LBL C U R R E N T S -- February 18, 1994

Science and Technology in a Competitive World

SEMATECH CEO assesses U.S. semiconductor industry

By Jeffery Kahn

The biggest risk to the U.S. semiconductor industry is to say that our problems have been solved. That assessment, by SEMATECH president and CEO William Spencer, speaks volumes about the dramatic turnaround of a vital U.S. industry.

Spencer, the first speaker in the new LBL/UC Berkeley-sponsored lecture series on Science and Technology in a Competitive World, said that when SEMATECH was formed in 1987, the fortunes of the industry were in precipitous decline.

"Industry, government, and the military feared the semiconductor industry was headed the same way as the U.S. television industry," Spencer said during his Feb. 11 noontime talk. "In 1975, we had two-thirds of the world market. By 1985, Japan had surpassed us, with our market share dropping to 40 percent."

In 1987, government and industry formed the jointly-funded SEMATECH research and development consortium. Spencer said its efforts to develop quality manufacturing techniques deserve some credit for the revival of the U.S. industry, which today sells slightly more semiconductors than do the Japanese.

Spencer said it was difficult to say how the trend had been reversed or to pinpoint SEMATECH's role, but a number of factors were involved. Korean competition, which stiffened in 1989, hurt the Japanese in terms of sales and profits. Japanese interest rates used to be much lower than rates here in the U.S. But the cost of capital has evened out, and U.S. industry is no longer at a competitive disadvantage when it comes to borrowing money to pay for new equipment. Certainly, he said, SEMATECH and prior government/industry efforts to foster university-based research and development have helped.

SEMATECH is an industry-led organization with 750 employees, about 250 of which are on loan for two-to-three years from private industry. It has a $180 million annual budget, and represents about 80 percent of the U.S. semiconductor industry. The organization has played an important role in developing new manufacturing equipment, testing equipment, and improving the quality and yield of integrated circuits.

"I believe we have shown that government and industry can work together," said Spencer. "We have accomplished together what could not have been done if either government or industry had gone it alone."

Spencer, who has headed SEMATECH since 1990, earned a Ph.D. in Physics from Kansas State University and is a member of the National Academy of Engineering. He began his career at Bell Telephone Laboratories, has held positions at Sandia National Laboratories and Xerox, and was recently named to the Secretary of Energy's Advisory Board.

He said he sees research universities playing an increasingly important role in fostering the industry but was less clear about how the national laboratories fit in.

He said that up until now industry had accounted for almost all of the major breakthroughs in the field of semiconductors. With U.S. industry scaling back their research and development efforts, he said he believed university research is a likely source of future progress. He advocated the creation of perhaps eight university-based semiconductor research centers with partial funding by industry.

He also advocated a shift in priorities and funding within the national laboratory complex, and called for a reduction in funds going into nuclear weapons research. With the Cold War over, Spencer said, nuclear weapons work can be scaled back, releasing new resources to work with industry.

"There are about 700 federal labs with a $20-25 billion annual budget," he said. "You have unique facilities and a tremendous pool of human resources at these laboratories. Now, you need to demonstrate you can work with industry and do so on a time-scale that demonstrates the sense of urgency that industry operates under."

Lester speaks at LBL

William A. Lester, Jr., of UC Berkeley, was the first featured speaker in a series commemorating LBL's celebration of Black History Month. His presentation, "Expanding the Pool: Further Thoughts" provided an insightful look into current issues and strategies of science education programs for young people of color. Lester is Associate Dean of Undergraduate Affairs at UCB's College of Chemistry, as well a Professor for the Chemistry Department. He is a former LBL Principal Investigator for the Chemical Sciences Division, and was also Associate Director for LBL's National Resource for Computation and Chemistry. The Office of Work Force Diversity and the African American Employees Association sponsored this and other upcoming Black History Month events.

FY95 energy conservation budget increases

The devil is in the details, it has been said, and nowhere is this more true than in the four-volume, 1,973-page, $1.5 trillion budget for FY95 submitted to Congress by the Clinton Administration last week.

