Sylvia McLaughlin, an environmental trailblazer and longtime leader of the Bay Area's environmental community who co-founded Save the Bay and served on the boards of the National Audubon Society, East Bay Conservation Corps, Save the Redwoods League, Citizens for East Shore Parks, Trust for Public Land, and Greenbelt Alliance, died Tuesday at her Berkeley home. She was 99. "Words are hardly adequate to convey [McLaughlin's] profound influence on protecting the environment, restraining runaway development around the bay, and providing a powerful role model for those whose power is based not on wealth or inside political connections but on determination and a just cause," said Berkeley Mayor Tom Bates in a statement.
A quadriplegic senior hospitalized for over a year who faces eviction from his apartment will be allowed to continue to live there, pending the completion of "minimal" paperwork, says a city councilman who interceded on the tenant's behalf. Councilman Kriss Worthington said Monday that the CEO of The Jon Stewart Company, which manages the government-subsidized William Byron Rumford Sr. Plaza residential complex in South Berkeley, where Pachovas has lived since 2000, has agreed to drop eviction proceedings.
Kriss Worthington announced recently in an e-mail to the community that ,"Item 35 to adopt a resolution declaring a homeless crisis was unanimously approved by the City Council." "This simple common sense measure was only delayed twice from 5 and Jan 12 before last night's successful adoption."
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