Arts & Events

In the East Bay-- San Francisco Mime Troupe's TREASURE ISLAND, a New Musical

Margot Smith
Thursday July 04, 2019 - 08:59:00 PM

Sat., July 6, John Hinkle Amphitheatre, Berkeley 1:30 pm music, 2:00 pm show

Sun., July 7 John Hinkle Amphitheatre, Berkeley 1:30 pm music, 2:00 pm show

The San Francisco Mime Troupe (SFMT) celebrates their 60th Anniversary of doing FREE Political Theater in the East Bay with TREASURE ISLAND, A New Musical - A Toxic Tale of Corporate Corsairs, Swashbuckling Swindlers, and Big Buck Buccaneers on San Francisco Bay!

Treasure Island - is it the freezing cold, artificial island in the middle of San Francisco Bay awaiting cut-throat developers? Or is it the mythical isle where untold wealth awaits marauding pirates, or both?

That’s the question for city planner Jill Hawkins when an old sea-dog of a developer drops anchor in her office at City Hall, and drops a mystery in her lap. “Developers...they scour the map looking for cities with fat purses, ready to be plundered, damn the regulations!”

But if Treasure Island is such a wonderful opportunity why has no one developed it yet…? What about the people who live there now? And who is the one-legged developer Hawkins was warned about?

The lyrics for TREASURE ISLAND are written by Daniel Savio. Daniel is the son of famed 60s activist Mario Savio - a leader of the Free Speech Movement at Berkeley in the 1960s. -more-

The Berkeley Activist's Calendar, July 7-14

Kelly Hammargren, Sustainable Berkeley Coalition
Saturday July 06, 2019 - 09:58:00 AM

Worth Noting and Showing Up:

The City Council Agenda for July 9 is very heavy so you can expect one or two items to be continued to July 16. It is just not guaranteed what will be continued. The last scheduled City Council meeting before the Council summer recess is July 23. There are no reports in the July 23 packet for the Agenda Committee for 22 items despite reference to the missing reports for information.

The July 16 City Council Agenda is available for comment and follows the list of weekly meetings.

Berkeley is sponsoring a protest to the treatment of children at detention centers at 12 noon at Civic Center Park. If you bring signs make them without sticks.

Sunday, July 7, 2019

John Lee Invitational Co-Rec Softball Tournament, 8 am – 9 pm

San Pablo Sports Fields -

Grove Park

Monday, July 8, 2019

City Council Health, Life Enrichment, Equity & Community Committee, 10 am, at 2180 Milvia, 6th Floor Redwood Conf Room, Agenda: 2. Expansion of Air Quality Monitoring Program to multiple sites, 3. Ban Racial, Ethnic, Cultural and Religious Discrimination on the Basis of Hairstyle or Headwear, 4.a.&b. Recommendations Related to Leonard Powell, fact-finding, policy changes, code enforcement, housing stability, justice, 5. Pilot Cannabis Event at Cesar Chavez Park,_Life_Enrichment,_Equity___Community.aspx

Agenda and Rules Committee, 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm, 2180 Milvia, 6th Floor Redwood Conf Room, Agenda: 2. Finalize Agenda for July 23 City Council meeting, No Reports for items 1,4,5,6,7,8,9,13,14,15,26,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,26,28,29,30, CONSENT: 1. Expand control of flavored tobacco, 4. Affordable Housing - Use a portion of tax-exempt bonds for reimbursement of expenditures for the projects – expected obligation $175 million, 5. Animal Care Mutual Aid in Disasters, 6. RFP, 7. Amend contract with Resource Development Assoc (RDA) total $54,500 to build database for Mental Health Division Homeless Outreach and Treatment Team (HOTT),8. Amend 7 contracts increasing total to $2,162,700 thru June 30, 2020 for Mental Health Services Act Community Services, Supports, Prevention and Early Intervention, 9. Mental Health Services Act Annual Update, 10. Amend contract with Merritt Hawkins adding $100,000 (total $149,990) for recruitment of psychiatrist, 11. 5 yr contract for $1,363,735 with AMCS for Zero Waste Management Software System, 12. 5 yr contract for $487,249 with Assetworks for a Fleet Management Software 13. Add $42,216 (total $76,811) to Communication Strategies contract for developing requirements and needs assessment for Voice over IP support and maintenance, 14. Special use permit with US Forest Service for Tuolumne Camp, 15. $365,000 contract with Left Coast Land Clearing for hazard mitigation Tuolumne Camp, 16. $450,000 contract with Poston Logging, LLC for Tuolumne Camp Tree Hazard Mitigation, 17. Contract for $468,706 and $70,000 Contingency (total $538,706) with McNabb Construction, Inc for George Florence Park Playground Renovation – 2121 Tenth St, 18. Authorize modification of Measure T1 Phase 1 project list removing King School Park Bioswale project and adding 13 priority sites identified by Green Infrastructure plan (6/18/19) and Public Works Commission, 19. Add $50,000 and extend contract to 6/30/21 with Restoration Management Co. for on-call remediation and restoration services, 20. 3 yr contract $450,000 with Stockton Tri Industries for Front Loading and Rear Loading Container Purchase, 21. Add $150,000 (total $650,000) to contract with Fehr & Peers for on-call transportation planning services, 22. Increase amended contract by $31,161 (total $351,317 plus $6,000 contingency) with W.A. Rose Construction for exterior Stucco Demolition Work at the Central Library, 23. Defendant’s Side Agreement to facilitate Consent Decree Compliance, 24. Support AB 1279 – housing development, ACTION: 25. Amendments to BMC Chapter 2.12 public campaign financing program, 26. Substantial Amendments to Annual Action Plans for Use of Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) Funds allocating maximum allowable amount towards shelter and street outreach and away from rapid rehousing, 28. Voting Delegates – League of CA Cities Annual Conference, 29. Funding for Street Rehab Capital Improvement, 30. Preferential Parking (RPP) Update, 31. 2-week RV Permitting Process – allows one time/year 2-week permit, 32. Prioritize street light replacement and street improvements by high-collision street first, 33. Ronald V. Dellums Fair Chance Access to Housing and Public Health and Safety Ordinance, 34. Transfer $550,000 to Rent Board to amend contracts with Eviction Dense Center and East Bay Law Center and anti-displacement services for low and moderate-income Berkeley residents, 35. ID Locations for Managed Safe RV Parking on City-Owned Land, Development of 3-month “Grace Period” Permit Program, and request that State Lands Commission Permit Temporary Safe Parking Site at Berkeley Waterfront, 36. Designate Ohlone Greenway and West Street Bike Path as linear City Parks, INFORMATION REPORTS: 37. City Council Short Term Referral Process Monthly Update, 38. T1 update, 39. Audity Status PRW on-call Program, 43. 2020 Public Art Plan, 44. Report Buyout Offers and Agreements, 45. Zero Waste Commission Work Plan, 46. Amended Audit Plan, To follow July 23 agenda review 8. Discussion and Direction Regarding Revision to the City Council Rules of Procedure and Order, 9. Review of Scope of Work to Develop a Performance Evaluation of the City Manager, -more-