if/when you've got some time would you start a new thread and copy/paste your report on the "meeting with the dean of students, the head of public safety, and the UoR insurance lawyer " you had in SoCal, giving some background about it?
(I run into it reading about other stuff...).
That could be tremendously useful, since we are still completely "stealth" here in SF, and it could inspire a conversation, as well as provide some elements for future proposals.
According to Google maps, it's a 48 minute walk but a 15 minute bus ride (AC transit #51). It's an easy bike ride, too (only slight uphill grade northbound). If you have problems, gimme a call (415)314-0370.
Welcome to BAPK. Come out to Berkeley on Thursday- we'll be running around the Cal campus (easiest is to go a couple stops to Rockridge and then just roll up College Ave, otherwise transfer to Richmond train, get off at downtown Berkeley). Should become a more regular session as the academic year starts, though the day might change.