Save the Tennis Courts!
Save the Amphitheatre!
Christmas with Vienna Boy Choir.(For full screen, click on the lower right corner)
Architect Bernard Maybeck's Original Sketch/Layout of the Municipal Berkeley Rose Garden prior to its actual construction work: 4 1/2 tennis courts at the upper terrace, and a garden and a swimming pool-to-be at the lower terrace. The drainage pipes run from Codornices Park on the east Euclid Avenue to the base of the main Rose Garden. No Cedar or Sequoia trees were in the original plan.
Note: Please check back on us for a new website for the Slideshow, Conceptual Design, Rendering presented at the last meeting.
Committees: Will look into how to proceed with
our proposal to be part of their Capital Improvement Project on the Berkeley Rose Garden.
Nonprofit: Proposed the project be done based on the priority as is in the meeting agenda.
We will look into consulting with contractors to get a rough estimate for a budgeting purpose.
--In progress with site architect, landscape architect, geotech Consultant Mr. Alan Kropp and his structural/civil engineers of Berkeley, as of Nov 11, 2014.
As of Jan 15, 2014, primary designers' and engineers' proposals are in place for the City to be approved as the Council Meetings resume. Testing on the landslides in the earthquake zone is pending per approval, architect Paul Ferro will be site architect/construction administrator for the entire Berkeley Rose Garden Project, including the four and 1/2 tennis courts Maybeck designed 81 years ago. 113 patented varieties with name tags will be attended by caretaker/company during the construction phase.--No archives on these names were found yet.
Disclaimer: Our amended corporation business entity
Bay Area Diversified Tennis Foundation which were diverged from the two former business entities Hercules Parks-N-Community Tennis Foundation and Hercules Community Tennis Foundation is registered at the IRS and California Secretary of State under the same tax IDs.
REVOKED THE IRREVOCABLE: The "irrevocable" dissolution clause of the Article of Incorporation, dated July 18, 2013, was later revoked by the IRS Tax Exemption Document Examiner, and an amended document was filed to reflect the changes on Dec 31, 2013 prior to issuing the Determination Letter, dated Feb 10, 2014.
On July 07, 2014, the article was amended to expand our services for Community Facility Renovation and Preservation Purposes to the SF Bay Area as part of the Economic Development Project.--This was confirmed by the IRS with the Determination Letter, dated Sept 23, 2014.
And the former business entities and logos and trademarks and Workshop Minutes/Agendas are copyrighted at the Copyright Office of the Library Congress in 2013-2016, and the entity names are now reserved at the Secretary of State office.
(Any informations and documents pertaining to this nonprofit are privileged and are prohibited from copying, disseminating, or transferring.)
Copyright © 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, Pil Lee Orbison. All rights reserved.
Press Release (Chronological Order
of the events):
1. At Nov 07, 2017 Berkeley City Council, a continued from Oct 31, 2017, approved additional Bond $35M added to the approved Nov Ballot Measure Bond $100M and additionally added Request for Proposal ("RFP"), totaling $5.25M for Community Nonprofit Agencies for FY2018-2020 Capital Improvement Project, including Parks and Rec Infrastructure and City Facilities. Orbison requested to include the 1-acre under-developed lot with ADA compliance and part of the amphitheatre as a whole with increased budget of "$6M."
2. At Oct 31, 2017 Berkeley City Council approved $5M RFP (Request for Proposal) for Economic Development Agencies for FY2018. As November 2016 Ballot Measure, City of Berkeley secured $100M" for Infrastructures including Parks." Pil Orbison's Supplemental & Reports and Requests for additional Bond and Set Back Requirement for the properties adjacent to the Berkeley Rose Garden and Tennis Courts.
2. Jan 19, 2016, Our Presentation with a joint partnership with UC Berkeley Civil and Env. Engineering lead Dr. Shakhizod Takhirov*1: "Giving Presentation in Public Pre-Requisite to the Funding Request prior to the next funding cycle FY2016-2017": Reintroduced our previous architectural and administrative service presentation materials for a Partnership Agreement with Pre-Discretionary Funding $250K and our Right to bring Matching Grants on the existing project.*2
5-1*. Dr. Shakhzod Takhirov, Ph.D., PE, an
earthquake/structural engineering and
Landslide engineering expert.
5-2*. Our budget $6 million ($3M matching grant.)
6. Potential Internship programs for grad-undergrad students and field trips for children in conjunction with the above item #5 & #5-1.
Christmas with Vienna Boys Choir!
(click on the button to hear amplifying
banging noise to the neighbors on the hills.