For example, as reported in Currents last week, the first DOE document released to the press showed a substantial cut in funding for energy conservation programs at LBL. Now that the detailed budget figures are available, it appears that LBL's energy conservation programs will actually see a funding increase for FY95. As the budget makes its way through Congress, more adjustments are sure to follow.

Fire marshall takes job at UCSC

By Mike Wooldridge

Chuck Hernandez, LBL's fire marshall and assistant fire chief, headed for the hills of Santa Cruz last week, taking over the reigns of the UC Santa Cruz Fire Department.

Hernandez said the job was too good to pass up. UCSC has been without a chief for some time since retirements and budget cuts trimmed its force. "There's really been no one watching the hen house down there," he said.

He said he looks forward to improving the university fire department's capabilities--in the face of continued cutbacks--by establishing programs that make use of resources such as student fire fighters.

However, he said he'll miss the tight-knit community at LBL, where co-workers would rally around one another during reviews and audits. "It seemed that people at LBL could put aside personal differences and work together to give the Lab a good report card."

An avid runner, Hernandez said he also will miss the annual LBL Runaround. "It was always great to get together with other employees on an informal level outside of the labs and offices."

LBL Fire Chief Bill White said of Hernandez's departure, "Although losing Chuck is a little like losing my right hand, I wish him the best of luck in his new position. UC Santa Cruz couldn't have made a better choice for a new Fire Chief."

"Wrinkles in Time"

By George Smoot and Keay Davidson

William Morrow and Company, New York, 1993

331 pages

Reviewed by Jeffery Kahn

Reading a book about the discovery made by the Cosmic Background Explorer satellite's Differential Microwave Radiometers team--the finding of anisotropy in the cosmic microwave background--could be a tedious exercise. Not so with "Wrinkles in Time," a science book which, like gravity, draws in anybody who opens its covers.

LBL astrophysicist George Smoot and his co-author, San Francisco Examiner science writer Keay Davidson, have crafted a book that does not preach to the choir, does not explain astrophysics to astrophysicists. Instead, the book relates the adventures of a team of explorers engaged in the age-old human quest to understand the origins of our universe.

On April 23, 1992, Smoot's team announced that they had discovered the primordial "seeds" from which our present-day universe has grown. A map of these seeds--what has been called a baby picture of the universe at the age of 300,000 years--accompanied this announcement.

Up until that day, similar efforts to picture the early universe had shown an absolutely featureless, uniform sea of mass and energy. This picture was different. It revealed gargantuan realms with minuscule differences in temperature and density. Over 15 billion years, gravity has magnified these tiny differences, expanding some into the vast voids of space and collapsing others into the massive structures such as stars and galaxies and even larger structures that populate space.

The announcement of this discovery made front-page news around the world. And then, as is the fate of news, it faded from public attention. The book picks up where the news accounts left off, convincingly making the case that we have entered a golden age of cosmology.

Cosmologists are now confident they can relate the history of the universe back to 10[-43] second after the Big Bang. To allow us to appreciate this triumph of human intellect, Smoot and Davidson include a cosmological history. From Aristotle to Ptolemy to Copernicus to Lemaitre and the Big Bang, cosmologists have painted an evolving, ever more precise picture of the universe. The pictures in these cosmologists' minds became the collective consciousness of their respective times.

Smoot's quest for the seeds of structure in the universe consumed 18 years. The book traces the obstacle course of discovery. There was the balloon flight over the Badlands of South Dakota and the crash of the instrument package next to the Anderson family milking barn. There was the successful effort to persuade the military to allow the team to use and modify the U-2 spy plane to measure the lumpiness of the universe. Another chapter tracks a balloon launched from Brazil and lost somewhere in the jungle. Two years later, after a poacher told fellow patrons at a bar about a strange object he had found in the jungle, the team managed to recover their instruments and data.

Throughout the book, elegant metaphors and descriptions are used to dissolve the complex fog that veils science from the public. Instead of being strangled by esoteric language and data, the romance of scientific pursuit and the wonder of science is revealed.

A case in point is the chapter on Antarctica. Smoot and company journeyed there to precisely map the microwave radiation from our Milky Way galaxy. In these excerpts, the book describes how Smoot and LBL's Giovanni De Amici assembled their radio telescope dish:

"Outdoors, our eyes streaming with tears from the cold wind, Giovanni and I assembled the dish piece by piece, petal by petal. Each of the 24 metal petals was connected to a central hub. It was like piecing together a sunflower...

