Berkeley Briefs

Tuesday December 02, 2003

Planners Ponder UC Hotel  

Berkeley residents and planning commissioners will get their first crack Tuesday afternoon to quiz UC Berkeley officials about the proposed university hotel and convention center slated for downtown Berkeley. 

UC Senior Planner Kevin Hufferd will make a presentation and field questions about the development that calls for demolishing the Bank of America at the corner of Center Street and Shattuck Avenue to make way for an estimated 200-room hotel with a 15,000-square-foot conference center and 5,000-square-foot bank above one level of underground parking. 

The inaugural meeting of the Planning Commission subcommittee on the new development is set for 2-4 p.m. in the Sitka Spruce Room at 2120 Milvia St. 

—Matthew Artz 


CCC Memories Sought 

The online Civilian Conservation Corps Museum, created to provide information on the New Deal program, wants submissions to their online database. With hundreds of bios, stories and references already online, the museum is looking to augment an already outstanding collection. 

Started as a hobby by John Justin, and dedicated to his father, James, a CCCer, the site is seeking stories about CCC camps, enrollees, staff and technical advisors. 

According to Justin, the site functions as a primary source database. With several hundred biographies already listed it has also become an important resource for CCC veterans interested in tracking down old workmates or reliving a part of their history. 

Stories, along with a name, company number and location should be sent to CCC Collection, P.O. Box 5, Woodbury, NJ 08096 or by e-mail to JFJmuseum@aol.com. 

—Jakob Schiller 


Interns Sought 

California Assembly Majority Leader Wilma Chan is looking for winter student interns to serve in her Oakland office. Positions are available in media relations, community outreach, education and policy. Volunteers work 10 hours a week and should have good writing and word processing skills. 

The deadline for applications in Dec. 15. For information call internship manager Garrett Dempsey at 286-1670 or e-mail your resume and any questions to garrett.dempsey@asm.ca.gov.