TEAR Down Tennis Backboard amplifying noise &
Damages to adjacent tennis courts. Lawsuit ConsequentialDamages incurred by Defendant City Manager David C. Biggs, City Attorney John Patrick Tang/Jarvis Fay Doporto LLP, violation of Uniform Public Construction Cost Accounting Act (UPCCAA) at Hercules Council Meeting on June 28, 2016 (UPCCAA never adopted, fabricated Minutes posted at Dec 05, 2015 Hercules Council Meeting.)
(Dimension: 8" H x 9" W)
Berkeley Rose Garden
& Tennis Courts
1200-1300 Euclid Ave, Berkeley, Ca 94708
for Multi-Activities (tennis, wedding ceremony, tourists, gardening,
artists, musicians, students' lunch break, star gazers.)
Upper garden, 4 1/2 tennis courts Area: appr. 1/2 of the main park space (Photo: www.decaseconds.com)
Riveting design concept with geotech tennis court under layers for Berkeley Rose Garden in the landslide and earthquake zone.
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Historical landmark Berkeley Municipal Rose Garden, c. 1998, of 113 patented varieties and a total 3,500 roses and 4 1/2 tennis courts, c. 1934, at 1200 Euclid Ave, Berkeley, CA, reminiscent of an Italian amphitheater overlooking the SF Bay views became a wedding planner's delight.
© 2013 Copyright. Hercules Parks-N-Community Tennis Foundation. “Requiem for Eucalyptus” “Music for the Tree Huggers.” Youtube edited to promote tennis courts safety and the environment. By Pil Lee Orbison. All Rights Reserved.
Celebrating Black Lives Matter,
Asian Business Matters!.
Name endowment fund/donations are available --See our CPA/attorney's services offered thru our nonprofit programs.
Martyn Collins, Treasurer
Copyright Registration Certificates under the seal of the Copyright Office of the Library of Congress,
dated 2013-2016, with Title 17, United States Code.
Copyright Claimant Pil Lee Orbison, © 2013-2017 (including the materials dated in 2012), pertaining to the Hercules Parks-N-Community Tennis Foundation, the Hercules Community Tennis Foundation, and the Bay Area Diversified Tennis Foundation™, including but not limited to all submittals dated from Sept 2012 till current date
Option with this picture for other products.
Coffee Mug for the righty and lefty (picture is one sided) with
an image of the Berkeley Rose Garden & four and 1/2 tennis courts or amphitheatre. Microwave oven safe.
L-R: Front & Back (initial layouts of the Rose Garden on the lower park and 4 1/2 Tennis Courts on the upper park, respectively.
As the grand master of architecture of the 20th
century and Professor of the Dept. of Architecture at UC Berkeley, Bernard Maybeck was known to have influenced the City's non-tennis-playing Landscape Architect Vernon M. Dean on the initial design phase of the Berkeley Municipal Rose Garden with a riveting design of four full courts and a half-court assigned to a practice/drills area overlooking the amphitheater. c. 1933-1937.
Anatomy of the design scheme:
light weight, porous, interlocking installation for the modular block retaining wall and steps suggested for the Berkeley Rose Garden and Tennis Courts in the earthquake and landslide zone, per its confirmation by geotechnical and structural engineers after the soil/landslides studies.
Mailing address for both Hercules and Berkeley branches: 1791 Solano Ave, D06, Berkeley, Ca 94707 Email: OrbisonTennisFoundation@gmail.com Ph: (510) 612-3962; Fax: (510) 275-3533
Steve Costello, CPA/nonprofit Tax Lawyer, Dublin, Ca, (925) 828-2914.
Consultant for our nonprofit tax law and business matters.*
Nonprofit Tax Law and guidelines:
* Note: Tax law governing Nonprofit Code prohibits private firms from being advertised on any nonprofit
per diem basis under a corporate agreement, and their business websites and contact informations are
omitted from this website, per the nonprofit conflict of interest policy.
(Picture: Berkeley Architectural Heritage Association www.BAHA.org/Archives)
No Tree Sitters, Please: There was no other landscape plan other than the current Maybeck's amphitheatre to be implemented in the original plan.
In addition, these root systems damaged one of the drainage pipes in the past and have been very invasive damaging the tennis courts surfaces and paths.
(Estimate cost of resurfacing one tennis court: $10,000-$15,000.)
This requires a special engineering with geotechnical support and and resurfacing after relocating the underground drainage pipes.
(Currently four Cedars, three Sequoia trees, Palm and Acacia trees are growing next to the tennis courts on the upper terrace and the ramp off the Euclid Ave, and we're proposing these to be removed and replace with less-invasive, like climbing roses and small shrubs.
And it will need to be widened up to 14 feet on the ramp for trucks and and to make the tunnel road accessible for the handicap with new lighting design.
Paul Ferro, Vice President/Secretary
Architect, AIA at www.Form4Inc.com*,
UC Berkeley Alum. US Professional Tennis Association.
Construction Manager and will generate
a professional architectural Rendering/CAD for grant application purposes and for our archives.
