LBL Currents -- January 13, 1995

Computer model forecasts impact of fuel efficiency incentives

By Jeffery Kahn, [email protected]

Energy and Environment Division researchers have developed a computer model that forecasts the complex and, at times, surprising impacts of proposed federal policies intended to increase vehicle fuel economy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Called AUTO (for Automobile Use, Technologies, and Ownership), the model predicts the effects of proposed "feebates"--fees on inefficient vehicles, rebates on efficient ones--by looking a decade into the future.

"Feebates are found to have very few shortcomings and promise to yield large benefits to society," says E&E's William Davis, primary author of an upcoming DOE Office of Policy report on the subject. "By affecting prices that consumers and manufacturers see in the market for new vehicles, feebates are likely to be effective in achieving energy, environmental, and economic goals simultaneously."

Davis is a member of E&E's Energy Analysis Program, led by Mark Levine, who also participated in the development of the model. AUTO synthesizes earlier efforts to model the private vehicle market.

AUTO is one of the tools being used by the Clinton Administration as it grapples with how to best reduce oil imports and air pollution, and how to meet the U.S. pledge to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions to 1990 levels. Currently, private cars and light trucks account for more than 50 percent of U.S. transportation energy usage and greenhouse gas emissions.

The Clinton Administration has created a Federal Advisory Committee--known informally as Car Talk--to assess a number of existing and proposed policies. These include economic incentives such as feebates, gas taxes, a gas- guzzler tax, and CAFE (Corporate Average Fuel Economy) standards. In theory, all have the potential to reduce overall energy usage and the threat of global warming.

AUTO allows policymakers to simulate the changes to the market that take place under alternative strategies. By modeling the interaction between consumer demand and manufacturer supply, it forecasts the characteristics of vehicles produced, and the patterns of household purchase, ownership, and use of these vehicles. AUTO also determines overall fuel consumption and carbon dioxide emissions.

In the analysis of feebates, six alternative fee/rebate programs were analyzed. All tilt the price that consumers pay for new vehicles in favor of the more fuel-efficient ones. All are revenue neutral--that is, the fees and rebates even out.

LBL's analysis concluded that over time, feebates would improve the average fuel economy of new vehicles to a maximum of 11-18 percent. This would reduce U.S. fuel consumption in 2010 by 6-8 billion gallons per year. The report predicts a 7-8 percent reduction in gasoline consumption by cars and light trucks. Reducing fuel consumption also cuts carbon dioxide emissions. Between 1995 and 2010, cumulative emissions are reduced by 750-890 million tons.

According to AUTO's feebate assessment, consumers fare very well, while the effect on manufacturers is mixed. The consumer model (CARS, developed by Kenneth Train, chair of UC Berkeley's Center for Regulatory Policy) finds that consumers purchase more fuel-efficient vehicles under feebates. They pay a little more for efficient vehicles, but fuel savings more than compensate. AUTO predicts benefits of $80-95 per household per year, or $10 billion per year nationally.

The manufacturer model (developed by K. G. Duleep of Energy and Environment Analysis) includes engineering and cost data on about 50 current fuel-economy technologies. The model shows that feebates make these technologies more cost-effective. Manufacturers respond by producing more fuel-efficient vehicles.

The financial effects of feebates are slightly negative for domestic carmakers because foreign firms currently have more fuel-efficient fleets. Initially, this would cause domestic manufacturers to lose roughly a one-percent share of the market. This should improve as U.S. manufacturers respond with better fuel efficiency.

"According to the analysis, in the vehicle sector we should be able to not only avoid additional costs but to provide additional benefits," Davis says. "That is possible because the analysis shows that used-car consumers in particular want more fuel-efficient cars."

CAPTION -- FLOODS OF '95 -- The recent heavy rains have kept LBL's Facilities Department crews busy. Monday, a mudslide occurred below Building 50 at the traffic circle. A team quickly responded with heavy equipment and stabilized the hillside where an old wood retaining wall had failed. Tuesday, another small slope failure occurred behind Building 83. In both cases, crews used a plastic cover to stabilize the hillside and prevent further loading of water. As of Thursday morning, 5.22 inches of rain had fallen at LBL since Friday, Jan. 6, raising the total rainfall since October 1 to 20.91 inches. During this decade, that total is more than 11 inches above the average total for this date. Bruce Bagnoli, associate facility manager for Maintenance and Operations, said that Facilities crews have been vigilant in clearing storm drains around the Lab, working in the rain both at night and on weekends. The roofing crew, led by Ken Hephinger, has dealt with a number of roof leaks, and LBL Fire Fighters were called on to staff the Orinda Fire Department Monday night while that department coped with rain-related problems. Photo by Paul Hames

Schultz wins Wolf Prize

By Diane LaMacchia, [email protected]

LBL organic chemist Peter Schultz has been named co-winner of the prestigious Wolf Prize in Chemistry for 1994/95. Schultz, 38, is a principal investigator in both the Materials Sciences and Structural Biology divisions and a professor of chemistry at UC Berkeley.

