Election Section

Berkeley This Week

Tuesday November 02, 2004



To Find Your Polling Place see www.mypollingplace.com 

To Report Voting Problems or Irregularities call 1-866-OUR-VOTE (The Electronic Frontier Foundation). 

Election Night Watch at La Peña Cultural Center, starting at 5:30 p.m. until ? at 3105 Shattuck Ave. 849-2568. www.lapena.org 

Children Cast Your Vote from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. with miniature voting booths, play ballots, and red, white, and blue art projects at Habitot, 2065 Kittredge St. Cost is $5-$6. 647-1111. www.habitot.org  

Mid-Day Meander in Tilden Park from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. With luck we may find migratory newts. Meet at the Little Train parking lot at Lomas Cantadas and Grizzly Peak Blvd. 525-2233. 

Tilden Mini-Rangers Join us for an active afternoon of nature study, conservation, and rambling through woods and waters. Dress to get dirty; bring a healthy snack to share. Girls and boys ages 8-12, unaccompanied by their parents. From 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. at Tilden Nature Area. Cost is $6-$8. Reservations required. 636-1684. 

Berkeley Salon Discussion Group meets to discuss the election from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Berkeley Richmond Jewish Community Center, 1414 Walnut St. Please bring snacks and soft drinks to share. No peanuts please. 601-6690. 

“Involving Local Communities in Marine Conservation in Tanzania” at 4 p.m. in 652 Barrows Hall, UC Campus. 642-8338. www.ias.berkeley.edu/africa 

Hallway Sale Popular garage-type sale benefiting the Coffee Bar from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the North Berkeley Senior Center. 981-5190. 

Family Story Time at the Kensington Branch Library, Tues. evenings at 7 p.m. at 61 Arlington Ave. 524-3043. 

Acting and Storytelling Classes for Seniors offered by Stagebridge, at Arts First Oakland, 2501 Harrison St. Classes are held at 10 a.m. Tues.-Fri. For more information call 444-4755. www.stagebridge.org 

Organic Produce at low prices sold at the corner of Sacramento and Oregon Streets every Tuesday from 3 to 7 p.m. This is a project of Spiral Gardens. 843-1307. 

St. John’s Prime Timers meets at 9:30 a.m. at St. John’s Presbyterian Church, 2727 College Ave. We offer ongoing classes in exercise and creative arts, and always welcome new members over 50. 845-6830. 

Berkeley Camera Club meets at 7:30 p.m., at the Northbrae Community Church, 941 The Alameda. Share your slides and prints and learn what other photographers are doing. Monthly field trips. 548-3991. www.berkeleycameraclub.org 


Berkeley Communicators Toastmasters meets the first and third Wednesdays of the month at 7:15 a.m. at Au Cocolait, 200 University Ave. at Milvia. For information call Robert Flammia 524-3765. 

40th Anniversary of the 1964 Wilderness Act Celebration at 7 p.m. at REI, 1338 San Pablo Ave. Sponsored by the Wilderness Committee of the Sierra Club. 415-561-3474. 

Mini-Farmers in Tilden A farm exploration program, for ages 4-6 years accompanied by an adult. We will explore the Little Farm, care for animals, do crafts and farm chores. Wear boots and dress to get dirty! Fee is $3-$5. Registration required. 525-2233. 

Anti-War March and Rally Meet at 5 p.m. at Powell and Market, San Francisco for an evening march to 24th and Mission. Bring flashlights, drums, and noisemakers. Sponsored by Not in Our Name. 601-8000 bayarea.notinourname.net  

“Exodus, Black Colonization, and Promised Lands” with David Brion Davis, Pulitzer Prize winner, at 4:10 p.m. in the Lipman Room, Barrows Hall, UC Campus. 

“Last of the Dogmen” and “Smoke Signals” Two films presented by the Intertribal Friendship House at 7 p.m. at Humanist Hall, 390 27th St., midtown Oakland. 452-1235. 

American Red Cross Blood Services Volunteer Orientation from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at 6230 Claremont Ave., Oakland. Volunteers are needed to support the more than 40 blood drives held each month. Advance sign-up needed. 594-5165. 

Walk Berkeley for Seniors meets every Wednesday, rain or shine, at 9:30 a.m. at the Sea Breeze market, just west of the I-80 overpass. Everyone is welcome, wear comfortable shoes, sunscreen and a hat. 548-9840. 

