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The Berkeley Activist's Calendar
January 14-21, 2018

Kelly Hammargren, Sustainable Berkeley Coalition
Saturday January 13, 2018 - 11:46:00 AM

The draft agenda for the January 25, 2018 Zoning Adjustment Board is available for review and comment:

Email comments to:

1734 Spruce – legalize 7th dwelling bringing total 13 bedrooms are parcel

2556 Telegraph – The Village 5-story, 22 units, 2-live-work, 3358 commercial space

2190 Shattuck Ave – Certification Final EIR, 18-story mixed use building which will obstruct the view of the Golden Gate Bridge from Campanile Way

The City Council January 23 meeting agenda is posted for review and comment:

Email comments to: partial agenda listing:

16. Broadband Master Plan

30. Student Housing,

31. Ad Hoc Committees to be open to the public with minutes, 24 hour notice of meeting,

34 a. Surveillance Ordinance – Police Review Commission,

34b. Surveillance Ordinance – City Manager requesting delay to complete counter proposal

35. Significant Community Benefits

37a. Porta Potties – Homeless Commission, 37b. Porta Potties - City Manager,

39. Replace Berkeley City Limit signs to “Welcome to Berkeley”, LOVE LIFE!” “Sanctuary City” and “Ohlone Territory”,

43. Information Report – To Achieve Fairness and Impartiality-Report and Recommendations from Berkeley Police

Indivisible Berkeley's list of actions you can do from home:

The meeting list is also posted on the Sustainable Berkeley Coalition website:

Next week, day by day

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Protect Berkeley Shellmound, Sun, Jan 14, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm, 1900 Fourth Street,

Indivisible Berkeley General Assembly, Sun, Jan 14, 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm, 1970 Chestnut St, Finnish Hall, -more-

New: Emanuel Ax Does Double-Duty with San Francisco Symphony

Reviewed by James Roy MacBean
Monday January 15, 2018 - 04:26:00 PM

Veteran pianist Emanuel Ax returned to Davies Hall Thursday-Saturday, January 11-13, to perform with the San Francisco Symphony in two piano concertos -- Mozart’s 14th in E-flat Major, K. 449, and Schoenberg’s Piano Concerto Opus 42. Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas led the orchestra in this program. Bookending the two piano concertos were Beethoven’s Leonore Overture No. 3, which opened the concert, and Richard Strauss’s tone poem, Till Eulenspiegel and His Merry Pranks, which closed the program. -more-

San Francisco Early Music Society Presents VAJRA VOICES

Reviewed by James Roy MacBean
Sunday January 07, 2018 - 03:02:00 PM

In a series of concerts throughout the Bay Area designed to ring in the New Year, the vocal ensemble Vajra Voices, led by their founding Director Karen R. Clark, performed medieval music ranging from ca. 1150 to 1377. I attended the Berkeley concert on Saturday evening, January 6, 2018, at St. John’s Presbyterian Church. Presented under the auspices of San Francisco Early Music Society, the concert featured selections from such musical and literary luminaries as Hildegard von Bingen (1098-1179), Perotin (organist at Cathedral Notre Dame ca. 1200), and Guillaume de Machaut (1300-1377). -more-

The Berkeley Activist's Weekly Calendar, January 7-14, 2018

Kelly Hammargren, Sustainable Berkeley Coalition
Saturday January 06, 2018 - 05:17:00 PM

The first Berkeley City Council meeting of 2018 is January 23rd. You can get a heads up by looking at the planned agenda under Monday’s Agenda Committee Meeting. Agenda items are listed that warrant scrutiny and response. An email sent to will be distributed to all the Council Members and the Mayor. You can, of course, always address each Council Member and the Mayor Individually. The final agenda for January 23rd should be posted this coming Thursday, January 11. -more-