Schultz will share the $100,000 prize with Richard Lerner of the Scripps Institute. Both men are being honored for their separate work in converting antibodies into enzymes. This work, says the Wolf Foundation, "may potentially revolutionize the process of obtaining new chemical products in the laboratory and by industry."

Schultz is widely recognized for his contributions to the understanding of the mechanisms of molecular recognition and catalysis in biological systems. One example of this work is the design of highly efficient "catalytic antibodies" that are able to cut, splice, and modify biological molecules at specific points.

Schultz has also developed a new technique for studying proteins in which unnatural amino acids can be inserted site-specifically into proteins. In the last year, he and his coworkers have expanded the genetic code to include more than 80 unnatural amino acids being substituted into proteins so that their catalytic and binding properties and stability can be studied.

Schultz is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the recipient of many lectureships and awards, including the NSF Waterman, ACS Pure Chemistry, E. O. Lawrence, Protein Society Young Investigator, and Eli Lilly awards. He is also a founder of the biotech company, Affymax. He joined LBL and the chemistry department at UC Berkeley in 1985, after postdoctoral studies at MIT. His undergraduate and graduate work was done at Caltech.

The Israeli-based Wolf Foundation has presented the award each year since 1978 to honor achievements in agriculture, mathematics, chemistry, physics, medicine, and the arts. The Wolf Prize will be presented to Schultz by the president of Israel this March in Jerusalem.

Past LBL winners of the Wolf Prize include Alexander Pines of the Materials Sciences Division, and the late George Pimentel, former head of LBL's Chemical Biodynamics Division.

Lab bids farewell to EAP's Handron

Employee Assistance services to be handled through UC CARE

By Brennan Kreller, [email protected]

The Laboratory community bid farewell this week to Employee Assistance Program Manager Kathleen Handron, who is leaving LBL for a position in private industry. On Tuesday, well-wishers gathered at Building 26 to commemorate her 14 years of service at LBL.

Handron joined Human Resources (then Personnel) in 1980 as a half-time coordinator for the Recreation Program. She soon became full-time, taking charge of HR's Vocational Rehabilitation Service, and Health Service's Employee Assistance Program. She established the Employees' Buying Service--a source of bargains for many at the Laboratory--and coordinated such popular events as the annual offsite picnic and the LBL Runaround.

"We will miss her professionally as well as personally," said Health Services group leader Henry Stauffer at Tuesday's reception. "I think many people from all divisions and departments share this sense of loss. We have been fortunate to have Kathleen with us to handle many difficult situations."

To assure continuous availability of Employee Assistance services following Handron's departure, LBL has arranged for interim coverage by UC Berkeley's Employee Assistance Program, UC CARE Services for Faculty and Staff (not to be confused with the UC Care Health Plan).

"The services which were provided by the internal Employee Assistance Program will be available from UC Berkeley's program," Handron said. "I have worked with them and have a great deal of trust and confidence in the services they will provide to the Laboratory community."

More about the change to UCB CARE Services

Beginning Tuesday, Jan. 17, employees and managers who are seeking Employee Assistance services may do so by contacting UC Berkeley CARE Services. CARE Services will arrange for a staff member to be available part time on the LBL site; EAP visits will be available both onsite at LBL Health Services and offsite at the CARE Services offices, located at University Health Services in the Tang Center at 2222 Bancroft Way. They may be reached at 643-7754.

CARE Services has provided employee assistance for UCB faculty and staff for eight years. It is staffed by a diverse and highly qualified group of licensed employee assistance professionals. During this transition in EAP services, CARE Services is committed to providing confidential, accessible and effective help to employees in need of assessment and referral. Supervisors and managers who are dealing with concerns related to employees with personal problems may also make use of CARE Services' consultation services.

If you have any questions about the transitional services, you may contact Delores Gaines, Employee/Labor Relations manager, at X6747.

