June 6, 2007

History Walk Marks Historic San Leandro Sites

At a dedication at Casa Peralta on June 2, 2007, Library-Historical Commissioner Frederick A. Reicker, Mayor Tony Santos, and City Manager John Jermanis dedicated the recently completed History Walk (West Estudillo Pedestrian Improvement Project and San Leandro History Walk). The History Walk includes a designated path and street improvements from the San Leandro BART Station to downtown San Leandro via West Estudillo Avenue. The History Walk also includes signs at 12 historic sites around the downtown area and four other signs that discuss the Ohlone people, Spanish ranchos, agriculture, industry, transportation, and Cherry Festivals.

Mayor Tony Santos Finishes His Remarks
Mayor Tony Santos completes his remarks at the dedication.

Guests at the dedication included Councilmembers Diana Souza, Joyce Starosciak, Michael Gregory and Jim Prola, former Mayor Shelia Young, former City Councilmember Bill Jardin, State Senator Ellen Corbett, San Leandro Chamber CEO Diana Gentry, City Commissioners Charlie Gilcrest, Dale Reed, Donna Reed, Shirley McManus, AC Transit Directors Elsa Ortiz and Rocky Fernandez, Jo Cazenave from Representative Pete Stark's office, and San Leandro School Board Trustees Linda Perry, Stephen Cassidy and Mike Katz-Lacabe.

Guests were entertained by the St. Felicitas School Children's Choir performing San Leandro is Where the Heart is (San Leandro's Centennial Song) and Consider Yourself from the musical Oliver.

Posted by Mike Katz-Lacabe at June 6, 2007 12:04 AM | TrackBack


We'd love to have your e-mail contact info for our site (since your blog is included in our system). Please drop me a line: chrysanthe@outside.in.



Posted by: Chrysanthe at June 7, 2007 1:44 PM

Hi! The other day I went to downtown San Leandro and delighted in the new walking tour. I'm trying to find out where I can get a list of the sites so that I can do the whole thing in one go, rather than piecemeal.

I run a site about historical markers and historic landmarks and not only would I like to include the tour, I'd like to do it myself and write an article for my blog.

Posted by: Linda at August 14, 2007 6:37 PM
Post a comment

Remember personal info?