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New path joins Berkeley’s network of some 140 pathways

La Loma is the newest path to be added to Berkeley’s network. Photo: Colleen Neff

On Sunday, La Loma Path was added to the network of approximately 140 walkways that meander between houses and streets in the Berkeley hills.

The network of green passageways make a perfect outing when there’s no time to head to Tilden or Wildcat Canyon. The bramble of unruly plants are refreshingly wild compared to the pruned shrubbery and disciplined yard plants that typically characterize suburban topography. August is when blackberries reign supreme, a tasty treat for the pathway adventurer.

La Loma is the latest addition to the network, which was developed at the turn of the 19th century and has been slowly expanding since 1998 with the efforts of the Berkeley Path Wanderers Association.

“We are really trying to encourage people to use them as green space,” says association president Keith Skinner.

To do so, they have been creating new paths that were penciled into original city plans but never constructed, reviving some of the moribund paths, and, in their spare time, organizing hikes through the ivy-strewn corridors.

BPWA Co-Founder Jacque Ensign and former city councilmember Betty Olds at the La Loma Path dedication. Photo: Colleen Neff

“We always think strategically when considering paths for development in terms of the benefit they deliver to walkers and the neighborhood,” Skinner said.

The BPWA selected La Loma as its next project because it would link pedestrians from Selby Trail in Tilden Park to Glendale-La Loma Park.  La Loma consists of 161 wood tie steps, salvaged from a disassembled railroad, and connects Glendale Avenue to Campus Drive. It is the 30th path built by the BPWA.

The blueprints for more than a dozen other plans will likely never been realized because of engineering challenges, as well as geological and man-made obstructions

The paths, which are public property, are clustered in Berkeley’s hillier neighborhoods; Northbrae and Thousand Oaks have the highest concentrations.  Nearly all of them are labeled with street signs, and some are paved for public safety. Their canopies of tangled overgrowth blot out sunlight and, momentarily, the aura of suburbia…

BPWA president Keith Skinner hammers in the “golden” stake to complete La Loma Path. The path, which runs between Glendale Avenue and Campus Drive, is the last of in a series of paths that provides a safe short-cut to the Selby Trail in Tilden. Photo: Sandy Friedland

… Continue reading on Bay Nature, where this article first appeared, on August 7.

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  • KindnessGoodForHealth

     Dear Sharkey,
    There is no need to show your teeth at your neighbors, so to speak…  even if you feel you had been used to doing just that.  Peaceful and non-hostile alternative to the utterly unreasonable behavior is a very simple solution to stopping the hostile intrusion into the lives of your good-natured neighbors.  After all, dear Sharkey, let’s face it – they did not come to harass you.  Instead, you advocate for the most uncivilized invasion of their privacy.  do you realize that someone was suffering so badly from this type of behavior, including serious health condition (ER with the heart problems from all the stress, etc.) – all due to your odd desire to act in the most inflexible way of your exercising preferences right by the walls, windows, doors (incl. glass doors!!) of your fellow-neighbors.
    Being kind and considerate of each other is a sign of a healthy community.  So, why not enjoying respect and consideration TODAY, while other mindless folks are still behaving like poor cavemen.  there is no need to enact your hostility onto your fellow neighbors – YOUR PERSONAL PAIN DOES NOT GO AWAY FROM THIS, IT ONLY GETS WORSE, as scientists discover.  Hostility, when becomes a pattern, dEstroys human brain’s cells – EMBRACE THE KINDNESS AND THE COMMON ETHICS OF GOLDEN RULE INSTEAD, MY DEAR.

  • KindnessGoodForHealth

     Sure Charles – it can be disturbing at times, especially if they walk a foot apart from the very walls of your bedroom, that you expected to be quiet at the time of investing all your savings into your property in residential neighborhood.  But, fortunately, our sidewalks are not built that way usually and FOR A REASON TOO…  mainly because we are NOT a gang of cavemen, but the community of civilized, educated and KIND to each other people.  The majority of us in Berkeley don’t enjoy inflicting pain, particularly if it is so easy to avoid.  Just walk through the sidewalk PEACEFULLY – it is only across the intersection, as in La Loma Path case…

    I assume that if you don’t like to be disturbed in your house, it will be simple for you to imagine, how it feels when your backyard (!!) is one day and suddenly called “a street” by the people who live in denial and are confused, make errors and are incapable to admit them, yet have the power of the elected official (like completely confused and stubborn Council member Wengraf)  to force their madness with the use of police (at times forcing police to do what they would not do, unless ordered – as they shared off the record, no less!!) and other illegal activities, like avoiding the use of proper approval procedures for the new construction, particularly for the public use purposes, including the environmental impact report, compliance with the ordinance, codes, etc. etc.

