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Berkeley This Week

Tuesday October 14, 2003


Memorial for Edward Said at 7 p.m. in Wheeler Auditorium, UC Campus. For additional information please contact or  

Fall Fruit Tasting at Berkeley’s Farmers’ Market, Derby St. at MLK Jr. Way, from 2 to 4 p.m. 548-3333.  

Bay Area Coalition for Headwaters (BACH) meets at 7 p.m. at the Rockridge Library, 5366 College Ave., near Rockridge BART. 835-6303.  

The Wellstone Democratic Club meets at 7 p.m. at Berkeley Alternative School, MLK and Derby, to assess the results of the October 7 elections.  

Tuesday Tilden Walkers We are a few slowpoke Seniors who walk between a mile or two each Tuesday, meeting at 9:30 a.m. in the Little Farm parking lot. To join us, call 215-7672.  

“Introduction to Islam” with the Arab Association of the Bay Area at 7:30 p.m. at Interna- 

tional House, Home Room, Piedmont at Bancroft. 642-9460. 

“Israel Yes, Occupation No” with Marcia Freedman, former Israeli Parlimentarian, and founder of the Alliance for Peace and Justice, at 7 p.m. at 30 Wheeler Hall, UC Campus. Sponsored by Tzedek. 845-7793. 

St. John’s Prime Timers meets at 9:30 a.m. at St. John’s Presbyterian Church, 2727 College Ave. Anna Swardenski from the Coalition for Seniors and People with Disabilities will speak about Emergency Preparedness for seniors. 845-6830. 

Berkeley Camera Club meets at 7:30 p.m., at the Northbrae Community Church, 941 The Alameda. 525-3565. 


Gray Panthers Night Out with Alison Wier, co-founder, “If Americans Knew: Information on Israel and Palestine.” Political discussion and light supper at 7 p.m. at 1403 Addison St. All welcome. 548-9696. 486-8010. 

Prose Writers Workshop meets 7 to 9 p.m. at the Jewish Community Center, 1414 Walnut, at Rose. For information call 524-3034. 

Berkeley Peace Walk and Vigil at the Berkeley BART Station, corner of Shattuck and Center. Vigil at 6:30 p.m. followed by Peace Walk at 7 p.m. www.geocities. 


Amnesty International Berkeley Community Group meets at 7 p.m. at the Berkeley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 1606 Bonita Ave., at Cedar St. 872-0768. 

Berkeley CopWatch open office hours 7 to 9 p.m. Drop in to file complaints, assistance available. 548-0425. 

Berkeley Communicators Toastmasters meets at 7:15 a.m. at Hide-A-Way Café, 6430 Telegraph Ave. For information call 925-682-1111, ext. 164. 


“The Ohlone Culture,” with Beverly Ortiz, naturalist, at 7:30 p.m. at Coyote Hills Regional Park Visitors Center. Lecture is part of the 150th Anniversary of Ocean View, Berkeley’s earliest settlement, sponsored by The Berkeley Architectural Heritage Association and Berkeley History Society. Tickets are $12. For information call 841-8562.  

“Civil Rights in the 21st Century Conference: Connecting the Dots!” Join prominent activists, educators, and civil rights organizations in a two-day conference to examine the state of Civil Rights in the 21st century. Fri., 7 to 10 pm., Sat., 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. MLK Student Center, Telegraph Ave. & Bancroft Way. Free. 868-8318. 

“Peace Zones: The Philippine Experience” with Renia Corocoto, Rotary Peace Scholar, at 7:30 p.m. at International House, Home Room, Piedmont at Bancroft. 642-9460. 

UC Botanical Garden Docent Training at 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Fee and registration required. 643-1924.  

Faith, Land, and Agriculture: A GTU Faculty Panel, the second of a Series on Topics in Ecology, Theology, and Ethics at 7 p.m. in the GTU Dinner Board Room. Panel includes Drs. Marvin Chaney (SFTS), Lisa Fullam (JSTB), and Naomi Seidman (GTU, Center for Jewish Studies). 2400 Ridge Rd. 649-2560. 

Stop Breast Cancer Where it Starts - Stop Toxic Pollution Find out how pharmaceutical and chemical company Astra Zeneca conceived of Breast Cancer Awareness Month to increase their sales of tamoxifen, that is also on the Prop 65 list of cancer causing chemicals. From 7 to 9 p.m. at the Ecology Center, 2530 San Pablo Ave. 540-2220 ext. 233. 

Stroke Prevention and Treatment, a free community workshop offered by the Ethnic Health Institute of Alta Bates Summit at 6:30 p.m. at the Health Education Center, Samuel Merritt College, 400 Hawthorne Ave. For information and reservations please call 869-6737. 

