenue and west of Telegraph Avenue."  



" 'Super Cinema' Film Series at Central Library" berkeleypubliclibrary.org.

"Summer's here and the Berkeley Public Library's film series 'Super Cinema' continues, starting July 5.  Each month we explore a different theme or genre on Friday afternoons at 3 p.m. at the Central Library, 2090 Kittredge (at Shattuck), in the 3rd floor Community Meeting Room.

July's theme is Resisting Injustice. "








"UC Berkeley Statistics Class: Deepak Kumar's Introductory Probability and Statistics for Business" free at youtube.com.       




"UC Berkeley begins construction on new child care center" Simon Greenhill at dailycal.org.

"Construction of a new ecologically friendly UC Berkeley early-childhood education center has begun on Dwight Way, with hopes of earning a Silver LEED certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.

The center is being built in an effort to replace an existing center at Girton Hall, which is slated to be taken over by the Haas School of Business for its own expansion. With a total estimated cost of $4.2 million, the center was designed to use recycled materials and avoid chemical contamination during construction.
The new center is designed to serve 40 preschool children and 10 staff members and will include four program rooms as well as an outdoor play area, totaling 6,500 square feet. It will also use high-efficiency appliances, such as low-flow sinks and fountains."




"Berkeley Plugged into Nation's Largest Public Green Energy Coop" at berkeley.patch.com.

"The City of Berkeley and UC Berkeley have joined with 17 other public agencies to form the 'nation's largest collaborative procurement of renewable energy for public agencies.' They plan solar panels on rooftops, fuel cells and solar thermal power."







"Out, Damned Spot:Mandates on parking spaces are strangling America's cities" Matthew Yglesias at slate.com.

"The Chicago Architecture Foundation offers a boat tour of the city's architectural highlights that made for a delightful way to pass the afternoon on the Fourth of July. One of the more interesting aspects of the tour, strangely enough, is in revealing how recent skyscrapers by the Chicago River deal with their parking needs. The famous Marina Towers flaunt their 19 floors of parking by leaving the cars exposed to full view from the streets. Many structures simply feature a flat, windowless parking pedestal, atop which an elegant structure is perched. But the tour leader also pointed out a more original configuration for residential structures: The parking pedestal is wrapped with pseudo-townhouses, and then an apartment tower is stacked atop it.

But why so much parking smack-dab in the middle of Chicago's Loop, a walkable area that's well-served by heavy-rail transit and many buses? The culprit is a regulatory scourge so ubiquitous as to be nearly invisible: regulatory parking mandates that tax the poor to subsidize the rich while damaging the environment and the broader economy."














Charlie Rose explores the original thinking, and more, of light-artist James Turrell : begining at 28-plus minutes into this video.


Images of Turrell's light-art

must by explored

Some of the images are slide-shows. Find one and treat yourself.


And you can learn much about Turrell here.

"Turrell is best known for his work in progress, Roden Crater, a natural cinder cone crater located outside Flagstaff, Arizona that he is turning into a massive naked-eye observatory."



















Memorial Service

for the nineteen Arizona Firefighters killed in the line of duty



"Arizona firefighters remembered at memorial service" at cbsnews.com.

"In Arizona on Tuesday, they said goodbye to 19 heroes -- firefighters who put their lives on the line to protect their neighbors.

Firefighters from just down the road, and as far away as Canada, came to honor the 19 Granite Mountain Hot Shots -- their empty fire gear a reminder of their full sacrifice."









cactus flowers blooming

on a grey Potter Creek morning





















"The Minion Banana Song in 3D" a video at youtube.com.   









"Although the ingredients of the BLT have existed for many years, there is little evidence of BLT sandwich recipes prior to 1900. In the 1903 Good Housekeeping Everyday Cook Book, a recipe for a club sandwich included bacon, lettuce, tomato, mayonnaise and a slice of turkey sandwiched between two slices of bread.]Whilst the 1929 book Seven Hundred Sandwiches does include a section on bacon sandwiches, the recipes often include pickles and none contain tomato.
The BLT became popular after World War II because of the rapid expansion of supermarkets, which allowed ingredients to be available year-round."






"USITT to Offer One-Day Training at Meyer Sound Laboratories" at broadwayworld.com.

"Unites States Institute for Theatre Technology's next USITT Presents one-day training will be on Friday, Aug. 16, at Meyer Sound Laboratories in Berkeley, California.

Meyer Sound Instructor Mauricio Ramirez will lead the daylong session on System Design Principles. The session will provide a broad overview of essential principles of design and measurement of complex sound reinforcement systems, and includes hands-on experience with Meyer Sound MAPP Online and the SIM 3 audio analyzer, among other tools.

Participants should bring their own Internet-ready laptop computer.

USITT Presents is a series of hands-on workshops with industry leaders across the country, deeply discounted as a member benefit. Meyer Sound kicked off the series in February with a mixing class in Nashville that drew 17 students."





"Summer Programs at the Lawrence Hall of ScienceEngage and Develope Young Makers" at wsj.com.

"Maker Corp Members join the Hall to create and facilitate engineering design activities for the Design Quest Exhibit's Ingenuity Studio.