  • KindnessGoodForHealth

    How sad that the publisher had failed to be impartial to the subject – what a pity to see such a failure in journalism.  Otherwise, the matter of reference to the false time of developing the paths would not have been made – it is an obvious FAT LIE.  It is a fact, that those NEWLY forced into the existing urban development paths, that had been constructed as a result of the illegal (not only unethical!) vote to develop them ALL in mid 90’s (despite our city’s rules that prohibit issuing mandates like this, without individual review of PUBLIC-USED STRUCTURES IN PARTICULAR).  This is a strange way to portray the reality to the advantage of one party, without a mere attempt to voice the objections of the other side.  It is also termed as the DENIAL, and often calls for the mental health intervention.  And, of course, the good standards of journalism calls for the truth in media.  Prior to making public statements the self-respecting journalists research the facts INDEPENDENTLY, because they care about the reputation of their publication.

  • KindnessGoodForHealth

    Oh, but it is so much more rewarding to know that you DO NOT cause
    suffering by intruding into your unsuspecting neighbors’ lives, by
    acting like the most uncivilized cavewoman.  That is how normal people
    with healthy minds usually feel…  Hopefully, you’d regain the same
    attitude – begin TODAY, why wait.  the evolution is very promising. 
    and, once you try it – it is addictive to feel good about your noble
    kindness and consideration.  Tell all you friends about your climbing up
    to the higher level of cognitive functioning that allow for the
    metacognition to engage, in addition to the mere instincts of
    camaraderie and joining with the crowd of mistaken and hostile folks.

    Do
    you realize that your uncommonly strange “love” for paths may be a
    result of yet ot be realized (by YOU) quite unhealthy intent to sneak
    into someone’s private life?  to disturb the unsuspecting neighbors in
    your neighborhood with your uninvited presence, loud enough to be heard
    talking, listening to their private conversations, or even overhearing
    the sounds that come out from their bedrooms that are so awkwardly
    located just a foot away from the stairs you love using so much…?  (we
    hope you won’t soon though, really…)

    Why do you prefer to use
    paths to the regular ways to walking – the streets, the sidewalks?  They
    are as pleasant for walking and exercise.  Better yet, we have lovely
    parks right near by – ever been to La Loma Glendale park, Tilden park,
    Briones, Sibley, and many, many other ones.  For example, a perfectly
    built sidewalk is located only across the intersection from the newly
    and illegally forced PUBLIC (!!) staircase through the La Loma path
    (yes, indeed!! you can just open your eyes to see – no special
    qualifications are needed)

    The main reason ALL paths were
    approved for the development in the most unfair and illegal way was NOT
    due to the odd desire to exercise nowhere, but in the backyards of
    unsuspecting neighbors.  This erroneous decision was made in haste and
    under considerable FALSE pressure, due to the falsely claimed evacuation
    needs (not to mention the large public funds funneled through such
    false claim, that is now being consistently advertised to the public as
    “volunteer'” projects…  You can decide to act as a dummy, or use your
    mind according to its purpose – thinking independently.)

    You and
    other unsuspecting “enthusiasts of paths” don’t need to serve as a DUMMY
    for their coverup for the mere greed and lack of expertise of the
    corrupt City officials, who teamed up with the clever pathanistas,
    covering up for them for some lesser than logical reasons. functioning that allow for the metacognition to engage, in addition to the mere instincts of camaraderie and joining with the crowd of mistaken and hostile folks.

