Parks, Rec and Waterfront Committee Meeting, Oct 08, 2014>

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.

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 bills as of June 30/2019, FY2018, IRS debt  on unreturned Fed. Grant/per April 23, 2019 Special Meeting/Per California Public Records Act  §6250, sent 7/19/'19, 9/28/'19 & 10/18/'19.

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,/service invoice for Site Plan due "$19,975 as of June 30, 2019  d.  Project Administrative Service: $96,000, per year (Total due: $474.975, inccudIng architect's invoice $19,975 as of  June 30, 2019.
e.  Landscape Architect's ADA Compliance

f.   Removal of four Cedars and Sequoia and Acacia

     and trimming Oak trees:$20,000. 

Item #6

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.

(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.

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Upper garden, 4 1/2 tennis courts Area: appr. 1/2 of the main park space (Photo: www.decaseconds.com)

is a registered trademark of Hercules Parks-N-Community Tennis Foundation and Hercules Community Tennis Foundation in the State of California of the US.  

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This corporation adopts USTA Tennis-in-the-parks programs for youth under 18.

 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.

Please Donate to SAVE This landmark!

(Dimension:  8" H x 9" W)

​​​​HERCULES Project
"In Honor of Hercules City Economic Development Subcommittee and Mayor Sherry MCCOY-the Cal Bears Leadership Project since 2014"

​​​Chronological events and dates:

Press Release:(a) IRS requested Pil Orbison/Busienss owner of C-Corporation Bay Area Diversified Tennis Foundation to fax the Letter of Notice of Intent, to file a lawsuit, to hold the Collection on the IRS Tax imposed on the "Embezzled Income" reported in the 2020 Tax Return.  This letter was faxed to IRS on May 03, 2021.

--(a-i) Claim filed re. Wrongful Death Claim "$1Billion" and Business Loss for FY2019-2020/Amended over $9,81M with cumulative interests, excluding the grant that is undisclosed by the two cities.  IRS and FBI and State Finance Department notified via Express mail.

(b) Appeal to vacate the Vexatious Litigant Order requiring Prefiling Order/Judge's Permission to file lawsuit under " Business Pil Orbison, dba. Bay Area Diversified Tennis Foundation," and to Remove "Pil Orbison, dba, Bay Area Diversified Tennis Foundation," from the Judicial Council Vexatious Litigant List--This is fraud and City of Hercules and the City of Berkeley used the Vexatious Litigant Order to fraudulently claim on the ownership of Pil Lee Orbison's business that was not tax exempted on the embezzled "Grants"( Berkeley Minutes March 17, 2020and April 23, 2019, 4 PM, Special Council Meeting, and city of Hercules Minutes of April 12, 2016, January 08, 2019 and February 23, 2021/Street Pavement proposed by the Embezzler David Biggs' unreturned grants with interests.  Per the announcement of Hercules City Manager Departure to Orinda on 4/1/'21.This philanthropic org. Bay Area Diversified Tennis Foundation operated by Pil Orbison is awarded as "The 2020 Best of Berkeley" Business chosen by the Berkeley Business Recognition Program on January 12, 2020.

(c) IRS Lien and US Tax Court Trial held and its is subject to filing a lawsuit by Pil against the  Ci. of Hercules, Biggs, as individually and as City Manager, and City of Berkeley for unreturned or sans a contract undertaking the project with "Federal Grants received in prior years" to be used for Community nonprofit agencies in FY2020-FY2023, per April 23, 2019, 4 PM Special City Council Meeting Minutes, however the Matching grant amount "$3M" being allocated to the Homeless, per March 17, 2020.  February 14, 2021, City of Berkeley destroyed the tennis court constructing out of my business architectural plans which began with a PowerPoint Presentation materials presented at October 08, 2014, preceded at the Parks, Recreation and Waterfront Committee ("PWA") Meeting on 9/10//14, after the initial Proposal IN JUNE 2014  with architect Paul Ferro at form4 Architecture Inc. and myself  with Park and Rec. Director Scott Ferris.  


(e)  CRIMINAL COMPLAINT  and Notification of Fraud to the US Attorney General Office, sent on October 19, 2020.  "Undisclosed Cash grant '$2.5M plus Interests," per Auditor Cliffton Larson Allen LLP, CPA firm, and the State Finance Dept Due Diligence Letter, and "Grand Jury Report enforced to return "$805,072" at April 12, 2016 that was found to be misallocated for FY2018 and its Minutes were approved on misallocated funds "$971,701" and "$250K" for Romero HOA and Kelley's HOA approved, respectively, in the following tax year at January 08, 2019 Hercules City Council Meeting.  Total known Embezzled Grants were "$3,338,899" and the former Hercules City Manager used them for Briberies showed in the FY2018 TAX, ending on June 30, 2019, on account of IRS TAX DEBT "$1,125,567.98" filed on the owner of the business on December 30, 2019.  Claim filed on February 23, 2021.

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.)


