Today at Berkeley Lab

Shuttle Bus Riders Will Need to Show ID at Gates Starting May 14

Protective Services is testing a new system whereby a security officer will board uphill buses at Strawberry and Blackberry gates to check ID badges or visitor passes of all passengers. Those without proper credentials will be asked to disembark. To ensure your visitors can access the Lab, use the Visitor Pass Request System. More>

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Car Accident on Cyclotron Road Causes Traffic Back-Up

A vehicle driven by an employee was involved in an accident on Feb. 18 at around 7:30 a.m. The car rolled over at the hairpin turn leading up to Blackberry Gate. The cause is unknown at this time. The driver was able to exit the vehicle on their own, but was taken by ambulance to Highland Hospital for further examination.

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This Year’s Flu Vaccine Less Effective; Take Steps for Protection

This year, one of the 3 strains targeted by the vaccine has mutated causing the vaccine to be less effective at preventing disease. The vaccine still protects recipients from the other two strains of influenza circulating this year. Take these measures to increase protection.

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Protect Laptops and Other Valuables During Shutdown

Laptops, cameras, smart phones, and other electronic devices left in offices and labs should be put away and locked down. Protective Services reminds staff to treat their electronics with the same level of care as a wallet or purse full of cash. To report an onsite theft during shutdown, call x6999.

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Dec. 18 Presentation on ‘Learning to Live With Mountain Lions’

Zara McDonald, president of the Felidae Conservation Fund and the Bay Area Puma Project, will provide information on this important ecosystem member and the research efforts of the Puma Project. The event starts at noon in the Building 50 Auditorium, sponsored by Protective Services.

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Storm Watch: Use Caution Traveling to and Around the Lab

With extreme weather conditions forecast for Dec. 11, staff are urged to take all necessary safety precautions. Go here to view warning messages from Protective Services and COO Glenn Kubiak.

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Storm Expected Tomorrow Could Affect Lab

Heavy rain and high winds are forecast for 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Lab may experience flooding, fallen trees and branches, power outages, and delayed traffic. Staff can report issues to the Facilities Division (x6011). Researchers running experiments should be prepared for possible power outages. The Emergency Operations Center will be monitoring the storm.

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Latest on Mountain Lion Sightings

A mountain lion cub was spotted around noon yesterday running from the top of parking lot D (“the pit”) across the road behind Building 55. This follows two sightings last week on or near Lab property and a deer carcass found over the weekend below Building 90. More>

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Brief Interruption of Site Access Services on Nov. 25

The Site Access Office will be temporarily closed from 12:30 to 1:15 p.m. today. Those needing immediate assistance during this time can call the Protective Services office (x6160).

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Recent Mountain Lion Sightings at the Lab

A deer carcass was found over the weekend on Lab property by tree trimmers. This follows two mountain lion sightings last week, one near Building 90 and another by the Foothills Residence Halls towards the bottom of Cyclotron Road. Mountain lions generally exist where deer are found. In this case, the deer was found on a trail below Building 90. More>

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