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mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jan 18, 2013 - 11:21am PT
http://www.ucpress.edu/book.php?isbn=9780520250161

Spot on Berkeley with a +/- Piedmont and Montclair. Bunch of mis-guided Raiders fans, but at least they have "mont" in their names.

And Throwpie is no loger Merced AT ALL. He's ALL ABOUT Berkeley.

zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Jan 18, 2013 - 12:05pm PT
I think Grossburger may now be a Bongo





Favorite library - Morrisson - hands down

Dirka

Trad climber
SF
Jan 18, 2013 - 12:05pm PT
I put in 5 years there too.
zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Jan 18, 2013 - 12:22pm PT
Socialist ex mayor - J. (no sheeit) Wilson



Today, outsiders may call Berkeley "the People's Republic." During its early-20th-century heyday, however, the city was run primarily by Republicans. But Berkeleyans — even then — were not immune to the call of the Socialists for a more equitable divvying of life's spoils.

In 1911, when Socialist J. Stitt Wilson ran for mayor, even a paper not known for its radical opinions supported his cause. "His well-rounded sentences, polished rhetoric and telling logic drove home the truth with great power," the Gazette said of his kickoff speech.

Wilson, then a boyish 43, called for public ownership of lighting and electricity, streetcars, water, and phones, and a public kindergarten, with all these services provided at minimal cost. The battle, he said, set private citizens against "a mere handful of individuals who control the resources of the nation." Wilson, a backer of women's suffrage, already had the support of Berkeley's progressive women.

"You know what I am standing for," he said to rousing cheers, "cheaper water, cheaper gas, cheaper lights, cheaper phones."


Read the whole story here, if you don't have anything todo

http://www.eastbayexpress.com/ebx/how-berkeley-became-berkeley/Content?oid=1371623&showFullText=true
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
May 2, 2013 - 12:46am PT
Trucks on Main, yes.  Farms, no.
Trucks on Main, yes. Farms, no.
Credit: mouse from merced
Ol' Ben espressin' hisself.
Ol' Ben espressin' hisself.
Credit: mouse from merced
nutjob

Sport climber
Almost to Hollywood, Baby!
May 2, 2013 - 09:05am PT
From 2008-2013 I was living in north Berkeley hills and Kensington. Lots of retired white people, local Kensington police force to kept out "the less desirable elements" and got excited when they could write a ticket for running the only stop sign around.

Melissa, that demographic map of rich/poor blocks matches up pretty well with what anyone can observe living there.

The restaurant I'll miss the most is De Afghanan Kabob place on University. Sometimes we would get take-out and sit up on Indian Rock. Sometimes it was a crowded summer sunset, sometimes all alone in a winter evening chill.






throwpie

Trad climber
Berkeley
May 2, 2013 - 09:15am PT
To quote Jerry Garcia...(he was referring to those who like the Dead) ...Berkeley is like licorice. People who like licorice really like licorice. People who don't like it, really don't like it.

I don't like licorice, but I really like Berkeley. And the Dead.
throwpie

Trad climber
Berkeley
May 2, 2013 - 09:20am PT
Also...my favorite playground is only five minutes from my house...
Credit: throwpie
nutjob

Sport climber
Almost to Hollywood, Baby!
May 2, 2013 - 09:27am PT
Throwpie, my daughter learned to ride a bike on the frontage road right next to there :)

And from the "Not Berkeley Enough" video... Adventure Park! That place is the most cool kids park I have ever seen or heard of. Where else can kids go to work picking up trash or nails on the ground, trade it in to earn tools like hammers and paint brushes, and then go start adding whatever they want onto the existing play structure? Or Codornices park, with the huge rock slide that wears a hole in your butt or scrapes the skin off your knuckles? I'll bet not many cities have stuff where kids can easily hurt themselves. But that stuff is so fun!

