Thursday July 26, 2001

Dead woman found found floating near Marina 


The East Bay Regional Park Police found a dead woman floating in the bay near the Berkeley Marina just after midnight Wednesday.  

The body was taken to the Alameda County Coroners Office. 

Sheriff officials said the woman has not been identified and that the body is in such an advanced stage of decomposition that it will be impossible to determine the cause of death or the age of the woman until results of the autopsy are finalized, which was anticipated to be sometime Thursday morning. 


Wilderness speaker  

at Commons Club 


The Berkeley City Commons Club recently had Ed Fox, regional development director for the Wilderness Society, as the speaker at their weekly luncheon.  

Fox mentioned four areas being given priority right now: The California Desert Protection Act (involving one million acres); 700,000 acres of the Inyo forests of the Eastern Sierra; the Yosemite Area Rapid Transit System, designed to reduce pollution of the valley floor; and the “Range of Light” project, which provides a foundation for future planning of management for the governments of the Sierra Nevada regions.  

The Berkeley City Commons Club meets every Friday for a luncheon buffet at 2315 Durant Ave. For more information and reservations call 848-3533.