    Do you realize that your uncommonly strange “love” for paths may be a result of yet ot be realized (by YOU) quite unhealthy intent to sneak into someone’s private life?  to disturb the unsuspecting neighbors in your neighborhood with your uninvited presence, loud enough to be heard talking, listening to their private conversations, or even overhearing the sounds that come out from their bedrooms that are so awkwardly located just a foot away from the stairs you love using so much…?  (we hope you won’t soon though, really…)

    Why do you prefer to use paths to the regular ways to walking – the streets, the sidewalks?  They are as pleasant for walking and exercise.  Better yet, we have lovely parks right near by – ever been to La Loma Glendale park, Tilden park, Briones, Sibley, and many, many other ones.  For example, a perfectly built sidewalk is located only across the intersection from the newly and illegally forced PUBLIC (!!) staircase through the La Loma path (yes, indeed!! you can just open your eyes to see – no special qualifications are needed)

    The main reason ALL paths were approved for the development in the most unfair and illegal way was NOT due to the odd desire to exercise nowhere, but in the backyards of unsuspecting neighbors.  This erroneous decision was made in haste and under considerable FALSE pressure, due to the falsely claimed evacuation needs (not to mention the large public funds funneled through such false claim, that is now being consistently advertised to the public as “volunteer'” projects…  You can decide to act as a dummy, or use your mind according to its purpose – thinking independently.)

    You and other unsuspecting “enthusiasts of paths” don’t need to serve as a DUMMY for their coverup for the mere greed and lack of expertise of the corrupt City officials, who teamed up with the clever pathanistas, covering up for them for some lesser than logical reasons.

  • The Sharkey

    Walking on a public path is hardly a hostile act.

  • http://www.KindnessREvolution.info/ KindnessGoodForHealth

     Dear path walker,
    There is little peace in your living in denial – it is very harmful to those around you.  Civilization came up with the places for recreational activities for a good reason.  Unlike the cavemen, we as a community do NOT promote hostility that is easy to avoid.  We, as a community respect the privacy and safety of all and each of us – FAIRLY.  We, in Berkeley do NOT commonly find it appropriate to sanction the deliberate disturbance of our residential neighbors, the demolition of their safety fences, cutting of healthy trees, in violation of our own city’s Zoning regulations and other common laws (to be observed FAIRLY AND APPLICABLE TO ALL WITH NO EXCEPTION).

    Your presence only 2 feet apart from someone’s private house is videotaped for a good reason – it is in violation of the laws that simply had not been enforced YET.  These laws are a mere reflection of our communal ability to respect each other’s space at their homes.  It is very sad that the laws have to be referenced for people, who lack most basic ability to imagine how a person behind the wooden wall may feel, being awakened by your chit-chat only a foot apart. 

    Imagination is considered to be a part of the advanced cognition abilities and not everyone is capable in the equal measure in that, as it requires the engagement into the abstract thinking.  Another advanced mental ability – metacognition is the ability of self-reflection.  These two produce the sense of empathy – the fairly complex emotion that you so far were unable to experience.  but, don’t give up – the evolving from the caveman mentality is a rewarding process.  And, don’t give up if your habitual hostility-based thinking continues to prevail for a while.  We are only humans and we all make mistakes.  But, I hope you are not one of  those who are capable to avoid falling into the mindless pattern of repeating them and being prevented from the correcting your behavior that is damaging to the surrounding you folks.  Our laws do not call this  “a neglect” any longer, it is termed as “malicious” actions and is punishable at a different rate.

    Those folks, who lost their patience during the many months assault, had posted the printed info warning you and other misled individuals about the exact type of violations that you are bound to commit, if you use the illegally constructed paths.  They have the right to videotape the violations of law and use the footage in court – remember, you must have been on the public, not private land, right?

    If you drop a sorry-card into their mailbox, you’d likely be appreciated for your evolutionary revelation.  they’d likely avoid using your video in court for that matter, but use your action as another example of TRANSFORMED MIND -from hostility to kindness and respect.

    Yes, YOU CAN DO IT TOO – DON’T DELAY, it feels really good to be nice and polite.

  • KindnessGoodForHealth

    Please, kindly avoid judging others according to your own mind that may be limited or even blinded by the senseless feeling of camaraderie for a wrong cause.  It is more common than you think to have the sympathetic “guests” to express their sorrow towards the suffering of the neighbors – all due to your hostility engrained into your mind. 
    There is a better way to peace – be the embodiment of peace and stop the hostile invasion into the lives of coping with the stress neighbors, due to no particular need.  Joy usually does not come from inflicting pain in others.  Please, kindly refrain from this unfortunate determination to hurt people, when you can easily avoid it.  enjoy our lovely so nearby parks for your healthy exercise! or choose the streets as the civilized form of commuting.

