LBL Currents -- September 23, 1994

New Presidio center brainchild of E&E researchers

By Lynn Yarris,

Vice President Al Gore is expected to announce on Saturday, Sept. 24, the creation of an Energy Efficiency Training Center at San Francisco's Presidio. Intended to be a non-profit partnership between public and private supporters, the Center is largely the brainchild of Mark Levine and Stephen Wiel of LBL's Energy and Environment Division.

Scheduled to be on hand for the announcement ceremony at the former Army base will be the Vice President, Secretary of the Interior Bruce Babbitt and Christine Ervin, DOE Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. Ervin will have administrative responsibility for the center.

"The purpose of the center is to promote the transformation of energy systems around the world from their current inefficient use of depletable resources to a much more efficient and sustainable system," Levine says. "As the primary means of achieving this objective, the center will offer training to a variety of audiences, including practitioners and decision-makers from both the United States and from developing nations."

The proposal for the center was developed by Levine and Wiel in collaboration with members of the Coalition for the Presidio Pacific Center, a private organization dedicated to the creation of a global environmental center at the Presidio. The proposal calls for an annual budget of $6 to $9 million, with most of the money going towards the creation of educational and training material, the provision of training programs at the Presidio, and the organization of a series of "Energy Efficiency Programs" that would be located primarily at universities in developing countries.

"In the developing world, perhaps 70 percent of the harmful air pollutant emissions result from energy systems," Levine says. "Water pollution and land despoliation are also, in large measure, the result of energy development."

In addition to environmental hazards, energy use in developing countries also contributes to major health problems. Examples include the concentration of toxic particle emissions in homes from the use of coal for cooking. Developing countries also contribute more than 25 percent of the energy-related greenhouse gases--such as carbon dioxide--to the atmosphere. This figure is expected to grow significantly during the next few decades unless changes are made.

"We believe the primary factor retarding the use of cleaner and more economic energy technologies in developing countries is the paucity of institutions with skilled personnel in both the public and private sectors," Levine says. "Even in the advanced industrial countries, the deployment of cost-effective energy efficiency technologies has required highly trained professionals combined with significant policy innovations that also required trained personnel."

The idea for the Energy Efficiency Training Center began with an interagency task force that was charged with creating sustainable development programs at the Presidio as part of the plan to convert the former military base to other uses. This task force consisted of representatives from DOE, EPA, the White House's Office of Science and Technology Policy, the National Park Service, the Department of Commerce, and the U.S. Agency for International Development.

Researchers keep beam on track

By Lynn Yarris,

The premier quality of light from the ALS springs from the high quality of the electron beam used to generate that light. To maintain that quality while the electron beam circles for hours through the ALS storage ring, a new "transverse feedback" system for rapidly identifying and correcting problems has been installed.

Designed by researchers in the Accelerator and Fusion Research Division's Center for Beam Physics (CBP), the ALS transverse feedback system eliminates horizontal and vertical fluctuations in the electron beam's path. Corrections are made so quickly that ALS users are always able to work with a perfectly stable beam.

The beam in the ALS storage ring is formed from discrete bunches of electrons rather than a continuous stream. As each bunch orbits around the ring, it comes under the influence of the electromagnetic fields of its neighbors. These "collective effects," which are also known as "coupled bunch phenomena," escalate until the bunches start to vibrate horizontally or vertically and the entire beam deviates transversely from its original orbital path. Coupled bunch problems also arise when an off-center bunch passes through radio frequency (rf) cavities--devices that use electromagnetic fields to energize electrons. The distorted motion of one bunch creates a transverse electromagnetic field inside the cavity that is transferred onto the bunches that follow.

"With multiple bunch beams like those in the ALS storage ring, once a problem starts, it quickly gets worse," says physicist John Corlett, who leads the CBP's Beam Electrodynamics Group. "Transverse motion can reach the point, in some accelerators, where the electron beam is lost. Though this has not happened in the ALS, a transverse flaw in the electron beam could eventually destroy the focus of the extracted light."

Walter Barry, the project lead engineer, together with Glen Lambertson, John Byrd, and Corlett, designed a feedback system that detects transverse motion at two points in the storage ring beam and applies a corrective transverse energy kick at a third point. This applied energy has the desired effect of straightening out the beam and restoring it to its original orbital path.

