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zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Jan 17, 2013 - 12:50pm 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 - 01:12pm 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 - 01:32pm PT
http://www.berkeleyside.com/2013/01/04/a-map-details-berkeleys-gulf-between-rich-and-poor/
zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Jan 17, 2013 - 03:11pm PT
Not a good choice of colors I'd say, since the map appears to show that the richest folks live on Tilden Golf Course. :)

Another point, since you can reverse text, as we have all seen on another thread, why can't you rotate it 90 degrees and get an upright smiley? Next thing you know they'll be colorzing everything. In the immortal words of Barbarella, "Damn that Turner".


Go Cal pyscho-delic Bears




Berkeley, circa 1967


Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
moving thru
Jan 17, 2013 - 08:40pm PT
Raised in So Cal, I didn't make it to Bezerkeley until 2011. The moment I hit the place it was love at first sight. When I walked thru Peoples Park it was a fantastic, glorious experience. I kept pointing at all the wonderment and my friend kept yelling at me to quit pointing.

Spring in the B. Place is also Fantastic. The Gardens are Glorious!!!

Best Ever is Walking the Claremont Trail and at the top viewing All of the Bridges....Wow and Yow!!! L.
zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Jan 17, 2013 - 08:45pm PT
Don't miss the sunsets up at the rad lab.




Did anyone offer you some of the people's stew, cooked up in metal trash cans? Can you spare some change?

QITNL

climber
Jan 17, 2013 - 09:03pm PT
Credit: google
Freds!
zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Jan 17, 2013 - 09:10pm PT
OK - What's Freds
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jan 17, 2013 - 09:15pm PT
^^^The world according to the Word from Above, the almost-almighty US Census.^^^
"This would seem to be skewed because of the presence of students, but another Bay Citizen article states that the Census Bureau did not count adults living in groups in calculating the Gini Index just to avoid distortions."

Not knowing Berkeley enough, I am hesitant to suggest that perhaps maybe the folks the Census "interviewed" lied through their Dr. Bronner-cleaned teeth and sought purposely to mislead the Feds, which the Census-takers, being largely resentful low-lifes, temporarily conscripted to feed the Fascist Regime information which could serve to enslave the common man, and having no real good reason to do the job other than to feed themselves, and who therefore had no culpability, since they were trying to do the right thing by their conscience and to impress their friends but at the same time saw a chance to stick it to the Man, if only a pinprick, went along with the distorted counts given them by the various commune members (Four yesterdy, ten today, maybe thirty or forty a week, sometimes less...) and reported ridiculous fantasy figures given them by the residents of many and many a pad in the Berkeley and North Oakland vicinity, thus ensuring the perpetuation of the myth of Berkeley being the seat of mystery and possibility in the Golden State.



QITNL

climber
Jan 17, 2013 - 09:16pm PT
The liquor store just out-of-frame to the right - right where the cops are shooting at. That's where we got our Rainier Ales - green death! The first thing that came to mind when I saw your shot.
zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Jan 17, 2013 - 09:21pm PT
Is Fred than just another name for a (bull)dog?

What happened to that wood-floored drug store at the corner of Dwight and Telegraph - the lady who ran it was very nice.

Did Bardacke turn it into a poster store?

that would be kitty-korner to Shakespeare.





There are a bunch of later photos here:

http://hammondcast.typepad.com/blog/2012/11/jons-journal-november-2-2012-hammondcast-radio-show.html

BTW that Rokjox thread is worth spending some time on.

QITNL

climber
Jan 17, 2013 - 09:42pm PT
I dunno. That round corner always seemed like a black hole. The little shops would come and go, talking of Michaelangelo.

One thing you notice in before-and-after shots around SF is way more trees on the streets. Trees make life more peaceful.
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Jan 17, 2013 - 10:18pm PT
Dwight Ave = Top Dog

or as one street person who used to wander around writing on plexiglass scraps and reading his stuff backwards realized "goD poT"

Debbie worked there for a couple of years... and lots of friends did also...
food jobs are good jobs...

we had friends at Swenson's next door who saved the empty whipped cream cans for us...
zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Jan 18, 2013 - 06:03am PT
Don't forget the Northside

Northside Theater (tiny)

Both screening rooms were long and very, very narrow — no more than six seats across on either side of the center aisle, if I recall correctly—and the walls dividing them were paper thin, ensuring that the soundtrack from next door’s movie was always intruding into your movie’s quietest and most contemplative moments. Closed during the 1990s,


LaVals
Grossburger







This was a small drug/variety store where I used to buy my European mailer envelopes. I wonder where all that correspondence is now.



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Maysho

climber
Soda Springs, CA
Jan 18, 2013 - 06:24am PT
Berkeley is my home town...Moved there to live with my dad, end of 6th grade, a culture shock from a suburban Sacramento grammer school to M.L.K Junior high, in 1974. You could take Swahili or Russian as an elective in freakin 7th grade! My father had a house on Grizzly Peak Blvd, between Forest Lane and Latham Lane, meaning just a few blocks above Pinnacle Rock. First weekend there, I wandered down and encountered the Sierra Clubbers Sunday climbing sessions. I had climbed twice already and jumped right in...learned the ropes, then started hanging at Indian Rock with Fred C. Mike and Amy, Scuffy B, Scott and Nat...I had this crazy paper route for the Oakland Tribune, all around the hills, down into Kensignton, then I would ride down to Indian, boulder till dark, and ride back up to home...I would be challenged to crank my bike up that hill today! Every summer up here at Donner Summit, after 40 days straight of guiding kids out in the high sierra sun...I have a deep craving to wake up on a Berkeley morning, with thick fog, and the smell of Eucalyptus trees, a double cap from the French Hotel...and perusing Black Oak bookstore...

Berkeley is the Best!

Peter
zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Jan 18, 2013 - 06:33am PT
save a tree for Huey


Credit: BAHA Archives
http://berkeleyheritage.com/berkeley_landmarks/images/Le_Conte_Ave_oaks.jpg

The 2600 block of Le Conte Avenue circa 1910 (photo: Dimitri Shipounoff collection, BAHA archives)

http://berkeleyheritage.com/berkeley_landmarks/1919_tree_petition.html

which will take you here if you're so inclined

http://ucblibrary3.berkeley.edu:8085/AerialPhotos/campus/

gonna have to figure out why links stop working some day
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Jan 18, 2013 - 08:44am PT
photo not found
Missing photo ID#284875

DMT
scuffy b

climber
heading slowly NNW
Jan 18, 2013 - 08:50am PT
That's Durant Ave for Top Dog. As with many places, the visuals get more
interesting when it gets busy.
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Jan 18, 2013 - 10:11am PT
right you are... more proof of my actually having been there... maybe I should have lightened up on the whipped cream empties use...
JEleazarian

Trad climber
Fresno CA
Jan 18, 2013 - 11:13am PT
I thought Jerry's Grossburger was pretty good until I discovered Giant Bongo Burgers on Dwight just east of Telegraph. They not only had an excellent Shish Kebab Burger for the then princely sum of $1.00, but the anti-Shah ambiance was pure Berkeley.

John
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