AC Transit meetings on fare structure, pricing

AC Transit invites bus patrons and the public to a community meeting from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 14 at the North Berkeley Senior Center, 1901 Hearst Ave. to discuss a new fare structure now under consideration.

Changes in the proposal would include introducing a local day pass and eliminating transfers; adjusting local pass prices; and offering discounts on local Clipper fares.

The day pass would allow unlimited local rides all day for $5 for adults and $2.50 youths, seniors and the disabled. The pass would be available with either Clipper Card or cash.

"No fare increases are being proposed," according to the district. "All cash fares would remain the same for both local and transbay services."

The Berkeley meeting is one in a series being held by the transit district in communities in its service area.

A meeting will also be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 16 in the Richmond City Council Chambers, 450 Civic Center Plaza.

A detailed outline of the fare proposal is online at www.actransit.org.

Walden School hosting clothing swap

Walden Center and School, 2446 McKinley Ave. at Dwight Way, is holding its fourth annual Back-to-School Clothing Swap from 1 to 4 p.m. Oct. 5. The recycling and reuse event is $5 per family with clothes to swap, $10 per family without. For details visit http://bit.ly/1bptDDx.


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Grant applications for UC Berkeley fund

UC Berkeley is now taking applications for grants from the Chancellor's Community Partnership Fund, a $253,000 pot of money for arts, culture, community safety, economic development, environmental stewardship and education projects in Berkeley. The fund makes grants to 20 to 25 projects each year.

Applications are due by Dec. 9. A workshop for applicants is set for Oct. 30 at the Berkeley Skydeck, 2150 Shattuck Ave. For more information on the workshop and the application process visit http://communityrelations.berkeley.edu or call 510-643-5299.

Centennial presentation about Rose Walk

"The Rose Walk Story, Step by Step: Berkeley's Rose Walk Centennial, 1913—2013" is the topic of a free fireside meeting talk at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 7 at the Hillside Club, 2286 Cedar St. The speaker will be John Underhill, grandson of W.W. Underhill, who helped oversee the building of Rose Walk, designed by Bernard Maybeck in 1913.

Underhill will discuss the history of Rose Walk, the Euclid Avenue neighborhood, Codornices Park, and the Rose Garden.

'Unbuilt San Francisco' exhibition at UC

Five venues are participating on the "Unbuilt San Francisco: Ambition and Imagination" exhibition, including Wurster Hall Gallery at UC Berkeley, which will feature items from the archives of the College of Environmental Design.

The display of "visions for the region that never came to pass" is open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday through Nov. 8.

Details on the exhibition and participating venues are online at www.archandcity.org/unbuilt.

Breakfast event benefits theater

An all-you-can-eat buffet breakfast to benefit Stage Door Conservatory will be held from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Oct. 20 at the Berkeley Yacht Club, 1 Seawall Drive at the Berkeley Marina.

The family event offers a large buffet-style selection for $12 adults and $8 students, or $35 for a family of two adults and two youths. Reservations should be in by Oct. 16. Tickets or details: 510-521-6250 or stagedoorconservatory@yahoo.com.

Free family show at Freight & Salvage

Trinidad-born musical storyteller Asheba headlines a free family music show at 11 a.m. Oct. 12 at Freight & Salvage, 2020 Addison St.

The event, part of the venue's Saturday morning children's concert series, will be hosted by Rudy Trubitt of The Sippy Cups and feature a dance party with Alphabet Rockers.

Details: 510-644-2020 or www.freightandsalvage.org/kids-freight.

SEEDS Center to celebrate 30 years

SEEDS Community Resolution Center, a Berkeley-based organization dedicated to dispute resolution in Alameda County, will celebrate its 30th anniversary with a first-ever dinner gala at 6 p.m. Oct. 17 in the ballroom at Hs. Lordship Restaurant at the Berkeley Marina.

The event will highlight the organization's work in community and court mediation programs, and programs resolving student conflict in Alameda County schools.

Glynn Washington, host of the "Snap Judgment" show on National Public Radio, will be the keynote speaker.

More than 175 government and community leaders, alternative dispute resolution professionals, lawyer, judges, and volunteers are expected to attend and the public is invited as well. Admission is $100 per person.

For tickets or more details about SEEDS visit www.seedscrc.org/events/ccg or contact Mattie Robertson at mattie@seedscrc.org or 510-548-2377.

-- Chris Treadway