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Critics press for answers on Albany Library collection

A group attempting to "Save the Albany Library" plans to attend the Sept. 16 meeting of the library board to question the process used to thin out volumes from the collection at the branch of the county system.  
Berkeley HumaneMr. Burns is too cute. This scruffy guy has unique coloring behind his ears and is just as sweet as can be. He enjoys chin rubs and spends much of his days soaking in the flurry of activity around him.  
 
When Bobby Kennedy was murdered in 1968, a conservative Republican, Charles Goodell, was appointed to his Senate seat. But Goodell was a conservative with a conscience, and that conscience wouldn't let him support the Vietnam War, much to the displeasure of President Richard Nixon.  
 
Church hosting author talk on climate changeA noted oceanographer and author will discuss climate change, a rising sea level and what can be done to address the consequences at 7 p.  
 
Albany Local Week, an annual event to promote community and local businesses, kicks off on Sept. 20 and will close with the popular Dinner With Albany event on Sept. 27. As part of the promotion, a scorecard is available for shoppers to keep track of all of the businesses and organizations they patronize during the week.  
 
The volunteer event, held as part of the 30th International Shoreline Cleanup, takes place from 9 a.m. to noon Sept. 20. More than 375 tons of debris were removed from California waterways by volunteers last year, and organizers hope to make an even bigger mark this year.  
 
"It is now legal to drive at a speed of 25 miles an hour in business districts. The change gives business districts, where traffic is generally more congested, the same speed that is provided for residential districts. The purpose of course is to expedite traffic in more congested areas but greater speed hardly seems conducive to greater safety."  
 
City Council, reject the planAt the July 16 Planning Commission meeting, which I attended, a staff report was distributed summarizing the goals of the San Pablo Avenue Specific Plan, as follows.  
 
The free Passport to History Celebration of 80 years since the founding of the East Bay Regional Park District is 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 28 at the Tilden Regional Park Nature Area and Little Farm.  
 
Chris Strachwitz, the longtime kingpin of Down Home Music and Arhoolie Records on the Richmond-El Cerrito border on San Pablo Avenue, is getting his story told in "This Ain't No Mouse Music," a new documentary premiering this week.