City Commons Club of Berkeley meets in the historic Berkeley City Club at 2315 Durant Avenue; Berkeley. The building was designed by noted architect and BCC member Julia Morgan. For information about City Commons: www.citycommonsclub.org or call (510) 845-8055 or (510) 428-0222.
Pre-meeting coffee, soft drinks, wine, and conversation from 11:20 in the Venetian Room. Lunch served from 11:45 to 12:15. Lunch is $17.00; coffee only is $1.00. Speaker begins at 12:30 and meeting adjourns at 1:30. Visitors are welcome: please call for lunch reservations by the day before the Friday meeting: Jane Barrett–(510) 845-8055.
Friday, March 2, 2012 Noon Luncheon
Ms. Margaretta K. Mitchell, Author, Berkeley Photographer & Film-Maker
“The 1991 Phoenix Firestorm in the Berkeley/Oakland Hills”
Ms. Mitchell created a visual documentary of the firestorm disaster, aftermath, and recovery for the recent 20th anniversary commemoration of that disastrous event that killed 25 people, injured 150 others, and caused some 1.5 billion dollars in damage. Ms. Mitchell will show her documentary film,” Fire Ruin Renewal ” and will then discuss its production and other details related to her project and to the firestorm itself.