"Finally, after two weeks of physical suffering, ill-temper and hit-it-until-it-works, we were ready to eavesdrop on the Milky Way, a typical medium-sized spiral galaxy containing 100 billion or so stars. Earth orbits a star in a distant corner of the galaxy, whose disk arches across the night sky like a cloud of fireflies, and whose center--something obscured by dust clouds--glowers in the direction of the constellation Sagittarius, the Archer. From that disk, and particularly from the center, comes a clamor of radio noise generated by heat produced as dust clouds condense into planetary systems, as nebulae collapse into fusion-energy machines called stars, as neutron stars spin madly and suck matter from companion stars, and as cataclysmic events of an unknown nature (a monstrous black hole? antimatter annihilation?) transpire within the galactic core, where the stars crowd so tightly that night never falls."

Like the immense amount of news coverage about the COBE findings, "Wrinkles in Time" helps in the transfer of scientific knowledge to the public, to the people who paid the taxes that made COBE possible. History ultimately will judge the importance of the finding of the primordial seeds, but the book makes this much clear: Fifteen billion years after the Big Bang, late in the 20th Century, generations of human efforts have coalesced into an astonishingly detailed picture of the Beginning.

Workstation Group Training Schedule February-March 1994


Class Dates Time Location Hrs Subscriber NonSubscriber

Introduction to PC DOS March (TBA) 50B/1215A

Introduction to Windows March (TBA) 50B/1215A

Beginning Word 5.1 Feb. 22-24* 10 a.m. - noon 50B/1229 6 $60 $120

Beginning FileMaker Pro March 1-3* 10 a.m. - noon 50B/1229 6 $60 $120

Beginning FileMaker Pro March 15-17* 10 a.m. - noon 50B/1229 6 $60 $120

Beginning Excel 4.0 - Mac March 22-24* 9 a.m. - noon 50B/1229 9 $90 $180

Beginning Excel 4.0 - PC March 8-10 * 9 a.m. - noon 50B/1215A 9 $90 $180

Beginning QuickMail Feb.25 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. 50B/1229 2 $40 $80

Beginning QuickMail March 18 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. 50B/1229 2 $40 $80

Beginning Meeting Maker Feb. 18 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. 50B/1229 2 $40 $80

Beginning Meeting Maker March 25 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. 50B/1229 2 $40 $80

Introduction to Networking -Mac March 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. 50B/1229 4 $80 $160


Black History Month activities at LBL

Dr. Julian M. Earls, Deputy Associate Director of Lewis Research Center, Cleveland, Ohio, will participate in LBL's celebration of Black History Month by giving a talk etitled "For Every Action," at noon on Friday, Feb. 25, in the Bldg. 50 Auditorium. The talk is sponsored by the Office of Work Force Diversity in conjunction with the African American Employees Association. All employees are invited to attend.

During the month, there will also be a video art exhibit located in the cafeteria foyer. The exhibit includes photos from the African American Employees Association's induction ceremony as well as work by Black artists such as Aaron Douglas, Jacob Lawrence, Archibald, J. Motley Jr., Miles Davis, William H. Johnson, and many others.

New computer support options

ICSD's Computing Resources has announced the following new support options for Silicon Graphics workstation owners:

Software licensing

The Computing Resources Department currently offers the Silicon Graphics Varsity Core Software package to LBL SGI users. There is no additional charge for the software for customers who subscribe to Computing Resources' UNIX support services on a monthly basis. The software license is also available a la carte for $500/year.

Hardware support

CRD is now in the process of joining the new SGI Varsity Hardware support program. Silicon Graphics owners at LBL who take advantage of the LBL-SGI Varsity software agreement are now eligible for a new hardware support option. The Silicon Graphics Varsity Hardware support program will make it much less expensive to maintain hardware support for your workstation.

For more information on the Silicon Graphics-LBL support options, please contact Cindy Hertzer, cjhertzer@lbl, or X5638.

