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Alongside plastic bags , styrofoam and secondhand smoke , single-use plastic straws may be the next item to go extinct in Berkeley. Berkeley would not be the first city in California to reconsider disposable plastic straws.
As a way to reduce litter and to safeguard wildlife, Huntington Beach is already rethinking its attitudes towards plastic straws, largely thanks to the efforts of Diana Lofflin, founder of StrawFree. And Davis is considering a soft ban , under which businesses would provide customers with straws only when asked. Wengraf is cautious on calling for an outright ban. Plastic straws and other single-use disposable items like soft drink bottles, plastic clamshell food containers, cigarette lighters and grocery bags are cheap.
Not surprisingly, they are of low economic value to recyclers and as a consequence are less likely to be disposed of safely and more likely to end up in waterways. The most tangible evidence of that negative impact may come from a video of an olive ridley sea turtle undergoing surgery to remove a plastic straw embedded in its nose. The image has become a symbol in the plastics debate, representing how developed nations often prioritize consumer ease over planetary health.
Twice the turtle was referenced in the course of interviews for this story. Neither organization accepts straws, but many arrive regardless, attached to cups and lids. While Berkeley has been collecting recycling for decades, Bourque explained, the actual process of recycling itself does not happen within the city or even within the state or country. Not all recyclables are valued equally.
Some, like cardboard, have a high resale value. Single use disposable plastic have a negative resale value, which means Berkeley has to pay to have it taken away. When the bales arrive in other countries, they are broken apart and dissected.
Higher value items get sorted out for resale. Lesser value items get buried or often burned. Single-use plastics are lesser valued items. So long as it remains cheaper to make new plastic than it is to recycle existing stock, the market will respond as expected. The argument against single use plastic is as much financial as environmental. Bourque laid out current figures in an email:. It is a recipe for a race to the bottom where people get paid to accept these bales of plastic, pull out the most valuable stuff, and then dump or burn the rest.
Massive amounts of these kinds of plastics are regularly dumped in waterways in Asia which wash out to sea when heavy rains hit. This is how a straw from a Berkeley Starbucks could end up in the nose of a sea turtle. It should be noted that during the same meeting that Councilwoman Wengraf submitted her proposal on plastic straws, the City Council also heard a proposal from Phillip L.
That figure is largely owing to the difficulty of sorting plastics and their low-market value. In a college town and culinary mecca, takeout options abound. Which means, correspondingly, so does single-use trash. Banning straws could be a good starting point, but straws are just the tip of the waste-berg. Even without a law, some local businesses have already switched to plastic-free alternatives. There are occasional mishaps when a straw does not get completely clean but no more frequently than happens for silverware, Levitt estimates.
Levitt buys approximately new straws a year for the restaurant, significantly fewer straws than the roughly , he purchased annually when the restaurant still used plastic disposables.
Levitt gave a cost of. Levitt is unconcerned about the added expense. Switching to reusables seemed the right thing to do and easily offset by raising drink prices by approximately 3 cents each. If a ban were to pass, Levitt would be in favor of it.
David Lau, owner of Asha Tea House , is similarly unfazed. Asha serves both hot and cold beverages, and milk and boba teas, which are often served with enlarged drinking straws to accommodate the addition of tapioca pearls. At present, Asha uses standard single-use plastic straws at its two locations in Berkeley and San Francisco. Like Levitt, Lau would just pass the cost along. Hahn notes that nothing as yet has been decided.
What the concerns are and what the support is. We know how to drink very successfully without them. Ultimately it is our intent to eliminate all single-use plastic waste from landfills and waterways. Councilwoman Hahn is of similar opinion, with an added globalist perspective. With the withdrawal of the U. Not just for our own city, but for how we can provide momentum.
Hahn then provided a list of Berkeley firsts. Berkeley was first city to have curbside recycling. The first to put in sidewalk cuts for wheelchair access. One of the first to limit smoking in restaurants and public establishments.
The first to ban styrofoam takeout ware. The first to ban plastic bags. The CEAC will meet to discuss the proposal from p. Members of the public are welcome to attend. By Cirrus Wood June 6, , 3 p. Single-use plastic straws at Asha Tea House in Berkeley. Cirrus Wood Alongside plastic bags , styrofoam and secondhand smoke , single-use plastic straws may be the next item to go extinct in Berkeley./p>
I don't have the phone number, but I'm sure if you google and call the church, they will have the number to call. I have an eight year old daughter and share custody with her father, who I divorced 6 years ago.