Improving the Chemotherapy Experience a free, open session for cancer patients, their families and friends, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center Auditorium, 2450 Ashby Ave. For more information call Jill Bender at 415-625-1135.  

League of Women Voters meets at 6:45 p.m. at the South Branch Library to discuss the October 7 election. 843-8824. 

Simplicity Forum, “Take Back Your Time” Speaker and attendees will share about the impact of time deprivation and ways they are getting back time in their lives, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Claremont Branch Library, 2940 Benvenue Ave. For more information call 549-3509, or go to  

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

Berkeley Liberation Radio 104.1 FM meets at 7 p.m. at the Long Haul Info Shop, 3124 Shattuck Ave. 595-0190.  


Dance Benefit for Berkeley Liberation Radio 104.1FM at 8 p.m. at Humanist Hall, 390 27th St., Oakland. With Sokrates the Virgo, Elementactics, Space Vacuum, Jay Jay Johnson, and many others. $10 donation requested.  

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

Meditation, Peace Vigil and Dialogue, gather at noon on the grass close to the West Entrance to UC Berkeley, on Oxford St. near University Ave. 496-6000, ext. 135. 

Charity Fashion Show by the Asian Business Association at 7 p.m. at the Julia Morgan Center for the Arts, 2640 College Ave. All proceeds benefit the Alameda County Community Food Bank. Tickets are $10 for ABA members, $12 general. For more information visit  

City Commons Club Noon Luncheon with G. Steven Detlinger, Vice President, Morgan Stanley on “Today’s Market.” 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 call 526-2925 or 665-9020. 


Berkeley Association of Neighborhood Associations meets at 9:15 a.m. in the Sproul Room, St. John’s Presbyterian Church, 2727 College Ave. 587-3257. 

Berkeley High School Independent Studies Garage Sale, Bake Sale and Car Wash from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Also on Sunday. Held at the Independent Studies Campus at Martin Luther King Jr. Way and Derby Sts. Money raised will help Art, French and Spanish students on a trip to Europe.  

Michael Moore, award-winning documentarian and author, on the “American Economic and Political Climate” at the Greek Theater at 1 p.m., Tickets are $15 and $30. 642- 9988. 

Autumn in Asia, walking tour through the Asian Area of the Botanical Garden, with Horticulturalist Elaine Sedlack, from 9 to 11 a.m. Space is limited, registration required. 643-2755. http://  

Berkeley Historical Society Walking Tour of the Berkeley Kensington border at 10 a.m. Reservations and a donation of $8 required. Please make check payable to Berkeley Historical Society, and mail to P.O. Box 1190, Berkeley, CA 94701-1190. 848-0181. 

Wilderness First Aid with Steve Donelan, covering subjects ranging from hypothermia to frostbite, stings to injuries, water purification to first-aid kits. From 8:30 a.m. to 5 the Sierra Club, SF Bay Chapter, 2530 San Pablo Ave, near Dwight. Cost is $50, plus $15 for Sierra Club membership if you aren’t a member already. Reservations required. For information email or visit 

Free Emergency Preparedness Class on Earthquake Retrofitting for anyone who lives or works in Berkeley, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 812 Page St. Register on-line at or by calling 981-5506. 

Yoga for Seniors at the Berkeley City Club, 2315 Durant St., on Saturdays from 10 to 11 a.m. The class is taught by Rosie Linsky, who at age 72, has practiced yoga for over 40 years. Open to non-members of the club for $8.00 per class. For further information and to register, call Karen Ray at 848-7800. 

Pet Adoptions, sponsored by Home at Last, from noon to 5 p.m., Hearst and 4th St. 548-9223. 

Car Wash Benefit for Options Recovery Services of Berkeley, held every Sat. from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Lutheran Church, 1744 University Ave. 666-9552. 


Spice of Life Food and Arts Festival, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Berkeley’s Gourmet Ghetto, on Shattuck Ave. between Francisco and Vine Sts. 540-6444.  

Growing Food in the City, from 1 to 4 p.m. with Daniel Miller, Project Director of BOSS Urban Gardening Institute, at the Subsistence Garden Center, 2838 Sacramento St, at Oregon. 

Prehistoric Plants Life cycles and natural history of liverworts, hornworts, mosses and ferns will be our theme as we walk the Pack Rat Trail, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Tilden Nature Area, in Tilden Park. 525-2233.  

Mewsic and A Howling Good Time, benefit for Hopalong Animal Rescue from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Oakland Zoo. Tickets are $35 in advance, $40 at the door. For reservations call 530-5154, ext. 505. 