Hearing on selection

of UC Regents

There will be a meeting of the Governor's Advisory Selection Committee for the Regents of the University of California on Tuesday, Feb. 22, 1994, for the purpose of hearing from interested parties and members of the public on the considerations that the Governor should have in making appointments to the University of California Regents. The public meeting will be held at the Resources Building Auditorium, 1416 9th St., Sacramento, from 10:30 a.m. to noon.

Anyone interested in addressing the committee should contact Sally Becerra in the Governor's Appointments Office at (916)445-1915. Names of individuals wishing to speak will be accepted until the commencement of the meeting. Due to limited time all speakers are required to keep their comments to three minutes. Time will be available to speakers on a first-come first-served basis.

It is preferred that comments also be submitted in writing. Written comments may be mailed to the Governor's Office, State Capitol, Sacramento, CA 95814, Attention: Sally Becerra. They also will be accepted throughout the meeting.

C a l e n d a r

21 m o n d a y


22 t u e s d a y


1:30-3:30 p.m., Bldg. 66 Aud.; New Employee Orientation (EHS 10)


4 p.m., Bldg. 70A-3377; W. Haxton, Univ. of Washington, "Solar Neutrinos"


4 p.m., Bldg. 50A-5132; Y. Orlov, Cornell Univ., "Logic of Quantum Mechanics," Refreshments, 3:40 p.m.

23 w e d n e s d a y


9-11 a.m., Bldg. 7C Conf. Rm.; Ergonomics for Computer Users (EHS 60); pre-registration required, X6612


9 a.m.-noon, Bldg. 66-316; Adult CPR (EHS 123); pre-registration required, X6554


12:10 p.m., Bldg. 2-300F; guests welcome


4 p.m., 2 Le Conte; C. Weinberg, Weinberg Associates, "The Electric Utility: Technology, Restructuring, and Sustainability," Refreshments, 3:30 p.m., Bldg. T-4 room 100A


4 p.m., Bldg. 66 Aud.; R. Huber, Max-Planck Inst., Germany, "Annexins, Peripheral Membrane Proteins and Voltage Regulated Ion Channels"


4 p.m., 6189 Etcheverry; D. Elata, LLNL, "A New Representation for the Strain Energy of Anisotropic Elastic Materials with Application to Damage Evolution in Brittle Materials"


4:30 p.m., 1 Le Conte; S. Putterman, UCLA, "Synchronous Picosecond Sonoluminescence: Nature's Most Nonlinear Oscillator," Refreshments, 4 p.m., 375 Le Conte

24t h u r s d a y


9-10:30 a.m., Bldg. 66-316; Earthquake Safety (EHS 135); pre-registration required, X6554


1:30 p.m., Bldg. 66 Aud.; H. Tochihara, Hokkaido Univ., "Alkali-Metals on Alkali-Metal Monolayers on Cu(001)"


4 p.m., Bldg. 50B-4205; D. Miller, Northwestern Univ., "Update on the Proton Spin Crisis from the SMC Experiment," Refreshments, 3:45 p.m.

25 f r i d a y


Noon, Bldg. 50 Aud.; J. Earls, Lewis Research Ctr., "For Every Action"






French toast

Hearty vegetable beef

Baked manicotti [[heart]]


Teriyaki chicken stir-fry [[heart]]


Biscuits & gravy

Old-fashioned bean w/bacon

Roasted game hen [[heart]]

Grilled turkey & Swiss

South of the Border


Blueberry pancakes

Manhattan clam chowder [[heart]]

Beef stew in sourdough bowl

Rib-eye steak sandwich

Pizza pizza


Ham scramble

Chicken gumbo [[heart]]

Tempura-fried fish

Bacon cheeseburger

South of the Border


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


'71 DATSUN 510 sta. wgn, manual trans., lots of miles, rough int. & ext., $500/b.o. 548-9869

'76 TRANS AM, V-8, a/t, cruise ctrl, pwr windows, pwr lock, runs great, $1400/b.o. Michael, X4829, 845-6524

'78 HONDA wgn, running well until valve burned/blew out, $75/b.o. Homer, X7813, 527-2593

'79 FORD Fairmont sta. wgn, 2nd owner, lugg. rack, a/t, white, gd cond., 135K mi., $850. Michael Barnett, X5650, 947-1111 (eve.)

