LBL Currents -- February 17, 1995

Small quakes at Parkfield provide clues to big ones

By Diane LaMacchia,

Data from a network of seismic sensors along the Parkfield stretch of the San Andreas fault is providing important insight into the nature of earthquake cycles.

Earth scientists from LBL and UC Berkeley report that small earthquakes, which have been steadily occurring along the central 25-km stretch of the Parkfield fault zone (northeast of San Luis Obispo), are increasing in frequency and depth and are moving outside of their characteristic clusters.

"For the first time," says Thomas McEvilly of LBL's Earth Sciences Division, "we are seeing something systematic in the process that we presume is the nucleation [initiation] of a magnitude six earthquake."

At the San Andreas fault, two great slabs of the Earth's crust--the Pacific plate and the North American plate--generate seismic activity as they slip past each other. The Parkfield fault zone is the subject of a number of scientific studies because of the magnitude-six earthquakes that have occurred there regularly for more than a hundred years. Based on historical records from 1857 to 1966, the quakes typically happen every 20 to 30 years, but can come as early as 12 years or as late as 32 years after the previous one. Another magnitude-six quake is expected at Parkfield within the next few years.

Since 1987, scientists from LBL and UCB have run a precision high-resolution seismic network at Parkfield. It involves 10 boreholes, each 200 to 300 meters deep, and containing a set of three sensors cemented at the bottom. With these sensors, several thousand seismic events have been recorded over the years. The results have been analyzed at LBL's Center for Computational Seismology.

In the January 27 issue of Science, Robert Nadeau, William Foxall, and McEvilly reported their analysis of phenomena observed between 1987 and 1992. The study is part of Nadeau's dissertation.

They observed that only a small fraction of the fault zone was responding to the motion of the plates; almost two-thirds of the several thousand earthquakes recorded occurred in less than one percent of the active fault zone. The earthquakes were clustered in approximately 300 small cells, each about 20 meters across, unevenly distributed along the fault. When one cell was activated, another would go off as far away as about 200 meters, implying some sort of communication process between the two cells, such as fluid migration in the rocks.

The small earthquakes measure less than magnitude one on the Richter scale and recur with distinct regularity. "These micro-earthquakes are indistinguishable from one to the next--they're identical," McEvilly says. "Most of them occur with a very regular periodicity, of the order of one year. They're like seismic pulsars."

The regularity of the small quakes at Parkfield supports the idea that seismic activity is not chaotic.

"Here's a laboratory experiment that demonstrates that at this magnitude range repeating characteristic earthquakes do occur and at this scale are fairly predictable," McEvilly says.

In the course of the study, conducted during what is thought to be the final portion of the interval between the last big earthquake at Parkfield and the one due to come, the frequency of small earthquakes has increased steadily, from fewer than 200 earthquakes per year to 500. At the same time, they are happening deeper in the earth, and fewer of them reside in the cluster cells. According to the scientists, these changes in seismic activity may be signals of an impending magnitude-six quake.

Education-Energy Compact moves forward

By Diane LaMacchia,

As co-chair of a newly-formed Education-Energy Compact steering committee, LBL Director Charles Shank welcomed Department of Education Lab Directors from around the country to a February 6 meeting at LBL. The meeting continued the next day at the Education Department's Far West Regional Laboratory in San Francisco.

The Education-Energy Compact was made in response to one of six education goals set by President Clinton and the nation's governors--that American students be the first in the world in mathematics and science. "It's been my view that education has been a very important aspect of DOE's mission," Shank said in opening remarks.

Afterwards, the steering committee began discussions on the similarities and differences between the education and energy laboratories and the advantages of combining their forces. Although smaller than DOE's, the Department of Education has ten regional laboratories, which conduct applied R&D and provide technical assistance to educators and policymakers in the area of school reform.

Co-chair Dean Nafziger, director of the Far West Regional Laboratory, hailed the possibilities for new collaborative opportunities and urged the members to set criteria for their success. Committee members identified some potential areas of common interest, such as increased student access to computer technology.

LBL staff provided the committee with a taste of educational innovation through computer technology with demonstrations of several LBL programs: the popular "Whole Frog" project, which allows students to rotate, manipulate, and "dissect" three-dimensional images of a frog; "Hands-On Universe," in which high school students can actually search the skies for exploding stars called supernovae; and "Microworlds," a new electronic science magazine that can be accessed through the World Wide Web.

"At this time we need to focus on working together and on what can be done regionally that will utilize the unique resources of the two Laboratory systems," said Rollie Otto, head of LBL's Center for Science and Engineering Education, who also attended the meeting.

