Berkeley attorney goes to China
Berkeley attorney Joseph Berzok recently joined a two-week Global Volunteers lawyers team to Xi’an, China.
Global Volunteers is a nonprofit, international development organization that offers short-term service opportunities in 19 countries around the world.
The eight lawyers on the service team were given an inside look on the Chinese legal system through discussions with law students, practicing attorneys and government officials.
Berzok concluded that while China is an ancient land of sweeping dynasties and sophisticated cultures, it is far behind in the area of civil and criminal law.
“I learned that we are more alike than different,” he said in a press release.
“We have the same interest in forging a peaceful relationship with our countries. I was also continually surprised by how much the Chinese know about America, particularly our history and our legal system.”
For more information on Global Volunteers, contact (800) 487-1074; 375 E. Little Canada Rd., St. Paul, MN 55117; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.globalvolunteers.org.
Summer solstice to be celebrated
The Berkeley Farmer’s Market will celebrate the summer solstice on Saturday, June 24 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with live music. The first band, Backstep, will play at 11 a.m., followed by a Special Lunch Time Concert for Children and Families from noon to 2 p.m. At 2 p.m., Atahualpamantab will play. The Farmer’s Market is on Center Street at Martin Luther King, Jr. Way. For more information, call 548-3333 or visit www.ecologycenter.org.
Gender twist in Shakespeare classic
Woman’s Will presents “Measure for Measure,” with a twist on Shakespeare’s play by reverse-gender casting. The performances will be at John Hinkel park in Berkeley on July 15 and 16 and Live Oak Park in Berkeley July 22 and 23. All performances start at 1 p.m. and are free admission. For more information, call (415) 567-1758.
Health event set
OAKLAND – Western Essential Tremor Network is hosting the first ever Essential Tremor & Dystonia Seminar on Saturday, June 24 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Samuel Merritt College, 400 Hawthorne Avenue, Oakland.
The program will feature presentations about treatments and therapy demonstrations. For more information, call Kethleen Welker, Community Affairs Coordinator at (925) 600-7758.
New address for BHS
The new address of Berkeley High School is 2223 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Berkeley 94704. The old address was linked to the main offices on Milvia Street, and the fire that housed those offices was damaged in an arson fire in April.
Spay-neuter event planned locally
Fix Our Ferals is having a spay-neuter program for homeless cats on June 25. People are encouraged to bring feral and stray cats to be sterilized and vaccinated. For reservations, location information and trap loans call 433-9446.
– Daily Planet Staff