LBL Currents -- November 11, 1994

New UC eye program springs from LBL experimental studies

By Jeffery Kahn,

Decades of study at LBL on the use of charged particle beams to treat human diseases has led to the opening of the University of California Eye Program.

The new medical facility, located at the Crocker Nuclear Laboratory on the UC Davis campus, is dedicated to the treatment of uveal melanoma (eye cancer). Using a proton beam emanating from a cyclotron, the therapy program will save not only lives but at least partial eyesight in the majority of its patients.

The UC Eye Program is a direct descendant of LBL's clinical treatment program, which began about 50 years ago and ended in 1992 with the closure of LBL's Bevatron. In all, more than 2,000 patients were treated at LBL for diseases that include eye cancer as well as life-threatening blood clots (arteriovenous malformations) too deep in the brain for conventional surgery.

The program's creation was a joint effort of LBL, the Crocker Nuclear Lab and Cancer Center at UCD, and the UCSF Radiation Oncology Department. Staff, funding, and equipment were supplied by all four institutions, along with partial funding from the National Cancer Institute. The state-of-the-art facility was built with guidance and assistance from the former LBL Radiotherapy and Biomedical Operations groups. The clinical program was developed by UCSF faculty with the aid of the UCD Cancer Center.

LBL not only has transferred several generations of know-how to the team at Davis, but has also provided on long loan most of the equipment required to precisely focus the proton beam so it can destroy tumors.

The Laboratory's contributions range from the computer system that controls the treatment, to power supplies for the accelerator operation, to the patient positioner used to accurately align the patient for proton treatment. Part of the Crocker cyclotron magnet came from one of LBL founder Ernest Lawrence's original cyclotrons, which itself was used to treat cancer patients some 50 years ago.

The LBL team responsible for transferring this technology to UCD included radiation oncologist Joe Castro, physicist Tim Renner, administrative coordinator Jackie Iler, medical physicist Inder Daftari, electronic engineer Mark Nyman, software engineer R.P. Singh, mechanical technician Mario Cepeda, and former employees Ron Stradtner and Charlie Pascale.

Dr. Devron Char, head of UCSF's Ocular Oncology Clinic, is the referring physician to the Davis clinic. To date, 13 patients with uveal melanoma have been treated at the new facility.

In addition to the program at Davis, LBL also has signed a two-year agreement to transfer charged particle beam technology dedicated to the treatment of arteriovenous malformations to Loma Linda University's Medical Center in Southern California. LBL also is collaborating with other charged particle medical facilities throughout the world, notably at the National Institute of Radiological Sciences in Japan and the University of Heidelberg-GSI in Germany.

A better way to fight eye cancer

By Jeffery Kahn,

Uveal melanoma--eye cancer--is a relatively rare condition. About 2,500 patients are diagnosed in this country every year. In the past, the usual means of treatment was to remove the eye in order to prevent the spread of cancer.

Charged particle radiotherapy--the targeting of the energy of a beam of charged particles on a tumor--can save the eye and preserve at least partial eyesight in about 90 percent of all patients. Importantly, cancer is no more likely to recur after radiotherapy than after surgical removal of the eye. This technique was pioneered at LBL and the Harvard Cyclotron and has now spread to facilities in more than 10 countries around the world.

Another current alternative treatment involves the temporary surgical implant on the surface of the eye of a plaque containing radioactive seeds. However, as it destroys the tumor, the implant also damages healthy surrounding tissue.

Because of the unique properties of charged particles, a proton beam can be calibrated and shaped to deposit much of its radiation dose in a three-dimensional space that coincides with that of the tumor. Targeting the energy dose is particularly valuable when the lesion lies close to the optic nerve, as it does about 40 percent of the time.

Like x-rays, charged particles have the ability to pass through tissue. However, whereas x-rays begin to give up their energy immediately upon encountering tissue, charged particles deposit almost all of their energy or radiation dose where they stop. This stopping point depends upon the energy of the beam and can be precisely manipulated using a beam delivery system developed at LBL.