'80 EL CAMINO, sm. V-8, a/c, cruise ctrl., a/t, tilt steering wheel, $2K/b.o. Sam, X5331

'84 VOLVO 240 DL, burgundy,

4-dr, 5-spd, a/c, cass., 166K mi., runs well, $1800/b.o. Jon, X4462

'85 NISSAN Sentra, 65K mi., am/fm/cass., a/c, 5-spd, 2-dr, gd cond., $2300. Kathleen, X4792

'86 FORD Taurus, low mi., p/s, a/c, new paint, exc. cond., $3400. Kelvin, 428-4637, 653-0312

'86 VOLVO 240DL, well maintained, exc. cond., 4-cyl,

4-spd stick w/overdrive, 153K mi., avg. 27 mpg, gd tires, very strong eng., yellow w/blk trim, brn cloth int., alarm sys., radar detector, asking $5800. 416-5673, 465-8809(eve.)

'87 MAZDA 626, exc. cond., 4-dr, 5-spd, a/c, radio/cass., metallic-dark gray, non-smoker car, no accident, $3,600. 524-5342

'91 ACURA Legend, 4-dr, rare

5-spd, exc. inside & out, 27K mi., $21.5K. Bill, X7271, 376-3419

MOTORCYCLE, '81 Honda CB 900F Supersport, tank & saddle bags, luggage rack, padded back rest, exc. cond., photos in cafeteria, $1500. Ron, X6189, 516-1727

SCOOTER, '87 Yamaha Riva, 80cc, red, less than 3K mi., $595. Dave VanDyke, X5490, (707)257-0731

SCOOTER, '86 Honda 250 Elite, 3K mi., like new, incl. service manual, $1995/b.o. Sherry Gee, X6972, (415)564-7881

CHILTON MANUAL for Mustangs & Cougars, '65-'73, $5. X4646, 482-1739


CARPOOL, Danville to LBL, flexible hrs., or willing to share rides w/others from further out. Shelly, X6123

VANPOOL, rider wanted, Concord to LBL/UCB, 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., M-F. Roger Cochran, X5565

VANPOOL, riders wanted, Antioch to Berkeley, 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. work hrs. Charles Smith, X7615, Vanessa Selzer, 642-6301


ANSWERING MACHINE. Hakim, X5184, 548-0641

TICKETS for any Warriors games at Coliseum. X4069


ACOUSTIC GUITAR, steel string, 6-string, Takamine replica of a Martin D-28, beautiful tone, lowered action, straight neck, rosewood back, incl. hard case, $350; sailboard & rig, customized Mistral equip., 12.5' raceboard w/2 Dagger-boards & extra footstraps, 2 Windwing race sails, 7.0 & 8.0 sq. meters, both in like new cond., 2 Serfiac pro aluminum masts, like new cond., $500 for the whole package. Drew Kemp, X5789, 524-7165

BAR, carved teak, lots of storage, functional art, $800 orig., sacrifice $200; oak bentwood computer furniture, desk w/shelf & printer table, $70 for both; complete Apple 2e clone computer system, $100; Russel Hobbs toaster, almost new, $8; woman's golf set & bag, $50; Mitsubishi Golf Swing Trainer, $400 orig., $80. Thom, X6390, (707)746-5192

BED, twin sz., Simmons, almost new, $200; 6" bookshelf, white, $20; director's chair, $20; 1950s style desk/dresser, $50; misc. glassware, vases, canisters, dish set; misc. household items, make offer. (415) 346-0497

BOOM BOX, JVC, stereo am/fm, dbl cass., equalizer, detachable spkrs, 2x10W, like new, rarely used, in box, $95/b.o.; Scott am/fm stereo receiver, 50W, $55/b.o. 486DX-33, 4MB, 130MB HD, 14" color VGA, 2FD, modem, DOS 6.2, WIN 3.1 & more, $1100. Reto, X4291, 865-2617

ELECTRIC DRYER, Hotpoint, gd working cond., recently replaced heating element, $100/b.o., will deliver within reasonable distance. Greg, X4757, 528-2044

EXERCISE MACHINE (stepper), Life Gear 9100 Dual Action w/elec. speed scan, timer & counter, like new, paid $120, asking $60. Simone, X6745, 559-8652

