Berkeley resident Belle Owens celebrates her 106th birthday

It was in the small, quaint town of Carthage, Texas on April 26th, 1908 when Owens began her extraordinary life. Despite likely being the oldest living person in Alameda County, Owens is as feisty and talkative as she always was, with a sharp memory to aid her conversation.
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Mayor Bates delivers State of the City address

In his state of the city address Wednesday, Berkeley Mayor Tom Bates officially announced a new college pathway program for the city’s disadvantaged youth, and also outlined several economic and environmental initiatives to better the city.
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