Regional subcommittees will begin specific projects, such as evaluating the use of computer network technology in schools, and ways to connect teachers to scientific and technical resources. One such project, designed to bring teachers the latest information in science and math, already exists locally. The Science and Education Academy of the Bay Area is a cooperative venture that includes LBL and other energy and education department laboratories, as well as school districts and institutions such as the Lawrence Hall of Science and the California Academy of Science.

CAPTION -- LBL Director Charles Shank and Dean Nafziger, director of the Department of Education's Far West Regional Laboratory, are co-chairs of the Energy-Education Compact Steering Committee, which met at LBL on February 6. Photo by Paul Hames

Special tour of Monet exhibition set for Lab employees

The LBL Recreation Association's Arts Council has arranged for two tours of the Monet exhibition that will be on view at San Francisco's de Young Museum March 25 through May 29. The exhibition--"Monet: The Late Paintings of Giverny from the Musée Marmottan"--is the first in the United States to focus on the last two decades of Monet's life.

The two docent-led tours will begin at 9:30 a.m. and 9:45 a.m. on Saturday, April 15, before the museum opens to the public. Tickets are $12 for adults and $5.00 for children 12-17 years. Tickets and additional information are available from Mary Clary at X4940. Reservation and payment deadline is March 20.

The exhibition is made possible by an extraordinary loan of 22 of Monet's finest works from the Musée Marmottan in Paris. One of the largest loans ever made by the Marmottan, it includes eight works--several monumental in size--never shown before in the United States.

The 22 paintings, dating from 1903 to 1926, are accompanied by photographs of Monet, family and friends, his studio, and surroundings. The paintings will be exhibited only in San Francisco and New Orleans.

More on CARE Services

LBL's Employee Assistance Program services are now offered through UC Berkeley's assistance program, UC CARE Services for Faculty and Staff (see Currents, Jan. 13, 1995).

CARE provides free, confidential help on a wide range of issues, including depression, alcohol and drug use, work relations, family difficulties, financial pressures, and domestic violence. The following services are available:

Counseling: CARE offers a confidential environment in which to discuss concerns. Staff provide one to three counseling sessions to help you clarify problems, and then refer you to appropriate resources if needed.

Assessment: For matters that are complex and hard to define, CARE counselors can assist in identifying problems and setting priorities.

Referral: CARE staff are familiar with a wide variety of community resources. If you are unsure of where to find assistance, a counselor can provide you with information on programs, agencies and practitioners.

Consultation: CARE can confidentially assist supervisors, colleagues, and co-workers who are concerned about someone at work or at home. Concerns may include job performance, working relationships, or personal problems.

Education/Training Groups: CARE offers programs on a variety of issues, by request from departments or by open enrollment in classes.

The CARE program is located at the University Health Service's Tang Center, Room 3100, at 2222 Bancroft Way. It is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Appointments are also available before and after work and during lunch hours. Call CARE at 643-7754 for more information.

Tax workshops for international students and scholars

UC Berkeley's Services for International Students and Scholars is conducting tax workshops for international students and scholars. No reservations are necessary. Bring your W-2 forms; tax forms are available at the workshops. Call 642-2818 for information.

Location: Slusser Room, International House, 2299 Piedmont Ave.

Time: 4-6 p.m.

Dates: Students

Tuesday, Feb. 21

Tuesday, March 7

Wednesday, March 15

Tuesday, March 21

Thursday, March 30

Wednesday, April 5

Tuesday, April 11

Thursday, April 13


Wednesday, March 1

Thursday, March 16

Tuesday, March 28

Wednesday, April 12

Black History Month Activities at LBL

In celebration of Black History Month, the Laboratory is sponsoring the following activities throughout the month of February. All employees are invited to attend.

Month of February, Dining Center lobby

Thursdays, LBL Dining Center Wednesday, Feb. 22, noon - 1 p.m., Bldg. 50 Aud. Friday, Feb. 24, noon - 1 p.m., Bldg. 50 Aud.
CAPTIONS -- Musical tales -- Storyteller Marijo shows a student from Saint Benedict School in Oakland how to play the gourd, a traditional African instrument, during a visit to LBL on February 9. Marijo returned to the Laboratory for this year's celebration of Black History Month. Three other students from Saint Benedict's and San Francisco's Mission High School provided the musical accompaniment for Marijo's lively interpretations of folk tales in the Bldg. 50 Auditorium. Lab employees were joined by 80 students from Saint Benedict's, as well as 40 Mission High students who were touring LBL that day.