Photo Lab has new home, new services

By Brennan Kreller

Photo/Digital Imaging Services, formerly Photographic Services, has opened up shop in Bldg. 46-139 after vacating its Bldg. 10 location just before the Christmas shutdown. The move signals a more accessible location--nearer to both a shuttle stop and a planned customer parking space--plus a whole new way of doing business.

There are no dark rooms in the new location, and definitely no photo chemicals. Instead, it's all cameras and computers, says Photo Services supervisor Don Fike. The department officially converted to digital imaging on October 1, but it has been a gradual transformation until now.

Although photographers continue to use regular film for photography, all chemical photoprocessing takes place off-site. This will eliminate some 1,500 gallons of hazardous waste annually, Fike says.

Instead of using chemicals, scanners are used to transfer a negative, slide, or photograph into a digital image. The digital copy can then be reproduced using a special printer.

"The quality of these prints is amazing," Fike says, "and although off-site processing takes a little longer initially, accessing and reproducing digital images is much faster once they are archived. And because everything is on computer, composite images for displays, viewgraphs, and slide presentations are easier to produce."

For Lab personnel who want to know more about the new capabilities of Photo/Digital Imaging Services, Fike plans to offer several lunchtime presentations over the next few months. He will include question-and-answer sessions in order to learn more about customers' needs. In the meantime, any questions should be directed to Fike at X5731 or X5100.

CAPTION -- Photo specialists Diane Tani and Alma Peterson work with a digital image in the Photo Lab's new quarters in Bldg. 46. Photo by Steve Adams

New Stores catalog

LBL's Materiel & Site Logistics Department now offers a supplemental stock catalog listing current Stores stock items carried at LBL. A copy of the easy-to-read catalog, which includes the storeroom location of each item and a listing of the buyers assigned to each commodity, will be provided to all division administrators. Anyone needing an individual copy of the catalog may obtain one at Bldg. 7-100, Bldg. 78 Craft Stores, or by calling the Stores rush order desk at X6224.

Users are also encouraged to use Toolkit for accessing the Stores database to obtain the most current information on Stores stocked items. The database contains weekly updates on stock balances and allows users to place orders electronically.

Calendar of Events -- January 16-27

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

16, m o n d a y


17, t u e s d a y


Chemical Hygiene & Safety Training (Class 348), 9 a.m.-noon, Bldg 90-2063, pre-registration required (X6612).

Laser Safety (Class 280), 1:00-3:15 p.m., Bldg 90-2063, pre-registration required (X6612).


Noon, Bldg. 90-2063.

18, w e d n e s d a y


Adult Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) (Class 123), 9 a.m.-noon, Bldg 48-109, pre-registration required (X6554).

Radiation Protection-Radiological Worker I (Class 430), 8 a.m.-noon, Bldg 66-316 (also 1/20: both days), pre-registration required (X6612).

Science for Support Staff Lecture Series

The next talk in the Science for Support Staff lecture series, which consists of non-technical talks for administrative and technical staff, is scheduled for 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 18, in Bldg. 66-316. Guest speaker Wladek Walukiewicz will discuss "Imperfections in Electronic
Materials, Why Bother?" All interested employees are invited to attend.


11:30-1:30, Bldg 50 Auditorium: to elect delegates to the 1/22 Northern California Bargaining Conference.


"Surface Electrochemical Studies of Pd Single Crystals," M. Soriaga, Texas A&M University, 1:30 p.m., Bldg 62-203

19, t h u r s d a y


Blood Biosafety Training (Class 735), 9:00-10:30 a.m., Bldg 90-3148, pre-registration required (X6612).


"Statistics Questions People Always Ask and Experimentalists Always Get Wrong," Phillip Price, Researcher, Indoor Environment Program, Noon, Bldg 90-3148.


"Surface Chemistry of Ice: Toward an Understanding of Adsorption at a Molecular Solid," J.T. Roberts, University of Minnesota at Minneapolis, 1:30 p.m., Bldg 66-316 (note location change from last week's Currents).

20, f r i d a y


Radiation Protection-Radiological Worker I (Class 430), 8 a.m.-noon, Bldg 66-316 (also 1/18: both days), pre-registration required (X6612).

Lockout/Tagout (Class 256), 9 a.m.-noon, Bldg 90-4133, pre-registration required (X6612).

Noontime talk on government relations

Reid Edwards of the Office of Industrial and Government Partnerships will give a talk on "The Coming Year in Washington, D.C." at noon on Friday, Jan. 20, in the Bldg. 50 Auditorium. He will present current information about the people, issues and budgeting process in Washington, and answer questions and rumors about D.C. events. As a followup, he will present a Washington Update at noon in the Bldg. 50 auditorium on Wednesday, Feb. 1, Wednesday, Feb. 15 and Wednesday, March 1. The sessions will continue as long as events and interest warrant.All employees are invited to attend.

