Assembly 1701 Martin Luther King Jr Way, Berkeley, CA94709 Assembly is an architecture firm. This group is led by principal architects Margaret Ikeda and Evan Jones. This firm's…More services include the design and fabrication of furniture, as well as installation services.
This office in historic Earle C. Anthony Hall (aka "The Pelican Building") represents Cal's 10,000 graduate students…More and is supported by student fees. The office disburses travel grants for grad students to present their research at conferences outside the Bay Area. It runs events ranging from beer nights to workshops on PowerPoint presentations and writing scholarly articles. Several groups focus on grad students of color, who are greatly underrepresented at Cal. The Graduate Assembly also lobbies for students' interests in Sacramento and Washington.
The very cute Pelican Building itself, commissioned in the 1950s by wealthy alum Earle C. Anthony, was granted city landmark status in February 2011. Before becoming one of America's top dealers in Packard autos, Anthony founded Cal's campus humor magazine, the California Pelican, in 1903. He celebrated the Pelican's 50th anniversary by donating the building. Originally, it was to have been designed by Bernard Maybeck, who was then in his 90s. The master handed the job off to Cal architecture prof Joseph Esherick, who incorporated enough Maybeckisms into the design that the building seems a lot older than it really is. The university wasn't wild about a bunch of sophomoric humor writers getting their own building, but humored Anthony, as it were, in the hope he would donate more money later to larger causes. So worried was Anthony that the building might be taken from his beloved humor writers that he demanded gigantic pelican plaques for it that would be impossible to remove.
Sadly, the magazine foundered, and the building was given in 1978 to the Graduate Assembly. Into the Pelican Building's fireplace mantel is carved a motto pertinent to both humor writers and graduate students: "If You Can't Be Good Be Careful."
Janel Claire Design 2332 4th St, Berkeley, CA94710 Janel Claire Design produces amazing invitations for weddings and special events. It offers three printing techniques,…More offset, engraving and letterpress, in which the art and lettering is pressed onto the paper. The company also regularly works with event planners and vendors and caters throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. Pricing is determined by the printing process, quantity needed, materials required and whether there is hand assembly or calligraphy.
Fenton Maclaren Unfinished Furniture 2575 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA94702 This is the unfinished furniture outlet for Fenton Maclaren. It stocks a huge selection of bookcases, dining tables,…More nightstands, armoires and beds that have not been painted, stained or coated with wood finish. The furniture is thus bargain-priced and available for immediate delivery. All of the merchandise is made from solid pine, so it's very sturdy, and everything comes fully assembled. If you'd like to visit the main showroom for Fenton Maclaren, it's located just a few blocks down.
Congregation Beth El 1301 Oxford St, Berkeley, CA94709 Congregation Beth El is a synagogue located on Oxford Street in north Berkeley. It is a member of the Union of Reform…More Judaism Congregations and headed by Rabbi Yoel Kahn. In keeping with Jewish tradition, Congregation Beth El is a House of Study, House of Worship and House of Assembly. Classes are available for nursery school students through adults. The synagogue has weekly sermons and cantorial music, as well as frequent social events so members can participate in the Jewish community as well as interfaith events. Please call or visit the website for more information about Congregation Beth El's extensive calendar of events, or to subscribe to its newsletter.