  • KindnessgoodForYourHealth

     Where is the logic in your thinking, Charles?  Who threatens whom?  Do the residents come to YOUR house to invade your privacy?  Or you and your buddies go to their homes and make havoc and unbearable conditions for peaceful enjoyment of their premises?  And, what is the practical excuse for that?  Is there any urgency for your unusually intrusive behavior?  Is there any alternative to that? 
    Let me remind that in civilized society we always tend to ask such questions, since the peace is our commonly shared value, contrary to creating the ground for easily avoidable hostility.  Why inflict stress, pain and suffering with your uninvited presence?  Do you have to?  then avoid it and feel better about your making a better choices for all.  give it a try and see for yourself and then share the good spirit of common sense, logic and peace with everyone you know.

    Yes, despite not having a habit for this yet – you can do it too, Charles.

  • KindnessGoodforYourHealth

    Dear Sharkey, 
    You speak in accord with other grossly misled folks – no one disclosed in any form that the paths would be suddenly approved for the PUBLIC USE (and with no formal approval process too!! as the expert advise was given prior to the approval).  They were the the very narrow strips of land, used to store the utilities.  by the way the construction of the paths by unlicensed volunteers highly threatens the safety of these utilities, for the obvious reasons.  the gas lines were close to be raptured, since no no one bothered to find out their exact location…  Not a great feeling to have for the adjacent home owners – picture yourself in their space – stretch your imagination, dear.  It takes practice to use your abstract thinking abilities and then link them to empathy.  Our world would be a better place, if more people try this mental task.
    I promise it is rewarding!  and the neuroplasticity experts assure that is you engage in a new thinking pattern, that requires a considerable mental effort, it promotes the growth of the brain cells – wow! what a great alternative to the hostility mood that trapped your mind.

    ahhh… so much goodness for you and for those you’d stop disturbing!  the Universe will smile at you – I guarantee that you’d feel this too.  but, try it for yourself and then share the goodness with others too.  Be well and happy, in sync with the universal harmony.

    (Just curious about your screen name – personally, I like dolphin’s metaphor so much better…)

  • KindnessGoodForYourHealth

    Dear Walker,
    Most of the times the court reviews the evidence logically.  So, it will be evident who comes to harass whom – don’t do it again, since the court will know that you don’t have to act like an uncivilized caveman, using an alternative to your hostile invasions.  If you saw the warnings about the breach of law by the lacking expertise city staff – take a note and don’t fall into the trap of following the crowds.  the court sees such actions as not just mere negligence, but the malicious behavior and prosecutes these violations to the greater degree. 
    Being considerate and kind is a much more rewarding choice – why to do you need a cause without a real cause to fight for?  Aren’t there better things to do than fighting for no cause?  Really..?

    There is no way to peace, peace is THE way.  it is your choice to choose a peaceful way for walking or an openly hostile path.

    Even if it sounds like a mind stretch – give it a try. and don’t give right away – give it another try too.  It becomes addictive, since it feels so good to become kind and aware of your noble evolution above the mentality of a cavemen. And, that is what is holding our civilization from self-destruction too, according to the brain research.

  • KindnessGoodForHealth

     the victims of the constant assault on privacy and safety must have been tormented by the constant stress from the intrusion – wow, what patience people have to live like this…  I heard a lot of people feel forced to sell their path-adjacent houses, after finding no attempt to merely address the issue of the unfair practices through the City channels.  what a shame!  We all pay taxes to employ our public servants to enforce the common sense laws, including maintaining our neighborhood’s character.  I just noticed that despite her complete avoidance to merely engage with the resolution of the issue, council member Wengraf states in her electoral advertisement that she is working “hard” on this very issue.  I hear that she had failed to merely appear at the site of the built-in-progress questionable La Loma path staircase for the public use (authorized in violation of the rules), and instead went to threaten the neighbors about further involvement with the defense for their neighbors-victims.  She was working as the aid for Ms. Olds, who gave in to this nonsense, likely due to her geriatric disorders…  Wengraf should be well informed about two petitions in opposition of this outrage, and yet…

