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Village Announcements (May 25, 2016)

 

    General Announcement


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    On Tuesday, February 16th, 8am-2pm the new electrical transformer for the solar array in West Village will be connected to our local 'grid'. Although no power interruption is expected during this cut-over, it is possible that buildings 164 & 165 may experience brief, temporary outages. We will be communicating directly with those residents, but wanted to share this advisory here, as well as to signal that the project is coming to a close soon. Certainly residents' cooperation with temporary parking changes was greatly appreciated during this project! We apologize in advance any inconvenience this may cause you.

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  • Notice to Residents from Grounds Department

  • The Village irrigation systems have been turned on. This system will automatically water lawns Monday and Friday morning. The Shrubbery and Ground Covers will be watered on Tuesday and Thursday mornings.

    It is advised that residents remove all childrens' toys, bicycles, and other outdoor items on Sunday and Thursday evenings so as to prevent water damage.

    If you observe irregularities or broken sprinklers please submit a work order to the front office, by phone, or online with the building number and approximate location.

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  • Important—Construction Work along Monroe Street (5/24-6/2)

  • The area along the south side of Monroe Street just below 10th Street, will have a concrete pad poured in place. This work will begin Tuesday, May 24th and continue through Thursday, June 2nd. Due to the impacts on bus lines & vehicle traffic, please consider bypassing Monroe Street during this work. Pedestrians will need to access bus stops with some care during this work.

    This is the first step in a process to move the bus stops on Monroe below 10th Street on both sides of the street. It is expected that the bus stop on the south side of Monroe Street will shift to this location shortly after June 2nd to accommodate other steps in the construction further east down the street.

    This change will also eliminate parking spaces on Monroe. Please be aware that when this change begins, competition for parking in this area near Monroe & Jackson Streets will increase, and enforcement will resume, especially for the ‘2 Hour’ zone in front of the Community Center. Additionally some parking spaces along Jackson Street and Red Oak Avenue will be re-striped and re-designated. Please look carefully before parking in this area to be sure you are not in violation.

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  • Academic Center Summer Hours

  • The Academic Center is closed for annual spring cleaning from now until June 19th.

    The Academic Center will reopen on Monday, June 20th and the hours will be reduced for the summer. The reduced hours will be Monday through Friday from 12noon-8pm. The Academic Center will be closed on the weekends throughout the summer

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  • Front Office Summer Hours

  • Both the Front Office and the Community Center will be closed on Monday, May 30 in observance of Memorial Day.The Front Office will change to its summer schedule hours on Tuesday, May 31st. The Front Office's summer hours are Monday through Friday, 8am to 5pm.

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    Program & Event Announcement

  • Summer Camp registration Now Open!

  • Registration for University Village's 2016 Summer Camps are now open. This year's camps will run for 11 weeks from June 13 - August 26 and include: Basketball, Baseball, Skateboard, Soccer, Aerial, Circus, Gymnastics, Common Ground Eco-Leadership, Multi-Sport, Kids In Creeks, Chess, Lego-Engineering & More!

    Art & Gym and Soccer Mini-Camps for younger campers will also be available.

    Space is limited and early registration is recommended. All the details and registration links can be found at: http://villagerecreation.berkeley.edu/summercamps.htm Village Resident Discounts and Scholarships available.

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  • General Safety Workshop for Village Residents (6/1, 5:30pm)

  • When: Wednesday, June 1, 2016 from 5:30-6:30pm
    Where: Community Center, Cafe Room

    Details: UCPD invites residents to come learn more about the UC Police Department, their services, crime statistics, and safer practices in the Village.

    FREE Services will be available during the workshop:
    **Engraving (bring your personal property and have it engraved)
    **Child ID Safety Kit (bring your child and have their fingerprint ID done for free)
    **Window Locks

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  • Bay Area Book Fesitval (6/4 - 6/5)

  • Mark your calendars for two days of fun activities for grownups, kids, and families on Saturday, June 4, and Sunday, June 5, at the second annual Bay Area Book Festival in downtown Berkeley. Visit the outdoor Kids’ Stage and the library of free books—thousands of free books—at Civic Center Park, or attend indoor programs featuring sessions where kids of all ages (including grownups) can meet authors and find out how they write books. Civic Center Park will host the Children’s Arena, where you’ll find over 40 exhibitors, and plenty of authors and entertainers. At the East Bay Children’s Book Project there will be a free book for every child. The Lacuna Art Installation, an amazing outdoor library, found in the park opposite the Kids’ Stage, is made out of 50,000 books for grownups and kids alike, and they’re free (so come on Saturday for the best choice)! On Sunday at 11 a.m., the one-and-only Sherman Alexie will introduce his first picture book, “Thunder Boy Jr.” There will be chalk art activities on the street and lots more.

    For more information on the Festival, the schedule of events, activities, or how to get involved please visit baybookfest.org.

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  • For On-Going Events and Groups:
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