Face to face with science -- Weyland Wong of the Engineering Division shows students from San Francisco's Mission High School the storage ring and insertion devices of the Advanced Light Source. Forty 10th and 11th graders visited the Lab on February 9, also attending lecture/demonstrations by Jimmy Johnson and Al Kanzaki of Engineering. The students' tour was part of DOE/Oakland's outreach to area schools. Their LBL visit was coordinated by Marva Wilkins of the Center for Science and Engineering Education. Photo by Paul Hames

Business Highlights mailing list forming

The first issue of the Lab's Office of Industry and Government Partnerships Business Highlights newsletter was distributed Lab-wide in January. The newsletter will be produced quarterly; the accompanying calendar will be produced monthly (the second calendar was distributed earlier this month).

Beginning in August, the newsletter and calendar will be distributed via mailing list. If you are interested in continuing to receive the newsletter after the April issue, please e-mail with your name, department, division, and mailstop.



Two LBL publications have received awards in the 1994 Northern California Technical Publications Competition, sponsored by the Society for Technical Communication. "The Advanced Light Source: America's Brightest Light for Science and Industry" was selected as "Best of Category" for technical product brochures. The brochure was produced by Jane Cross (research, production, writing), Gloria Lawler (writing), and Marilee Bailey and Crystal Stevenson (design), all members of the Technical and Electronic Information Department. Comments from the judges included "beautiful use of color and graphics" and "after a long day of work, I would still want to read this brochure."

Also, for the first time, the "LBL 1993 Report to the
Regents" received an Award of Excellence at the competition. Judges cited it for "achieving its purpose of communicating excellence and excitement, and for making the information accessible for a non-technical audience." They also commended the report for its "lively and
energetic writing," and its "truly imaginative and exciting design and photos." The Regents report is published annually by the Public Information Department.


Ken Barat and Sue Kelly of the EH&S Division are coauthors of an article entitled "Exposure to `Lessons Learned': A Tool for Laser Safety," which appeared in the December 1994 issue of the Journal of Laser Applications (Vol. 6, No. 4). In addition, Barat was a technical reviewer for the newly released book, "Laser and Eye Safety In the Laboratory," published by IEEE Press.

Recreation Association to reorganize, hold elections for Advisory Panel

The Laboratory is about to breathe new life into the LBL Recreation Association--changing the name and charter to include the Lab's cultural groups, and holding Labwide elections to restore the Advisory Panel.

The new Employee Activities Association will continue to support activities of its predecessor, including the LBL Runaround and the annual Employee Picnic, and will support the Lab's recreation groups, including: Toastmasters, Yoga, Arts Council, Golf, Soccer, Outdoor, Bowling, Volleyball, and Softball.

In addition, the Association will support the Lab's cultural groups, most of which have formed in the past 1-1/2 years. These include:

African American Employees
Green Team
Latino & Native American Employees
Lesbian, Gay & Bisexual Employees
Women in Science and Engineering
Work/Family Committee

The Employee Activities Association will be monitored by the Activities Coordinator in Human Resources under the guidance of the Advisory Panel. The five-member Panel, which became defunct several years ago, is being reformed through a Labwide election. Voters will choose two members representing the recreation groups, two members representing the cultural groups, and one at-large member. There will also be one non-voting ex-officio member from the Human Resources Department, and one from the Work Force Diversity Office.

The responsibilities of the Advisory Panel are to advise management and the Activities Coordinator about the Association's activities, advise the distribution of funds from the Employee Relations account to benefit the largest number of employees, monitor the activities of the Association, provide long-term planning, and recommend new programs and activities.

HR's Dolores Gaines is the current Activities Coordinator. The post was previously filled by Kathleen Handron, who left the Laboratory in January.

A Labwide election to elect the Panel members will be held by mail-in ballot in early March. If you are interested in nominating yourself for the at-large position, please fill out, clip, and return the nomination form to HR's Pam Stevens (M.S. 51-208; fax X4072) by Tuesday, Feb. 28. Nominees for the other positions will be submitted by the recreation and cultural groups. All positions will be filled by the Labwide election.

The at-large representative will serve three years. The highest vote-getters for the positions representing the recreational and cultural groups will serve three years; the remaining electees will serve two years.

Advisory Panel Nomination Form

I am interested in serving as the at-large member of the Advisory Panel to the Employee Activities Association.


Mail Stop:

Current Lab position/Division:

I am interested in serving as the at-large member of the Advisory Panel because:

Please send this information to Pam Stevens (M.S. 51-208; fax X4072) by Tuesday, Feb. 28.

