She was born a coal miner’s daughter and went on to achieve global impact as a physician activist. Coady was 80.
It used to be that those who were homeless in Berkeley had to navigate a complex tangle of services to try to find help. In January, the city launched what it hopes will be a coordinated, collaborative system designed to provide permanent housing to those who need it most and collect data to create a better overall picture of who is seeking aid in the city.
Options Recovery Services is set to expand to Berkeley’s Old City Hall annex space this month. The drug and alcohol treatment program is currently located on Center Street, and will retain that space while moving mostly administrative offices into the building at 1835 Allston Way.
Update, Jan. 17: Berkeley’s Fair Campaign Practices Commission voted Thursday night to increase the fine for “Yes on S” campaign violations to $3,750, according to the East Bay Express. The campaign had failed to list the individual names of canvassers hired on election day 2012, made cash payments to them that should have been paid by check or card, and did not properly categorize or disclose two of its non-monetary contributions. After two votes failed, one to increase the fine amount and one to leave it at $2,750 — which had previously been set through an agreement between the city and “Yes on S” — the “Yes on S” campaign attorney agreed to raise the fine to $3,750.
On Sunday morning at 6 a.m., Bobby Miller will get on his bike in front of the Veteran’s Memorial Building on Center Street, and set off on a ride. He’ll head first to the Carquinez Bridge, then to Napa, before turning to Lake Berryessa and ending up in Davis. On Monday, he’ll retrace his route back to Berkeley, for a total of 216 miles in two days.