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       Slide ShowHercules 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.

Latest info "Mid-year Budget FY2018-19," Manager/Defendant proposed undisclosed items/grants/undisclosed embezzled money "$3,338,899," proposed at Hercules City Council Meeting on March 13,2018--NO Quorum existed, Council Ronald Esquivias absent.

Breaking News:Bay Area Diversified Tennis Foundation opened another New Fictitious Business location in the heart of Silicon Valley as of September 22, 2021.  We will expand to Santa Clara County with architectural and engineering services to address environmental safety and sustainability of the tennis court infrastructures with matching grants and under tax-deductible donation bases and provides youth development with tennis education as a commercial and government entity ("CAGE" code).

Board members: Pil Lee Orbison, CEO/Founder/president; Paul E. Ferro, architect and Vice President (Co-founder at www.Form4Inc.com), and Martyn Collins, Treasurer.

Website: http://www.BayAreaDiversifiedTennisFoundation.org,

email at info@BayAreaDiversifiedTennisFoundation.

Address: 555 Bryant Street, #405, Palo Alto, CA 94301.




DE VERA, City Council Member IN 2017 and Mayor in 2014)  

(Berkeley Rose Garden, c. 1930s)

Poster (Dimension: 26.6 Cm x 43.9 Cm 

(10.5" x 17.3"),  matte or glossy finish.

Site Powered by www.Godaddy.com

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Berkeley Rose Garden $6M/our matching grant $3M, Paul E. Ferro at Form4 Architecture, Inc, a Site Plan architect, , Pil Orbison/Grant writer/CEO/Founder.

© 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.



  • 4:08
  • 01. Carmina Burana - FORTUNA IMPERATRIX MUNDI4:44

Option with this picture for other products.

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.

Riveting design concept with geotech tennis court under layers for Berkeley Rose Garden in the landslide and earthquake zone.  

(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.  

At January 08, 2019 City Council Meeting, the converted Orbison's Restroom Designed installed at a small Duck Pond Pad has a defect on sewage pipe and its total estimate for design and engineering is "$788,131" without proper sewage pipe lines.

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. 

​​Courtesies: painting by Urban Sketcher

Andie Thrams, wedding scene by Schoenfeldt

Name endowment fund/donations are available --See our CPA/attorney's services offered thru our nonprofit programs.

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.


*Copyright and Trademark Registration Certificates under the seal of the Copyright Office of the Library of Congress,

dated 2013-2021, with Title 17, United States Code. 

Copyright Claimant Pil Lee Orbison, © 2013-2021 (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

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.

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.

​Item #3

Lower garden, 1/3 of amphitheater. 

Area: appr. 1/2 of the main park space. (Photo: City of Berkeley)

Item #4

​(front & back)

​​​ Copyright © Trademark® 2013-2021 Bay Area Diversified Tennis Foundation®, 501(c)3.

Item #5:  

​     Martyn Collins, Treasurer

  •  Avid Tennis Player. 
  • Avocation: Lawyer/Intellectual Property & Art Law, Degree from Pepperdine U. Music and Film Law.

Steve Costello, CPA/nonprofit Tax Lawyer, Dublin, Ca.

Consultant for our nonprofit tax law and business matters.*

  • CPA, nonprofit and Tax Law.
  • ​Trust, Will & Name Endowment draft.
  • Real Estate/Business Law.
  • Sports and Entertaininment Law
  • Asset Protection Law.​



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.


Bumper Sticker.

         Shakhzod Takhirov, PhD, PE

Manager, UC Berkeley Structural & 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.

(Web: http://peera.berkeley.edu/~takhirov/

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)

On Feb 26, 2019,  April 24, 2018 and Nov  07, 2017 Berkeley City Council Meeting, RPF have been funded without actions taken on the Agendas. 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," and November 2016 Ballot Measure it was approved. 

At Oct 31, 2017 Berkeley City Council approved $5M RFP (Request for Proposal) for Economic Development Agencies for FY2018.

5. At Jan 19, 2016 Berkeley City Council Meeting for Agenda Item #32, Our Presentation with a joint partnership with UC Berkeley Civil and Env. Engineering lead Dr. Shakhzod 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.

         Web: http://peera.berkeley.edu/~takhirov/

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.

1729 N. First Street, #11204, San Jose, CA. 95112    |  1791 Solano Ave, D06, Berkeley, Ca 94707

(Fax) (650) 862-4743;      Mobile: (510) 612-3962              | 1511 Sycamore Ave, Ste M325, Hercules, Ca  94547*.

*Secretary of State, Franchise Board, and IRS Records are being forwarded to the Berkeley mailing address.  

                                        Web:  http://www.BayAreaDiversifiedTennisFoundation;    


                                         Email : Info@BayAreaDiversifiedTennisFoundation.org                                               

                                                          : Info@HerculesCommunityTennisFoundation.org

                                                          : Pil@BayAreaDiversifiedTennisFoundation.org



Save the Tennis Courts!

