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Berkeley This Week

Friday November 07, 2003


City Commons Club Noon Luncheon with Anthony Adamthwaite, Prof. of History, UCB, on “European and American Relations.” Luncheon 11:45 a.m. $11.50 - $12.50. Speech at 12:30 p.m., at the Berkeley City Club, 2315 Durant St. For information and reservations call 526-2925 or 665-9020. 

“War on Terror: A War on the People of the Philippines” at 7:30 p.m. at Marian Hall, St. Joseph the Worker Church, 1640 Addison St. 843-2244.  

“Are Americans Still Liberal After all These Years?” with Prof. David Tabb at 7:30 p.m. at Congregation Beth El, 2301 Vine St. 848-3988, ext. 26. 

“Rumi: The Way of the Heart,” with Dr. Andrew Vidich, at 7:15 p.m. St. John’s Presbyterian Church, 2727 College Ave. Sponsored by the Science of Spirituality. 707-226-7703. 

Women in Black Vigil, from noon to 1 p.m. at UC Berkeley, Bancroft at Telegraph. 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. 496-6000, ext. 135. 

Overeaters Anonymous meets at 1:30 p.m. at the Northbrae Church at Solano and The Alameda. 525-5231. 


A Walking Tour of Gymnosperms, a diverse assemblage of cone-bearing plants, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Cost is $5. Registration required, space is limited. Botanical Garden, 200 Centennial Dr. 643-8155.  

Canoes in Sloughs Join Save The Bay as we explore Arrow- 

head Marsh, one of the Bay’s hidden gems, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Cost is $25. Pre-registration required. 231-9430. 

“The Untold Story of the CIA Coup in Iran,” with Cyrus Bina, Professor of Economics at Univ. of Minnesota, Morris Mansour Farhang, Professor of International Relations at Bennington College, and Nikki Keddie, Emeritus Professor of History at UCLA, at 6 p.m. in the Valley Life Science Building, Room 2050, UC Campus. 684-4781. 

Practical Art Fair, from 1 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Article Pract, 5010 Telegraph Ave. 652 7435.  

An Unholy Pagan Feast Day of the Antlered One Potluck, with live Tribal Metal, at 8 p.m. at the Long Haul, 3124 Shattuck Ave. 540-0751. 

Free Emergency Preparedness Class on Responding to Terrorism for anyone who lives or works in Berkeley, from 9 a.m. to noon at 997 Cedar St., between 8th and 9th Sts. Register on-line at or call 981-5506. 

Government Information and Participation, a workshop on how to use the City of Berkeley website and obtain information, at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. in the Central Library, 3rd floor electronic classroom. Sponsored by the City Clerk Dept. 981-6900. 

Pet Adoptions, sponsored by Home at Last, from noon to 5 p.m., Hearst and 4th St. 548-9223. 

Car Wash Benefit for Options Recovery Services of Berkeley, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Lutheran Church, 1744 University Ave. 666-9552. 

Yoga for Seniors at the Berkeley City Club, 2315 Durant St., on Saturdays from 10 to 11 a.m. The class is taught by Rosie Linsky, who at age 72, has practiced yoga for over 40 years. Open to non-members of the club for $8.00 per class. For further information and to register, call at 848-7800. 

“Angst in the Moment: An Aesthetic Spirituality of Grief” with Rev. Dr. Cheryl Kirk-Duggan, at 10:30 a.m. at Congregation Beth El, 2301 Vine St. 848-3988, ext. 26. 


Crush Festival, sponsored by the Berkeley Chamber of Commerce, from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Radisson Hotel, 200 Marina Blvd. 549-7000. 

David Cobb, Green Party Candidate for President at 5 p.m. at the Niebyl-Proctor Library, 6501 Telegraph Ave. Part of a series of “Green Sunday” discussions sponsored by the Green Party of Alameda County. 644-2293. 

Basic Computer Use and The Berkeley Public Library Catalog from 1 to 2 p.m. and “Finding It on the Internet” from 2 to 3 p.m. in the Central Library’s Electronic Classroom. Reservations required. Sign up at the 3rd floor Paging Desk or call 981-6221. 

“Jewish Voices of the California Gold Rush: A Documentary History,” with author Ava Kahn, at 10:30 a.m. at the Jewish Community Center, 1414 Walnut St. Cost is $4-$5. to register call 848-0237, ext.112.  

Tibetan Buddhism, Lama Palzang on “Padmasambhava: Founder of Tibetan Buddhism” at 6 p.m. at the Tibetan Nyingma Institute, 1815 Highland Pl. 843-6812. 

Eckhart Tolle Talks on Video Free gathering at 7:30 p.m. to hear the words of the author of “The Power of Now” at the Feldenkrais Ctr., 830 Bancroft Way. 547-2024.  


