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DJDave

Social climber
Berkeley
Jan 16, 2013 - 09:19pm PT
@climbski2, it's really okay. No hard feelings whatsoever. You're just not Berkeley enough.
-DJDave
Peter Haan

Trad climber
San Francisco, CA
Jan 16, 2013 - 09:39pm PT
The Berkeley Barb had a columnist named Alice Kahn originally from Chicago. This is the sixties-seventies. Knowing her big city origins, none of us here should be surprised that Alice had access to irony and even could do sardonics. Many loved her stuff; I sure did. She coined a number of memorable phrases regarding Berkeley. She eventually also wrote for the SF Chronicle as well. I think she might have been syndicated by that point. Anyway, one quote was, "more Berkeleyer than thou". Another was how "the City Council had made the streets safe for dog shit" when they passed some ordinance regarding curbing your pets---an ordinance that remained in effect far too long, apparently. And Alice is credited with coining, "Yuppie" and had two fictional yuppies as a starter kit, Dirk and
Bree.

PH (Berkeley 1951 to 1970) Berkeley Co-op number #3454
g-tech

Trad climber
Oakland!
Jan 16, 2013 - 10:47pm PT
F-Berkeley, the town is the place!!!http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CzkoeyhAAdk&sns=em
WBraun

climber
Jan 16, 2013 - 11:01pm PT
When I got drafted out of Yosemite Valley in 1970 for the Vietnam War I got sent to Berzerkeley or was it Oakland induction center of all places ......
Matt Sarad

climber
Jan 16, 2013 - 11:07pm PT
My son's best friend dropped out of Cal as a senior. He went to Chez Panisse and got a bus boy job. Then he became a wine runner, trained as the garde manger, and now is a line cook.

I began climbing there and was mentored by Chuck Ostin.

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jan 17, 2013 - 12:07am PT
In '73, when Dolores and I lived with Randy Hamm and Gypsy, we rented directly across from Herrick hospital on Dwight, just below Shattuck. Then we moved to Telegraph when they left for Europe because, apparently by this time Randy and Gypsy were in danger of becoming tooo Berkeley, so they decided to travel and roughen up the edges.

Our apartment on Telegraph was three floors up, above Casa de Eva (overrated) & faced the Berkeley Hills with a wide vista. The time it snowed down to our level, that was a special treat.
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Jan 17, 2013 - 11:48am PT
thanks to zBrown for the picture of the building... our appt. was on that row of windows, a floor up from the street, on the Haste St. side, the one at the end of the building away from Mario's.

Mario's was an economic solution to the problem of eating out... though we always looked to see who got an actual piece of chicken in the soup course!

It was a rough corner with a lot of street life intervening, often for the worse, into that building. But it was Berkeley.
scuffy b

climber
heading slowly NNW
Jan 17, 2013 - 11:53am PT
That's where my friend Susie lived in 1968, Ed.
Jan, REI didn't come to Berkeley until 1975.
I think you are recalling the Co-op Wilderness Supply, at Cedar and
Shattuck, across the streets from the Co-op grocery store.
They also had a branch down near Ski Hut, I think, perhaps right across
University from their other grocery store.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jan 17, 2013 - 11:56am PT

Ha, Scuff, I was gonna point that out, too. In fact, Big Jim asked me to
go help open that store and I said, "What, leave Seattle to go live with a
bunch of crazy hippies? Besides, it's like 3 hours to the mountains, none
of which has a real glacier." That dude was deluded.


"I swear, I never inhaled!"
Credit: Reilly
zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Jan 17, 2013 - 01:18pm PT
Herr Braun ... that would have been Oakland, be thankful they didn't send you to L.A. The inductors actually wanted me to spend the night so they could do some further tests one me. I declined.

Anyway, as long as we're doing pictures

Here'e one place I lived. The student co-op on Ridge Road, a converted, historic hotel






Cloyne Court Hotel (John Galen Howard, 1904) shortly after completion, looking northeast from Le Roy Avenue. Also visible are Allenoke Manor (left), Beta Theta Pi chapter house (right), and a cluster of five steep-roofed Maybeck houses on Ridge Rd. and Highland Place, including Charles Keeler’s house & studio just above the eastern Cloyne wing. (photo: Louis L. Stein Jr. collection)
zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Jan 17, 2013 - 01:37pm PT
This is a good one for two reasons. If there's ever a 1960's Berkeley youtube vid it's gotta have dogs, lots of dogs and soap in the fountain.

m.

Trad climber
UT
Jan 17, 2013 - 01:51pm PT
Berkeley rules. Fiat Lux!
ontheedgeandscaredtodeath

Social climber
SLO, Ca
Jan 17, 2013 - 02:25pm PT
The east bay sucks. Berkeley is a suburb. SF or nothing!
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Jan 17, 2013 - 02:36pm PT
Think I'll head over that way in a bit.

Hah! Coast to coast.

DMT
JEleazarian

Trad climber
Fresno CA
Jan 17, 2013 - 02:54pm PT
This is a good one for two reasons. If there's ever a 1960's Berkeley youtube vid it's gotta have dogs, lots of dogs and soap in the fountain.

Right, and besides, what other university has a fountain named for a dog?

John
Melissa

Gym climber
berkeley, ca
Jan 17, 2013 - 02:58pm PT
U really coming to Berkeley, Dingus? Hit me up for a coffee or tea!

I love the Portlandia song. Esp. the bit about SF at the end.

Berkeley isn't nearly as Berkeley as I would have guessed before moving here. My neighborhood is almost (not quite) as ghetto as where I lived in West Oakland, although the house across the street is covered in murals and has flowers planted in brass beds in the front yard.
Peter Haan

Trad climber
San Francisco, CA
Jan 17, 2013 - 03:38pm PT
It usually comes as a surprise to many to find that Berkeley was a right wing retirement community prior to the early sixties. It had been turning school bond issues for years for example until that famous sea change fifty years ago.

And the town was starkly segregated even though blacks were 36% of the population. Obviously the schools had a problem and the city was the first to start busing kids to try to solve de facto segregation. Bussing was a crisis for many of the pseudo liberals and there was kind of a white flight amongst even these families or at least their kids who suddey were schooling privately. My sister's kid was even one of them; he was suddenly in Athenian School in Walnut Creek!
zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Jan 17, 2013 - 03:50pm PT
@3:44 Not Sgt. Pepper:




At the time, funds were lacking to buy the land, and the plan was shelved until June 1967, when the university acquired $1.3 million to take the land through the process of eminent domain (compulsory purchase). After taking control of the land, neighborhood residents were evicted and demolition of homes began


mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jan 17, 2013 - 04:12pm PT
zBrown, that's sooooo Berkeley.
A Milk-In Demonstration. <br/>
It's a Pappening.
A Milk-In Demonstration.
It's a Pappening.
Credit: LaLecheLeague
Ain't got enough farms in Berkeley, I guess.

Melissa

Gym climber
berkeley, ca
Jan 17, 2013 - 04:32pm PT
http://www.berkeleyside.com/2013/01/04/a-map-details-berkeleys-gulf-between-rich-and-poor/
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