Patrick Kennedy gave a tribute to Betty Olds at her retirement party eight years ago. Olds died on July 16, but, Kennedy says, what he said applies as much today as it did then.
Betty Olds was known for her humor, her independence and her "Bettyisms,' which reflected her Midwestern roots.
We are former and current Berkeley elected officials who are united in our support for Laurie Capitelli as our next mayor. With our direct firsthand experience, we all deeply appreciate Laurie’s love for Berkeley, his trustworthiness, good humor, compassion, decency and intelligence. We urge you to vote for Laurie as your first choice.
Former long-serving city councilwoman Betty Olds cut the ribbon on Saturday to open a newly completed path in the Berkeley Hills that has been named after her.