CBP director Swapan Chattopadhyay likens the action to what takes place on a pinball machine. "The system sees the beam start to oscillate and gives it a compensating flip of energy to steer it back on course," he explains.

The transverse feedback system at the ALS was tested with transverse motion detection at only one point in the storage ring. With the system off, deviations in the path of the storage ring beam were measured as high as 50 microns. With the feedback system on-line, the beam showed essentially no deviation.

"We know the system works," says Corlett. When the full complement of electronics is in place, he says, the transverse feedback system will be able to control the ALS beam when its storage ring is filled to capacity with 328 electron bunches.

In addition to transverse motion problems, multiple bunch particle beams in storage rings can also develop problems with longitudinal motion. These problems arise when the spacing between bunches of particles is altered so that bunches are either too close together or too far apart. Longitudinal distortions give beams a jittery motion that could prove especially troublesome for the B-factory proposed for the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC). The B-factory is designed to create head-on collisions between beams of electrons and positrons that, like the storage ring beam of the ALS, are formed from discrete bunches of particles.

Corlett's group assisted a SLAC team headed by John Fox in the design and development of a longitudinal feedback system for the ALS. This system operates in a similar fashion to the transverse system, except that accelerating or retarding voltages are applied to individual bunches in a beam to correct spacing inequalities. Both systems are being used as prototypes for the B-factory.

"The bunch-to-bunch approach we take in designing our transverse and longitudinal feedback systems is extremely powerful in enabling us to correct coupled bunch phenomena," says Corlett. "Our goal is to stop any deviant motion before it becomes a problem."

PHOTO CAPTION -- Walter Barry and John Corlett of the Center for Beam Physics have designed a feedback system for the ALS storage ring that can instantly detect and correct fluctuations in the electron beam.
Photo by Paul Hames

LBL cosponsors technology transfer conference

By Bruce Davies,

LBL joined forces with other local laboratories, universities, and industry to hold Partnerships for Profit, an interactive technology transfer conference held in San Jose Sept. 7-9 at the Red Lion Hotel.

The event was aimed at helping private industry understand how to enter into partnerships with federal laboratories, universities, and research centers, how to establish technical, financial and administrative assistance, and how to know what technologies are available. Cosponsors included Lawrence Livermore, Los Alamos, and Sandia national labs, SRI, NASA Ames, Bank of America, GTE Mobilnet, and the University of California. More than 100 companies were on hand to attend technical and business breakout sessions.

The conference opened with a presentation from John Clemons, senior vice president of SRI International, and introduction by Cheryl Fragiadakis, head of LBL's Technology Transfer Department. The evening's keynote speaker was Lee Mercer, former deputy undersecretary for Exports and Technology at the Department of Commerce.

LBL's Technology Transfer Department helped organize and coordinate the event on behalf of LBL. Technical and business speakers representing LBL were Ka-Ngo Leung, AFRD; Chantal Khan-Malek, MSD; Glen Dahlbacka, TTD; Dale Perry, ESD; Mike Vella, AFRD; and Raymond Gatti, ESD.

LBL's modular exhibit system was set up and staffed by TTD's Bruce Davies and Steve Hunter to meet with industry executives. Promising contacts were made with companies such as Chevron Chemical Company, Phytron Instruments, Sage Management Group, Ilex Systems, and Plasma Technology. Partnerships for Profit was produced and managed by the Center for New Venture Alliance, Cal State University, Hayward.

PHOTO CAPTION -- Researchers Raymond Gatti, Mike Vella, and Dale Perry were among those representing LBL at the Partnerships for Profit conference.
Photos by Bruce Davies

Landfill anthropologist at LBL

Noted landfill anthropologist William L. Rathje from the University of Arizona will visit LBL on Thursday and Friday, Sept. 29-30 to do a "dig" of LBL garbage and give two noontime talks on the subject. He is also available for small discussion groups and meetings. Anyone interested in participating should contact waste minimization specialist Shelley Worsham at X6123 (fax: X4776).

Noontime talks

"Our Garbage Lifestyles"--Thursday, Sept. 29, Bldg. 50 Aud.

"What's Filling Up Our Landfills"--Friday, Sept. 30, Bldg. 66 Aud.