23, m o n d a y


Machine Tool Safeguarding (EH&S 245), 10 a.m.-12:00 noon, Bldg 90-1099, pre-registration required (X6612).


"Parity Violation in Rare Earth Atoms," Dr. Dmitry Budker, Physics Department, UC Berkeley, 4:30 p.m., 1 LeConte Hall.

24, t u e s d a y


Radiation Protection-Radiological Worker I (Class 430), 8 a.m.-noon, Bldg 66-316 (also 1/26: both days), pre-registration required (X6612).


"A Search for Charm Mixing with 50 Terabytes of Data -- a Status Report from the FNAL E791 Experiment," G. Blaylock, UC Santa Cruz, 4:00 p.m., Bldg 50A-5132, refreshments 3:40 p.m.

25, w e d n e s d a y


26, t h u r s d a y


Radiation Protection-Radiological Worker I (Class 430), 8 a.m.-noon, Bldg 66-316 (also 1/24: both days), pre-registration required (X6612).


"Applications of Surface X-Ray Scattering to Electrified Interfaces: Adsorbed Layer and Electrolyte Structure," M. Toney, IBM Almaden Research Center, 1:30 p.m., Bldg 66 Auditorium (Room 317).


"Retail Competition and DSM in a Restructured Electricity Industry," Stephen Wiel, Leader, Energy & Environment Division Washington DC Project Office, Noon, Bldg 90-3148.

27, f r i d a y


"Frontiers of Induction Linacs and Pulsed Power," Dr. George Caporaso, LLNL, 10:30 a.m., Bldg 71 Conference Room.

Currents online 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.

Dining Center -- January 16-20


Closed in Observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday


Sadie's Early Bird: Breakfast sandwich w/coffee $2.50

Soup of the Day: Split pea w/ham reg. $1.35 lg. $1.95

Bistro Fare: Tri-tip steak w/potatoes & vegetables $3.75

Passports: South of the Border

Sadie's Grill: Fishwich & Fries $3.05


Sadie's Early Bird: Huevos rancheros $2.50

Soup of the Day: Hearty vegetable reg. $1.35 lg. $1.95

Bistro Fare: Ginger sesame chicken stir fry, rice $3.75

Passports: South of the Border a la carte

Sadie's Grill: Santa Fe chicken sandwich $3.75


Sadie's Early Bird: Big blueberry pancakes $1.95

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

Bistro Fare: Meatloaf, whipped potatoes, seasoned corn $3.75

Sadie's Grill: Turkey Reuben sandwich w/red potato salad $3.25


Sadie's Early Bird: Ham scramble $2.50

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

Bistro Fare: Seafood linguini w/tomato Parmesan, Froccasia bread $3.75

Sadie's Grill: Rib-eye steak sandwich w/fries $3.95

Focus group wanted

The National Research Council, National Committee on Science Education Standards and Assessment is asking for focus groups to review the newly proposed National Science Education Standards. Anyone interested in participating in a focus group of LBL scientists and engineers should contact Rollie Otto, head of LBL's Center for Science and Engineering Education, by e-mail ([email protected]).

Volunteers should be willing to commit to a thorough reading of the 200-page document and to participate in two meetings before the February 28 deadline. To obtain a copy of the proposed standards, call (202) 334-1399.

Benefits satellite office to open at Reception Center

In order to improve convenience and service to employees, the Benefits Office is opening a satellite office at the Bldg. 65 Reception Center (main shuttle bus stop) beginning Tuesday, Jan. 17. A benefits representative will be available for drop-in visits Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to noon and for appointments on those days from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. All general Benefits forms are now available for pick up Monday through Fri-day at the Reception Center from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

To schedule appointments at the Reception Center with a Benefits representative please send an e-mail to [email protected] or call X6404.


