Floyd Salas served as PEN Oakland’s president and famously confronted Saul Bellow at a reading at SF State.
Paula Anne Conant, 83, was active in the gay and lesbian rights movement, traveled widely and loved dogs.
Dr. John S. Lowitz, who became Kaiser Permanente’s assistant chief of psychiatry in San Francisco, is believed to be the first person to put chalkboards in hospital waiting rooms for children to draw on.
During a 35-year career in psychiatry, Dr. Geoffrey E. Linburn treated private patients and also worked in institutional and community settings.
During his almost four decades as a UC Berkeley astronomer, Ivan Robert King’s walk to Campbell Hall was a daily ritual.
Tim Gordon guided generations of Tilden’s Junior Rangers and Ranger Rovers through the wilds of the forest.
Marilyn Golden, a key figure in the drafting and passage of the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act, died at her home in Berkeley on Sept. 21.
John Walter Finkbeiner lent his distinctive voice to ensembles from raw garage rock to meticulous chamber music.
During Freedman’s Knesset tenure, which lasted until 1977, she advocated for women’s issues, feminist reform and rights of Arab citizens of Israel.
Cantor Richard Kaplan will be remembered for his “wonderful, throaty voice that was so tantalizing”
Ashley Jenkins formed and coached her own cheer team, the Eboni Stallions. She honed her skills early by teaching cheers to John Muir Elementary School classmates at recess.
Frank Daar was a leader in the formation of the “April Coalition,” which made national news in 1971 by electing Loni Hancock, Ira Simmons and D’Army Bailey to the Berkeley City Council.