Kudos: Mick Laugs

Occupation Improv teacher

Home Sausalito

Achievement The leader of an improvisaton class at San Francisco’s Jewish Home inspires elderly residents who attend the bi-weekly “Esther Weintraub Comedy Clinic” (named for a late resident). Through creating spontaneous stories and songs, they find new ways to connect.

Batteries are powering defection from the electric grid

“Minimizing my impact on the planet is something I’ve been working on since I was, like, 13 years old.”

More safe sites for people living in vehicles proposed

“This is not a new model; this is something that’s been utilized around the country.”