In 1973 in Illinois Lashof became the first woman to head any state department of health. She moved to Berkeley in 1981.
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Remembering Gloria King, foundation director committed to civil rights￼￼
A keen researcher who greeted the world with a wide-open smile, King was active at the Berkeley Senior Center and enjoyed visiting with neighbors on her frequent dog walks through the streets of North Berkeley.
Here’s what Berkeley voters need to know about the June 7 primary election
What’s on the primary ballot, how to register and vote, info on candidates for local offices and much more.
Remembering Teo Surasky, funny, compassionate teen who passed away a month after graduating Berkeley High
As a newborn baby, he starred in ‘Teaching Teo,’ a mockumentary about ‘politically correct child rearing, Berkeley-lesbian style.’ He grew into a man who was a light in everyone’s life.
Hourglass Room owner went postal before returning to her true calling
Heather Hauri’s pandemic career shift helped her stay sane and employed.
Remembering Judy Holland, Berkeley Rep development director who lived in a ‘castle of love’
Holland also worked as a substitute teacher at Berkeley public schools and was renowned for her vivacious spirit and sense of humor.
Remembering Mickey Tenenbaum, realtor and activist who once ran his cat for mayor as a political statement
A conscientious objector during the Vietnam War, he was active in Berkeley Citizens Action and served on the city’s Solid Waste Commission.
Where to find fantastic Thanksgiving pies in the East Bay
Supplies are limited, so you’ll want to move fast to get a slice.
First Person: Ode to the last tall tree in our Berkeley neighborhood
The 100-foot-high Monterey pine stood in her Central Berkeley neighborhood — until it was taken down.
Remembering Michael Kevin Tandy, deputy district attorney, auto mechanic, inventor of silly songs
Michael Kevin Tandy, 78, worked as a deputy district attorney for Alameda County before changing careers and opening a car repair business — Michael’s Shop.
Remembering Travis Dustin Fretter, winemaker, teacher, welcoming Berkeleyan
Travis Dustin Fretter played piano and guitar and sang songs in many languages.
Remembering Regina Minudri, former director of Berkeley Public Library
She started the Tool Lending Library, an adult literacy program and was the first library director in California to turn to voters to secure library tax funding.