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Berkeley This Week

Tuesday April 15, 2003




Career Talk: A Musician’s Way of Work, with Dana Anderson-Williams, from noon to 1 p.m. at the YWCA Turning Point Career Center, 2600 Bancroft Way. Cost is $3 at the door. For information call 848-6370. 

Renewable Energy: Policy and Practical Solutions, with Peter Asmus, director, PathFinder Communications, at 7 p.m. at the North Berkeley Senior Center, 1901 Hearst Ave. For reservations: 981-5435. 




Community Meeting for Traffic Circle Project at California/Oregon Streets. Join city of Berkeley staff in discussing the proposed construction of a landscaped traffic circle at the intersection of California St. and Oregon St., 7 p.m. at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Recreation Center, 1730 Oregon St. For information call Kenneth Emeziem 981-6444. 




LeConte Neighborhood Association Meeting at 7:30 p.m. at LeConte School, Russell St. at Ellsworth. 

Lawyers in the Library at 6 p.m. at the Claremont Branch, 2940 Benvenue Ave. 981-6280. 

City of Berkeley Budget Crisis, a discussion with City Manager Weldon Rucker and City Budget Manager Paul Navazio at 7 p.m. at the Berkeley Main Library, Kittredge St., in the third floor conference room. Sponsored by the League of Women Voters. For information call Eloise Bodine 843-8824.  

California Botanical Society 

“Giants in the Mist: coastal redwoods and the land-sea interface” a free lecture with Todd Dawson, Department of Integrative Biology, UCB, at 2063 Valley Life Sciences Building, UC Campus, 643-7008. 




City Commons Club Noon Luncheon Series: Robert Haas, Former Poet Laureate of the United States. Luncheon 11:45 a.m. $11.50- $12.50, speech at 12:30 p.m., at the Berkeley City Club, 2315 Durant St. For information and reservations 526-2925, 665-9020. 

John Zerzan will speak on the Pathology of Civilization in the context of the deepening crisis we face. “Surplus,” a new film by Erik Gandini, will be shown first. It is a 52-minute critique of consumer society and its non-future at 7 p.m. at The Ecology Center, 2530 San Pablo Ave., near Dwight Way. Cost is $5 - $10 sliding scale, no one turned away for lack of funds. 548-3402.  




Berkeley Earth Day. Live music including Wild Mango; Climbing Wall; Kid’s Eco-Art making area with East Bay Depot for Creative Reuse; Vegetarian food and beer, craft and community booths; Berkeley Farmer’s Market Family Farm Day with bike hayrides, baby goats, wool spinning, observational beehive, Bay Area Seed Interchange Library and much more, at Civic Center Park 

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Volunteers needed, call 530-2105. For information call 654-6346. 

Berkeley Association of Neighborhood Associations (BANA) monthly meeting third Saturday of every month. At 9:15 a.m. in the Fireside Room, St. John’s Presbyterian Church, 2727 College Ave.  


Healing Our Community Through Positive Change, a conference sponsored by the Parent Resource Center of Berkeley High. Topics include parent/teen communication, kids and the law, how to pay for college, and depression, among others. Held at Berkeley Alternative High School, 2701 Martin Luther King, Jr. Way, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free admission. For information call the BHS Parent Resource Center at 644-8524. 

UC Berkeley Chinese Martial Arts Tournament in the Haas Pavilion on the UC Campus, beginning at 8:45 a.m. and continuing throughout the day. Admission is $7, children under five free. For information call 642-3268 or 

California Native Plants Sale, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Bring cardboard boxes, if possible, to carry purchases, and an umbrella if it rains. Regional Parks Botanic Garden, Wildcat Canyon Rd. & South Park Dr., in Tilden Park. Free admission. 841-8732. 

Springtime in Tilden Outing. Join the Greenbelt Alliance for a moderately challenging walk to Grizzly and Vollmer peaks in Tilden Park above Berkeley. We will traverse high ridges with panoramic vistas and explore human impacts on native plant systems. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Reservations required. 255-3233.  

Free real estate seminar, hosted by Charles Patton and Eric Jackson, from 10 a.m. to noon. 3362 Adeline. RSVP at 472-0197.  




Community Labyrinth Peace Walk, facilitated by Berkeley singer-songwriter Margie Adam, begins at 2 p.m. at the Montclair Women’s Cultural Arts Club, 1650 Mountain Blvd. Free of charge and open to all. Sponsored by the Avalon Project. 528-8193. 