That licorice comment is pretty right on.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
May 2, 2013 - 09:55am PT


Been balling a shiny black piton hammer
Been chippin' up rocks for the great new line
I climb five ten if I take my time
Climbin’ that crack and drinkin' my wine

I been chippin’ them rocks from dusk till doom
My rider took the bolt kit to King Tut’s tomb
Guidebook says I should follow some crack
If I do five pitches gotta haul my pack, yes I will


(chorus)
Easy wind, blowin’ cross the Big Stone today
Cuz there’s a whole lotta climbin’, Mama
Yet for me to do today
And the belayer keeps on shoutin’
But you never heard a word he said!


Gotta find a woman who’ll be good to me
Won’t hid my bolt kit, try to make me free
Cuz i’m a stonemaster, El Cap, and my Heart is true
And I’ll give everything that I got to you, where’s my drill?


(chorus with dancing and juggling)
Credit: mouse from merced

In earthly life, Chuck eschewed permanancy in relationships, since they got in the way of his climbing.

And anything else which inhibited him in that way.

He was so Berkeley, really he was.

But there was little or nothing for him there, was there?











mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Nov 1, 2013 - 12:15pm PT
From the university town too tough to cry over broken eggs or tossed salad.

ESAAP.

http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/499308

Does your stomach remember the crepes? Mine doesn't, but my tongue recalls.
Inner City

Trad climber
East Bay
Nov 1, 2013 - 12:29pm PT
Berkeley! Love that video. 45 years plus living there now with only the 4 year move to Santa Barbara for school.

Berkeley is great, but if you are raised there anywhere else you go seems a little wierd. :)
Rong Handerson

Social climber
Mernd Hrse, Nerverder
Nov 1, 2013 - 01:17pm PT
BEZERKERRELY?!! never had no reason to go THERE before


bunch of COMIE'S and stunrg out TWEEKERZ!
Rong Glanderson

Social climber
Merndherse, Kneevadder
Nov 1, 2013 - 01:18pm PT
^^^YUP!!!
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Nov 1, 2013 - 01:25pm PT
The flamiest NooB rises in a cloud of dust and ashes, like Fee Nix, the love child of Moe Bandy and Stevie Nix.

Potato wine and chicken wings. Roadhouse City.

Gland to meet ya, hope you'll shake my hand one day again real quick.
Ron Anderson, right some of the time, stubborn all the time, 100%-er.
Ron Anderson, right some of the time, stubborn all the time, 100%-er.
Credit: mouse from merced

Not EVEN "Remote Berkeley," the Fantasy Camp is burned to the ground in the Rim fire.

The new one should have street people roaming around, panhandling the new un-happy campers so they feel at home.
Peter Haan

Trad climber
Santa Cruz, CA
Nov 1, 2013 - 01:32pm PT
One thing there, Mouster, Ron at least has the right breed of dog going on there. That Border collie is probably brighter than he is.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Nov 1, 2013 - 01:34pm PT
Would that be a Nevada Border Collie?

Enrolling his lovely dog (truly a sweetie) at Berkeley for out of state stoonts must be prohibitively expensive. Not to mention the license-switching fees!
Jan

Mountain climber
Colorado, Nepal & Okinawa
Nov 1, 2013 - 02:22pm PT
Thanks to scuffyb for pointing out that I went shopping in the co-op and not REI. This could explain why they couldn't find my REI number at their store in Boulder a month ago (but I've been a member since the 1960's says I). So does the Berkeley Co-Op (grocery and mountaineering) still exist?

My last few trips to Berkeley have been to do retreats at the Nyingma Institute. Tibetan art and chanting with electrified prayer wheels, high up on the hill with a view of the Golden Gate and Bay. It doesn't get any better than that.
JEleazarian

Trad climber
Fresno CA
Nov 1, 2013 - 02:27pm PT
Thanks, nutjob, for posting that picture of Indian Rock. Even though I left Berkeley forty years ago, I still sometimes dream that I'm moving back, and am overjoyed just to be able to go back to The Rock.

John
Rong Handerson

Social climber
Mernd Hrse, Nerverder
Nov 1, 2013 - 02:28pm PT
^^^^you think that rock is something? GUFFAW! come to TAHOE adn climb at IRON BUTTE
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