​Save the Amphitheatre!

*(Lawsuit "#34-2018-80003038 (City of Hercules Redevelopment Agency and City of Hecules as Successor Agency V. State Finance Dept, 12/2018) to conceal this embezzled money "$3,338,899" pretending as former RDA Mayor Kris Valstad by David Biggs filed by City RDA and its Successor Agency.

Orbison request the concealed embezzlement money since the one IRS sent the debt "$1,125,567.98" based on the "known" embezzled fund "$3,338,899" is pending, per Public Records Acts, §6250, April 2019, per the State Finance Dept. Due Diligence Letter.. New damages to Refugio tennis courts due to faulty design and bidding practice ("$805,072, April 12, 2016 Minutes XII.2). Total damage/embezzled grants: $2,250,950 + $805,072 ( appr. "$3,388,899, Feb 27, 2018 Hercules City Council Agenda/Minutes.) --This money is subject to a new lawsuit, per IRS Demand for a Letter of Intent to file a lawsuit against  City of Hercules and City of Berkeley where the services were rendered and grants/matching grants were secured with Pil Orbison's business products without a contract. 


    Programs and locations: TBA
    1.  12-And-Under: $250 for 3-month     
    drop-In $20. (Sat 10-11:30 AM , Group/10-12.
​​    2.  Juniors, 18 and Under: school season,      
        summer camp, $250, for  3 Months. 
​       Drop-In: $20, Sat 12-2-Group of 10-12    
   3.  Special Needs Students: Nonprofit-  
        sponsored.  (During the School    

  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 

Victor Kodjo Tetteh, Board/TAX Advisory, 

Avid Tennis Player.

Avocation: Finance Director,Laurence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley.

       Paul Ferro, Vice      


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.

Hercules City and safety of the public and environmental issues observed since 2012, and my business license and products in the proposals are taken and misappropriated.

IRS demanded to submit the letter of intent to file a lawsuit to satisfy the Lien and more liens on the Tax Returns Form 990.  Claims are filed on February 23, 2021 and IRS LIEN $1,125,567 FILED AT THE ALAMEDA RECORDER'S OFFICE AS OF DECEMBER 30, 2019.  

                   Pil Lee Orbison

President/Founder/CEOGrant Writer


  • US Tennis Association (1995-), both individual and organizational memberships/USTA
  • Parks and Recreation Category. 
  • former Tennis Captain, 2005 & 2007
  • BAHA (Berkeley  Architectural Heritage Association)
  • Classical musician (singer, cello/piano player)
  • yacht skipper and golfer

Real Estate Developer/Equity Builder and was  recognized by the National Register's

Who's Who and Marquis Who's Who in the category of Real Estate Development and Interior Designing. (Credit/site architect:  Michael Moyer, AIA, Mill Valley)

  • UC Berkeley, Alum-Music Major,       

          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.

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."  And its Certificate of Status issued by Secretary of State is in good standing as of October 2020.


      We appreciate any and all donations, 
      and they are tax deductible defined 
      by the IRS under the Section 501( c )3.*

I.  Personal Check, payable to: 

     Bay Area Diversified Tennis Foundation  

     and mail to: 

     a.  (for City of Hercules project);

           1511 Sycamore Ave, Ste #M325

           Hercules, Ca  94547

       b.  (Berkeley Rose Garden Project): 

             1791 Solano Ave, #D06, Berkeley,

             Ca  94707

II.   Pay Pal or credit card transaction by    

     clicking on the "Donate"  link above. *b

          *b Donor's and Member's Privacy Policy      

               apply.--See below. 

     Bay Area Diversified Tennis Foundation, dba, Bay Area Diversified Tennis Foundation, c. July 18, 2013, was amended from the previous business entity Hercules Parks-N-Community Tennis Foundation, dba, Hercules Community Tennis Foundation, and filed under the same TAX ID and Exemption Codes assigned by IRS.
     All documents and logos and trademarks pertaining to these business entities are protected by copyright law and recorded at the Library of Congress.
Our Mission:  Nonprofit public benefit corporation under Section 501( c )3 to improve commercial and government facilities safe and self-sustainable and to raise funds with contracts and matching grants, but not limited to the tennis courts in the City of Hercules.  
This corporation is authorized to exercise all rights, authorities, privileges in the State of California and has a good standing status as of October  11, 2020, per the Secretary of State.   
    Copyright © 2013-2021,
    Pil Lee Orbison.  All Rights Reserved.  

​​​​​​​​​​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    

               Development and

               Community Tennis.

Project: Rose Garden and Tennis    

              Courts, 1200 Euclid Ave,

              City of Berkeley.

Please feel free to contact us at 510.981-9428, or                       

  • OrbisonTennisFoundation@gmail.com
  • Info@BayAreaDiversifiedTennisFoundation.org
  • PaulFerro@BayAreaDiversifiedTennisFoundation.Org
  • MartynCollins@BayAreaDiversifiedTennisFoundation.org