Department of Energy flags flew at half-mast this week by order of Energy Secretary Hazel O'Leary in remembrance of nine DOE employees who were killed when USAir Flight 427 crashed outside of Pittsburgh on September 8. The employees, members of the Energy Technology Centers in Pittsburgh and Morgantown, were returning from DOE's Clean Coal Technology Conference in Chicago. The Pittsburgh employees were Thomas Arrigoni, Robert Evans, Steven Heintz, Timothy McIlvried, and William Peters. The Morgantown employees were Randall Dellefield, William Langan (along with his wife, Shirley) Manville Mayfield, and Holmes Webb, Jr.


Congressman Ron Dellums and six other California members of the House joined 25 other lawmakers in calling for DOE to boost its FY96 budget request for renewable energy and energy efficiency programs. The Congressional letter, which was addressed to Energy Secretary Hazel O'Leary, echoed the sentiments expressed in an earlier letter sent to President Clinton by 38 energy and environmental groups (see Currents, Sept. 9). The Congressmembers and the citizens' groups are protesting a budget request that is reported to be significantly below the request for FY95. Signing the Congressional letter from California in addition to Dellums were George Brown Jr., Vic Fazio, Richard Lehman, George Miller, Nancy Pelosi, and Esteban Torres. All are Democrats.

LBL tests environmental biotech waters

By David Gilbert,

Life Sciences Division Director Mina Bissell convened a workshop on September 1 to assess LBL's ability to lead a major environmental biotechnology initiative.

The workshop, held in response to national needs outlined by the University of California, brought together leaders from local environmental firms and state and federal regulators with UC and LBL researchers. The brainstorming session led to the creation of an executive environmental biotechnology working group that will be headed by LBL Deputy Director Pier Oddone.

Sally Benson, director of LBL's Earth Sciences Division, framed the workshop's opening discussion. "The environment is an international problem. There are many opportunities in the developing world to help them avoid the mistakes we [in the developed world] have made."

DOE has estimated that clean up efforts at its own facilities will cost $300 billion.

The scope of LBL's potential role in a major initiative appears to be broad, according to workshop participants. It was suggested that LBL's expertise could be directed to redesigning industrial processes to reduce waste streams, or developing methods to test new technologies. Near-term projects could improve sample preparation techniques, while longer term efforts could be directed toward evaluating human health risks associated with exposure to toxins, and thus aid the decision-making process in public policy forums.

It was also suggested that LBL, in concert with the Berkeley and Davis campuses, could bring considerable facilities and expertise to bear on solving the technological needs identified by the environmental industry.

The working group will be charged with finalizing an LBL Environmental Biotechnology Capabilities Guide, and determining whether LBL has the required expertise to serve as a catalyst for an initiative. The group will identify ways to foster interactions with the environmental industry, and explore funding possibilities to support such an effort. It is anticipated that an initiative would serve as the foundation of an LBL center for environmental biotechnology research and development.

Other workshop participants from LBL included ICSD Director Stu Loken, Mark Alper and Jerry Torrance of Materials Sciences, Nancy Brown of Energy and Environment, Don Foster of Engineering, Philip Ross of Chemical Sciences, Kam Tung of EH&S, Chin-Fu Tsang and Jiamin Wan of ESD, and E&E retiree Rolf Melhorn.

To obtain a detailed report of the workshop, call X6096.

ALS hosts emergency response drill

An emergency drill was staged on Wednesday at the Advanced Light Source. Using an earthquake scenario, LBL's Emergency Services exercised the emergency response network of the Lab's largest facility, including buildings 6, 10, and 80.

Immediately following evacuation of the buildings, the emergency response teams re-entered the buildings to begin helping the trapped and injured "victims."

PHOTO CAPTION -- Rita Jones of the ALS Procedure Center gives first aid and applies a triage tag to a dummy victim pinned beneath some fallen equipment in the Bldg. 10 hi-bay. Fire Department personnel and paramedics will arrive later to perform additional treatment and free the victim from the debris. The triage tag indicates vital signs and care that has been given.
Photos by Steve Adams

New tool makes calibrating optical instruments a breeze

By Diane LaMacchia,

Tucked away in cabinets and closets all over the Laboratory are optical instruments that could very well need calibrating.

The devices in question are alignment instruments such as jig transits, sight levels, line scopes, and theodolites--tools used to measure structures such as particle detectors or accelerator components that are too large for hand-held tools such as calipers.

There may be dozens of these instruments on the Hill that are badly out of calibration, through no fault of the experimenters. Normal temperature changes alone can cause problems over time. And people may be unaware that the devices are giving erroneous results.