Since then, it has been extremely difficult to co-parent -- a fact complicated by his remarriage to a woman with 2 grown children, the recent advent of a new baby and the fact that despite all these hopeful things, there appears to be residual hostility on his part.
Each little thing has become a major nightmare and the unpleasantness cannot but be affecting my daughter. Most recent spate of problems has involved very different views on afterschool enrichment activities.
Is there a ''divorced parents'' support group where one might seek advice and get a regular ''reality check? I've been hearing good things about a workshop series for divorced and separated families called Kids' Turn.
Parents go and kids go; kids go off with other kids, and the parents separate and go off in other groups. It's a way of sharing and talking about feelings and puzzling through some things.
Here is the website: I am undergoing a divorce and am extremely stressed and depressed. Does anyone know of any divorce support groups in the east bay and a good therapist specializing in divorce? The Lafayette-Orinda Presbyterian Church had a very active divorce workshop about 12 years ago when I was in your situation.
It was a real life saver for me, worth every minute of time and every penny of gas on Monday evenings. There were also support groups for children. LOPC has historically had an active singles of all persuasions--don't let the location stand in your way of great help support ministry. You might give the church office a call and see what is available now. If you live in Northern Alameda County, you can call the Bananas WarmLine reachable through the main number, for an initial conversation with an MFT and referrals for other local therapists and groups.
Just so you know, you'll probably get a call back rather than being able to talk to someone on the spot. They are an advocacy group for parents and children based in San Francisco. I think they've got a new book out, too. I work at a school in the East Bay, and several co-workers and parents recommend them. Divorce Support Group Recommendations — Nov I am a professional woman in my early 40s with baby 2 due any day now.
Anon I am so sorry to hear about your current circumstances, and agree it can be so helpful to meet and talk with other mothers of young children to process what is going on in oneself, how to go about making the many decisions that are in front of you, and how to move forward.
Happily divorced mom Jan Does anyone have advice about how to get support as a parent going through divorce? A concerned friend I just joined group therapy for women going through separation and divorce. Anon Here is the website for the program at Lafayette Orinda Church. I play volleyball,basketball,softball and I do cheer too.
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Students at UC Berkeley live in a variety of housing that cater to personal and academic preferences and styles. The immediately surrounding community offers apartments, Greek fraternity and sorority housing and cooperative housing, twenty of which are houses that are members of the Berkeley Student Cooperative.
The university runs twelve different residence halls: Undergraduate residence halls are located off-campus in the city of Berkeley. Units 1, 2 and 3, located on the south side of campus, offer high-rise accommodations with common areas on every other floor.
Units 1 and 2 share a common dining hall, Crossroads. In the foothills east of the central campus, there are three additional undergraduate residence halls: Foothill, Stern, and Bowles. Foothill is a co-ed, suite-style hall reminiscent of a Swiss chalet.
Just south of Foothill, overlooking the Hearst Greek Theatre, is the all-women's traditional-style Stern Hall , which boasts an original mural by Diego Rivera.
Because of their proximity to the College of Engineering and College of Chemistry , these residence halls often house science and engineering majors. They tend to be quieter than the southside complexes but often get free glimpses of concerts owing to their proximity to the theater.
Bowles Hall , the oldest state-owned residence hall in California, is located immediately north of California Memorial Stadium. Dedicated in and on the National Register of Historic Places, this residence hall is known for its Collegiate Gothic architecture and large rooms "quads" that can accommodate four students. The Channing-Bowditch and Ida Jackson apartments are intended for older students.
University Village and Smyth-Fernwald. University Village is located 3 miles 4. Students in Berkeley have a number of cooperative housing options. The BSC is a nonprofit housing cooperative network consisting of 20 cooperative homes and member-owners. The birth of the USCA, as well as many other cooperative organizations around the country, coincided with the Great Depression precisely as a response to scant resources.
By living together in large houses and pooling together resources, members found that their monetary resources could go further to pay for their cost of living than living separately. University-sanctioned fraternities and sororities comprise over 60 houses that are accredited to one of four Governing Councils, all under the umbrella organization of CalGreeks. The Associated Students of the University of California ASUC is the official student association that controls funding for student groups and organizes on-campus student events.
It is considered one of the most autonomous student governments at any public university in the U. UC Berkeley's student-run online television station, CalTV , was formed in and broadcasts online.
It is run by students with a variety of backgrounds and majors. Since the mids, it has been a program of the ASUC. Founded in , The Daily Cal became independent in after the campus administration fired three senior editors for encouraging readers to take back People's Park.