Annual Critique of the American Presidency, The Center on Politics Presents: Bush at War: The Annual Review of the Presidency, from 7 to 9 p.m., 155 Dwinelle Hall, UC Campus. Panelists include: Eleanor Clift, Newsweek, Richard Berke, The New York Times, Nelson Polsby, UC Berkeley and Dean Michael Nacht, The Goldman School of Public Policy. Cosponsored by The Institute of Governmental Studies and UC Extension. 642-4608. 

Meeting of those injured at the Port of Oakland April 7 demonstration, at 499 14th Street, Suite 220, Oakland, Calif. (offices of Siegel & Yee) in Oakland City Center Square; near 12th St. BART station. Discussion will involve a legal response to that day’s police violence, and information will be collected from the injured and witnesses. Also needed: photographs and video of injuries and police behavior from that day. Whether or not you can make the meeting, if you were injured or witnessed specific inappropriate police behavior, call Rachel Lederman, 415-282-9300, or e-mail her at (National Lawyers Guild member). 




We’re Getting There: Transportation and the Environment in Berkeley, with Matt Nichols of the Berkeley Transportation Office, at 7 p.m. at the North Berkeley Senior Center, 1901 Hearst Ave. For reservations call 981-5435. 

“My Life as an Unabashed Liberal,” a lecture by Stephanie Salter, columnist and reporter for the San Francisco Chronicle. She will discuss the role of liberalism in the current climate of American politics at 7:30 p.m., College Preparatory High School at 6100 Broadway, Oakland. Cost is $10. Call Bruce H. Feingold at 925-945-1315 for information. 

Lawyers in the Library at 6 p.m. at the West Branch, 1125 University Ave. 981-6270. 




Activist Skill Class: Practical Skills for Difficult Times. Learn tactics and strategies of activism with Karen Pickett and Phil Klasky. Classes offered through Merritt College, Tuesday evenings and Saturdays, from April 29 to May 24. To register call 548-2220, ext. 233. The Ecology Center, 2530 San Pablo Ave. 

Cooking and Baking Classes, offered by The Bread Project in conjunction with Berkeley Adult School. Contact Lucie Buchbinder at 644-1713 for more information. 

A Taste of Judaism, free classes on the basic tenets of Judaism. Sponsored by the Jewish Community Federation of the Greater East Bay. Registration required. March 31 through mid-May. 839-2900, ext. 347. 

Berkeley Poetry Slam, every 

Wednesday with host Charles Ellik. Begins 8:30 p.m. at The Starry Plough, 3101 Shattuck Ave. Cash prizes. Cost $7 at the door, $5 with student i.d. 

Amnesty International Berkeley Community Group 

meets the first and third Wednesdays of the month at 7 p.m. at the Berkeley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 

1606 Bonita Ave., at Cedar St. Join fellow human rights activists to help promote social justice one individual at a time. 872-0768. 

Berkeley Liberation Radio 104.1 FM holds public meetings for all interested people the first and third Thursdays of the month at 7 p.m. at The Long Haul, 3124 Shattuck Ave. 595-0190. 

Meditation, Peace Vigil and Dialogue. Fridays at noon in Berkeley members of the Buddhist Peace Fellowship hold a Meditation, Peace Vigil and Dialogue. Gather on the grass close to the west entrance to UC Berkeley, on Oxford St. near University Ave. People of all traditions are welcome. 496-6000, ext. 135. Sponsored the Buddhist Peace Fellowship. 

Women in Black Vigil, held Fridays from noon to 1 p.m. at UC Berkeley, Bancroft at Telegraph. 548-6310, 845-1143. 




Citizens Humane Commission meets Wednesday, April 16, at 7 p.m. at the North Berkeley Senior Center. 

Katherine O’Connor, 981-6601.  

Commission on Aging meets 

Wednesday, April 16 at 1:30 p.m. at the South Berkeley Senior Center. Lisa Ploss, 981-5200. 

Disaster Council Special Meeting on Wednesday, April 16, at 7 p.m. at the Emergency Operations Center, 997 Cedar St. William Greulich, 981-5502.  

Design Review Committee meets Thursday, April 17, from 7:30 to 10 p.m. at the North Berkeley Senior Center. Anne Burns, 981-7415. 

Transportation Commission meets Thursday, April 17, at 7 p.m. at the North Berkeley Senior Center. Peter Hillier, 981-7000.  



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