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  •  I was born in Alta Bates (10+ / 0-)

    And lived several places in Berkeley over my life. (Also Richmond and Oakland)  I drive a towtruck for Husteads on
    My mom just died there after living on Benvenue (between Derby and PArker) for over 40 years. So I've had a connection to Berkeley that long. The cutting edge of Berkeley politics passed me by long ago.
    I still go by and score some books at Moe's, some CDs at Amoeba and have a capp at the Mediteraneum when I'm down there but the Ave is not what it used to be (what is?).
    I was arrested during the Peopple's park riot, they just cordoned off a bunch of us and took us up to Memorial Stadium. they kept us there for about 4 hrs, then took our names and let us go. All charges were dropped.
    That was the one time I've been arrested in my life. ( I am very good at what I do)(and lucky)

    Happy just to be alive

    by exlrrp on Sat May 11, 2013 at 08:54:59 AM PDT

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    •  Missed the riots at PP (7+ / 0-)

      but did take advantage of the gigantic pile of free rags that appeared there- i wore that rust colored leather jacket until the cuffs fell off.

      Still have slides of some of the colorful personalities that strolled thru the park- i'll see if i can get them scanned and get them online.

      'A scarlet tanager broke the silence with his song. She thought of the bird hidden in the leaves somewhere, unseen but nevertheless brilliant red. Nevertheless beautiful.' Barbara Kingsolver/ Prodigal Summer

      by flowerfarmer on Sat May 11, 2013 at 12:11:25 PM PDT

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