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


`70 CHEVY NOVA, 2-dr, 27K orig. mi., 6-cyl., m/t, all orig. except tires, always garaged, show cond., asking $4,500. Sig, X6713, 707/745-5272

`72 DATSUN 510 stn wgn, runs, int./ext. rough, exc. tires, gd buy, make offer. 548-9869

`84 PLYMOUTH RELIANT, white, 4-dr, 87K mi., a/t, am/fm cass., $1200/b.o. Oleg, 510/548-3742 (msg.) or [email protected]

`87 YAMAHA RAZZ SCOOTER, runs well, v. reliable, $300. Detlef, X4350, 848-2608

SNOW CHAINS, 3 sets for 14" wheels, 1 set for 17" wheels, $20/b.o. Ross, 465-8809


EXERCISE EQUIPMENT, to borrow for few mos, other than Nordic track, to help w/brain surgery rehab. therapy. Nick, 938-7969

MOTORCYCLE: Honda Shadow or Kawasaki Vulcan, 700 cc or bigger. Doug, X6626, 526-4644

PHISH TAPES, looking to trade, save on postage! Have HQ 10/28, 10/31, 11/18 & 12/2 `94s & more. Mike, X7857, [email protected]

TODDLER CAR SEAT, baby backpack w/belt. Peter, X7653, 530-3044

USED VACUUM CLEANER, dresser, dining set, lamps, any misc. household or furniture items. Diana, X4978


DINING TABLE w/2 chairs, Panasonic 20" color TV w/stand, Toshiba HiFi stereo VCR, full size mattress, bedsheets & comforter, computer desk, misc. kitchenware & utensils. Camilo, 845-5442

ELECTRONIC TYPEWRITER, Brother model CE50, like new, barely used, $50. Doug, X6626, 526-4644

FILE CABINET, steel-case, legal-size, 3-dr, nds paint, $75 b.o., computer "kneeling" chair $25/b.o. Hannah, X4781, 528-6386

KENMORE wash., GE elec. dry., xtra-lg. cap., all cycles, $350/set, $180 ea. Diana, X4070, 799-2624 (eves)

MICROWAVE, lg. Toshiba, exc. cond., $50. Detlef, X4350, 848-2608

MINOLTA camera equip., XD-11 & X-700 bodies, MD lenses from 20-200 mm; used smoking pipes, v. cheap; Yamaha cd & tape players, minor problems, inexpensive. Fred, X4892

REFRIGERATOR, Westinghouse, white, apt size (38-1/2x38x59-1/2 high), exc. cond. $125. 548-8658

SIDE TABLE, antique Edwardian, dark wd, curved legs $275/b.o. White painted wicker bassinet w/folding legs, skirt, mattress & pad $30. Belle epoque era French blue/gold Louis XIV mirror w/fleur-de-lis $200/b.o. Dainty English antique pecan wd side table w/cabriolet legs $250/b.o. 3-pc. art deco French burl walnut bdrm set, bd sim. to sleigh-style bd, marbletop nightstand & curio cabinet w/glass side drs, cntr dropleaf writing shelf & pigeonholes, sacrifice at $800/b.o., or will consider selling ind. pcs. Black painted bkshelf $50. Elise, X4574

SKI BOOTS, Salmon SX-50, size 12, gd cond. $50/b.o. David, X4679, 549-1505

SKI EQUIP. for kids, downhill skis, sizes 120 (w/bindings, poles) & 140 (poles only), ski boots sizes 3,5,6. Ivana, 524-9039

SKI EQUIP. PKG., 160 cm Olin skis, women's 7-1/2 Nordica boots, bindings & poles, $250. Chris, 559-8330

SUITCASES, 1 Samsonite $15, other $5; cordless hand-held vac. $10. Ross, 465-8809

VACUUM CLEANER, Eureka upright $25, gold uphol. sofabed $50, US Divers 80 cu. ft aluminum scuba tank w/Dacor wing pack (needs new valve & hydro test) $25, Takamine acoustic/electric w/case & strap $500. Bill, X4502, 415/292-7968


ALBANY, furn. rm in 1-1/2 bth condo., kitch. privileges, coin wash./dry., non-smok., 3 mi. from campus, nr transp., shopping, short-/long-term ok, $495 incl. utils except tel. (tel. line avail.). $300 refundable cleaning/damage dep. 559-8009

ALBANY, furn. inlaw/studio apt for 1 person, perfect for short-term visitor, $550/mo. incl. utils. Helen, 525-3847

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

BERKELEY, 2 flats, ea. w/frpl, sunny deck, yd & off-st. pkg., nr police, BART, bus, LBL commute, campus. 2-bdrm,
1-1/2 bth, $900/mo. 1-bdrm+, furn. (ideal for visit. scholar), $800/mo. Demos, 540-8421

BERKELEY, studio w/hdwd flrs, skylight, tiny yard, nr UC/LBL shuttle/gourmet ghetto/BART, $525/mo. 548-9869

BERKELEY, newly remodeled upper 2-bdrm flat, hdwd flrs, tall ceilings, yd, pkg, walk to shops & restaurants in Ocean View area, 25-min. walk to UC/LBL shuttle, $875/mo. 540-0385

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

EL CERRITO, lg. 3-bdrm 2-bth apt w/patio, carport, laund. fac., nr Plaza/BART/bus, 1-yr lease, $975/mo.+sec. dep. 222-5780 aft. 6 p.m.