CAPTION -- The UC Eye Program represents a transfer of radiotherapy technology from LBL to a UC Davis-based medical clinic that is treating patients with eye cancer. The program came about thanks to this diverse team, with members from LBL, Davis' Crocker Nuclear Laboratory, and UC San Francisco.

Women Scientists & Engineers Seminar

Karina Garbesi, a researcher in the Energy and Environment Division, will give the next presentation in the Women Scientists and Engineers Seminar Series. Her talk, "How Much Radon is Really Getting into Houses," is scheduled for 12:10 to 1:15 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 14, in Bldg. 70A-3377. All employees are invited to attend; refreshments will be served at noon.

Radon gas, which can enter houses from the underlying soil, represents a significant lung cancer risk in many U.S. homes. Garbesi will provide an overview of the radon gas problem and describe her research, which explains some of the discrepancies found in models that predict radon entry into buildings. Mathematical models are used to predict radon entry rates, and to investigate the effects of such factors as building design, weather, and mitigation technologies.

Garbesi received her Ph.D. in Energy and Resources from UC Berkeley in 1993. She is the recipient of several awards and distinctions, including a Switzer Environmental Fellowship and a Hollaender Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowship. She is currently on leave from the Geography and Environmental Studies Department at San Jose State University, where she is an assistant professor.

ALS hosts international workshop

The Advanced Light Source hosted more than 100 photoionization experts from 16 countries at the third International Workshop on Photoionization in San Francisco, Oct. 24-27. Organized by Francois Wuilleumier of the ALS Program Advisory Committee and Fred Schlachter of the ALS, the workshop provided a forum to discuss the status of atomic and molecular photoionization, including prospects for advances in the field using third-generation synchrotron light sources such as the ALS.

Both synchrotron light sources and lasers have fueled rapid advances in photoionization, contributing to exciting results in atomic and molecular physics. Workshop participants expressed enthusiasm about the active interplay between experiment and theory in their field, and about the important advances photoionization is stimulating in the fundamental understanding of atomic and molecular processes. One important area of progress is electron correlation, a way of looking at atoms as whole entities rather than in a simplified single-particle model.

Beamline 9.0.1 at the ALS, commissioned in August 1994 and primarily dedicated to photoionization work, has already hosted research teams from the University of Central Florida and Western Michigan University for studies related to electron correlation. Three more research teams from the ALS, McMaster University in Canada, and the University of Nebraska are slated for work now or in the near future.

CAPTION -- Francois Wuilleumier (left) and Fred Schlachter, with Susan Schlachter, organized the International Workshop on Photoionization in San Francisco.

Outstanding work

This year's recipients of LBL's Outstanding Performance Awards, given annually to individuals and teams in recognition of outstanding job performance, are featured in a photo display in the Bldg. 50 lobby. The display will remain in Bldg. 50 until the end of the month, after which it will be moved to the Cafeteria lobby. Next week, Currents will run a list of this year's recipients.

H e a l t h N o t e s

Join the Great American Smokeout -- Thursday, Nov. 17, 1994

This year's Great American Smokeout is Thursday, Nov. 17. In observance of the annual health event, LBL Health Services is now taking sign-ups for smoking cessation classes to be held at the Lab in January. The classes will be given by the American Cancer Society; there will be a charge of $20 per person. For more information and to sign up call Linda Scudero at X6266.

Smoking is the single major preventable cause of illness and premature death in the United States. It is implicated in six of the 10 leading causes of death in this country, including heart disease, stroke, chronic bronchitis, emphysema, and cancer (of the lung, throat, esophagus, pancreas, cervix, kidneys, bladder).

Smoking is responsible for 30 percent of all cancers and 87 percent of all lung cancers. An estimated 418,000 smoking-related deaths occur each year. Since 1987, more women have died of lung cancer than of breast cancer.