The Daily Californian has both a print and online edition. Print circulation is about 10, The newspaper is an important source of information for students, faculty, staff, and the surrounding City of Berkeley. It is run largely by volunteers, including both students and community members.
Berkeley also features an assortment of student-run magazines, most notably Caliber Magazine. Founded in , Caliber Magazine promotes itself as "the everything magazine" by featuring articles and blogs on a wide range of topics. UC Berkeley has a reputation for student activism , stemming from the s and the Free Speech Movement. Today, Berkeley is known as a lively campus with activism in many forms, from email petitions, presentations on Sproul Plaza and volunteering, to the occasional protest.
Berkeley sends the most students to the Peace Corps of any university in the nation. The Residence Hall Assembly RHA is the student-run residence hall organization that oversees all aspects of residence wide event planning, legislation, sponsorships and activities for over 7, on-campus undergraduate residents. Founded in by the President's Council, it is now funded and supported by the Residential and Student Service Programs department on campus. UC Berkeley also has a rich history of student-run consulting groups.
Students of all majors are recruited and trained to work on pro-bono consulting engagements with real-life nonprofit clients. The oldest consulting group on campus is Berkeley Consulting , founded in , which has served over companies across technology, retail, banking, and non-profit sectors.
ImagiCal  has been the college chapter of the American Advertising Federation at Berkeley since the late s. Every year, the team competes in the National Student Advertising Competition. Students from various backgrounds come together to work on a marketing case provided by the AAF and a corporate sponsor to college chapters across the nation.
Most recently, the UC Berkeley team won in their region in , and , going on to win 4th and 3rd in the nation in and , respectively. The Berkeley Forum is a student organization that hosts panels, debates, and talks by leading experts from many different fields.
The program offers around courses on a vast range of subjects that appeal to the Berkeley student community, including classes on the Rubik's Cube , blockchain , web design , metamodernism, cooking , Jewish Art Through the Ages, 3D animation , and bioprinting. Rowling 's Harry Potter book series, Cal Quidditch was founded in and competes in national tournaments, recently earning a ranking of 24th at US Quidditch Cup 10 , held in Kissimmee, Florida. The UC Men's Octet is an eight-member a cappella group founded in featuring a repertoire of barbershop, doo-wop, contemporary pop, modern alternative, and fight songs.
They are one of only two multiple time champions of the ICCA , having won the championship in both and The California Golden Overtones, founded in , have a very similar repertoire to the Octet.
Noteworthy competed in Season 5 of America's Got Talent. It is a tradition for every Berkeley a cappella group to perform under the campus' Sather Gate each week at different times during the week.
In addition to a Capella, Berkeley is host to a myriad of other performing arts groups in comedy, dance, acting and instrumental music. A few examples include jericho! Since , students and staff jazz musicians have had an opportunity to perform and study with the University of California Jazz Ensembles. Under the direction of Dr. Tucker, who was hired by the Cal Band as a composer, arranger, and associate director, but was later asked to direct the jazz ensembles as it grew in popularity and membership, the group grew rapidly from one big band to multiple big bands, numerous combos, and numerous instrumental classes with multiple instructors.
The festival later included high school musicians. The jazz ensembles became an effective recruitment tool. Many high school musicians interested in strong academics as well as jazz found that the campus met both interests. Numerous alumni have had successful careers in jazz performance and education including Michael Wolff and Andy Narell.
UC Berkeley also hosts a large number of conferences, talks, and musical and theatrical performances. Many of these events, including the Annual UC Berkeley Sociological Research Symposium, are completely planned and organized by undergraduate students. Cal is also a member of the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation in several sports not sponsored by the Pac and the America East Conference in women's field hockey.
The first school colors, established in by a committee of students, were Blue specifically Yale Blue and Gold. Blue and Gold were specified and made the official colors of the university and the state colors of California in In addition, Cal athletes have won numerous individual NCAA titles in track, gymnastics, swimming and tennis.
On January 31, , the school's Hurling club made athletic history by defeating Stanford in the first collegiate hurling match ever played on American soil. California finished in first place  in the —08 Fall U. Cal finished the —08 competition in seventh place with points. This is California's highest ever finish in the Director's Cup.
However, in June news surfaced that the university has had trouble selling the seats. In , Cal instituted a strict academic standard for an athlete's admission to the university. By the academic year 80 percent of incoming student athletes must comply with the University of California general student requirement that they have a 3.