"It's a big mistake to just pull one of these out and use it," says William Thur, a mechanical engineer assigned to the Advanced Light Source. Using such an instrument could invalidate experimental results.

To help deal with the problem, Bill Baldock, another member of the Engineering Division assigned to the ALS, is offering a calibration service to all LBL experimenters who use optical sighting instruments.

The ALS has purchased a top-of-the-line Brunson Calibration Stand which can accurately calibrate a wide variety of optical instruments, such as K & E, Brunson, Wild, and Kern. The service costs about four hours of Baldock's time, with a quick turnaround in most cases.

Calibrating these instruments also complies with DOE standards, which are becoming more strictly enforced. The Brunson Calibration Stand satisfies DOE requirements for calibrations traceable to the National Bureau of Standards.

The calibration facility is located in Bldg. 25-154D. For information, call Baldock at X5649.

PHOTO CAPTION -- Bill Baldock uses the ALS's new Brunson Calibration Stand to calibrate a theodolite, which is an optical measuring device. He is offering the service to others on the Hill.
Photo by Steve Adams

Runaround XVII: Aoyagi repeats as first woman

A record 777 employees beat the heat last Friday to participate in LBL's 17th annual 3K end-of-summer Runaround. From serious competitor to casual walker, a good time was had by all. After the run, participants each received an official Runaround T-shirt designed by TEID's Crystal Stevenson, and partook of the food, music, and entertainment provided by a host of volunteers.

1994 winners

Women under 30

1. Diana Vorsatz, 14:09

2. Marianna Niu, 15:35

3. Mei Hong, 16:20

Women 30-39

1. Christine Doughty, 13:48

2. Lene Sorensen, 14:10

3. Lisa Borland, 14:26

Women 40-49

1. Kazuko Aoyagi, 12:57

2. Hannah Pena, 16:57

3. Lydia Jimenez, 16:57

Women 50-59

1. Jane Colman, 17:43

2. Marie Alberti, 18:15

3. Laurie Craise, 24:17

Men under 30

1. Stefan Hinderberger, 9:59

2. John Sterling, 10:41

3. Rene Meldem, 10:48

Men 30-39

1. Ken Gregorich, 10:07

2. Rich Brown, 10:14

3. Leonel Farias, 10:17

Men 40-49

1. John Wool, 11:58

2. Tom West, 12:08

3. Robert Clear, 12:14

Men 50-59

1. Jeremy Lys, 11:58

2. Ron Madaras ,11:59

3. Robert Meierhans, 13:00

Men 60-69

1. Oliver Morse, 14:09

2. Thomas Merrick, 17:41

3. Glen Lambertson, 18:10

Men over 69

1. Rai-Ko Sun, 26:01

2. John Magee, 26:53

PHOTO CAPTIONS -- Associate Lab Director Rod Fleischman, who awarded the winners' trophies, presents Kazuko Aoyagi to the crowd. Aoyagi came in first among the women for the second year in a row, with a time of 12:57.

Stefan Hinderberger was the first runner across the line, finishing with a time of 9:59.

Charlotte Brown pumps up before taking the prize for best women's biceps.

Runarounders cool down with drinks and snacks provided by the cafeteria.
Photos by Don Fike and Paul Hames