In 1993, the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) reviewed a series of epidemiologic studies on cost estimates of smoking-related diseases. The OTA estimated cigarette smoking costs the economy $68 billion annually in health care and lost productivity.

Consider these facts:

Call X6266 now to sign up for the smoking cessation classes.

ALS news on-line

In an effort to disseminate information more effectively to its geographically scattered user community, the Advanced Light Source launched the first issue of a new electronic newsletter last week. ALSNews is dedicated to issues such as short and long-term ALS operating schedules, recent beamline activity, and special events such as workshops. ALSNews will augment the existing means of communication between the scientific community and the ALS such as the Advanced Light Source Report newsletter and the ALS HomePage on the World Wide Web (

The first few issues of ALSNews are being sent to a standard distribution list based on the ALS mailing list. To be placed on the subscription list, please e-mail and include your complete e-mail address in the body of your message. Feel free to include suggestions for the information or topics you would like to see covered in ALSNews.

No trespassing, please

Construction has begun on the Bldg. 85 Hazardous Waste Handling Facility. The Facilities Department asks that all employees observe the "no trespassing policy" for the project area, behind Bldg. 83. There will also be no employee parking in the area north of Bldg. 83 for the duration of the project, which is expected to last approximately 16 months.

Thanksgiving luncheon

The Cafeteria will offer a Traditional thanksgiving lunch on Thursday, Nov. 17. The menu will include roast turkey, sage dressing, whipped potatoes and gravy, glazed yams, French green beans with almonds, roll, cranberry sauce, pie and hot apple cider, for $5.75. The grill, and the salad and soup bars will remain open. The sandwich deli will be closed.

Technical Unit Employees Vote

Ballots must be received by 3 p.m. Monday, Nov. 14, in the PERB office in order to be counted.

A message from the Director: United Way

Again this year, I am pleased to support the United Way campaign at LBL. With its many participating agencies, the United Way provides a much-needed array of services to our community. A booklet on the 1994 campaign has been distributed to employees, and I hope everyone will spend time reviewing the information.

The United Way campaign is a reminder that we are all part of the same community. To those who have participated in campaigns in previous years, let me express my appreciation. Our goals this year are to increase the number of participants and to exceed last year's total contribution of $83,000.

As has been pointed out before, the administrative costs for the United Way are among the lowest for such charitable organizations, at just under 15 percent. Your division Donor Representatives will be able to answer questions you may have about your campaign, the United Way, and its member agencies. Inquiries may also be made to either UW campaign coordinator Fred Lothrop at X7726, or Shaun Fennessey at X5122.

Everyone is encouraged to consider supporting this worthwhile community resource. LBL is an integral part of the local community, and as we help them we help ourselves.

Charles V. Shank


Open Enrollment continues

The 1994 Open Enrollment period for employee benefits continues through Wednesday, Nov. 30. You may make changes in the enrollment status of medical, dental, optical, and/or legal expense plans. You may add or delete dependents, or change plans completely. Please review your annual Personal Benefits Statement and Health Benefits Newsletter to determine if your coverage is sufficient. Any enrollment changes will take effect on Jan. 1, 1995. Your change forms must be received by the Benefits Office by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 30.

Information and appointments regarding Lab benefits are available by e-mail or by phone through the LBL Benefits Office. Contact by e-mail is preferred, since it allows the office to send a written response. The Benefits Office is located at 1936 University Ave., 2nd floor, between Milvia Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Way.

Those who missed the LBL Benefits Faire are encouraged to attend the UC Benefits Fair, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Nov. 16, UCB Student Union.