EL CERRITO, rm w/full bth, share w/another in 3-bdrm, 2-bth house, wash./dry., yd w/deck, short walk to Del Norte BART & stores, 9 min. to Berk. BART, non-smok., $325/mo., split utils, Jim X4156, 233-5040

EL CERRITO HILLS, share house, view, garden, nr #7 bus, non-smok. female professional, 2 rms: $375, $325; or bdrm & office, $675. 236-2668 (h), 643-8639 (o)

KENSINGTON, furn. studio w/small patio, v. priv., ideal for 1 person/couple, short term ok, avail. 1/21, $475 incl. utils, cable. 559-8021

KENSINGTON/BERK. border, spacious furn. 3-bdrm 2-bth house, beamed living rm w/frpl, dining rm, microwave, deck, yd, veg. gardern, garage, nr Tilden Park & bus, non-smok., no pets, $1800/mo. Miriam, 525-4600, 845-8326

MONTCLAIR, sunny studio in triplex, lg. deck, nr fwy, 2 min. walk to village, $575/mo. 486-1221

N. BERKELEY, avail. 3/15, furn. 1-bdrm apt/penthouse w/kitch., microwave, TV, garden, patio, w/in 1-1/2 blks of campus, LBL shuttle, transp., non-smok., no pets, $1200+dep. 548-8658, 548-6528 (fax)

N. BERKELEY, 3 furn. rms at B&B house (1 rm in sep. cottage), ea. w/tel./TV, kitch. privileges, bag lunch 5x/wk, 1 person only/rm, mo. to mo., Walnut & Eunice Sts., $625/mo. incl. utils 527-3252

N. BERKELEY, lg. furn. rm in 4-bdrm house, wash./dry., bay view, shopping, bus, pkg, $425/mo. 528-6953

N. BERKELEY, furn. 1-bdrm apt w/486 computer, 2/11-4/7, 2 blks from N. Berk. BART. $525/mo.+dep. X4093, 849-1929

N. OAKLAND, furn. 1-bdrm apt on Piedmont border, pool, saunas, undergrnd. pkg., walk to Rose Garden/shops/restaurants, avail. aft. 1/25, $700/mo. X7472, 547-0727 aft. 4 pm.

PT. RICHMOND, spacious 2-bdrm 2-bth condo. w/panoramic view, no smok. or pets, $1200/b.o. 895-3584 (msg.)

SAN RAFAEL, remodeled 2-bdrm, 1-bth house w/garden office, lg. deck & yd, fruit trees, veg. garden, nr. playgrnd/trans./shopping, 25 min. to LBL, $1400/mo. Nancy, X7096 or Mariah, 415/456-3355, 415/721-7948

WALNUT CREEK, 2-bdrm 1-bth house in quiet, wooded setting, hdwd flrs, new appliances, avail. 2/1, no smok. or pets, $975/mo. 895-3584 (msg.)

WANTED: 1- or 2-bdrm for single mother w/2 well-behaved children in Berk./Oak./Albany/El Cerrito area, can afford $500. Lani, 637-1889 (M-F, 8:30-5:30)

WANTED: Unfurn., quiet, clean 2-bdrm house or apt for long-term rental in/nr Albany, pref. before May wedding, exc. refs. Andrew & Lara, X6950

WANTED: unfurn. 2 or 3-bdrm house or townhouse beg. early Feb., must accept 2 declawed well-mannered cats. [email protected], 205/348-7749

WANTED, furn. rm for visiting Dutch student 2/1-5/1, nr center of Berk. Steve, X5346

WANTED: exchange 3-bdrm, 1-1/2 bth, lvng/dining rm, fam. rm Kensington house w/deck, garage, lg. yd, bay view for one in S. England for 3-4 mos. (flex.) in summer; renting also poss. 524-1641


RICHMOND, 2-bdrm split-level MacGregor home, gd neighborhood, 20 min. from LBL, lg. kitch., stove, refrig., washer/dryer, hdwd flrs, new carpet, fam. rm, compact priv. fenced yd w/patio, fruit trees, rock garden, $127,500. Jim, X7231, or Heidi Long, 486-1495


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