“Abandoned” an exposé of the results of the 1996 immigration law, with two videos, “The Betrayal of America’s Immigrants” and “Of Rights and Wrongs,” at 7 p.m. Grand Lake Neighborhood Center, 530 Lake Park Ave., Oakland. Wheelchair accessible. $1 suggested donation. East Bay Community Against the War. 658-8994. 

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. 

Berkeley CopWatch organizational meeting at 6 p.m. at 2022 Blake St. Join us to work on current issues around police misconduct. Volunteers needed. For information call 548-0425. 


Veteran’s Day - City Offices are Closed 

Berkeley Honors Veterans in Martin Luther King Civic Center Park at a ceremony at 11:11 a.m. the same time when the guns fell silent in 1918 to end World War I. Country Joe McDonald, a Navy veteran and Vietnam era anti-war singer/ 

songwriter will host the event. 

“Tribute to Veterans” Spenger's Fresh Fish Grotto offers retired military personnel a complimentary lunch or dinner entrée. 1919 Fourth St. 845-7771. 

Bay Area Coalition for Headwaters (BACH) meets at 7 p.m. at the Rockridge Library, 5366 College Ave., near Rockridge BART. 835-6303.  

“A Blistered Kind of Love: One Couple’s Trial by Trail,” written in alternating voices by Angela and Duffy Ballard, covering the couple’s adventures in the wilderness, at 7:30 p.m. at Easy Going Bookstore, 1385 Shattuck Ave. 843-3533. 

Tuesday Tilden Walkers We are a few slowpoke seniors who walk each Tuesday, meeting at 9:30 a.m. in the Little Farm parking lot. 215-7672.  

St. John’s Prime Timers meets at 9:30 a.m. at St. John’s Presbyterian Church, 2727 College Ave. Blood pressure checks will be given by Dr. Helen Christensen. 845-6830. 

Berkeley Camera Club meets at 7:30 p.m., at the Northbrae Community Church, 941 The Alameda. The meeting will include critique of prints. 525-3565. 


“Berkeley’s Future History” with panelists Becky O’Malley, Executive Editor of the “Berkeley Daily Planet,” Patrick Kennedy, Berkeley developer, and Darryl Moore, Peralta Community College Trustee, at 7 p.m. at the Berkeley Public Library, 2090 Kittredge. 981-2924. 

Biodiesel 101 - A Clean Homegrown Alternative Fuel panel discussion about an alternative fuel from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Ecology Center, 2530 San Pablo Ave., near Dwight Way. Sponsored by East Bay Biodiesel Internship, a homebrewer co-op. 548-2220, ext. 233. 

Iraqi WomenToday, Amal Al-Khedairy and Nermin Al-Mufti, will speak at Mills College, Student Union, 5000 MacArthur Blvd., at 7:30 p.m. Sponsored by the Women’s Leadership Institute. 430-2019.  

Government Information and Participation, a workshop on how to use the City of Berkeley website and obtain information, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Central Library, 3rd floor electronic classroom. Sponsored by the City Clerk Dept. 981-6900. 

The Truth About the Meat and Dairy Industries with Lauren Ornelas of Viva!USA, a nonprofit vegan advocacy organization that campaigns on behalf of animals. At 7 p.m. at 2326 Tolman Hall, UC Campus. 

Fun with Acting class meets at 11 a.m. at the North Berkeley Senior Center. Free, all are welcome. 985-0373. 

The Women’s Reader Theater will present “Changes and Challenges” at 1:30 p.m. at North Berkeley Senior Center. 981-5190. 

Bayswater Book Club meets at 7:30 pm at Liu's Kitchen, 1593 Solano Ave. 433-2911. 

Cancer Hope: Bridging the Gap Between Here and Hope with Karen M. Cooper, R.N., Holistic Health Education, at 6 p.m. Pharmaca Integrative, 1744 Solano Ave. 

Prose Writers Workshop We're a serious but lively bunch whose focus is on issues of craft, at 7 to 9 p.m. at the Jewish Community Center, 1414 Walnut, at Rose. For information call 524-3034. 

Free Marketing Workshops, sponsored by Sisters Headquarters, for women entrepreneurs, every Wed. from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at 643 17th St. Oakland. For information call 238-1100. 

Berkeley Peace Walk and Vigil at the Berkeley BART Station, corner of Shattuck and Center. Vigil at 6:30 p.m. followed by Peace Walk at 7 p.m. www.geocities. 


Amnesty International Berkeley Community Group meets at 7 p.m. at the Berkeley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 1606 Bonita Ave., at Cedar St. 872-0768. 

Berkeley CopWatch open office hours 7 to 9 p.m. Drop in to file complaints, assistance available. 548-0425. 

Community Dances, traditional English and American dances, at 8 p.m. every Wednesday, $9. 7 p.m. first Sunday, $10. Grace North Church, 2138 Cedar St. 233-5065. 