The Golden Bears' traditional arch-rivalry is with the Stanford Cardinal. The most anticipated sporting event between the two universities is the annual football game dubbed the Big Game, and it is celebrated with spirit events on both campuses. Since , the winner of the Big Game has been awarded custody of the Stanford Axe. Other sporting games between these rivals have related names such as the Big Splash between the water polo teams. One of the most famous moments in college football history occurred during the 85th Big Game on November 20, In what has become known as "the band play" or simply The Play , Cal scored the winning touchdown in the final seconds with a kickoff return that involved a series of laterals and the Stanford marching band rushing onto the field.
Gordon Moore , BS , cofounder of semiconductor company Intel. Natalie Coughlin , BA , multiple gold medal-winning Olympic swimmer. Mostafa Chamran , Ph. Harold Urey , PhD , Nobel laureate and discoverer of deuterium. As of [update] , 34 alumni and 40 past and present full-time faculty are counted among the Nobel laureates associated with the university.
Shiing-Shen Chern , a leading geometer of the 20th century and a faculty member of the Berkeley mathematics department, co-founded the renowned Mathematical Sciences Research Institute at Berkeley in and served as the founding Director until Robert Oppenheimer was the scientific director of the Manhattan Project that developed the first atomic bomb in the world during World War II , and was the founder of the Berkeley Center for Theoretical Physics.
Seaborg discovered or co-discovered 10 chemical elements at Berkeley and served as the Chancellor of UC Berkeley from Pardee ; Hiram W. Foreign alumni include the President of Mexico Francisco I. Alumni have made important contributions to science. Some have concentrated their studies on the very small universe of atoms and molecules.
Nobel laureate William F. Nobel laureate Glenn T. Seaborg PhD collaborated with Albert Ghiorso BS to discover 12 chemical elements, such as americium , berkelium , and californium. Nobel laureate Yuan T. Lee PhD developed the crossed molecular beam technique for studying chemical reactions.
Carol Greider PhD , professor of molecular biology and genetics at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, was awarded the Nobel Prize in medicine for discovering a key mechanism in the genetic operations of cells, an insight that has inspired new lines of research into cancer.
Harvey Itano BS conducted breakthrough work on sickle cell anemia that marked the first time a disease was linked to a molecular origin. Tryon PhD is the physicist who first said our universe originated from a quantum fluctuation of the vacuum. Berkeley alumni have developed a number of key technologies associated with the personal computer and the Internet.
Alumni such as L. In particular, the Alto used a computer mouse , which had been invented by Doug Engelbart B. Simonyi later became the first repeat space tourist , blasting off on Russian Soyuz rockets to work at the International Space Station orbiting the earth.
Joy, who went on to co-found Sun Microsystems, also developed the original version of the terminal console editor vi , while Ken Arnold BA created Curses , a terminal control library for Unix-like systems that enables the construction of text user interface TUI applications. ViolaWWW was the first browser to have embedded scriptable objects, stylesheets, and tables.
Alumni collectively have won at least eight Pulitzer Prizes. Pulitzer Prize—winning cartoonist Rube Goldberg BS invented the comically complex—yet ultimately trivial—contraptions known as Rube Goldberg machines. Alumna and professor Susan Rasky won the Polk Award for journalism in Alumni have also written novels and screenplays that have attracted Oscar-caliber talent, including The Call of the Wild author Jack London.
Stone also wrote The Agony and the Ecstasy , which was later made into a film of the same name starring Oscar winner Charlton Heston as Michelangelo. Collectively, alumni have won at least 20 Academy Awards. Ferguson BA have each   won an Oscar for documentary filmmaking. Alumni have collectively won at least 25 Emmy Awards: Elisabeth Leamy is the recipient of 13 Emmy awards.
Alumni have acted in classic television series that are still broadcast on TV today. Alumni have also participated in the world of sports. Matt Biondi BA won eight Olympic gold medals during his swimming career, in which he participated in three different Olympics. Berkeley alumni—often generous benefactors—have long been among the billionaire ranks, giving rise to many of the campus' eponymous schools, pavilions, centers, institutes, and halls, with some of the more prominent being J.
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He's great but I'm starting to wonder what I may be missing out on. Don't worry too much about letting a good person go; it doesn't matter how. Check out the current exhibit at the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Go to a punk show at the legendary Gilman (bands like Green Day. COMAL is a gathering place located in Berkeley's bustling Arts District, just north of the Downtown Berkeley BART Station. The restaurant is housed in a single.