As a host site for the 2013 Maker Corps program, the Lawrence Hall of science is pleased to welcome four Maker Corps members to the Hall. Cassandra Stephens, Rebecca Abeles, Jason Chilbert, and William Juang, will be co-creating, pilot testing, and facilitating Maker type activities for the Design Quest exhibit's Ingenuity Studio." 




"Art and Design" extension.berkeley.edu.

"UC Berkeley Extension has the courses you need to sharpen your professional skills and develop in all aspects of art and design. Learn the latest techniques in graphic design. Or take a studio class in drawing, painting, printmaking or photography. Focus on landscape architecture, interior design or visual arts, and earn a certificate from a program that professionals recognize for quality. "




















"Dynavax Technologies Corporation . . . the appointment of Dr. Robert Janssen, M.D. as Chief Medical Officer and Vice President, Clinical Development" mediabistro.com.

"Dr. Janssen most recently served as Dynavax's Vice President, Medical Affairs since November 2012 and was previously Senior Director, Clinical Development at Dynavax from 2010 through 2012, during which time he was extensively involved with Phase 3 clinical development of HEPLISAV(TM) and its US and European licensing applications."      











"3D Printing: What structural weaknesses come with 3d printed metal?" quora.com.

"Joris Peels, 3D printing community manager 'Depends there are many different metal 3D printing processes and all have different characteristics.

Typically though metal 3D printed parts are less dense than parts made by CNC machining or other means.' "



"3D PrintingTechnical Papers:Worst-Case Structural Analysis" at siggraph.org.

"As 3D printing becomes increasingly accessible, wider groups of users are able to design and manufacture custom products. This paper proposes a novel technique for detecting structural weakness for 3D printing. The technique does not require specification of loads common in structural analysis and can discover worst-case loading scenarios automatically."




"3D Printing Events Connect, participate and learn about FDM and PolyJet technologies" stratasys.com.

"Whether you want to see 3D printing in action for the first time or share your success with an advanced application, the best way to experience this technology is in person. In the company of engineers, designers and 3D printing experts around the globe, you'll find out how to make the most of additive manufacturing in your organization. "




"Inside 3D Printing:Conference & Expo has rapidly become 'the' B2B tradeshow for the 3D printing industry" mediabistro.com.

The recent New York City conference attracted more than 3,000 attendees and had many significant 3D printing organizations exhibiting including 3D Systems, MakerBot, and Stratasys. The summer edition, programmed by Hod Lipson, takes place in Chicago. The program is geared to provide attendees with a strong foundation and understanding of where the 3D printing industry is today and what business opportunities are on the horizon. In addition to the two-days of tutorials and seminar sessions, attendees will find an exhibition hall packed with the latest 3D printers and services. Be a part of this cutting-edge event! "




" ' MAKE' Visits the Inaugural Inside 3D Printing Conference & Expo" makezine.com.

"Nick Normal and I attended the first Inside 3D Printing Conference & Expo at the Javits Center in New York City earlier this week.

Although the event had a relatively small footprint, it was packed. I estimate about 750 attendees in the keynote each morning, and the conference boasted 3,000 total attendees (which may include those folks just coming for networking/visiting the expo hall). During a show of hands in Terry Wohlers' keynote, about 1/3 of the audience was totally new to 3D printing. And based on how crowded the exhibit hall was-every time I approached it, I saw a wall of people-there was a lot of interest in just watching the machines running."






"Orange County Choppers Supercharged by Stratasys" by Brooke Kaelin at 3dprinter-world.com.

"The guys over at Orange County Choppers have gotten their hands on a Stratasys Fortus 400mc 3D printer and they're using it to print parts for their custom designed bikes.

One of their clients requested a dragon, so the guys got to work and turned out a fierce golden dragon themed bike, complete with a 3D printed head.
OCC printed the head in one big piece using their Fortus and then mounted it to the top of the bike. The rest of the design was created using their traditional methods, a process that involves cutting pieces out of high density foam. By using their 3D printer they were able to add a level of scope and detail to the dragon's head that wouldn't have been possible otherwise."







"3-D Printing, a third-world dimension:A new manufacturing technique could help poor countries as well as rich ones" economist.com.















7/6/13--1:12 AM--irritant in warehouse front, dry dirty air, mucus membrane irritation.

7/8/13--5:12 AM---irritant in warehouse front and IMMEDIATELY in front of warehouse, dry dirty burning air, SERIOUS mucus membrane irritation.

7/11/13--10:20 AM--irritant in warehouse front, dry dirty air, mucus membrane irritation.

7/13/13--2:01 AM---serious irritant in warehouse front and IMMEDIATELY in front of warehouse, dry dirty burning air, SERIOUS mucus membrane irritation, light head, nausea, burning eyes, wear respirator. 8:44 AM--irritant in warehouse front, dry dirty air, mucus membrane irritation.




eternally useful links


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.



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.




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.



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




Our City of Berkeley Boards and Commissions page is here--redone and friendly.



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, Berkeley PD - 981-5774.

Ryan Lau, aid to Darryl Moore - 981-7120 rlau@ci.berkeley.ca.us

Darryl Moore, City Councilman dmoore@ci.berkeley.ca.us

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






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