Designing women give Bldg. 90 lobby a facelift

With the finishing touches on the Building 90 exterior nearing completion, the interior of the lobby is also sporting a new look. New display panels feature the work of the divisions occupying the building.

Shaun Fennessey of Community Relations headed the project to improve the appearance of the lobby and to make the displays more consistent with those of other major building lobbies around the Laboratory. Fennessey worked with TEID's Marilee Bailey, who produced the display panels, and Facilities' Dayna Powell, who replaced old plants with new ones better suited to the indoor lighting. The Facilities Department also resurfaced the wall supporting the display.

The project was funded by four primary occupants of Building 90--Energy and Environment; Engineering; Environment, Health and Safety; and Technology Transfer.

The display is the latest of the team's endeavors, which also include the lobbies of Building 50 and the Bldg. 50 Auditorium. The next project will be the Building 88 lobby for the Nuclear Science Division.

CAPTION Inspecting their handiwork are Shaun Fennessey, Dayna Powell, and Marilee Bailey. Photo by Steve Adams

Metric notes

The Laboratory has embarked on a program to implement the metric system throughout its operations. Klaus Berkner has established a Metric Transition Council to help in finding solutions to specific operational problems. Listed below is the division or department, the member's name, their phone extension, their mailstop, and their fax:

LBL Metric Transition Council Membership:

ENG/DIV Ed Burgess* x6379; 90-1106 ; 4711
FAC/M&O Bruce Bagnoli x6648 ; 76-222 ; 6383
ENG/ET Bill Baldock x5649 ; 77-125 ; 5179
ADMIN/PURC Ronald Ball x4513 ; 69-201 ; 4380
FAC/ENG Bob Camper x6339 ; B90G ; 4101
ENG/E&SE Roger Dwinell x7701 ; 88 ; 7983
ENG/ME Don Foster x6175 ; 90-2148 ; 6668
ENG/ET Bruce Gray x5360 ; 7-222 ; 4747
ENG/ME Don Hunt 5834 ; B71J ; 5995
ENG/ET Al Kanzaki x5562 ; 25A-119 ; 5582
EH&S Matt Kotowski x6428 ; 90-2148 ; 6608
E&E Chris Marnay x7028 ; 90-4000 ; 6996
ENG/ET Jack Smith x5908 ; 77-125 ; 5179
ALD/OPER Klaus Berkner (ex-officio) x4178 ; 50A-5104 ; 6060
ENG/E&SE Curtis Nunnally+ x5966 ; 90-2148 ; 6668

+SI Coordinator

No Currents next week

Please note that because of the short week following the Presidents' Day Holiday (Monday, Feb. 20), Currents will not be published on Friday, Feb. 24. The next issue of Currents will appear on Friday, March 3.

Cafeteria begins Frequent Diner Club

LBL Dining Services has issued a Frequent Diner Card for patrons who want a little added value in their food purchases at the cafeteria. To become a Frequent Diner Club member, pick up the new Dining Card the next time you make a food purchase. For each meal of $5 or more, have the cashier validate the card. After your tenth purchase, you are entitled to a free meal valued at up to $5.

Lab life

Charlotte Brown of the Life Sciences Division received an extra special birthday present on February 2--a baby daughter! Charlotte and husband Brian report that Kelly Ann, who weighed in at 7 lb., 9 oz., is doing great.

House hunting?

Housing listings are available on-line via the Reception Center's file server. Macintosh users can get them through the Chooser. Select AppleShare, the entry zone, and the Reception Server. Connect to the server as a guest and select the RC Fileserver. The RC Housing Listing file is located in the Housing folder.

Reception listings include ads appearing in the Currents flea market as well as ads from non-employees. To post a housing ad in Currents, send via e-mail to, or fax to X6641.

Call for volunteers

If you are interested in joining a subcommittee for the 1995 Daughters to Work Day (coming up in April), contact Marva Wilkins at X5640. There will be an organizational meeting at noon on Tuesday, Feb. 21, in Bldg. 50A-5132.

All interested employees are invited to attend.

Please remember that it will be mandatory to dial 1 for long distance calling from the Laboratory as of March 1.

Stop-smoking classes

The American Cancer Society is offering smoking cessation classes to be held at LBL Health Services, located in Bldg. 26. There will be a charge of $20 per person. For more information and to sign up call Linda Scudero at X6266.

Currentsonline edition

The full text of each edition of Currents is published electronically on the World Wide Web at the following URL: To set up your computer to access the World Wide Web, call the Mac and PC Support Group at X6858.

