Archive for October, 2011


Posted in BERKELEY, EVENTS on October 21, 2011 by Julie Nachtwey, the Claremont Hills Real Estate Expert

LifeLong West Berkeley Breaks Ground

Lifelong Medical Care has embarked on a $13 million dollar expansion of its West Berkeley health center into a new three-story addition.  The clinic operates out of a historic landmarked building at 2031 Sixth Street.

On hand to break ground on Oct 21 were supporters, friends and community officials. Dignitaries included: Marty Lynch, LifeLong Executive Director; Darryl Moore, City Council member District 2; and Mayor Tom Bates. State Assembly member Nancy Skinner made a pitch for contributions.  The capital campaign has raised more than $1.5 million towards their $2.1 million goal.  Everyone is invited to join the campaign team and/or give online at















The mission of Lifelong is to provide quality health and social services for those with limited income or without health insurance

The organization was founded in 1976 by the Gray Panthers, as a pioneering geriatric clinic. It has evolved into an innovative, nonprofit Federally Qualified Health Center for 20,000 under-served residents in Berkeley, Oakland, Marin and Contra Costa Counties.

Berkeley provides services at four locations:

Lifelong Over 60 at 3260 Sacramento

Lifelong Berkeley Primary Care at 2001 Sixth

Lifelong West Berkeley at 2032 Sixth

Lifelong Dental Care at 1960 Alcatraz


Posted in EVENTS, OAKLAND, ROCKRIDGE on October 14, 2011 by Julie Nachtwey, the Claremont Hills Real Estate Expert

Rockridge Street Fair

My husband Fred was helping me take down signs on our way home from my Sunday open house at 415 63rd Street in Rockridge.  Suddenly we found ourselves in the middle of a party…

User-friendly Rockridge retail district had moved to the middle – middle of the street, that is. Independently-owned stores, restaurants and local groups hosted the entire neighborhood during a street fair Sunday, October 9.  We were instantly drawn into the festivities.

Delicious food and drinks were ours to sample as we walked along College Avenue, from Alcatraz all the way up to Manila Avenue. Our favorite highlights included young circus arts performers and the wellness area, where you could get a massage. We loved the music and festive atmosphere.






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