1994 Runaround Volunteers

Course Coordinator

Steve Derenzo


Mary Oxnam

Laura Slusher

Sandra Elzy

Maureen Cowper

Gizella Kapus

T-Shirt Distribution

Enola Converse-Carmen

Cathy Sage

Anita Whichard

Tennessee Gock-Yuan

Sheila Thomas

Water Table

Rachel McGee

Karyn Kelly

Roxanne Miravalle

Envelope Distribution

Anne Fleming

Luanne Neumann

Rita McLean

Sound System

Charlie Reiter

Alan Wandesforde

Bob Ngim

Eloy Salinas

Results Table

Del Thomas

Jose Olivares

Results Tabulation

Mary Clary

Rose Marie Forment

Candie Leonard

Gloria Petit

Time Keepers

Jimmie Johnson

Chuck Lawrence

Steve Hernandez

T-Shirt Design

Crystal Stevenson

Course Map

Bill Bero


Tammera Campbell

Dorothy Freeman

Diane Tony

Gus Lockhart

Course Monitors

Mike Bouchard

Monte Whisenhunt

Lloyd Harmon

Eloy Jimenez

Lydia Jimenez

Doug Owen

David Van Dyke

Maturna Cabinalla

Sharon Tabbit

Gerry Fontanilla

Marko Zbinden

Awards and Prizes

Mary Clary

Finish Line Set-up

Peter Fraser

Thu Phan

Augustus Schoen-Rene

Kariyawasam Mahanama

Dick Dicely

Keith Dallman

Andi Lim

Carol Corradi

Lead Bicycle

Michael Goldstein

Special thanks to those who helped from: Transportation, Site Access, UC Police Services, Facilities, Accelerator Operations, Riggers, Electronics Engineering, Public Information, Technical Information, and Cafeteria.

National Hispanic Month: UC molecular biologist to discuss Latina issues

The final event of Hispanic Month at LBL will be a lecture by Sandra Milán of the Molecular and Cell Biology Department at UC Berkeley. Milán, originally from Jalisco, México, will discuss issues confronted by Latina Women in Science. Her talk will begin at noon in the Bldg. 50 Auditorium on Thursday, Sept. 29. Hispanic Month Events have been organized and sponsored by the Latino and Native American Association and the Office of Work Force Diversity.

Qué rica salsa!

PHOTO CAPTION -- David Ruiz of the Engineering Division has fun in the sun playing the congas with the Josh Jones Latin Jazz Ensemble on the cafeteria lawn. The group performed during lunchtime on Wednesday, Sept. 14, in conjunction with LBL's Hispanic Month celebration. The event was sponsored by the Latino and Native American Association and the Office of Work Force Diversity.
Photo by Paul Hames

Retirement fete

A luncheon is being planned for Maggie Morley and Elon Close, both of whom are retiring from the Information and Computing Sciences Division. The event is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 12, at Yenching Restaurant, 2017 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley. The cost is $15. For reservations, contact Rita McLean by Friday, Oct. 7.

Flu shots available at Health Services

Health Services will offer low-cost flu vaccinations to employees over age 18 from 9 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, Oct. 5, at Bldg. 26. The vaccination program is made possible through VNA, a not-for-profit Visiting Nurse Association.

The cost will be $8, payable by check on that day to V.N.A.H.N.C. If you prefer a needle-free "bioject" injection, the cost will be $12.

To make an appointment, please call Health Services at X6266 by Sept. 30. It is suggested that you contact your own physician if you have specific personal questions about receiving the vaccine. For more information, contact Nancy Montoya, R.N., at X6266.

Green Team to meet

The Green Team, a group of LBL employees interested in improving the environment of the Lab and surrounding community, will hold its first meeting at noon on Thursday, Oct. 6, in the Bldg. 50 Auditorium. All employees are invited to attend and learn about some of the projects planned so far.

Featured speakers include:

There will also be contests to name the Green Team's new newsletter and to create a logo that symbolizes the group's efforts.

All interested employees are encouraged to bring ideas to the meeting, or call Catherine Pinkas at X7249 to learn how to enter the contests. In coming months, Green Team meetings will feature speakers, films, seed/plant exchanges, nature walks, composting lessons, and more.

C A L E N D A R -- September 26 to 30

26 m o n d a y


7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Bldg. 77


3:30 p.m., 3113 Etcheverry; B. Ganapol, NASA/Ames Research Ctr., "Nuclear Engineering and Satellite Remote Sensing," Refreshments 3:15 p.m.


4:30 p.m., 1 LeConte; R. Muller, LBL/UCB, "Ice Ages and the Earth's Orbit," Refreshments 4 p.m., 375 LeConte

27 t u e s d a y


10 a.m., Bldg. 50B-6208; B. Joiner, Joiner Associates, "Management By Fact: Are You Making Things Better or Worse?"


11 a.m., Bldg. 50A-5109, M. Maolinbay, Swiss Federal Inst. of Tech., Zurich, "Study of Reaction e+e- ' [[gamma]][[gamma]]([[gamma]]) at the Z0 Pole with the L3 Detector at LEP," Refreshments 10:40 a.m.