Calendar of Events -- February 20 to March 10

Calendar items may be sent via e-mail to, Fax to X6641, or Lab mail to Bldg. 65B. The deadline is 10:30 a.m. Tuesday.

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21 t u e s d a y


There will be a computerized display of African-American artifacts in the foyer of the Dining Center, Mondays-Fridays, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., during February.


Introduction to Environment, Health & Safety at LBL (EHS 010), 9-11:30 a.m., Bldg. 66 Auditorium.


Noon, Bldg. 70A-3377.


For all interested volunteers, noon in Bldg. 50A-5132.


"Aspects of Deformed Quantization" will be discussed by Randy Baadhio of the Theory Group at 2:10 p.m. in 430 Birge Hall.


"Fermion Production in the Background of Minkowski Space Classical Solutions in a Spontaneously Broken Gauge Theory" will be presented by Krishna Rajagopal at 2:30 p.m. in Bldg. 50A-3107 (Theory Conference Room).

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A video on the history of the Pullman porters will be presented from noon to 1 p.m. in the Bldg. 50 Auditorium.


Build confidence and learn to effectively organize and present your ideas in a friendly, supportive atmosphere, 12:10-1 p.m., Bldg. 2-100.


"The High Level Radioactive Waste Management Program in Japan" (video lecture) will be presented by H. Sakuma of the Power Reactor & Nuclear Fuel Development Corp., 3:30-5 p.m., 5108 Etcheverry. Coffee at 3:15 p.m.

23 t h u r s d a y


Laser Safety (EHS 280), 9:30-11:45 a.m., Bldg. 90-2063. Call X6612 to register.

Accident Reporting/Investigation (EHS 815), 10 a.m.-noon, Bldg. 90-1099. Call X6612 to register.

Chemical Hygiene & Safety Training (EHS 348), 1:30-4:30 p.m., at Calvin. Call X6612 to register.


Each Thursday during February, a different traditional African-American cultural menu will be presented in the Dining Center from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.


"Is the Sulphur Lamp the Light of the Future?" will be discussed by Francis Rubenstein and Carl Gould at noon in Bldg. 90-3148.


J.-E. Backvall of Uppsala University, Sweden, will speak on "Mild Metal-Catalyzed Aerobic Oxidations via Selective Electron Transfer" at 1:30 p.m. in the Bldg. 66 Auditorium.


"Ice Ages and the Earth's Orbit" will be presented by R. Muller at 4 p.m. in Bldg. 50A-5132. Refreshments at 3:40 p.m.


Donald E. Ingber of the Harvard Medical School will discuss "Integrins, Transmembrane Signaling, and Control of Morphogenesis" at 4 p.m. in the Bldg. 66 Auditorium.


Claudia Ostertag, of UCB Civil Engineering, will discuss "Toughening Mechanisms in Quasi-Brittle Materials" from 4-5 p.m. at 105 Northgate Hall.

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Jie Wei of Brookhaven National Lab will discuss "Crystalline Beams in Circular Accelerators" at 10:30 a.m. in the Bldg. 71 conference room.


Musician and poetry reader Lacynda Foreman and CSEE's Gerald Davis will give a poetry recital from noon to 1 p.m. in the Bldg. 50 Auditorium.


"Biomedical micro-devices" will be presented by Mauro Ferrari of UCB's Materials Science and Mineral Engineering Department, 1-2 p.m. at 3110 Etcheverry Hall. Refreshments at 1 p.m.

27 m o n d a y


"Organometallic Chemical Vapor Deposition: From Molecules to Nano-
structures" will be discussed by Klavs F. Jensen of the MIT Chemical Engineering Department at 4 p.m. in Pitzer Aud., Latimer Hall. Refreshments at 3:30 p.m.


"Quasars and Their Black Hole Remnants: Probes of Galaxy Formation and Relativistic Gravity" will be presented by Martin Rees, Visiting Hitchcock Lecturer and Royal Society Professor, Cambridge University, at 4:30 p.m. in 1 LeConte. Tea at 4 p.m. in 375 LeConte.

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"Technology Futures for the IC Industry" will be presented by Intel Executive VP & Chief Operating Officer Craig R. Barrett from 10-11 a.m. at the Bechtel Engineering Center, Sibley Auditorium.


"All-Genus String Effective Action" will be discussed by Rulin Xiu of the Houston Advanced Research Center, The Woodlands, Texas, at 2:10 p.m. in 430 Birge Hall.

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2 t h u r s d a y


"Tribology at the Head/Disk Interface of Disk Drives" will be presented by S. Bhatia of IBM Almaden, San Jose, at 1:30 p.m. in the Bldg. 66 Auditorium.


