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Berkeley Lab Baristas Help Fuel Science

It’s a family affair at the Lab’s coffee shop. With their warm personalities and cheerful delivery of caffeine to hundreds on the Hill every day, Brittney Harris (right) and Marie Daugherty, the two friendly baristas who happen to be sisters-in-law, have built friendships that go beyond the coffee counter, and have learned more than they ever expected about scientific topics since working at the Lab. More>

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Reminder to Remain Safe Around Lab Construction Sites

Drivers should reduce their speed to 15 mph in affected areas, and pedestrians cannot access construction sites without prior approval. Every effort is being made to minimize adverse impacts to pedestrians and traffic during periods of significant construction. Go here to view a map of ongoing Facilities projects. More>

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Detour at Glaser and S Roads the Afternoon of June 30; Parking Affected

The detour will last from approximately 1 to 5 p.m. Glaser Road from Building 32 to the east intersection of Lawrence and Glaser will be converted to two-way traffic. Parking on Glaser Road east of Building 77A will be closed all day to allow for two-way traffic, and the Building 77 bus stop will be closed. Contact is Dan Galvez (x6213). View a map of Facilities projects and impacts at the Lab.

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Construction to Impact U5 Parking Lot

Starting June 27 and extending to the end of July, construction on the Lab’s IT fiber line at the Strawberry Gate will reduce access and parking at the U5 parking lot. Approximately six parking spaces will be closed, and parking lot access will be reduced to one lane. Contact Gwojen Fong (x7664) with questions. View map of Facilities Division projects at the Lab.

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The Lab’s Fire-Fighting Goats Are Back

As part of the Lab’s efforts to manage vegetation and reduce wildland fire fuels, these polyphagous browsers have been brought back to the hill to begin their important work. The goats’ first stop is the east canyon area near Buildings 74, 83, 84, 85, and 86. They’ll move to various locations over the next several weeks. Contact Dave Cota (x4635) or Jeff Philliber (x5257) for more info. Check out this video of the Lab goats from 2015.

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Traffic Light Installed at S Road

The signal was installed to improve safety during construction on S Road, just south of Building 76 where it connects with McMillan and Glaser Roads. It will operate 24/7. Use caution in this area. View a map detailing various Facilities projects and their impact. Contact Dan Galvez (x6213) with questions.

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S-Road Closed June 10

Traffic on S-Road, just south of Building 76 and connecting McMillan Road and Glaser Road, will be closed Saturday, June 10, from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. for waterline repairs. A detour will be in place. Contact Dan Galvez (x6213) with questions. View a map detailing various Facilities projects and impacts around the Lab.

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Deadlines for End of Fiscal Year Furniture Orders

Ordering standard furniture has a six-to-eight-week lead time from day of order to delivery. Those using eBuy for ready-to-use furniture must place orders by August 18. Those who need custom furniture requiring design assistance must place orders by August 4. Contact Keith Scholz at Staples to schedule an appointment. Place orders as soon as possible to ensure Sept. 29 delivery.

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S Road Narrowed to One Lane Starting June 1

Traffic on S-Road, just south of Building 76 and connecting McMillan Road and Glaser Road, will be reduced to one lane starting June 1 for waterline repairs. Flaggers will direct vehicles and pedestrians. 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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Update on Integrative Genomic Building Construction

Excavation work for the IGB foundation is underway, with all foundation micropiles installed. Soil is sampled and staged in the Pit parking lot. About 2,100 cubic yards has been removed, with 400 more scheduled for June 10. All efforts are being made to minimize impacts to staff. Contact Joe Harkins (x7486) for questions. See map for details on current Facilities Division projects.

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