12:30 p.m., 375 LeConte; X. Luo, Univ. of Chicago, "Statistical Tests for the Gaussian Nature of CMB Anisotropies"

28 w e d n e s d a y


9 a.m.-noon, Bldg. 48-109; Adult CPR (EHS-123); pre-registration required, X6554


4 p.m., 2 LeConte; A. Makhijani, Inst. for Energy & Environmental Research, "What is Public Interest Science?," Refreshments 3:30 p.m., Bldg. T-4, rm. 100A

29 t h u r s d a y


Noon, Bldg. 50 Aud.; S. Milán, UCB, "Molecular Biology: A Latina's Perspective"


12:15 p.m., Bldg. 90-3148; C. Sullivan, UCB, "Energy Use: The Most Important Environmental Impact of Electronics?"


1:30 p.m., Bldg. 66 Aud.; C.T. Kresge, Mobil Research & Dev. Corp., "A New Family of Mesoporous Molecular Sieves"


4 p.m., 1 LeConte; M. Brown, UCB, "The Io Plasma Torus: Smoke Signals in the Jovian Magnetosphere," Refreshments, 3:30 p.m., 661 Campbell


4 p.m., Bldg. 50A-5132, B. Hiley, Birkbeck College, London, "Review of Bohm's Causal Model of Quantum Mechanics," Refreshments 3:40 p.m.

30 f r i d a y


8 a.m.-2 p.m., Cafeteria


10:30 a.m., Bldg. 71 Conf. Rm.; W. Herrmannsfeldt, SLAC, "Commercial Applications of Accelerators"


4 p.m., Bldg. 2-100B; L. daSilva, LLNL, "X-Ray Laser Interferometry for Plasma Diagnostics," Refreshments 3:30 p.m.



Berry French toast

Vegetarian split pea(TM)

Zesty stuffed pepper

Guacamole burger


Eggs Benedict

Chicken noodle

Spicy beef stir-fry(TM)



Biscuits & gravy w/eggs

Old-fashioned bean w/ham

Rosemary chicken(TM)

Grilled Reuben


Blueberry pancakes

Manhattan clam chowder(TM)

Barbecued pork ribs

Steak burger w/onion rings


Ham scramble

Lentil vegetable(TM)

Seafood pasta

Sloppy Joe


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.


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REFRIGERATOR, Westinghouse-white, apt. sz., 38-1/2" x 38", 59-1/2" high, exc. cond., $125. 548-8658

SOFA BED, lg., leatherette, very comfortable, queen sz. bed, sits 4-5, u-haul, $50/b.o.; dinette set, round table w/leaf & 4 chairs, gd cond., $25/b.o. 236-0966

TURKISH RUGS, hand-made, pure wool, Konya, 40"x61" $350; 41"x75" $350; Konya & Kayseri Kilims, 40"x60" $175; lg. Konya Kilim, 84"x132" $400. Giv, 845-8840

VCR, Sanyo BETA, top load, $50; printer, STAR Gemini-10x, 9 pin tractor feed, $30; portable cass. player/recorder, GE, $5; 15" Sears TV, $40; BSR turntable, $30. Dave, X5490, X5562, (707) 257-0731 (after 6 p.m.)

WINDSURFING EQUIP., Wind Wing Race Pro 6.2, exc. cond., $195; North 4-pc. carbon mast system, $145; flip-n-easy mast base, new, $45. David, X6797, 236-4347


ALAMEDA, lg. sunny rm in nicely furn. Victorian, very safe and clean, phone, cable hook-up, utils. incl., $425/mo., plus deposit, avail. 10/1. Elise, X4574

ALBANY, Garfield near San Pablo, studio apt (3 rms), garage parking, $525/mo. (415) 775-3889

ALBANY, 2-bdrm, 2-bth condo, very clean, partly furn., bay view, swimming pool, tennis cts, 24-hr sec., garage parking, bus/BART to LBL/UCB 15 min., nr shopping ctr, no pets, non-smoker, lease, $950/mo., Rai, X7613, 524-7941 (eve.)

