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. .January 2019: The University destroys over 70% of the trees, mostly completely healthy trees, at the top of People’s Park, for a variety of bogus reasons. (My favorite “reason” was: “The trees were blocking out light.” Yes. That’s what trees DO. They supply shade.) February 2009: Ace Backwords spends the entire year as mostly a completely law-abiding citizen. . . Well, two out of three. April 2019: Against all odds, People’s Park celebrated it’s 50th birthday. And, among other things, Berkeley legend Country Joe McDonald reprised his “Fish Cheer” one last time. “GIMME AN F!!! . . . . .” . April 2019: The feral cats spent the entire year mostly slacking off. As usual. .May 2019: One of the great highlights in the world of publishing in year 2019, was the publication of THE BOOK OF WEIRDO by Jon. B Cooke. .June 2019: Artist R. Crumb is immortalized on the garbage cans of Berkeley. .July 2019: The Golden State Warriors basketball dynasty comes to a sudden end. .August 2019: The Heterosexual Pride Parade draws a small, but raging, group of proud heteros. .In a related aside, a trans woman, an asian, and a latino stage a three-person parade and march down Telegraph Avenue in Berkeley in support of President Trump. .September 2019: One of Micro Scaredy’s litter of kittens finally makes it’s way to my campsite — Nano Scaredy — the fourth cat in the “Scaredy” lineage. But alas, Nano Scaredy disappears a couple of weeks later. .September 2019: Ace Backwords fulfills a life-long dream by finally becoming a trading card. Suitable for trading (two Ace Backwords and a Peter Bagge will get you a ’67 Mickey Mantle). .October 2019: The “Blacks for Trump” movement fails to gain much traction. .November 2019: Over a thousand angry — but mostly peaceful — protesters show up on the Berkeley campus to protest Ann Coulter’s speech on immigration. .In a related aside, Ann Coulter dubs me her “Berkeley Man About Town” and tweets out two of my photos to her millions of Twitter followers. .December 2019: Ace Backwords does his part to unify the Bay Area community!! .December 2019: More than a few people breathed a sigh of relief as Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg made it through another year. . .