Tag: neighborhood

Lightning Bolt Shatters Redwood Tree

    A Big Bang shook the neighborhood this afternoon during a thunderstorm, knocking a picture frame off the wall of my office.  The lightning bolt struck a sixty-foot redwood tree two blocks away and blew it up.  All that was left of the giant was a jagged, shattered stump. Twisted, stripped fragments rested on …

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Emergency Neighborhood Drill

The photo shows something we almost certainly WON’T see in a real emergency: the Berkeley Fire Department. Saturday (4/27) was the Citywide Emergency Drill, and I joined other neighbors from this block and the next in a dry run of the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) procedures.  The neighbors a block away, who had been …

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