ALBANY, furn. rm incl. new queen sz. bed, modern condo, carpets, balcony, 1-1/2 bth, nr public trans. & shopping, 3 mi. from UCB, kitchen privs., coin-op. washer/dryer, st. parking or $25 extra for carport, prefer male, non-smoker, share w/male UCB employee, short/long term, $475/mo. incl. utils. except phone (line hook-up in rm), $200 dep. 559-8009 (msg./best 5-10 p.m./wkend), willing to reduce $100 for some tutoring

BERKELEY, walk to LHS, furn. rm w/sep. entrance, pvt bth, garden view, kitchen & laundry privs., $495/mo. 549-0510

NO. BERKELEY, furn. 1-bdrm apt, lg. kitchen incl. gas stove, refrig., microwave, wall glass bookcase, sun bench in porch, laundry rm, patio, garden, st. parking or sec. w/fee., quiet, elec. entrance/gate, 1-1/2 blks from UCB/LBL shuttle, public trans., shopping, banks, etc., prefer 1 person, no smoking, no pets, avail. 12/11, $1200/mo. 548-8658 548-6528 (FAX)

NO. BERKELEY, Franklin St., furn. rm in owner occupied home, share bth & kitchen, deck, nr No. Berkeley BART & Hopkins St. shops, quiet neighborhood, $350/mo. + utils. Judy Daar, 548-1657

NO. BERKELEY, studio unit, hardwd flrs, sunny kitchen, 15 min. walk to UC/LBL shuttle, avail. 10/1, $525/mo. 540-0385

NO. BERKELEY, furn., sunny in-law studio, quiet neighborhood, deck, big yd, st. parking, walking distance to UCB, $500/mo., 1st & last mo. + dep. 526-8728

NO. BERKELEY HILLS, Spruce/Los Angeles, 1-bdrm in house, share kitchen, living rm., dining rm., bthrm, view, backyd, prefer quiet, working person, no smoking, no pets, avail. 10/1, $405/mo. + dep. Laurent, X4718, 528-4623

SO. BERKELEY, sm. furn. apt nr Claremont Hotel for 1 person, in pvt., musical home, sep. entrance, hot plate, small refrig., nr bus lines, $500/mo. + dep. X4093, 845-3080

CONCORD, rm avail. in 3-bdrm, 2-bth house, 40 min. from LBL, $275/mo. + 1/3 utils. Alex Brendel, X5381, 682-9225

EL CERRITO HILLS (Richmond Hts.), modern 2-bdrm, 2-1/2 bth condo, full kitchen, 2X garage, 2 balc, frpl, view of Wildcat Pk., nr hike/bike trails, avail. Dec., $1275/mo. 236-0966

OAKLAND/Lakeshore, lg. 1-bdrm, 1-bth upper unit of duplex, new kitchen w/hardwd flrs, incl. appliances, laundry fac., most utils. & stack parking, walk to shopping, 15 min. from LBL, avail. 11/1, $675/mo. Margie, 339-3329

OAKLAND, Hiller Highlands, 3-bdrm, new 2-1/2 bath townhouse, bay view, frpl, 2-car garage, wall to wall carpet, lg. kitchen, 2 decks, patio, 10 min. drive to LBL, avail. 11/1, $1600/mo. X6122

RICHMOND, 30th & Garvin, 2-bdrm, 1-bth house, family, living & laundry rms, garage, fenced yd, quite, stable neighborhood, $700/mo. 528-3311 (eve.)

RICHMOND ANNEX, furn/unfurn 2-bdrm, 1-bth house, frpl, bay views, gourmet kitchen, open living area design, herb & flower garden, fenced yd, $950/mo. Jan, X5747, 237-9605

WANTED: Lg. studio/apt/in-law in local area, prefer No. Berkeley or Berkeley Hills, exc. refs., quiet, responsible, non-smoker, will pay $700/mo. max. Kathy Disparti, 845-5459 (eve.)

WANTED: 2 Univ. of Michigan academics seeking furn., 2-bdrm house in Berkeley from approx. 1/7 - 6/30, $1200 max. Nancy 525-1652

WANTED: Visiting Fulbright Scholar seeks furn. small apt/house or house-sit, 10/15/94 - 3/31/95, prefer walk to UCB, 1 person, professor from Thailand in her 40s, quiet, non-smoking, likes gardening, local refs. X7435

WANTED: Nice apt./house for German postdoc couple, semi-furn., quiet & safe area, prefer within walking/biking dist. to LBL/UCB, up to $800/mo. for one year (maybe two). X4491


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

MENDOCINO, 2-bdrm, 2-bth country home, overlooking the Anderson Valley, views, warm & sunny, 20 min. inland from Elk Beach, pvt., quiet, decks, gardens, set on 24 acres of redwood forest, wkend/family vac. Rose Sergeant, 849-1726

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

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