Annual Picnic

Sunday, September 17, 2017

12:00 - 4:30 PM

Big Leaf Picnic Area

Tilden Park, Berkeley


picnicThis month we feature our annual picnic at Tilden Park in Berkeley.


There will be plenty of good food, beer and soft drinks. And of course there will be lively conversations. Join us to relax and welcome the change in the seasons. This event always draws a great crowd. Please bring a dish to share with everyone else. We will provide hamburgers, hot dogs, beer and soft drinks, along with plates, cups and utensils. .


We ask a donation of $8.00 to help offset the considerable costs of food and site rental.




By car drive up Marin Avenue to Spruce. Take a left on Spruce and proceed to the top of the hill, where you will encounter an intersection with multiple streets, including Grizzly Peak Blvd. Take a soft left onto Canon Drive and proceed to the stop sign at Central Park Drive. Take a right and Big Leaf is on your immediate left. Parking is in front of the area.


By bus take AC Transit #67 from Downtown Berkeley Bart. It runs every half hour on weekends. The bus will enter the park and Big Leaf Picnic Area will be the first or second stop. The trip takes about 20 minutes. AC Transit Map

Albany Hill Cross On the Way Out

As a result of pressure applied by the City of Albany, PG&E has replaced the electrical service for the Albany Hill Cross, located in the city park in Albany. The replacement makes the cross many times safer than before, when it used a small euclayptus tree as a utility pole. This was particularly egregious because it was in a critical fire area. The history of the cross is a case study of the special privileges given to religion, and the current city administration wants this to end. Below is a postcard sent to every Albany household in December, when the council doubted PG&E would properly repair the service. Ultimately we are confident that the cross will soon be gone from the park.



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