Berkeley Peace Walk and Vigil at the Berkeley BART Sta- 

tion, corner of Shattuck and Center. Sing for Peace at 6:30 p.m. followed by Peace Walk at 7 p.m. www.geocities.com/ 


Fun with Acting Class every Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the North Berkeley Senior Center. Free, all are welcome, no experience necessary. 


Morning Bird Walk “Some Gulls I Know” Meet at the Berkeley Municipal Pier at 7:30 a.m. 525-2233. 

Tilden Explorers An after school nature adventure for 5-7 year olds who may be accompanied by an adult. No younger siblings please. We’ll learn about birds, bird brains and bird migration. From 3:15 to 4:45 p.m. Cost is $6-$8. Registration required. 636-1684. 

Seniors in the Peace Corps Volunteers discuss their experiences in Fiji, Uzbekistan and Ethiopia at 1:30 p.m. at the Albany Library, 1247 Marin Ave. 526-3720. 

Post-Election Benefit for the Center for Popular Education at 7 p.m. at La Peña, 3105 Shattuck Ave. 849-2568. 

“Education and Political Transformation in Brazil” with Cristovam Buarque, member, Brazilian Senate, at 4 p.m. in the Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall, UC Campus. 642-2088. www.clas.berkeley.edu 

Berkeley Farmer’s Market with all organic produce at Shattuck at Rose, from 3 to 7 p.m. 548-3333. www.ecologycenter.org 


Tilden Tots Join a nature adventure program for 3 and 4 year olds, each accompanied by an adult (grandparents welcome)! We’ll learn about our fine feathered friends from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Cost is $6-$8. Registration required. 636-1684. 

November is We Give Thanks Month! Join participating restaurants in supporting the Berkeley Food and Housing Project. For a list of participating restaurants please visit www.bfhp.org  

Literacy & Beyond Celebrates Dia do los Muertos Family Literacy Night with altar making, and storyteller Olga Loya, at 7 p.m. at the Downtown Berkeley YMCA, 2001 Allston Way. 665-3271. 

“News from Native California” with Frank LaPena, Laura Cunningham, L. Frank, Julian Lang/ 

Xatimniim, and Malcolm Margolin, of Heyday Books, at 7:30 p.m. at Oakland Museum of California, 1000 Oak St. 549-3564, ext. 307. 

First Fridays Film Series “Hidden in Plain Sight” on the School of the Americas, at 7:30 p.m. at St. Joseph the Worker Church, 1640 Addison St. Free. 482-1062. 

Womansong Circle Community singing with Betsy Rose. Potluck snacks at 6:45 p.m., singing at 7:15 p.m. at First Congregational Church of Berkeley, 2345 Channing Way. 525-7082. 

Asian Business Association Charity Fashion Show at 7 p.m. a the Julia Morgan Center for the Arts. Cost is $10-$12. Proceeds benefit A Safe Place domestic violence shelter in Oakland.  

Literary Friends meets at 1:15 p.m. at the North Berkeley Senior Center. We will discuss Ayn Randh. 232-1351. 

Berkeley Chess Club meets Fridays at 7:15 p.m. at the Berkeley City Club, 2315 Durant Ave. Players at all levels are welcome. 652-5324. 

“Three Beats for Nothing” meets to sing 16th century harmony for fun and practice at 10 a.m. at the North Berkeley Senior Center. 655-8863, 843-7610. 

Women in Black Vigil, from noon to 1 p.m. at UC Berkeley, Bancroft at Telegraph. wibberkeley@yahoo.com 548-6310, 845-1143. 

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. People of all traditions are welcome to join us. Sponsored by the Buddhist Peace Fellowship. 655-6169. www.bpf.org 

Overeaters Anonymous meets every Friday at 1:30 p.m. at the Northbrae Church at Solano and The Alameda. Parking is free and is handicapped accessible. For information call Katherine, 525-5231. 


Potential Water Transit in Berkeley A Joint Workshop of the City of Berkeley Transportation and Waterfront Commissions and the San Francisco Bay Water Transit Authority from 9 a.m. to noon at Berkeley Yacht Club, 1 Seawall Drive. 981-7010. 

Sick Plant Clinic The first Sat. of every month, UC plant apthologist Dr. Robert Raabe, UC entomologist Dr. Nick Mills, and their team of experts will diagnose what ails your plants from 9 a.m. to noon at the Botanical Garden, 200 Centennial Dr. 643-2755. 

