Newspaper advertisements and public notices offer lots of amusing content. This from the Berkeley Daily Planet earlier this week. Someone is seeking volunteers to help newts cross the road. The advertisement read: “Every year newts migrate across Hillside Drive to reach their breeding pools in Castro Creek. Volunteers prevent many of these creatures from being crushed by cars. We need volunteers every evening during January and February. The newts are most active on rainy nights.” Lucky newts, given the rain predicted for the next 4 days.