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Susan Wengraf

Newsletter #17 

May, 2011 

town_hallCommunity Town Hall for Districts 5 & 6

 Budget cuts

    I will be hosting a Town Hall meeting with Councilmember Capitelli.  Always interested in your ideas, I urge you to please take advantage of this opportunity to ask your questions and help propose  solutions!


    We will be discussing how the proposed budget will impact City services. A Police Department representative will discuss the crime situation in North Berkeley.  For more information on the budget, click here


May 26th 7:00 - 9:00pm


Northbrae Community Church

941 The Alameda 


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vanLibrary Closure and Bookmobile Schedule


    To mitigate the closing of North Berkeley Library branch for renovations, a library van will make regular visits to Live Oak Park at Shattuck and Berryman streets.
 Library van
Here is the schedule: 

Mon and Fri: 2:30-5:30 

Tue and Sat: 10:00-1:00 PM 

Wed 12:00-3:00

Thu 4:30-7:30

      It has a small browsing section and can deliver HOLDS that people place on line or by phone.
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InspectionsFree Car Seat Inspections  

Car Seat Inspection 

Car Seat inspection

    Are you sure your infant car seat is installed properly?  Don't take any chances with your child's safety.  Research from the NHTSA shows that as many as 80% of infant car seats are improperly installed.


    Join us at this free event, sponsored by Habitot Children's Museum. 


Marina Doubletree Hotel North parking lot
200 Marina Blvd., Berkeley 

Saturday, May 14  10:00 am - noon

Drop-in · First-come, First-served



For more information, click here. 

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book_saleBook Sale at Main Library 


Remember Berkeley's Biggest Book Sale? It's Back!


Book sale

Saturday, May 14


3rd floor, Central Library

2090 Kittredge


    Local book lovers rejoice!  The Friends of the Berkeley Public Library have just announced the return of their annual book sale.  On Saturday, May 14, booklovers can browse through thousands of books in the Central Library's community meeting room.  It's open to everyone, even if they don't remember the "old days" when the sale was outside in the Library's parking lot and buyers would hang over the nearby garage railing using binoculars to spot good buys.

    Books, records, CDs, videos, cassettes, books on tape, pamphlets, and kids books will be available, all for 50¢ each. Sales benefit the Berkeley Public Library.


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operaOpen Opera Final Performances

Opera Singer

    One of my favorite performing arts groups, Open Opera, has decided to discontinue their performances due to family responsibilities.  They will present two more concerts in the Bay Area this season.

    Save the dates and tell your friends!

                                 May 21 @ 3 pm
                    Live Oak Park in Berkeley

                                July 31 @ 4 pm
               Orinda Community Park, Orinda

For more information, click 

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servicesCity Online Services
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    Did you know you can pay your parking tickets online?

    Check out all the services available at the
 Online Service Center.





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CALCAL Neighbors Connects Community to Campus 

Oski bear    UC Berkeley re-launched Cal Neighbors as an e-newsletter this year.  For over a decade the campus delivered a printed copy to every household in Berkeley. Now the university has embraced a more timely, environmentally-friendly and cost-effective method of informing the community about campus news and events.

    I hope everyone will take the  brief three-minute
 survey so that it can be tailored to meet the community's interests - and then sign up to receive it quarterly.

    For more information, please contact the Office of Government and Community Relations at (510) 643-5299 or

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EarthquakeEarthquake Supplies, part 2
    Last newsletter I promised to offer additional suggestions for your disaster preparedness supplies.  Critical for your supply kit are:
  • Battery operated radio & extra batteries.  Tape the number "1610 AM" to your radio.  This is the city emergency broadcast station, the City's source of information and instructions.  
  • Medium size crowbar - to pry doors open or move heavy objects 
  • Flashlights and extra batteries  
    Make sure these items are added to your earthquake supplies this month.

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Susan Wengraf
Berkeley City Council District 6
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