On a normal Saturday morning, I would get off of work at 7:30am in San Francisco and wander over to Berkeley. I would park near the UC Berkeley campus and read until the restaurants open. Then I would go to Café Colucci (6427 Telegraph Ave.) for a very nice "Mediterranean Breakfast" (a spicy vegetarian lentil dish). I would then head over to The Nabolom bakery (2708 Russell Street, Berkeley) for a chocolate croissant and live music provided by Steven Strauss and the Friends of Old Puppy (10am to 1pm). But last night my car caught on fire. It was a small electrical fire that went out by itself. I had to borrow a car to get to work last night. Now I am home, arranging for a rental car to use until my car is repaired. All in all, I’d rather be in Berkeley!
--Pip R. Lagenta