January 29 | NINTH DAY – FOUNTAIN REPAIRS

Today was the ninth day of the repairs to the fountain. Here is what was done, followed by some photos: City Parks Department continued grinding off the painted surface of the fountain pool The fountain will be drained through at least 6 February. Thank you for your patience, and for your help in making this happen. Please follow my daily...

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January 29 | Meeting on Measure WW Funds: A Good Start

Friends and neighbors: Last night (Weds., Jan. 28), the City of Berkeley’s Parks, Recreation and Waterfront Dept. held a community meeting at Live Oak Park to gather ideas for possible improvements to the historic Fountain and Walk area. These improvements would be paid for with $130,000 in funds from Measure WW, a regionwide local grant program for acquisition and improvement...

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January 28 | EIGHTH DAY – FOUNTAIN REPAIRS

Today was the eighth day of the repairs to the fountain. Here is what was done, followed by some photos: City Parks Department continued grinding off the painted surface of the fountain pool and also began grinding the paint off of the sides up to the tiles The fountain will be drained through at least 6 February. Thank you for...

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January 28 | Meeting on funds for Circle/Walk improvements

Friends and neighbors: Tonight (Jan. 28) from 6:30-8 p.m. in the Live Oak Park Fireside Room, the City of Berkeley is hosting a public meeting on how some funds set aside for improvements to The Circle and Fountain Walk will be allocated. These are funds from Measure WW, a regionwide local grant program for acquisition and improvement of parkland and...

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January 27 | SEVENTH DAY – FOUNTAIN REPAIRS

Today was the seventh day of the repairs to the fountain. Here is what was done, followed by some photos: City Parks Department continued grinding off the painted surface of the fountain pool Lisa from Scansite in Woodacre, CA came to pick up the original plaster bear and acanthus finial from the artist’s (Sarita Waite) studio in Oakland. Lisa will...

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January 26 | SIXTH DAY – FOUNTAIN REPAIRS

Today was the sixth day of the repairs to the fountain. Here is what was done, followed by some photos: City Parks Department began grinding off the painted surface of the fountain pool The fountain will be drained for at least two weeks. Thank you for your patience, and for your help in making this happen. Please follow my daily...

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January 24 | FIFTH DAY – FOUNTAIN REPAIRS

Today was the fifth day of the repairs to the fountain. Here is what was done, followed by some photos: Friends of the Fountain and Walk board members cleaned the fountain, the surrounding pool tiles and the coping and coping caps surrounding the fountain. The fountain will be drained for at least two weeks. Thank you for your patience, and...

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January 23 | FOURTH DAY – FOUNTAIN REPAIRS

Today was the fourth day of the repairs to the fountain. Here is what was done, followed by some photos: City Parks Department planned plumbing for the new pumps & began installing City Parks Department continued power washing paint off of the fountain pool surface City staff determined that the new bottom coating for the fountain pool surface would work...

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January 22 | THIRD DAY – FOUNTAIN REPAIRS

Today was the third day of the repairs to the fountain. Here is what was done, followed by some photos: City Parks Department removed plumbing for old pumps City Parks Department began power washing paint off of fountain pool surface The fountain will be drained for at least two weeks. Thank you for your patience, and for your help in...

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January 21 | SECOND DAY – FOUNTAIN REPAIRS

Today was the second day of the repairs to the fountain. Here is what was done, followed by some photos: City Electrical Department installed new light fixtures in the middle bowl City Parks Department vacuumed middle bowl and intake sump to remove debris City Parks Department began replacing plumbing for pumps Scansite came to do 3-D scanning of the volute...

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