Tuesday October 17, 2000

Oct. 17 

7:30-9 p.m. 

Malcolm X School at Ashby Avenue and King Street 

Berkeley School Board Candidates Forum, Co-sponsored with PTA District Council 


Oct. 21  

1-3 p.m. 

People for Pepples campaign 

meet the candidate 

Berkeley Rose Garden entrance 528-2970 


Oct. 19 

7-8:30 p.m. 

Berkeley Community Media, B-TV Berkeley City Council Candidates’ forum for Detracts 2 and 6. 


The Bicycle Friendly Berkeley candidates’ forum on housing, transportation and the environment will be rebroadcast on TV-25: 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23; 8 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24; 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 29; 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 1; 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4.  


Oct. 24 

7:30-9 p.m. 

King School Library, 1871 Rose St. 

Berkeley School Board Candidates forum, co-sponsored with King Middle School PTA. 


Oct. 26 

7-8:30 p.m. 

Berkeley Community Media, TV-25 

Candidates forum for City Council Districts 3 and 5. 


Oct. 30 

7:30-8:30 p.m. 

Berkeley Community Media, TV-25 

Berkeley Rent Stabilization Board candidates’ forum. 




Councilmember Betty Olds, running for the District 6 seat, announced that she has obtained the endorsements of the following organizations: the Sierra Club, the Berkeley Democratic Club, the Berkeley Police Association, the Berkeley Firefighter’s Association, SEIU 535 


The Berkeley Firefighters and Police Associations announced the endorsements of the following candidates for City Council: District 2 – Betty Hicks; District 3 – Marcella Crump-Williams; District 5 – Miriam Hawley; District 6 – Betty Olds. 

A statement from the two associations said they believe that these candidates will do the best job of improving public safety, supporting binding arbitration, and maintaining public safety budgets.  

Moreover, the organizations took the opportunity to state the following:  

“Firefighters and police officers need a City Council that will support an alternative transportation mode for persons with non-urgent psychiatric illnesses instead of using life-saving paramedic units.  

“We also want a City Council to support a wage and benefits package to attract diverse and experienced applicant pools for police officers and firefighters; and to require Police Review Commissioners to attend a Civilian Police Academy.”