  • KindnessGoodForHealth

     “nimby” is a very unfortunate way to respond to someone’s pain and suffering from the illegal invasion.  Hope, you’d resonate to the wisdom of attracting what you project.  the more kindness you project, the more will come your way – according to the sages from all streams of thought, dear Sharkey.
    please, be well and have no trouble in your life that is comparable to the losses to their properties that the unreasonable hostility creates in our neighborhoods.  We deserve peace and we all shall stand up for it.
    be the peace, dear – and begin today!

  • KindnessGoodForYourHealth

     I saw some of these deeds – agree with the point completely.  written black on white…  there Nothing about the public access at all can be found – zero, zeppo, zip…  no whisper about the public use of the narrow strips of land – BY WALKING PUBLIC AT ANY TIME OF DAY/NIGHT, OR SITTING AND SMOKING PUBLIC, OR LISTENING TO THE SOUNDS A FOOT AWAY FROM YOUR BEDROOM WALL BY THE “OH, SO GOOD NATURED PUBLIC, OR STARING INTO YOUR PRIVATE BEDROOM WINDOWS PUBLIC…” 

    and, where does it say, that the public projects are mandated by the city council, without the mere attempt for the public to be merely informed about the process, not to mention – evaluation of the pros and cons, through the fair procedures of our city? 

    Who circulates this strange false idea TO THE PUBLIC and why, anyway? Who and why creates this brainwashing effort to criminalize the victims of the illegal intrusion into the lives of private home owners, the lead taxpayers in our city?  there should be no more excuse to tell the public that the reason is to stop fearing the hills fire.  The public servants had been informed on multiple occasions about the past errors (or deliberate mishandling of the facts..?)  

    It is highly misleading to a lot of people and as a result, it brews unnecessary hostility of the unfortunate proportion too.  No reason of logic for that, except… as we are learning more and more, it is a great excuse to funnel public funds – yoohoo!  “Greater public good” campaign in affiliation with the reputable organizations (likely unsuspecting of the troubling reality)  for authorizing $76 K of FEMA lacking for the victims money for one stairway under the false premises, then even better over $250K for yet another so called “evacuation rout” right under the electrical wires…  Right on, deep pockets of clever public servant and their pals pathanistas…  Of course, who could think this will come out – our City’s administration figured a clever way to hide the records from the public… 

    After all, who needs the Sunshine Act in Berkeley ???  Our shameless city attorney openly said that it would be too expensive to adopt, contrary to the common adoption by the entire State of CA!  wow! how much further we can get with such attitude, coupled with the routine use of police force to shut down any effort to request for the correction of the oversight by the incompetent public servants, who waste our scares public funds.  Oh…  city attorney can justify much easier their presence (at our unfortunate expense), if the city gets more lawsuits, as a result of lacking access to the public records that leads to the lack of resolution of the most simple issues (LIKE PATHS, OR RATHER THE ABSENCE OF THOSE THAT ARE A COMPLETE OUTRAGE).  THIS CAN REDUCE THE AMOUNT OF LAWSUIT FOR OUR CITY. So, who will need that many attorneys then?

  • KindnessgoodforHealth

     BART is an inappropriate comparison – it serves the reasonable purpose, unlike some of the paths that are a duplicate moster-structures that were NOT recommended by the consultants, hired to evaluate the need for them and the safe execution of them. 

  • The Sharkey

    You aren’t winning any new recruits to your cause with weird, long-winded screeds like this.

  • KindnessGoodForHealth

    Oh, my… but some paths cause much more harm and take away so much more
    than the questionable “benefits” (like in the case of a duplicate La
    Loma path that had the traces of harmful for the creek poisoning of the
    soil with the chemicals, all in the hopes to destroy the old stumps, and
    that suffering redwood, with the stairs bringing the public right onto
    their fragile roots of this living tree, wow…)  – if only it would be
    encountered through the process of fair practices that was illegally
    avoided by the CITY’S LEADERSHIP, among other multiple violations.