--Will coordinate with his two other primary partners, Bob Giannini*and John Marx* as needed.
*Specializes in Athletic facility,
Live-Work Commercial, Residential,
Educational, Churches, Civil, and
Performing Art Center. Recently, won the
MPIM Design Award for the Real Estate in
the category of Office Building Design at
CANNE, France Final Competition.
*References: Founders taught at the Dept. of Architecture at UC Berkeley and won many awards.
John Marx is the lead Architect for developing project under our partnership.
Bay Area Diversified Tennis Foundation
and mail to:
a. (for City of Hercules project);
1511 Sycamore Ave., #M-325,
Hercules, Ca 94547
b. (Berkeley Rose Garden Project):
1791 Solano Ave, #D06, Berkeley,
II. Pay Pal or credit card transaction by
clicking on the "Donate" link above. *b
Youth Development Tennis Program.
Partnered with US Tennis Association.
Our US Tennis Association Organizational "Tennis-In-the-Parks" membership is authorized by IRS to offer tennis education for Juniors under tax deductible tuition fees, per the Government TAX CODES Section 170 (b) (1) (A) (vi) under the Tax Exemption Section 501 ( c )3, and it is effective as of July 18, 2013.
We will need to raise $50K
(Berkeley Rose Garden, c. 1930s)
Poster (Dimension: 26.6 Cm x 43.9 Cm
(10.5" x 17.3"), matte or glossy finish.
Courtesies: painting by Urban Sketcher
Andie Thrams, wedding scene by Schoenfeldt
Lower garden, 1/3 of amphitheater.
Area: appr. 1/2 of the main park space. (Photo: City of Berkeley)
4. Upcoming Calendar of Events/Location.--TBA
Kids Under 12 PLAYDAY: 10-11:30 AM, $20 per
5. Junior Under 18 PLAYDAY, 12-2 PM. Play with Pro
Objectives: To save tax payers' money under tax deductible donations and/or matching grants.
I. Berkeley Rose Garden and Tennis Court Improvement Project: Presentation Oct 08, 2014 (Outstanding Invoice from June-Oct 08, 2014: $48,547.94 (=$12,547.94, Architect; $36,000, Administrative duties and Research & Presentation.)
II. Budget for Design and Construction: $6M (including the undeveloped south-west side of the Park)
a. Survey, Geotech landslide initial study and Report
(takes for three months): $68,620
b. UC Berkeley Civil, Env Engineering, Earthquake
Engineering Research, and Lab for earthquake
Engineering, led by Dr. Shakhzod Takhirov: $50K
c. Architect's service* including Schematic Design,
Construction Management, Design Reviews &
Public Meetings and Archiving in CAD: $79,734.95, d. Project Administrative Service: $92,000
($56,000/annual salary; $36,000- Presentation,
Research and Admin. Service, per project.
e. Landscape Architect's ADA Compliance
Work/Drawing: appr. $350,000-$450,000;
(Initial proposal with Conceptual and Schematic
Designs, Design Review & meetings: $132,000*)
*This position is open to doing the entire landscape
f. Removal of four Cedars and Sequoia and Acacia
and trimming Oak trees:$20,000.
(front & back)
Berkeley Rose Garden / Tennis Courts (4 1/2), 1933 Vs. 2009.
(L-R/T-B; www.sfgate.com, extended Maybeck's "Rose Walk" tour at Rose Street to Berkeley Rose Garden nearby; www.OneColoraDay.com; www.Toc.Reilley.com; www.BAHA.org (Archive, Berkeley
Architectural Heritage Association)
President/Founder/CEO, Grant Writer
Real Estate Developer/Equity Builder and was recognized by the National Register's
Who's Who in the category of Real Estate Development and Interior Designing. (Credit/site architect: Michael Moyer, AIA, Mill Valley)
Electives: Business Law and Sports
Medicine (PE Dept).
My roles: As CEO of an economic development project, I retain independent architectural, engineering and construction companies for the proposed project ("CAGE"), and fulfill all aspects of administrative duties, including tax return and filing government documents at the IRS, Secretary of State, and Attorney General's Office as a Charitable Trust.
As a grant writer, I write matching grants, both locally and nationally, and solicit funds from the public and promote fundraising activities, per IRS and State nonprofit tax codes.
in the State of California." And its Certificate of Status issued by Secretary of State is in good standing as of JUN 22, 2017
Slide Show: Hercules Facility Renovation Project,
initiated as of Oct 01, 2012 by this firm.--Total Renovation Budget,
eight courts in three parks: "$770,880," estimated in 2013 with the IRS Nonprofit Application Form 1023 authorized by the former City Manager Steve Duran. City secured $2 million out of 2015 Tax Measures to repair delayed maintenance items and Public Records Act Compliance are enforceable.