HAMMOND ORGAN(Spinet), 2 manuals, 13 base pedals, 20 yrs. old, exc. cond., model A100, $300/b.o. Bob, 376-2211

JET SKI, '85 Kawasaki 440, S.S. prop, elec. bilge pump, pole spring, water bypass, flush kit, modified pump, milled head, ported cylinders, cover & cart, photos in cafeteria, $1,700. Ron, X6189, 516-1727

LEARN TO DRAW in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, beginners welcome, 4/24-30, $550 incl. class, rm & 2 meals/day. Doug Heine, X4504, 527-9065

MOVING SALE, all items 15 mos. old, futon, queen sz. (incl. cover), $150; baby bed (incl. mattress), $120; carpet, 9.5x12 ft., $50; table w/4 chairs, $30; 20 piece dish set $20; coffee maker $10; hairdryer $8. 524-5342

MOVING SALE, furniture, household items, Sat., 2/19, 2127 McGee Ave., Apt. E (between Addison & Allston),10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jorg, 849-3947 (after 7 p.m.)

RACING BIKE, Shimano 600 groupo, 56 cm SL frame, clinchers or tubulars your choice, nice cond., $375/b.o. Derek, X6880, 548-3359

RECLINER, dk brn leather, w/ottoman, swivel, $125; computer or TV/VCR cabinet, teak, fully enclosed, $130; twin bed mattress set, (2 pieces), $40. Michael Barnett, X5650,

947-1111 (eve.)

SKI BOOTS, Asolo Extreme Plus Telemark boots, size 8-1/2 downsize ~1 size from what you normally wear), exc. cond., used for 1 season, new style ratchet buckles, Black Diamond goretex Supergaitors to fit, exc. cond., $325/b.o. for all. David,


SKI BOOTS, Salomon, fits approx. sz. 8, exc. cond., gd for teenage or intermed. skier, used for 2 seasons, $65. H. Matis, X5031, 339-0584

SPEAKERS for surround sound, Cambridge Soundworks model Surround II, like new, cost $250, sell for $150/pr.; mountain bike, REI, 18" frame, helmet, accessories, exc. cond. Jim Guigli, X7231, 262-0526

TREADMILL, Stamina brand, manually driven, w/computer, brand new, $225 orig. cost, $150/b.o. Gretchen, X5006, 524-2327


ALBANY, 2-bdrm, 2-bth condo, bay view, spacious, tennis cts., pool, sauna, gym, 24 hr. sec., indoor garage, parking, $950/mo. 527-0938

BERKELEY, 2-bdrm house, frpl, yd, garage & workshop space, 20 min. walk to UCB/LBL shuttle, hardwd flrs, sunny kitchen, $875/mo. 540-0385

BERKELEY(2 listings), 2-bdrm lower flat, front & back yd/garden, hardwd flrs, garage/storage space, 10 min. walk to UCB/LBL shuttle, $825/mo.; lower studio flat, 25 min. walk to UCB/LBL shuttle, nr bus & Ocean View shops/cafes, yd & parking, avail. 3/15 , $485/mo. 548-9869

BERKELEY, suite in lg., new,

2-bdrm apt, all new appliances incl. washer/dryer, dishwasher, refrig & microwave, for share w/present tenant, 10 min. walk from BART/LBL shuttle, avail. 3/1, $400/mo. + exp. Camilo, X6532, 845-5442

BERKELEY, spacious (1500 sq. ft) completely furn., Northside studio apt, garden patio, full kitchen & bth, lg. closet, 10 min. walk to LBL shuttle, buses, laundry, restaurants & shopping, very quiet, prefer visiting scholar, avail. 5/15 - 6/15, $900 + dep., incl. cable & utils. Elizabeth, X5235, 841-5436

BERKELEY, furn. 1-bdrm, spacious, view, $750/mo. 843-4014

BERKELEY (2 listings), 3-bdrm, 2-bth upper duplex, new bldg., fridge, dishwasher, washer/dryer, 2 frpls, Jacuzzi bthtub, w-w carpets, deck, off st. parking, nr dwntn, $1400/mo.; Rm avail. in house, sep. entrance, quiet area, nr Rose Garden, avail. 3/1, $500/mo. David, 525-4470