    It
    is strange that it needs to be pointed out that the more effort is put
    into forcing these illegal structures, the worse it looks in court –
    something that the mindless proponents don’t realize, maybe due to their
    anger-plagued brain malfunction…  Hostility and anger kills the brain
    cells, really…  f

    there is a way out of this nonsense – folks,
    please, kindly stop acting in such hostile way against your fellow
    neighbors – it is not a secret that there is plenty of space to exercise
    aside from paths.  what lovely canyons we have at nearby Tilden park! 
    Let’s face it – this stubborn insisting on walking right next to the
    bedroom walls and windows AND DOING IT NOT OUT SOME NECESSITY DURING
    EMERGENCY, BUT DUE TO … ENJOYMENT OF IT (!! woah!) boarders with pure
    insanity…

    We as a community can do better than this shameful
    way of handling the neighborhood issues.  Except, our current leadership
    does not get the point somehow…  And why would they?  they don’t pay
    for the lawsuits from their own pockets – WE ALL PAY FOR SUCH OUTRAGEOUS
    OVERSIGHT – WITH OUR LACKING PUBLIC FUNDS!

    folks, ENOUGH IS
    ENOUGH! we don’t have to be dummies to support this.  after all we live
    in the highly intelligent university community.  let’s use common sense
    and logic, in addition to being fair to those few victims of bullying
    and harassment, whose faith can be shared by everyone in the city else
    in our city – one of those days, maybe as soon as tomorrow…

  • KindnessGoodForHealth

    Oh, my… but some paths cause much more harm and take away so much more
    than the questionable “benefits” (like in the case of a duplicate La
    Loma path that had the traces of harmful for the creek poisoning of the
    soil with the chemicals, all in the hopes to destroy the old stumps, and
    that suffering redwood, with the stairs bringing the public right onto
    their fragile roots of this living tree, wow…)  – if only it would be
    encountered through the process of fair practices that was illegally
    avoided by the CITY’S LEADERSHIP, among other multiple violations.

    It
    is strange that it needs to be pointed out that the more effort is put
    into forcing these illegal structures, the worse it looks in court –
    something that the mindless proponents don’t realize, maybe due to their
    anger-plagued brain malfunction…  Hostility and anger kills the brain
    cells, really…  f

    there is a way out of this nonsense – folks,
    please, kindly stop acting in such hostile way against your fellow
    neighbors – it is not a secret that there is plenty of space to exercise
    aside from paths.  what lovely canyons we have at nearby Tilden park! 
    Let’s face it – this stubborn insisting on walking right next to the
    bedroom walls and windows AND DOING IT NOT OUT SOME NECESSITY DURING
    EMERGENCY, BUT DUE TO … ENJOYMENT OF IT (!! woah!) boarders with pure
    insanity…

    We as a community can do better than this shameful
    way of handling the neighborhood issues.  Except, our current leadership
    does not get the point somehow…  And why would they?  they don’t pay
    for the lawsuits from their own pockets – WE ALL PAY FOR SUCH OUTRAGEOUS
    OVERSIGHT – WITH OUR LACKING PUBLIC FUNDS!

    folks, ENOUGH IS
    ENOUGH! we don’t have to be dummies to support this.  after all we live
    in the highly intelligent university community.  let’s use common sense
    and logic, in addition to being fair to those few victims of bullying
    and harassment, whose faith can be shared by everyone in the city else
    in our city – one of those days, maybe as soon as tomorrow…

  • KindnessGoodForHealth

    Oh, my… but some paths cause much more harm and take away so much more
    than the questionable “benefits” (like in the case of a duplicate La
    Loma path that had the traces of harmful for the creek poisoning of the
    soil with the chemicals, all in the hopes to destroy the old stumps, and
    that suffering redwood, with the stairs bringing the public right onto
    their fragile roots of this living tree, wow…)  – if only it would be
    encountered through the process of fair practices that was illegally
    avoided by the CITY’S LEADERSHIP, among other multiple violations.

