The memorial was created by members of the community for a man few, if any, knew personally — although the Berkeley native was much loved by those who did know him.
Bette Kroening often said social work prepared her well for running a restaurant because she cared as much about community as cooking and was passionately committed to social justice in business.
Ralph Wentworth, who died on Dec. 18, 2016, was a much-loved member of his community and a supporter of causes he and his wife, Karen Klitz, believed in.
"Berkeley has lost one of its sweetest old characters."
Dash Butler oversaw several important initiatives during his time at the Berkeley Police Department.
Art Rosenfeld's ideas about energy efficiency are one reason California's energy consumption has stayed relatively flat.
Val and Roger were true Renaissance people, successfully tackling projects from many disciplines and creating wondrous collaborations with dozens of people.
A man who has not been identified was found dead outside in the popular Gourmet Ghetto neighborhood Sunday. It may be the latest in a series of troubling deaths on Berkeley streets.
Laura Jadwin was an accomplished landscaper but could not escape the clutches of alcoholism, her sister says.
Loren Dean Linnard, who died Dec. 4, 2016, taught us to follow our passions, work hard and show up on time, to stop at every lemonade stand, to listen, and to always make decisions based on what will make your life and the lives of others simpler and better.
By Sarah Hotchkiss / KQED
Jonathan Bernbaum died tragically and much too soon in the Oakland Ghost Ship fire at the age of 34. At the time of his death, Jonathan was a world-renowned visual projection artist in the world of electronic dance music.
Heidi Asako Boley passed away on Nov. 4 2016. She was 69 years old.