NO. BERKELEY HILLS, lg. 2-bdrm in-law apt, 600 sq. ft., single/couple, newly remodeled, living room, kitchen, bthrm, washer & dryer, storage rm, closets, build-in shelves, pvt. entrance & yd, lg. windows, partial view, very quiet, 1 min. walk to bus, 5 min. walk to Tilden Park (hiking and biking trails, swimming & golf course), $800/mo. 528-8110

CONCORD, nr Ygnacio at base of Mt. Diablo, roommate wanted for spacious 4-bdrm house, community pool open May-Oct., nr shopping & state parks, 35 min. to LBL, van/carpools avail., $300/mo. + share utils. X4517

EL CERRITO, furn. rm, nr shopping ctr & trans., avail. 3/1, $280/mo. incl. utils. Mino Saltan, 339-1652 (7-10 p.m.)

KENSINGTON (2 listings), both unfurn. & in quiet neighborhood, 2-bdrm, 1-bth home, living rm w/frpl, dining rm, lg. kitchen, hardwd flrs, deck, garden, $1250/mo.; studio, carpeted, 670 sq. ft., incl. full Pullman kitchen, opulent bth, deck, view, garden, nr trans., $750/mo. 524-9473

KENSINGTON, spacious 5-bdrm house to share w/1 person, pvt. bth, privacy, bay view from lg. bdrm, garden, trees, nr busses & shopping, favorite of LBL people, $530/mo., 1st, last + $200 cleaning dep. & 1/3 utils.


KENSINGTON, garden studio apt, washer/dryer, tile flrs, sm., no storage space, nr busses & shopping, $550/mo. 525-3697

KENSINGTON, spacious, furn. 1-bdrm garden apt., split-level, all amenities, nr trans., short/long term, $775/mo. 524-9655


3-bdrm, 2-bth home to share w/2 others, washer/dryer, decks, frpl, hardwd flrs, walk to redwood parks, nr bus, $450/mo. Marc Katz, 530-6940

OAKLAND, Grand/Lake/Piedmont area, 2 bed, 1-1/2 bth condo, top flr, sec. bldg., underground parking, pool, nr trans. & shops, lease, $725/mo. Dale Sartor, 635-0696

NO. OAKLAND, 6330 Shattuck nr Alcatraz, 4-bdrm, 2-bth house, gd for group, $1265/mo. X7390, 843-4736

ROCKRIDGE, rm avail. in house, share house w/3 male, 1 female environmentally-minded U.C. grad students, communal vegetarian meals, bike to UCB, short walk to BART, buses & shopping, no smokers, avail. 4/1, $400/mo. 658-1390

WANTED, No. Berkeley, studio/in-law/or sm. apt. w/ kitchen & bth for clean non-smoking

F. Janine 548-3600 (day),

655-0858 (eve)

WANTED: Researcher needs 1 or 2 bdrm apt/house, for 2-6 mos. (negot.), prefer No. Berkeley. Robert, 643-5086

WANTED: Furn. house/apt for visiting prof. & family, 3 mos., April-June, 2 or 3 bdrm. Ian, X4174

WANTED: Furn. studio/apt. for visiting Italian scientist, arrives April for approx. 6 mos., prefer nr UCB/trans. Carol Taliaferro, X4994



3-bdrm condo, slps 8+, nr skiing

(5 min. from Diamond Peak, 10 min. from Northstar), convenient to lake, casinos & shopping. Hank, X4517, 449-7240

LAKE WILDWOOD, nr Grass Valley/Nevada City, furn. 3-bdrm, 2-bth house, lake view, swimming, fishing, golf, tennis. 352-7709(eve.)

SO. LAKE TAHOE, deluxe townhouse, all amenities, lakefront, nr all play spots. Herbert Newkirk, 422-8845, 455-5595


DOG, German Shepherd, golden-brown, beautiful, ~10 mos. old, all shots. Keni, 524-5876

DWARF RABBIT named Babs, 6 mos. old, w/cage, feeder, water bottle, bedding, food & 2 informative books. Renee, X4597