“Fire in Your Backyard - Friend or Foe?” A program on fire history in the East Bay, fire ecology nd hoemowner safety, with demonstrations of a fire engine, firefighters’ personal protective equipment and wildland firefighting techniques. At 2 p.m. at Tilden Nature Center. Free. Youth age 14 and up are welcome. 525-2233. 

Kids Garden Club For children 7-12 years old to explore the world of gardening. We plant, harvest, build, make crafts, cook and get dirty! From 2 to 4 p.m. at Tilden Nature Center, Tilden Park. Cost is $5-$6, registration required. 525-2233. 

Junior Rangers of Tilden meets Sat. mornings at Tilden Nature Center. For more information call 525-2233. 

“Plant Selection and Installation” A hands-on class in Berkeley from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. We will visit a local nursery and botanic garden to view and discuss why, and how, to select appropriate plants for a variety of situations. Students will participate in designing and planting a residential garden. Emphasis on Native Californian plants. Sign up by calling the Building Education Center at 525-7610.  

Help Clean up San Pablo Creek and its tributaries. Learn about the Dumping Abatement and Pollution Reduction Program and the trash assessment monitoring tool as we remove harmful trash. Refreshments, tools, and gloves provided. Call for meeting place. Sponsored by The Watershed Project. 231-9566. Elizabeth@thewatershedproject.org 

An Afternoon with Ram Dass from 2 to 5 p.m. at Unitarian Universalist Church of Berkeley, 1 Lawson Rd., Kensington. Donation $20 at the door. 302-3302. 

Benefit for the Bay Area Search and Rescue Council with music by Built to Spill and Citizen Cope at 8 p.m. at Berkeley Pyramid Alehouse, 901 Gilman St. Cost is $16. www.pyramidbrew.com 

Moment’s Notice a monthly salon for improvised music, dance and theater at 8 p.m. at Western Sky Studio, 2525 8th St. 415-831-5592. 

Noche Tropical Silent Auction Party to benefit Albany Schools. With food, music and wine at 7 p.m. at Albany Community Center, 1249 Marin Ave., Albany. Tickets are $35-$40. 528-0848. a_saint@pacbell.net 

Artisan Marketplace with jewelry, art, readings and more from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Belladonna, 2436 Sacramento St. 883-0600. www.belladonna.ws  

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. 


Search for Salamanders Watch carefully for the slippery amphibians, they love the wet weather so hope for rain. Learn the difference between a newt and a salamander on this easy hike. Meet at 9 a.m. at Tilden Nature Area, Tilden Park. 525-2233. 

Military Families Speak Out with Cindy Sheehan whose son was killed in Sadr City in April, at 10:30 a.m. at Berkeley Fellowship, 1924 Cedar at Bonita. 

“Tribute to Veterans” Retired military personnel are offered a complementary lunch or dinner entree at Spenger's Fresh Fish Grotto, 1919 Fourth St. Present a VA card, a VFW card, discharge papers or a DD214 to your server when you are seated. Reservations are suggested but not required. 845-7771. 

“The Sound of Success: Fine Tune Your Music Business Skills” A day-long seminar for musicians sponsored by California Lawyers for the Arts. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Alice Arts Center in Oakland. To register call 415-775-7200, ext. 111. www.californialawyersfor- 


“The Civil Rights Movement and Activism Across Communities” with Ron Dellums at 2 p.m. at the Oakland Museum of California, 10th and Oak Sts. Cost is $7-$10. In conjunction with the exhibition “What’s Going On? California and the Vietnam Era” 238-2200. www.museumca.org 

“Dharma and Democracy: A Global Perspective, Beyond the Elections” a conversation with Joanna Macy and Sulak Sivaraksa at 6 p.m. at Berkeley Buddhist Monastery, 2304 McKinley Ave. 655-6169. 

“End of Life Decisions” with Susan Rubin from 2 to 4:30 p.m. at Salem Lutheran Home, 2361 East 29th St., Oakland. 534-3637. 

Healing Friction a free facilitated open council and speak out for hearing all voices to improve the political process at 2 p.m. at Redwood Gardens, 2951 Derby St. 866-236-0346. 

Autumn in Asia, a walk through the Asian area with Asian plant expert Elaine Sedlak at 10 a.m. at UC Botanical Garden. Cost is $8-$12, registration required. 643-2755. 

Celebrating Native Californian Cultures with music, crafts and storytelling from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Phoebe Hearst Museum, Bancroft at College. 643-7648. 

