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Marissa Smithwick Gives Life to Lab’s Red Cross Blood Drives

Since joining the Lab, Marissa Smithwick of the Facilities Division has been devoted to safety and volunteering. She is a member of the Building Emergency Team and a certified Emergency Medical Technician. She also keeps the Lab’s Red Cross blood drive going. The next session is Feb. 15, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the cafeteria parking lot. Register here (code LBL). More>

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Increased Truck Traffic for IGB Construction on Feb. 7

Pouring of concrete for the Integrative Genomics Building will mean an increase in truck traffic in the area between 6 a.m. and 2 p.m. Facilities is making every effort to minimize disruptions to traffic during construction. Contact Jack Heffernan (x5993) with questions. Go here for a map of all current and planned Facilities projects.,

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Water Line Repair to Affect Parking Lot T2 Near Building 62 Area

Starting Jan. 25 to 26, and continuing through mid-March, approximately 12 parking spots in front of Building 62A will be closed for construction access. Flaggers will direct vehicles and pedestrians in this area. Contact Dan Galvez (x6213) with questions. Go here to view a map detailing the various Facilities projects and impacts around the Lab.

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Increased Truck Traffic for IGB Construction on Jan. 26

The Jan. 26 pouring of concrete for the Integrative Genomics Building will mean an increase in truck traffic in the area between 6 a.m. and 4 p.m. Facilities is making every effort to minimize disruptions to traffic during construction. Contact Jack Heffernan (x5993) with questions. Go here for a map of all current and planned Facilities projects.

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Lab Holiday Shutdown Runs From 6 p.m. on Dec. 21 to Jan. 1; Shuttles, Services Affected

The Facilities Division offers guidelines on saving energy during the break as well as details on available services — such as shuttle buses, cafeteria, and the Guest House — and information on work scheduled during the shutdown. Those who need delivery of purchases by early January should contact Procurement and place orders ASAP. More>

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Nonstop BART-to-ALS Shuttle to Replace Bike Trailer

Due to low ridership, the Bike Shuttle Express will end at 11 a.m. on Dec. 21. To better serve cyclists, a new, nonstop van will run between the Downtown Berkeley BART Station and the Advanced Light Source. The van will leave the BART Station at 7:25, 7:50, 8:15, 8:40 and 9:05 a.m. on weekdays. It will accommodate 14 passengers, with priority given to the first five cyclists.

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Lab-Wide Rapid Mass Evacuation Drill to Be Held Dec. 19

As the recent North Bay fires demonstrated, the ability to safely evacuate an impacted area in a time-sensitive manner is critically important. To this end, the Lab’s Emergency Management Team will conduct a rapid mass evacuation drill on Tuesday, Dec. 19, starting at 2:30 p.m. Go here for more information, including how personnel in each zone will be asked to participate. Questions? Contact emergencymanagement@lbl.gov.

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Limited Blackberry Gate Access Saturday, Dec. 9

The portion of Chu Road from Blackberry Gate to the Bldg. 65 driveway will be closed on Saturday, Dec. 2, from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., for equipment installation at Shyh Wang Hall (Bldg. 59). Only Bldg. 88 occupants may use Blackberry Gate to access Bldg. 88, and Bldg. 88 cannot be approached from uphill. All other Lab employees should use Strawberry Gate. Contact Jim Haslam (ext. 6332) with questions. More>

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Updated Facility Area Manager Assignments

The Lab’s Facility Management service model was created to address the infrastructure needs of researchers. Facility Area Managers (FAM) are responsible for managing customer needs and coordinating maintenance of systems and equipment. Based on experience and feedback, FAM assignments have been updated. Contact your FAM with any facility-related issues.

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Pit Parking Lot Closed Nov. 1

On Wednesday, Nov. 1, the Pit (Parking Lot D) will close for construction demobilization and clean-up in preparation for the rainy season. The lot will reopen for parking on Thursday, Nov. 2. Contact John Braithwaite (x4998) for more information.

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