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Berkeley Braces for Dalai Lama, Etc.

Posted By Alex Bigman On Apr 24, 2009 @ 4:05 pm In Sandbox | Comments Disabled


Well, the event that spawned the line from hell [1] is nearly here. His Holiness the Dalai Lama is expected to arrive in Berkeley tomorrow afternoon. The arrival [2] of the controversial character has students giddy and UCPD all in a tizzy. Apparently, there will be some other less interesting community events taking place tomorrow as well, if any of you who couldn’t get Lama tickets are looking for consolation. Bottom line: traffic is going to be a bitch. Here’s [3] what to watch out for:

Allston Way between Milvia Street and Martin Luther King, Jr., Way will be closed from 10 a.m to 6 p.m. Generally, probably a good idea to steer clear of Downtown Berkeley altogether. Things might get hectic; the Clog can only hope some sort of Pope-mobile type extravagance will be involved, but we aren’t getting our hopes up. UCPD anticipates shenanigans from unsympathetic political demonstrators at both the 2 p.m Greek Theatre Event and the 3:45 p.m Berkeley Community Theater event.

Other than that … be sure to check out Earth Day festivities from noon to 5 p.m in Civic Center Park! It may not entail the spiritual enlightenment that the words of his Holiness can arouse, but there will be “bio-diesel demonstrations.”

Image Source: Yves. [4] under Creative Commons
Dalai Lama, celebrations to close Berkeley streets [Chronchron [3]]
Campus Prepares for Dalai Lama’s Speech [Daily Cal [2]


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URLs in this post:

[1] the line from hell: http://clog.dailycal.org/2009/03/11/his-holiness-vs-sleep/

[2] The arrival: http://www.dailycal.org/article/105411/campus_prepares_for_dalai_lama_s_speech

[3] Here’s: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/04/24/BA3B178HOU.DTL

[4] Yves.: http://www.flickr.com/photos/yives/

[5] The Thirty Nine Steps: http://www.turtlesurvival.org/?the_thirty_nine_steps

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