Group Insurance - Employee Monthly Cost

                              Single	       Two-Party	        Family
Foundation                     $16.00       $25.00              $45.00
Health Net                     0             0                     0
Kaiser North                   0             0                     0
Prudential High Option         133.55       228.97              275.72
TakeCare                       7.00          13.00               20.00
UC Care                        3.97           7.61                10.43
UC/LBL Pays                   $137.00      $281.00            $382.00

Benefits Resource List

Group insurance, disability, blood drive, unemployment claims

Janet Amos;; X6404

Retirement, savings plans

Kent Ryden;; X6928

Long-term disability, leave without pay, family/medical leave

Lorna Rodriguez;; X6680

Benefits manager/Policy questions

Michael Goldstein;; X6748

All programs

UC Benefits; 1-800-888-8267

Calendar -- November 14 - 18

14 m o n d a y


9-10:30 a.m., Bldg. 48-109; Earthquake Safety (EHS 135); pre-registration required, X6554


12:15 p.m., Bldg. 70A-3377, K. Garbesi, "How much Radon is Really Getting into Houses?" Refreshments, noon


2:30 p.m., Bldg. 50A-3107; K. Intriligator, Rutgers, "Exact Results in 4d Supersymmetric Gauge Theories"


3:30 p.m., 3113 Etcheverry; D. Metlay, Nuclear Waste Review Board, "Characterizing Yucca Mountain: The Department of Energy's New Technical Strategy," Refreshments, 3:15 p.m.


4:30 p.m., 1 LeConte; D. Chemla, LBL/UCB, "Recording the `Music' of Excitons: Ultrafast Dynamics of Phase and Amplitude of Coherent Emission by Semiconductor Quantum Wells," Refreshments 4 p.m., 375 LeConte

15 t u e s d a y


9-10:30 a.m., Bldg. 90-3148; Blood Biosafety Training (EHS 735); pre-registration required, X6612


Noon, lower cafeteria


12:30 p.m., 375 LeConte; A. Burrows, Steward Observatory, "Making Darkness Visible: The Brown Dwarf Conundrum"

16 w e d n e s d a y


8 a.m.-noon, Bldg. 66-316; EH&S Roles and Responsibilities for Supervisors in Office Settings (EHS 25); pre-registration required, X6612


9-11:30 a.m., Bldg. 66 Aud.; Building Emergency Team Training (EHS 154); pre-registration required, X6554


9 a.m.-3 p.m., UCB Student Union


10 a.m.-noon, Bldg. 90-1099; Accident Reporting/Investigation (EHS 815); pre-registration required, X6612


Noon, lower cafeteria


2 p.m., Bldg. 70A-3377; K. Gregorich, LBL, "Heavy Elements, Progress and Prospects"


2:30 p.m., Bldg. 66 Aud.; D. Castner, Univ. of Washington at Seattle, "XPS and SIMS Characterization of Polymeric Self-Assembled Monolayers"


3:30 p.m., 114 Morgan; S. Hecht, UCLA, "Here Today, Gone Tomorrow? Shifting Cultivation and Development"

17 t h u r s d a y


Noon, Bldg. 90-3148; E. Woychik, Strategy Integration, "Realities for Electricity Restructuring and DSM: Efficient Supply Meets Efficient Demand and Blinks"


1:30-4 p.m., Bldg. 66 Aud.; Introduction to Environment, Health & Safety at LBL (EHS 10)


1:30 p.m., Bldg. 66 Aud.; S.Y. Tong, Univ. of Wisconsin at Milwaukee, "Surface Crystallography by Inversion of Diffuse LEED, Photoelectron and Kikuchi Electron Scan-Energy Diffraction Spectra"

18 f r i d a y


9:30-11:45 a.m., Bldg. 90-2063; Laser Safety (EHS 280); pre-registration required, X6612



French toast

Seafood gumbo

Zesty stuffed pepper

Chili burger


Huevos rancheros

Cream of potato & bacon

Rosemary chicken

Tuna melt


Breakfast sandwich

Vegetarian chili

Seasoned pork chop

Turkey & Swiss on sourdough


Big blueberry pancakes

Creamy clam chowder

Thanksgiving Celebration

Steak burger


Ham scramble

Cream of tomato w/rice

Baked salmon

Polish sausage

Mac & PC training class schedule


(The table below lists, in this order, Platform, Class, Dates, Time, Fee, and Class Number)