Catherine Hoffmann from the IBM Almaden Research Center will discuss "Surface Modification via Self-Assembly of Sulfur-Derivated Polymers" from 4-5 p.m. at 105 Northgate.

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Nomination of officers will be conducted from noon to 1 p.m. in the Dining Center Conference Room.

6 m o n d a y


"Decomposition and Reduction of NOx over Rare-Earth Oxides" will be discussed by M. Albert Vannice of Pennsylvania State University at 4 p.m. in Pitzer Auditorium, Latimer Hall. Refreshments on the Terrace at 3:30 p.m.

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Crane/Hoist (Level 1) Training for Incidental Operators (EHS 211), 8 a.m.-noon, Bldg. 70-191. Call X6612 to register.

First Aid (EHS 116), 8 a.m.-noon, Bldg. 48-109. Call X6554 to register.

Radiation Protection - Radiological Worker I (EHS 430), 8 a.m.-noon, Bldg. 66-316 (March 7 and 9). Call X6612 to register.


"Mutation Analysis of the Fibronectin Gene Transcription in Liver" will be presented by Alberto R. Kornblihtt of Ingebi-Conicet, Argentina, at 4 p.m. in the Bldg. 66 Auditorium.

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Ergonomics for Computer Users (EHS 060), 9:30-11:30 a.m., Bldg. 2-300F. Call X6612 to register.


12:10-1 p.m., Bldg. 2-100.

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Adult Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR; EHS 123), 9 a.m.-noon, Bldg. 48-109. Call X6554 to register.

Machine Tool Safeguarding (EHS 245), 10 a.m.-noon, Bldg. 90-2063. Call X6612 to register.

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"Intelligent control of exercise machines" will be discussed by Perry Li, graduate student in the UCB Department of Mechanical Engineering, from 1-2 p.m. in 3110 Etcheverry Hall. Refreshments at 1 p.m.

Dining Center Menu -- February 20-24


Closed in Observance of Presidents' Day Holiday


Sadie's Early Bird: Berry French toast w/coffee $2.05

Soup of the Day: Chicken-corn chowder reg. $1.35 lg. $1.95

Bistro Fare: Pasta Piatti $3.95

Passports: Pizza Pizza! a la carte $2.75 or w/salad $3.50

Sadie's Grill: Mushroom-Swiss burger w/fries $3.60


Sadie's Early Bird: Breakfast sandwich w/coffee $2.60

Soup of the Day: Vegetarian chili reg. $1.35 lg. $1.95

Bistro Fare: Chicken Adobo w/seasoned rice & steamed vegetables $3.95

Sadie's Grill: Tuna melt w/fries $3.05


Sadie's Early Bird: Big blueberry pancakes $2.05

Soup of the Day: Creamy clam chowder reg. $1.35 lg. $1.95

Bistro Fare: BBQ pork ribs w/potato salad, baked beans & corn bread $3.95

Passports: South of the Border a la carte

Sadie's Grill: Santa Cruz chicken sandwich w/spicy fries $3.75


Sadie's Early Bird: Ham scramble $2.60

Soup of the Day: Beef barley reg. $1.35 lg. $1.95

Bistro Fare: Stuffed turkey roulade w/roasted new potatoes & asparagus $3.95

Sadie's Grill: Polish dog w/chili & cheese $3.05

Flea Market

Flea Market ads may be sent via e-mail to, Fax to X6641, or Lab mail to Bldg. 65B. The deadline is 5 p.m. Friday.


'64 Convertible de Ville, clean, partially restored, $5000/b.o. X5620

'66 DODGE pickup, has some new & rebuilt parts, needs frontend work, 60K orig. mi., strong engine, body fair, $500/b.o. David, 525-4470

'67 FORD Mustang, 289 cu. in. V-8, a/t, p/s, radio/tape player, rebuilt trans. still on warr., v. clean, many replacement components, orig. wheels+cust. chrome set, $4800. Dale, X4798, 938-6242

'68 PLYMOUTH Satellite, rebuilt 383, trans., 4-5K mi. on new engine, runs but needs work, $1200/b.o. Zoe, 652-2141

'70 CHEVY Nova, 2-dr, 27K orig. mi., 6-cyl., stick, all orig. except tires, always garaged, show cond. classic, $3200. Sig, X6713, 707/745-5272

'72 VW van, needs work, $750/b.o. Mike, X7685, 707/429-5582

'86 HONDA Spree scooter, perf. cond., 500 mi., $290/b.o. Kirk, X5973, 254-1994

'85 BUICK LeSabre, 8-cyl., 115K mi., all power, a/c, new brakes/tires/chains/ski rack, runs great, $2900. Lotti, X6631, 649-0427