    It
    is strange that it needs to be pointed out that the more effort is put
    into forcing these illegal structures, the worse it looks in court –
    something that the mindless proponents don’t realize, maybe due to their
    anger-plagued brain malfunction…  Hostility and anger kills the brain
    cells, really…  f

    there is a way out of this nonsense – folks,
    please, kindly stop acting in such hostile way against your fellow
    neighbors – it is not a secret that there is plenty of space to exercise
    aside from paths.  what lovely canyons we have at nearby Tilden park! 
    Let’s face it – this stubborn insisting on walking right next to the
    bedroom walls and windows AND DOING IT NOT OUT SOME NECESSITY DURING
    EMERGENCY, BUT DUE TO … ENJOYMENT OF IT (!! woah!) boarders with pure
    insanity…

    We as a community can do better than this shameful
    way of handling the neighborhood issues.  Except, our current leadership
    does not get the point somehow…  And why would they?  they don’t pay
    for the lawsuits from their own pockets – WE ALL PAY FOR SUCH OUTRAGEOUS
    OVERSIGHT – WITH OUR LACKING PUBLIC FUNDS!

    Folks, ENOUGH IS
    ENOUGH! we don’t have to be dummies to support this.  after all we live
    in the highly intelligent university community.  Let’s use common sense
    and logic, in addition to being fair to those few victims of bullying
    and harassment, whose faith can be shared by everyone else
    in our city – one of those days, maybe as soon as tomorrow…

  • KindnessGoodForHealth

    What a hostile attitude in response to the neighbors’ plea for leaving them alone in their own home, restoring taken away from them peace and quietude they have legal right for within THEIR PRIVATE property in strictly residential area.
    dear Walker,

    This is not a game, or not some sort of “schtick” as you call it – people are desperate to stop the pain that you and your friends are inflicting on them daily and non-stop for no good reason, so sadly.  It is alarming that you don’t have a mere sense of such impact of your actions on people.  It is sad that your friends have the same disability and are unable to warn you about how increasingly antisocial and unkind your outbursts are.  but, it does not have to remain this way

    I don’t know the exact details, but it looks like the folks had signed their own fence, after loosing all of their patience and screaming out of pain in the hopes to be heard with sympathy (by the way, that is not graffiti, but I saw on the fence and on the house of La Loma path on the other hand – someone vandalized the area.. out of anger?  Instead of the defiant threats to never give up fighting without a cause (really walking into someone’s privacy for no urgent reason can not be considered a logical cause by any logically minded person.  it is only possible due to the error.  The rules prohibit this in civilized communities, needless to say.), why not gravitate to stopping your intrusive and hostile appearance that disturb the neighbors in various ways.  Aren’t there better things to do in life, more satisfying and more rewarding than inflicting pain with your obliviously inconsiderate behavior that is so easy to avoid?  Usually, such things are learned for life during childhood – through the family and schools, and these routs seemed to fail, from your defiant threats about continuing your assault endlessly…  But there is a way to overcome these anger issues – by channeling your destructive energy into positive and useful matters, into the real causes that need persistent and never-ending attention for the valid reasons.

    Sorry that your camaraderie with BPWA had led you into such awful state of hostility that makes you incapable of logic.  There are many more alternatives to this, without the mixed-in retaliation to the government corruption investigation.  Hope you find something more honorable than this idea of uninvited and indecent wandering into someone’s private world…

  • KindnessGoodForGood

     Once again, this shows that you were utterly misled about the home owners having “alleged prior anticipation and knowledge of the path construction that started only recently, and without any proper for the public use procedures, prior to the building activities’ outrage.  These comments are highly harmful, due to their ability to incite the “righteous” sense of alleged “excuse” for the barbaric and uncivilized hostility.  You can use your own mind, instead of acting as a parrot, repeating things you have not verified on your own.

  • KindnessGoodForHealth

    it looks like it is hard for your to accept the reality they way it is – the scenery on some paths is far from pretty…  so, not being able to accept the truth is a sign of the emerging mental disability that needs to be treated, so there is a possibility to stop it or at least -delay it significantly.

  • KindnessGoodForGHealth

    This type of complete disregard of the folks’ suffering is not considered to be of value by the majority in Berkeley community.  It appears that the idea of respecting someone’s privacy is foreign to you, sadly.  There are many voices that don’t agree with such unfair, self-serving and self-absorbed attitude and the hostile take-over approaches.  That is why, it is made to be illegal in our city – according to the common regulations.  It is more than strange to see such a blunt denial of the most obvious facts.

  • Berkeley Health Services