Mac Introduction to QuickMail; Nov. 21; 2-4 p.m.; 40; 01

Mac Beginning FileMakerPro ; Nov. 28-30 ; 10 a.m. - noon ; 120 ; 02

Mac Introduction to Meeting Maker ; Nov. 22 ; 2-4 p.m. ; 40 ; 04

PC Introduction to MS-DOS ; Nov. 17-18 ; 9 a.m. - noon ; 120 ; 08

Mac Intermediate FileMakerPro ; Dec. 13-15 ; 9 a.m. - noon ; 120 ; 03

Mac Introduction to QuickMail ; Dec. 19 ; 2-4 p.m. ; 40 ; 05

Mac Introduction to Meeting Maker ; Dec. 20 ; 2-4 p.m. ; 40 ; 06

Mac Beginning Microsoft Excel 4.0 ; Dec. 5-7 ; 9 a.m. - noon ; 180 ; 07

To enroll, call X4511 or e-mail

Ergonomics Awareness Week

The LBL Ergonomics Committee will be in the cafeteria lobby from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. the week of Nov. 14-18 to answer your questions about ergonomics--the science of designing workplaces to fit people.

Ergonomic furniture, including chairs and tables, ergonomic accessories, and alternative keyboards will be on hand for demonstration, as will computer software on ergonomics. You may pick up handouts about ergonomic equipment at the Lab, as well as brochures and posters on how to set up an ergonomically-correct workstation. You can also sign up for the LBL Office Ergonomics course.

The Ergonomics Committee consists of employees from EH&S, Inventory Management, Administration, and Facilities.


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


'68 CHEVY sta. wgn, V-8, a/t, extra parts, runs well, $750. Paul, X6220, 682-8872

'71 VW Bug, 4-spd, 96K mi., exc. frame, new paint, Sony radio/cass., $1500/b.o. 317-1968 (msg./eve.)

'78 HONDA Civic, 2-dr, 4-spd, blue, recond. engine, gd cond., $1400/b.o. Willy, X6852, 524-3294 (eve.)

'78 NISSAN 510, 4-dr, 4-spd, blue, runs well, 116K mi., $1200/b.o Willy, X6852, 524-3294 (eve.)

'83 MAZDA pickup, 5-spd, longbed, bed liner, camper shell, looks & runs great, $2200. 237-3669 (p.m.)

'84 VW Rabbit, diesel, exc. cond., extras incl. Recaro seat, Borbet wheels, new radio, shocks, $3K. Dick, X6204, 549-9049

'87 VW Cabriolet convertible, exc., 5-spd, a/c, am/fm/cass., 90K mi., $6998. Thomas Merrick, 547-5445

'88 CHEVY Beretta GT, 86K mi., very well maintained, a/t, p/s, p/b, am/fm/cass., clean in & out, $4600/b.o. Karen, X4399, 724-1537

MOTORCYCLE, '87 Honda Rebel 450, 15.5K mi., black, saddlebags, windscreen, exc. cond., $1600/b.o. Jan, X5466, 843-6005

MAGS, 4x14" aluminum dish w/BFGT/A radials, fits Dodge and ?, $600; snowtires, 175X13", Firestone, $160/pr. Stephen, 527-8210


VANPOOL, riders wanted, route begins in Rohnert Park, stops at Petaluma Blvd. So., Shattuck & Hearst, ends at Berkeley BART, work hrs. are 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Shirley Claire, X4521


49ERS, 2 tix, 11/20 vs. Rams, 12/17 vs. Broncos. John, (415) 924-3210

49ERS vs. Rams, 2 tix, 11/20. X6016


COMPUTER for daycare fac., to run learning games for ages 5-11 yrs., prefer Mac; keyboard for Mac SE. Crystal Stevenson, X6600

HOUSE CLEANING, meticulous; meal planning and/or preparation in your home, all types, incl. low fat & vegetarian, menus avail., exp. Sarah, 533-4557

MUSICIAN, piano/keyboards, 1 night/wk, jam w/blues, R&B, jazz quartet, for fun. Wayne Nordby, X7685, 837-2409

NANNY or referral, pt rm & board, own transportation. John, 245-8334 (eve.)