Free Sailboat Rides between 1 and 4 p.m. at the Cal Sailing Club in the Berkeley Marina. Bring warm waterproof clothes. www.cal-sailing.org 

Tibetan Buddhism with with Elizabeth Cook on “The Stupa: Sacred Symbol of Enlightenment” at 6 p.m. at the Tibetan Nyingma Institute, 1815 Highland Pl. 843-6812. www.nyingmainstitute.com 


Safe Driving Class for Seniors from 1 to 5 p.m., and on Nov. 10. Seniors who complete both sessions will get insurance discount. To register send a check for $10, made out to AARP, to Helen, at St. John’s Presbyterian Church, 2717 Garber St., Berkeley, 95705. For more information call 869-6737. 

Tea at Four Taste some of the finest teas from the Pacific Rim and South Asia and learn their natural and cultural history, followed by a short nature walk. At 4 p.m. at Tilden Nature Area, in Tilden Park. Cost is $5-$7, registration required. 525-2233. www.ebparks.org 

Peace Corps General Information Meeting at 6 p.m. at the Berkeley Central Library, 2090 Kittredge St. 415-977-8798. www.peacecorps.gov 

The National Organization of Women Oakland/East Bay Chapter meets to discuss the election at 6 p.m. at The Oakland YWCA at 1515 Webster St. 287-8948.  

“Women in Latin American Politics” with Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, Senator and first lady of Argentina, at 4 p.m. in the Maude Fife Room, 315 Wheeler Hall, UC Campus. 642-2088. www.clas.berkeley.edu 

“The Medicare Prescription Drug Card” with Susan Haley, Legal Assistance for Seniors at 1:15 p.m. at the North Berkeley Senior Center. 981-5190. 

East Bay Mobile Blood Drive from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Albany YMCA, 921 Kains Ave. 1-800-GIVE-LIFE.  

“Cafe Society in Japan, or Why Starbucks May Not Prevail” with Marry White, Prof. Boston Univ., at 5 p.m. in the IEAS Conference Room, 2233 Fulton St., 6th Flr. http://ieas.berkeley.edu 

Financial Planning Workshop: College Planning 101 with Jarrett Topel, Certified Financial Planner at 7 p.m. at Kensington Library, 61 Arlington Ave., Kensington. 524-3043. 

Women’s Cancer Resource Center, volunteer training, every second Monday of the month, from 6 to 8 p.m. at 5741 Telegraph Ave. To sign up call Emily at 601-4040, ext. 109. emily@wcrc.org 

World Affairs/Politics Discussion Group for people 60 years and over meets Mondays at 10:15 a.m. at the Albany Senior Center, 846 Masonic Ave. Join at any time. 524-9122. 

“Ulysses” Discussion Book Group at 7 p.m. at the Long Haul, 3124 Shattuck Ave. We will meet every Monday night and hopefully finish by Bloomsday 2005. 

Fitness for 55+ A total body workout including aerobics, stretching and strengthening at 1:15 p.m. every Monday at the South Berkeley Senior Center. 981-5170. 

Berkeley CopWatch organizational meeting at 8 p.m. at 2022 Blake St. Join us to work on current issues around police misconduct. Volunteers needed. For information call 548-0425. 


Commission on the Status of Women meets Wed., Nov. 3, at 7:30 p.m., at the West Berkeley Senior Center. Tasha Tervelon, 981-5347. www.ci.berkeley. 


Housing Advisory Commission meets Thurs., Nov. 4, at 7:30 p.m., at the South Berkeley Senior Center. Oscar Sung, 981-5400. www.ci.berkeley.ca. 


Public Works Commission meets Thurs., Nov. 4, at 7 p.m., at the North Berkeley Senior Center. Jeff Egeberg, 981-6406. www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/commissions/publicworks 

Council Agenda Committee meets, Mon. Nov. 8, at 2:30 p.m., at 2180 Milvia St., Sherry M. Kelly, city clerk, 981-6900. www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/citycouncil/agenda-committee 

Peace and Justice Commission meets Mon., Nov. 8, at 7 p.m., at the North Berkeley Senior Center. Manuel Hector, 981-5510. www.ci.berkeley.ca. 


Public Housing Resident Advisory Board meets on Mon., Nov. 8, at 4 p.m. at Berkeley Housing Authority, 1901 Fairview St. Angellique DeCoud, 981-5475. www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/ 


City Council meets Tues., Nov. 9 at 7 p.m in City Council Chambers, Sherry M. Kelly, city clerk, 981-6900. www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/citycouncil?