'87 MITSUBISHI 4x4 truck, red w/white cmpr shell, mag wheels, am/fm cass., surf racks, runs well, $3300/b.o. John, X6944, 415/550-1901

'88 PONTIAC LeMans, 2-dr, a/t, a/c, am/fm stereo cass., 82K mi., new tires, $2900/b.o. Anke, X4125, 559-9155

BOAT trailer, 14', single axle, spare tire, $300. David, 525-4470

SNOW tires & rims (4) for '80s Mercedes Benz, $125/b.o. Kirk, X5973, 254-1994


VANPOOL riders wanted, Rohnert Park-Petaluma-Berkeley, work hrs 8-5. Shirley, X4521


FUTON, pref. full size, twin o.k., reasonable price. X7855, 682-6008

JOGGING stroller, two-seater for twins. Jonathan, X4704, 525-5540


BABY carrier, Gerry Snugli soft $10; Gerry infant bath $10; baby bouncer chair $5. 527-0693

BABY stroller, Combi Lexington Sport, 4-level reclin. seat back, revers., double-locking brakes, exc. cond., $50; 144-piece bronzeware setting for 12, from Bangkok, ca. 1967, only used twice, 12 serving pieces, wooden case, $2000/b.o. Auben, X4613, 245-0343

BEDROOM furniture, top-line Thomasville hdwd bdrm set, Mediter. motif, 9-drawer dresser w/mirrors, 2 end tables, king frame w/hdbd, orig. $3400, Simmons Beauty Rest Cal. king mattress & boxspring, 2 yrs old, orig. $700, all for $500/b.o. Doug, X4933, 658-9928

BICYCLE, '89 Cannondale ST400 sport/touring 12-spd, 25-in. men's frame for tall (6-ft) person, v. gd cond., manual & all receipts, few accessories, pd $430, now $200/b.o. Peter, 849-2425

FUTON mattress w/cover, full size, $125; twin bed mattress & box spring, never used, $100; 2 side tables+cocktail table $50; 13" color TV $30. Art, X7312, 835-3410

COLLECTIBLE dolls, porcelain & vinyl, limited eds w/certif., like new, w/orig. box, $40-$95 ea./b.o. Linda, 215-2635 (eves)

DESK $80, med. bk shlf $45, white Danish design VCR-TV stand $25, coffee table $10, oak frame sofa+loveseat $350, kitch. table $50, misc. household items. X4243, 526-5425

DOUBLE bed, new xtra firm mattress & box spring, still in wrapper, 15-yr. warr., $200. Brad, X7685, 415/615-9551

DOUBLE bed & wd hdbd, 6 mos. old, $60/b.o. Willie, 452-4486 (eves) or Valerie, 642-4077 (days)

FUTON, queen, w/cover & frame, $100; kitch. table w/2 chairs $50; VCR $80; 2 nightstands, $25, $30; 2 vacuum cleaners, $30, $80; 2 folding chairs $3 ea. Anke, X4125, 559-9155

FUTON couch (oak) $125/b.o., lvng rm chair (white) $50/b.o., dining rm table $50/b.o., file cabinets $15 ea./b.o. Mike, X6249

IGUANA lizard, 26.5 in. long, healthy & active, w/5-ft cage, $200. Jack, X5908, 471-4921 aft. 3:30 p.m.

MAC Centris 610 (4/80), 80 mb, 14" color monitor, extended keybd, $1300. Carolyn, 415/474-9421

PIANO, 1913 Kranich & Bach "Cabinet Grand" upright, needs some work, b.o. X5771, 724-4635

REFRIGERATOR/FREEZER, Montgomery Ward, 16.5 cu. ft., 29"w x 64.5"h x 27-5/8"d, in Alameda, you haul, $175. Mary, 522-3239

SAILING canoe, MacGregor, loa 15'8", trad. 1800s design: wooden lapstrake hull, decked, standing lug yawl rig, finished bright, handbuilt in 1991 entirely of mahogany & Sitka spruce, pictured in Wooden Boat magazine #110 p. 94, classic, seats 2 adults, ready to sail or paddle, $2400. Peter, 849-2425

SCANNER, Radio Shack Pro-34 uhf/vhf program. w/charger $100; Panasonic cell. phone, orig. $450, now $200; Canon E65 Camcorder w/2 batteries, charger, car charger, $500. Fred, X6068, 526-3259