OIL/ACRYLIC PAINTING equipment & supplies including easel, palette, tray, etc., new or used, price negot. Tennessee, X5013

OLD PHONOGRAPHS & 78 records, Victor, Edison discs & cylinders, parts, etc. Peter, X6517, 527-5115

SNOWBOARD, at least 180 cm length, w/bindings & sz. 11 boots, will pay top dollar for newish equip. James, X7142, 649-1453

STEREO RECEIVER & sm. microwave in working cond. Jim, 568-5454


BOY'S BLACK BLAZER, sz. 18, bought at Nordstrom's, $35; boy's matching dress pants, gray, $15; bean bag chairs, red, $20; black square end table, $30; ski boots, Salomon, fits approx. sz. 8, exc. cond., gd for teenage/intermediate skier, used for only 2 seasons, $65. H. Matis, X5031, 540-6718

BRONZEWARE, setting for 12, from Bangkok, Thailand, circa 1967, used twice, elegant, unique, set consists of 144 pieces, twelve 11-piece place settings & 12 serving pieces, wooden case, $3250/b.o. Auben, X4613, 245-0343

CLARINET, Yamaha, exc. cond., case, $410 new, $250; downhill skis for kids, sz. 120 & 140; ski boots, sz. 3 & 4; play skis, sz. 3 yrs. Ivana, 524-9039

COUCH, black/brown/white, 6', $65; kitchen table, round (35 1/2"), Formica top like blonde wood, black legs, $20; shoe roller skates, sz. 5, $15. Marie Alberti, X4317

DINING TABLE & 4 chairs, Oak Mission Revival style, 54x38 plus 2-1' extensions, $125. Dawn, 758-7104

MONITOR, Apple,15" multi-scan, brand new in the box, up to 832x624, zoom, software power off, Energy Star compliant, stereo spkrs, sound input & headphones output, $470. Sidnei, X4824, 649-9242

NORDIC TRACK, Pro model, exc. cond., $475. Steve Sohner, X6228, 631-0668

RUG, 4x5, rose-colored, $25; futon, 4" cotton, queen-sz., black, $25; all-leather beige armchair, $25; assorted cookware, best offer. Debbey, X6430, Stephen, 527-8210

TEXTBOOK, Advanced Organic Chemistry Reactions. Mechanisms and Structure, 4th edition, by Jerry March, 1350 pg., 1992, unopened, publisher's price $49.95, asking $35. Frank, X6640

TURKISH RUGS, from Konya & Kayseri, pastel colors, handmade, pure wool, price negot. Giv, 845-8840


ALAMEDA, lg., sunny rm in furn. Victorian, very safe & clean, phone & cable hookup, avail. 12/15, $450/mo. + dep. Elise, X4574

ALBANY, 1-bdrm avail. in recently renovated 2-bdrm house, nr Solano Ave., sunny, hardwd flrs, yd, garden, washer/dryer, no pets/smoking etc., $450/mo. + util. + dep. Nance Matson, X7328

BERKELEY, older 3-bdrm house to share, views, share kitchen & utils., avail. 12/1, $450/mo. David, 525-4470

BERKELEY, furn. 1-bdrm apt., 5 min. walk to UC/LBL shuttle, $600/mo. 527-1358

BERKELEY, semi-furn., sunny studio, 15 min. walk to UC/LBL shuttle, 10 min. walk to shops & cafes, sunny garden area in back, $525/mo. 540-0385

