Posted inObituaries

Joyce Ardell Jackson: A fighter for disability rights

Joyce Ardell Jackson, who died on Dec. 29. 2013. Joyce Ardell Jackson departed this life on Sunday, December 29, 2013, in San Pedro, California, following a decades-long struggle with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. Born June 2, 1947, in Berkeley, California, Joyce was a spirited youngster, adventurous and friendly. At the age of 12, she contracted arthritis, a defining […]

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Accessible beds help Kenney Cottage gardens thrive

Dorris Bridgewater picks some collard greens from her raised gardening bed By Robert Mills Ripe berries and peapods thrive at Berkeley’s Friends of Kenney Cottage Community Garden. The nearly three-year-old communal farming project is booked solid with plot holders in the middle of west Berkeley’s industrial district. Two beds at the front of the garden particularly […]