Free Feldenkrais ATM Classes for adults 55 and older at 10:30 and 11:45 a.m. at the Jewish Community Center, 1414 Walnut at Rose. For information call 848-0237. 


“Food: From Ground to Table” with Judith Redmond of Full Belly Farm, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Graduate Theological Union, 2400 Ridge Rd. Part of the series of Topics in Ecology, Theology, and Ethics: Land and Agriculture. 649-2560.  

Equal Education “A Call to Action” on the unfulfilled promise of equal education with Elaine Jones, President of the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund, at 4:30 p.m. in Boalt Hall’s Booth Auditorium, UC Campus. 642-6969. 

“A Path of Refusal and Building Peace in the Middle East,” with Amir Terkel and Ceclie Surasky from A Jewish Voice for Peace, at 7 p.m. at Berkeley Gray Panthers, 1403 Addison St. 548-9696. 

Berkeley-Albany YMCA 100th Anniversary at 6:30 p.m. with a silent auction, dinner and awards ceremony at the Doubletree Hotel at the Berkeley Marina. Tickets are $75 and are available from 486-8406.  

UC Botanical Garden Docent Training at 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Fee and registration required. 643-1924. 

So How’d You Become an Activist? with Dennis Bernstein, KPFA Radio investigative reporter, and host of “Flashpoints” and K. Ruby, founder and director of Wise Fool Puppet Intervention, at 7 p.m. at Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists, 1924 Cedar St., at Bonita. Suggested donation $5. For more information call 528-5403. 

Gary P. Scott, international mountain guide, introduces “Summit Strategies: Secrets to Mastering the Everest in Your Life” at 7:30 p.m. at Easy Going Travel Shop & Bookstore, 1385 Shattuck Ave at Rose. 843-3533. 

Conflict Resolution Workshop with Armand Volks and Liliane Koziol at 7:30 p.m. at International House, Home Room, Piedmont and Bancroft Aves. 642-9460. 

Grizzly Peak Flyfishers hosts a program on fly fishing the Missouri River in Montana. Trapper Badovinac, a professional guide and author, will present a slide show from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Kensington Community Center, 59 Arlington Ave., Kensington. 524-0428. 

East Bay Mac User Group meets from 6 to 9 p.m. in the 3rd floor Community Room, Berkeley Central Library, 2090 Kittredge St. No admission or membership charge. 


Current and Former Department of Energy Employees and Contractor Employees A joint U.S. Dept. of Energy and U.S. Dept. of Labor Traveling Resource Center will be in the Bay Area to assist current and former DOE and DOE contractor employees file claims under the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act. The Traveling Resource Center will be at the Sheraton Four Points Hotel, 5115 Hop- 

yard Rd., Pleasanton, on Nov. 18 and 19, from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. For further information or to make an appointment to meet with a counselor please call, toll-free, 866-697-0841.  

We Give Thanks Month, Berkeley restaurants, Bar-Ristorante Raphael, Cold Stone Creamery, Downtown, La Note, Semi-Freddi’s, Skates, and Spengers will donate a portion of their proceeds to Berkeley Food and Housing Project during the month of November. 

Personnel Commissioner Sought for Alameda County School Board Responsibilities include administration of the Merit System. Meetings once a month. Applications must be received by Nov. 28. For details please contact Alameda County Office of Education, 670-7703. 


Council Agenda Committee meets Mon., Nov. 10, at 2:30 p.m., at 2180 Milvia St., Sherry M. Kelly, city clerk, 981-6900. 

Commission on Disability meets Wed., Nov. 12, at 6:30 p.m. at the North Berkeley Senior Center. Paul Church, 981-6342. 

Homeless Commission meets Wed., Nov. 12, at 7 p.m., at the North Berkeley Senior Center. Jane Micallef, 981-5426. 

Library Board of Trustees meets Wed., Nov. 12, at 7 p.m. at 1901 Russell St. Jackie Y. Griffin, 981-6195.  

Planning Commission meets Wed., Nov. 12, at 7 p.m., at the North Berkeley Senior Center. Ruth Grimes, 981-7481. 

Police Review Commission meets Wed., Nov. 12, at 7:30 p.m., at the North Berkeley Senior Center. Barbara Attard, 981-4950. 


Waterfront Commission meets Wed., Nov. 12, at 7 p.m., at 201 University Ave. Cliff Marchetti. 644-6376 ext. 224. 


Commission on Early Childhood Education meets Thurs., Nov. 13, at 7 p.m., at the North Berkeley Senior Center. Marianne Graham, 981-5416.  

Community Health Commission meets Thurs, Nov. 13, at 6:45 p.m., at the South Berkeley Senior Center. William Rogers, 981-5344. 

Zoning Adjustments Board meets Thurs., Nov. 13, at 7 p.m., in City Council Chambers. Mark Rhoades, 981-7410.