SKATES, ladies figure, CCM, size 6, hardly used, exc. cond., w/new skate bag, $75. Suzanne, X7987, 524-1953

SKI boots, Raichle RX970, men's size 8.5, exc. cond., many adjustments, $100. Steve, X6598, 689-7213

SKI boots, Raichle Elite men's 8.5, used twice, $249 new, now $75/b.o. Mary, X5832

SKI equip. for kids, downhill skis sizes 120 & 140 w/poles & boots, $45 ea. set. Ivana, 524-9039

SKI tickets, Alpine Meadows discount. Ron, X4410, 276-8079

SKI tickets, $5 discount all-day adult, at Kirkwood, gd til 5/15. Pepi, X6502

SOFA w/futon, 80"x35," hdwd frame, not a double bed, $40. Lotti X6631, 649-0427

TABLE, birch, $180 new, now $100 w/2 chairs, or table only $70; juicer $8; Toshiba clock radio $8. Bruno, X4779, 845-5442

TELESCOPES, refracting telescope parts, 80mm Jaeger's objective lens in aluminum cell & matching 4-ft tube, never used, in orig. packaging, $250 new, $200/b.o. 4.25" F-10 Newtonian reflector telescope, homemade w/Coulter optics, simple pipe-thread altazimuth mounting, needs to be attached to a tripod, also needs eyepiece. $65/b.o. Both for $170/b.o. Jon, X5974, 841-9638


ALBANY, furn. 1-bdrm apt, wash./dry., nr UC Village/bus to LBL/UCB, quiet family dist., no more than 3 persons, pref. visiting professor w/spouse, nonsmok., $675/mo. Donald, X6459

BERKELEY, furn., 3-bdrm 2-bth house on Henry St. nr Berryman St., carport, balcony, wash./dry., dishwash., nr shops/Safeway/bus, $1500/mo. 845-8086

BERKELEY, lg. unfurn. apt on Hearst in Ocean View area, yd, parking, $575/mo. 540-0385

BERKELEY, furn. studio on Lincoln, 10-min. walk to UC/LBL shuttle, avail. 3/15, $505/mo. 548-9869

BERKELEY, furn. 1-bdrm in-law flat on Rose & Grant, avail. 3/1, $625/mo. 527-1358

BERKELEY HILLS, furn. rm in priv. home on Euclid/Cedar Ave., 5 blks from campus, kitch. privileges, wash./dry., deck, SF/Golden Gate/bay view, nr transp./shops/tennis/Rose Garden, no smok. or pets, pref. visiting scholar or FT working person, $450+util. Laura, 548-1287 (h), 643-0436 (w)

EL CERRITO, furn. or unfurn. rm in priv. home, sep. entrance, priv. bth, share lvng rm, dining rm, kitch., wash./dry., tel. hook-up, bay view, nr transp./shopping, 6 mi. to UC/LBL, non-smok., $450/mo. incl. utils. Conway, 233-7997, 527-7898

EL CERRITO, 2-bdrm 1-bth apt, maj. appl., carport, laund. fac. on prem., nr El Cerrito Plaza BART/bus, pref. yr lease, $675/mo.+sec. dep. 222-5780 aft. 6 p.m.

EL CERRITO, 1-person furn. 1-bdrm apt, lvng rm, no kitch. but microwave, refrig., wkly cleaning service, lg. accessible garden, own entrance, bay view, no smok., nr bus/BART, $450/mo. 525-8761

KENSINGTON, furn. 3-bdrm house, view, garden patio, 2 cats, avail. April, rental period flex., $1200/mo. 526-6730

NORTH BERKELEY HILLS, furn. rm w/bth in house, nr transp., walk to Solano. Senta, 524-4654

WANTED: 2-bdrm house or apt in Berk. area during June & July for retired teacher couple. 415/586-3714

WANTED: exchange 3-bdrm 1.5-bth, lvng/dining rm, fam. rm Kensington house w/deck, lg. yd, bay view for house in S. England for 3-4 mos. (flex.) in summer, renting also poss. 524-1641


MENDOCINO, 2-bdrm 2-bth country home overlooking Anderson Valley, great views, 20 min. inland from Elk Beach, decks, gardens, 24-acre redwd forest, for week-end getaway or family vacation. Rose, 849-1726

MENDOCINO COAST, secluded 3-bdrm 2-bth house, 8 acres, river & ocean view 3 mi. west, 700-ft. elev., grassland, mature forest, grdns, photos, avail. May, $900. 707/937-4015


RUBBER tree, lg. healthy big-leaf, about 8' tall, 4' wide, can deliver to LBL. Chris, X5507


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