BERKELEY HILLS, Euclid/Cedar, 5 blks from UCB, furn. rm in pvt. home, kitchen privs., washer/dryer, deck, view, nr trans., shops, tennis cts. & Rose Garden, non-smoker, no pets, must be clean, prefer visiting scholar/ft working person, $450/mo. + util. Laura, 642-8517, 548-1287

NO. BERKELEY, furn. lg. rm in 4-bdrm house, bay-view, shopping, bus stop, parking, washer/dryer, $425/mo. 528-6953

NO. BERKELEY, studio in backyd, bthrm, kitchen, refrig., stove, bed, chest of drwrs, sep. entrance, patio in front, UC professor's family prefers a quiet grad student to live & study, help w/house cleaning, no rent for work or rent negot., avail from spring semester, no pets, no smoking. 525-1793

CONCORD, 3-bdrm, 1-bth (new) apt., new paint, tile entry, hardwd flrs, back fence on park, $895/mo. + dep. 689-7213

EL CERRITO HILLS, 2-bdrm, 2-1/2 bth townhouse, modern, family rm, 2 balc & frpl, W&D, D/W, refrig, 2X garage, tennis/pool/clbhs, view of Wildcat Cyn. Pk.- hike/bike trails, avail. Dec., $1275/mo. 236-0966

EL CERRITO/RICHMOND, 1 blk from E. C. Post Ofc., 2-bdrm, 1-bth apt., elec. stove, refrig., dishwasher, frpl, closed auto. garage, bay windows, yd, laundry fac., nr BART, public trans. & shopping, newly painted, clean, $845/mo. 724-3089

KENSINGTON/NO. BERKELEY, rm in 3-bdrm, 3-bth house, quiet, next to Tilden & buses, furn./semi.-furn., $425/mo. D. Moltz, X7853, 526-7388

PIEDMONT, furn. 1-1/2 bdrm in-law house, sunny patio, $850/mo. Julia, 452-0790

OAKLAND, lg. 2-bdrm apt. off Lake Merritt, China Hill dist., 15-20 min. from LBL, 1300 sq. ft., wall-to-wall, coin-op washer/dryer, dishwasher, off-st. parking, frpl, disposal & more, $800/mo. Lee, 422-0377, 763-8649 (eve.)

NO. OAKLAND, nr Piedmont Ave., recently remodeled, sunny, 2-bdrm,1-bth house/duplex, share w/quiet, non-smoker, non-drug user, hardwd flr, frpl, modern kitchen, st. parking, 10 min. walk to Rockridge LBL shuttle, $375/mo. Natalie, X4442

ROCKRIDGE, share spacious 7+bdm, 2-bth house w/3 fem., 1 male, 2 p-t kids, nr BART, 25 min. walk to UCB & most bourgeois conveniences, quiet area, no pets, share food optional, 1 bdrm $400/mo. + optional sun rm ($100/mo. or share cost with 1 other person), share utils., 2 mo. dep. ($800-$1K) required. Marcia, 642-4707, 428-1004 (msg.)

WANTED: 3-4 bdrm house for 3 adults & 1 dog w/refs., prefer house in Berkeley, Albany, Montclair or hills surrounding, must have yd, off-st. parking & lots of sun. Jennifer, X6770


BAHAMAS, 1-bdrm condo on beach, slps 4, Taino Beach Resort Club, 2 mo. adv. notice needed, $500/wk (Sat. to Sat.). 528-1614

NO. TAHOE, new 3-bdrm, 2-1/2 bth home, greenbelt views, shopping, lake, Northstar & casinos within 10 min., avail. for ski season. Wayne Nordby, X7685, 837-2409

SO. LAKE TAHOE, 4-bdrm cabin, exc. loc., 2 mi. from Heavenly Valley, AEK, washer/dryer. Bill Holley, X4822, 283-3094


CAT, "Spooky", abandoned & adopted our house, needs gd home, med. sz. blk/white female, 2 to 4 yrs. old est., spayed, all shots, friendly, prefers to be out doors. Tom or Jakki, X7210, (707) 447-1310.

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