News Briefs

Peltason Recommends Sites for Tenth Campus

UC President Jack Peltason has announced that he is forwarding two sites--Table Mountain in Madera County and Lake Yosemite in Merced County --to the Board of Regents for consideration as the preferred site for UC's eventual 10th campus.

The board is scheduled to make a decision at its May 18-19 meeting in San Francisco. In making his site recommendations, Peltason noted that it may be many years before there is money available to construct a San Joaquin Valley campus.

He recommended that whatever site is selected be contingent on evidence being presented no later than June 30, 1997, so that the necessary 2,000 acres can be acquired at nominal or no cost to UC any time in the subsequent 10 years.

Trade in Your Wheels

Biking to work can solve the commute hassle and you are encouraged to try it out May 4 during the first statewide California Bike Commute.

The city and the university both have plans to celebrate the day. Among activities will be bike registrations, refreshments and prizes on Lower Sproul Plaza.

For information, call Berkeley TRiP staff at 644-7665.

Waste Facility Hearing

A public hearing on a newly released Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Report on the construction of a replacement hazardous materials and radioactive waste handling facility for campus will be held May 8 from 5:30 to 9 p.m. at Alumni House.

The new report confirms initial indications that Callaghan Hall north of Evans Field might be a feasible site for the facility. Callaghan Hall is home to the Military Officers' Training Program, more commonly known as ROTC.

Another proposed site is in the lower portion of Strawberry Canyon within the Poultry Husbandry Area.

The hearing is being held to obtain public comment before a decision is made to locate the facility.

A Romantic Tale

Christopher Dolder, lecturer in the Center for Theater Arts, is choreographer of "The Woodland Prince," commissioned by Berkeley Ballet Theater and playing at Julia Morgan Theater May 13 at 2 p.m.

Performances will also take place at the same time May 14, 20 and 21, with two evening performances May 13 and 20 at 7 p.m.

For ticket prices or information, call 843-4689.


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