"Brave New Recycling Economy: Movement
Turns Trash to Treasure,"
Michaela Schiessl, spiegel.de.
"Every piece of garbage can be turned into raw
material that can be used in future products. With his influential Cradle
to Cradle movement, Germany's Michael Braungart espouses a form
of eco-hedonism that puts smart production before conservation."
link courtesy a reader from
"American Glassblowing with Revere
Glass in Berkeley," Will
May , marijuana.com.
The American glassblowing
scene is hotter than ever. In recent weeks, a number of high profile
artists' solo gallery shows have managed to sell out of hundreds
of thousands of dollars of glass art within hours.
WeedmapsTV headed up to Berkeley,
CA to check out the Revere Glass School and hang with Dustin Revere
who has been instrumental in the industry's growth.
Dustin and his wife Rita opened up the school in 2006 to bring
the artform of pipemaking to the forefront of glass art.
"More than fifth of all University of California freshmen
will come from out of state this fall" startribune.com.
fall more than a fifth of all University of California freshmen
will come from out of state, providing the system with an estimated
$400 million in extra revenue."
"Badminton birdies take flight at UC Berkeley"
"Shuttlecock, a middle
schooler's favorite word, tends to raise eyebrows and provoke
giggles among those who are unfamiliar with badminton.
The shuttlecock, also called a birdie, is the only nonspherical
ball used in a racket sport - its feathers and weighted head
cause the birdie to fly in an unusual trajectory that's difficult
Badminton players combine
speed, agility and strength to outmaneuver their opponents on
the court. Calculated net shots tumble the birdie end over
end, making it impossible to return, while explosive jump-smashes
blaze a trail past your opponent's racket at more than 200
miles per hour
When compared to other intense
racket sports, badminton combines the best of both worlds of ping
pong and tennis. Similar to ping pong, badminton draws on reflexes
and muscle memory during a fast-paced rally that leaves no time
"GrubHub Data Shows that Cal Isn't as Vegetarian
as You Think" cal.spoonuniversity.com.
Berkeley, is often known to cater to the vegetarians, the vegans
and the health-conscious of the world. With so many organic only,
locally grown produce and vegetarian restaurants."
"Berkeley Bagels, 1281 Gilman St Berkeley"
"Since 1974, Berkeley Bagels has sold fresh-baked traditional
bagels on a sweet little strip of Gilman Street on the border
of Albany and Berkeley. Although there are only a few tables inside,
there's a lovely outdoor courtyard with a dolphin fountain and
flowering shrubs outside. The shop's bagels are 'completely natural,
made without artificial ingredients or refined sugars. A seemingly
endless chalkboard menu towering over the counter lists all of
the shop's offerings, from a variety of fresh fish toppings to
sandwiches and bagel dogs. In addition to fresh bagels of all
kinds, the shop has a huge case of cream cheese varieties for
your take-out pleasure."
Monday 8/19/14--12:16 PM
damp dirty air, mucus membrane irritation, burning eyes, horse
with hacking cough. overrides HEPA filters, wear respirator. 12:17
PM--same. All afternoon off-and-on, similar.
"Qi Gong Class at The Empress Garden" villagecraft.org.
"Join us Sunday, August
31st at 10am, with a Qi Gong class led by Marie-Christine Cornet,SEP,CMT,
in the Empress Garden! This class is $10-12 sliding scale You
are welcome to pay more if feeling generous. All proceeds after
teacher payment go to the beautification of The Empress Garden
in making it a gorgeous functional community space! Sunday Aug
3,11:00am; 1757 Alcatraz Avenue,South Berkeley."
Learn about "Psychological
Astrology " at yelp.com. Or not.
There is "Berkeley
Film & Media Seminar" information at berkeley.edu.
"Bring In-N-Out to UC Berkeley!" change.org.
"In-N-Out is, as many
students would agree, a staple of West coast foods, as it is a
family-owned business that started in California. As we are the
University of California, many students have grown up with In-N-Out
over the years and would consider it the best burger you could
have in California. It is for this reason that it has spread to
many places and opened up locations anywhere from beside busy
interstate freeways to just across the street from other UC campuses."
"Save Berkeley School Garden and Cooking
"Berkeley's vibrant school gardening and cooking programs
are in danger of losing their federal funding for next year. This
program shows children how the food grown in the garden helps
their bodies grow and also teaches them about science, math and
many other subjects at the same time. For 15 years the program
has served as a model for the rest of the country, helping kids
and families fight obesity while improving learning readiness,
academic performances, and engagement."
"Thousands move in to UC Berkeley dorms"
Hamed Aleaziz, sfgate.com.
"Berkeley welcomed thousands
of new residents Saturday as college freshmen and their parents
loaded boxes, bikes, bins and clothes into the UC Berkeley dorms.
This year, the school is
welcoming over 6,000 students from across the nation and world
into university housing. The first group - students with suites
or in triple roommate rooms - came Saturday, with the rest arriving Sunday."
"UC Berkeley Study Shows Cops in Riot Gear
May Incite Violence"
Armored cars. Riot gear.
Gas masks. Heavy artillery. The scenes coming out of Ferguson,
Missouri show a city under siege with local and state police officers
in full metal jackets; ramrod straight ordered to keep the peace
after the police shooting death of an unarmed black man.
But does police in full combat
regalia help control the situation or escalate it?
That's the topic of a major
study being researched right now by the University of California,
Berkeley. Called 'The Deciding Force Project,"'the study
is reviewing 200 police versus protester incidents across the
United States to try to determine what factors cause a demonstration
to escalate into violence.
Nick Adams is the lead researcher
of the project. He told my Sacramento, CA news radio station KFBK
he was moved to conduct the research by the events of the Arab
Spring and the Occupy Movements of 2011 which both produced major
clashes between protesters and police.
"We're finding police
have a lot of capacity to set a tone. When police show up in riot
gear you get a different kind of interaction than when they show
up in their regular uniforms,' Adams said."
Interesting if true.
A Potted History of Balls
A ball is a round, usually
spherical but sometimes ovoid, object with various uses. It is
used in ball games, where the play of the game follows the state
of the ball as it is hit, kicked or thrown by players. In the
context of sports, "ball" need not refer to a spherical
object, as is the case in American football. Balls can also be
used for simpler activities, such as catch, marbles and juggling.
Balls made from hard-wearing materials are used in engineering
applications to provide very low friction bearings, known as ball
bearings. Black-powder weapons use stone and metal balls as projectiles.
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Want to see weather coming
in, going out, beautiful sunsets, and much, much more? Check out
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.
Ramblers' motorcycle club member, Cliff Miller emails a very
If you ever need to get a
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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
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
Our Planning Commision update
Our City of Berkeley Boards
and Commissions page is here--redone
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.
Coordinator, Berkeley PD - 981-5774.
aid to Darryl Moore - 981-7120 email@example.com
City Councilman firstname.lastname@example.org
AND check out BPD feature
are these Suspects."