“Digital Democracy: The Effect of the Internet in Participatory Politics,” with cofounder Joan Blades; Ask Jeeves founder Garrett Gruener; Lauren Gelman, assistant director, Stanford Law School’s Center for Internet and Society; Zane Vella, executive director, Campaign Video Project; and Tyler Ziemann, CEO, Affinity Engines, at 6 p.m. at the Hillside Club, 2286 Cedar St. $10 donation at the door. 

California Peace Action Network meets at 4 p.m. at Ashkenaz, 1317 San Pablo Ave. 525-5054. 

“Is Anti-Zionism Anti-Semetic?” A panel on Counter Punch’s new book, “The Politics of Anti-Semitism,” with Alexander Cockburn, Jeffrey Blankfort, Lenni Brenner and Scott Handleman at 7 p.m. at 145 Dwinnelle, UC Campus. A donation of $5-$10 requested. Sponsored by the Middle East Radio Project and Students for Justice in Palestine. 415-255-9182. 

Free Sailboat Rides between 1 and 5 p.m. with the Cal Sailing Club. Bring warm waterproof clothes and come to the Berkeley Marina. For more information see 

Tibetan Buddhism “World Peace Ceremony,” at 6 p.m. at the Tibetan Nyingma Institute, 1815 Highland Pl. 843-6812. 

Free Hands-on Bicycle Repair Clinic from 11 a.m. to noon at REI. 1338 San Pablo Ave. 527-4140.  


Friends of Strawberry Creek will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Library Public Meeting Room, 2090 Kittredge. Please note this is a change of location. For more information email,, 

“Looking at the Middle East Conflict form the Heart and from the Head” with Riva Gambert and Dawn Kepler of building Jewish Bridges, at 7:30 p.m. at the Jewish Community Center, 1414 Walnut St. For information on the speakers, call 839-2900 ext. 347. 848-0237. 

Investigative Reporting: Past, Present and Future, with Frank McCulloch, Stephen Engelberg, David Barstow, and Mark Schapiro, in conversation with Lowell Bergman, from noon to 2 p.m. at the Graduate School of Journalism Library, North Gate Hall, UC Campus. 643-9411. 

Berkeley CopWatch organizational meeting at 6 p.m. at 2022 Blake St. Join us to work on current issues around police misconduct. Volunteers needed. For information call 548-0425. 


Flu Shots will be offered at a number of Berkeley locations during the month of October, by Sutter VNA and Hospice. For a location near you call 1-800-500-2400 or visit 

East Bay Center for International Trade Development (EBCITD), part of the Economic Development Program at Vista Community College, offers seminars to assist companies, professionals and entrepreneurs with international trade related issues. Foe details on the seminars, visit or call 540-8901, ext. 23.  

Free Smoke Detectors for City residents and UC Berkeley students who live off-campus. Applications are available from the Environment, Health & Safety office of UC Berkeley, at any Berkeley Fire Station, or at the Fire Admin. Office located at 2100 MLK, Jr. Way. 981-5585.  


City Council meets Tues., Oct. 14, at 7 p.m. in City Council Chambers, Sherry M. Kelly, city clerk, 981-6900. 

Citizens Humane Commission meets Wed., Oct. 15, at 7 p.m., at the North Berkeley Senior Center. Katherine O’Connor, 981-6601. us/commissions/humane 

Commission on Aging meets Wed., Oct. 15, at 1:30 p.m., at the South Berkeley Senior Center. Lisa Ploss, 981-5200. 

Commission on Labor meets Wed., Oct. 15, at 6:30 p.m., at Berkeley Work-Source, 1950 Addison St., Suite 105. Delfina M. Geiken, 644-6085. 

Human Welfare and Community Action Commission meets Wed., Oct. 15, at 7 p.m., at the South Berkeley Senior Center. Marianne Graham, 981-5416. 

School Board meets Wed. Oct. 15, at 7:30 p.m., in the City Council Chambers. Queen Graham 644-6147 or Mark Coplan 644-6320.  

Design Review Committee meets Thurs., Oct. 16, at 7:30 p.m., at the North Berkeley Senior Center. Anne Burns, 981-7415.  

Fair Political Practices Commission meets Thurs., Oct. 16, at 7:30 p.m., at the North Berkeley Senior Center. Prasanna Rasaih, 981-6950. 

Transportation Commission meets Thurs., Oct. 16, at 7 p.m., at the North Berkeley Senior Center. Peter Hillier, 981-7000. 

Berkeley Rent Stabilization Board meets Mon., Oct. 20,  

at 7 p.m., in City Council Chambers, Pam Wyche 644-6128 ext. 113. 

Peace and Justice Commission meets Mon., Oct. 20, at 7 p.m., at the North Berkeley Senior Center. Manuel Hector, 981-5510.