(Lawsuit filed, Orbison V. City of Hercules, Appellate Court , Division Four, #A151912/Contra Costa Supr Court Case MSC16-00638 (Orbison V. City of Hercules, Soriano, Tang, et al, and A150160/Contra Costa Superior Court MSN16-2075 (Judy Yamamoto Soriano, et al V. Orbison, "100 YARDS STAY AWAY ORDER AND 10-FOOT STAY-AWAY ORDER FROM CITY HALL": According to IRS Tax Exemption Section 501(c)3, this corporation is entitled to be compensated, and nonprofit submittal and Certificate of business having been taken over and converting and registering for grants and got caught. Grant transferred to Reserve Account per Grand Jury Investigation is "$805,072," at April 12, 2016 (Agenda Item VII.2)-Dan Romero conspired with City INterim Clerk Holy Smythe to bypass the PUBLIC SPEAKING SESSION WAS WHEN SMYTHE ASKED ORBISON TO REDO THE SPEAKER CARD IN FOUR SEPARATE ITEMS. WHILE ORBISON WAS REWRITING FOUR SPEAKER CARDS, MAYOR DAN ROMERO PASS THE ITEM "MONEY TRANSFER IN THE AMOUNT OF $805,072." THESE CRIMINALS NEED TO BE PROSECUTED FOR ONGOING MONEY EMBEZZLEMENT OUT OF PRIVATE CITIZEN'S NONPROFIT BUSINESS INVENTION AND INVESTED BY ORBISON'S ORPHAN NEPHEW OUT OF INHERITANCE.
Copyright Royalty will be enforced, according to the Federal court's ruling. False Claim Act and Unfair Business Practice. Intervening organizations are: Consumer Law Division at Attorney General's Office, IRS and Legal Affairs Dept at State of California.
City Manager Defendant David C. Biggs damaged tennis courts ($250K for two courts) in his effort of converting Orbison's tennis court and restroom design drawings and its budgets in his possession and violated the Uniform Public Construction Cost Accounting Act (UPCCAA).
State's and IRS' Amended Dissolution Clause, Section 2C, of the Amended Articles of Incorporation, dated Dec 31, 2013, from the Article of Incorporation, dated July 18, 2013, and the Certificate of Filing, dated Sept 21, 2013, issued by the Secretary of State are attached for the ownership claim purposes ratified by the Certificates of the Copyrighted Registrations:
1. Amended Version/SOS/IRS:
2. Submittals: generic version Article of Incorporation, dated Jul 18, 2013, Certificate of Filing, dated Sept 21, 2013, along with miscellaneous submittals including the architectural drawings for new facility addition and retaining wall designs, dated 2012-2013, City-sanctioned nonprofit Application and the Business Proposal, dated Sept 30, 2013, to the City of Hercules Park Director Pedro Jimenez for the Community Service and Library Committees (CSLC) meeting of Oct 14, 2013 are copyrighted: https://files.acrobat.com/a/preview/2a2cecb8-5d00-4b32-8dee-8ec48cab081a
Shakhzod Takhirov, PhD, PE
Manager, UC Berkeley Structural and Environmental Engineering Structures Lab,
• Strong theoretical background and expertise in solid mechanics and earthquake engineering:
• Extensive knowledge and expertise in experimental earthquake engineering:
- Seismic evaluation of existing buildings
--Partnered with this corporation, Dr. Takhirov will coordinate the design and engineering work with geotechnical team from UC Berkeley on earthquake and landslide issues for municipal and commercial buildings.
He will also showcase his Laser Scan and Structures Laboratory for internships program.
Photo Courtesy of FriendsofHercules.org
Renovation Campaign Products*
1: Hat with the Berkeley Rose Garden and tennis court sketch/layout, c. 1930s: $30
#2: Mouse Pad with a picture of the original Rose Garden, c 1930s: $30
#3: IPhone case (5s): $15
#4: T-shirt (Pictures: front & back): $30
#5: Coffee Mug, righty or lefty (Microwave oven safe): $15
#6: Poster of the Berkeley Rose Garden, dimension 28.6 Cm x 43.9 Cm, glossy or matte: $25
*These can also be custom-made with an inscription based on your request, and the cost will be extra $5 for each. All items will be numbered. All proceeds will be donated to the Rose Garden and Tennis Court Renovation Trust Fund.
Presentation: Pil Lee Orbison and Paul Ferro, AIA.
(Conceptual Design and Rendering in 3D):
Who: Parks, Rec, Waterfront Dept.
Date/Time: Oct 8, 2014 at 7PM.
Where: Frances Albrier,
2800 Park Street, Berkeley, CA
Topics: Nonprofit Economic
Project: Rose Garden and Tennis
Courts, 1200 Euclid Ave,
City of Berkeley.
Please feel free to contact us at 510.981-9428, or