Director Liam Garland had led the Public Works Department, which handles everything from street paving to city facilities, since 2020.
A running list of new restaurants opening in Berkeley, Oakland and beyond.
Other events include a book talk with conservation photographer Dave Showalter ane a discussion with Pulitzer Prize winning composer-artist Raven Chacon.
Saltzman has shaped efforts to build housing on BART property over her three terms, including at the North Berkeley station.
A teacher and counselor of the deaf and a leader of the Berkeley-based advocacy group Through the Looking Glass, Preston was also an antiquer, an editor of a pottery magazine and a plant photographer with an easy laugh and a quick wit.