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Quarterly Newsletter

The Quarterly, a newsletter sent free to ACHS members, is published four times a year. Following is a list of back issues of the Quarterly. Copies, where available, may be purchased using this Publications Order Form.

April 2015, Vol. XLI, No. 2
Featured Article:
Panama Pacific International Exposition: the East Bay's role - A presentation by Berkeley Historical Society's Steve Finacom.
Featured Article #2:
Foulkes, Dickey also designed PPIE buildings by Dennis Evanosky. Key Route Inn, Claremont Hotel architects designed three buildings for PPIE.
Also: Pan Am Clippers: Those magnificent flying machines by D.E. Alameda Airport was home to three "Clippers". Pan Am's Clippers on the Bay by D.E. Unique flying machines had two ports of call on San Francisco Bay. Berkeley played important role in National Park System - Centennial of conference held in Berkeley that led to Creation of the NPS in 1916.

January 2015, Vol. XLI, No. 1
Featured Article:
Hayward Area History Museum an Open Book by Dennis Evanosky. Hayward Museum recounts chapters in history of Castro land grant.
Featured Article #2:
Pass the salt, please by D.E. Harvesting salt in Alameda County on San Francisco Bay.
Also: East Bay Shoreline Once Bustled with Landings by D.E. Entrepreneurs used their boats to move goods to San Francisco markets. Trembler Disrupted East Bay Railroad, Industry by D.E. The 1868 earthquake on the Hayward Fault wreaked havoc. "Spreading Their Wings" - Camron-Stanford House hosts exhibit on Victorian Women of the Ebell Society.

October 2014, Vol. XL, No. 4
Featured Article:
Celebrating Oakland's City Hall by Dennis Evanosky. City restored landmark Beaux Arts building after Loma Prieta Earthquake.
Featured Article #2:
Oakland's Other City Halls by D.E. City conducted its business in four other buildings before moving into present-day City Hall.
Also: Retrofitting, Restoring Oakland's City Hall by Annalee Allen. Architects, engineers, historians, teamed up to repair earthquake damage. Railroad sunk first "classic" ferry in San Leandro Bay by D.E. Boat lies in the deep right next to its creator's back yard. Meet the McConaghys and "Voices from the past" - The Hayward Historical Society presents house tours and family information.

July 2014, Vol. XL, No. 3
Featured Article:
At home with the Shinns by Dennis Evanosky. Family pioneered Alameda County fruit industry.
Featured Article #2:
The "Iron Horse" arrives at the Shinn's doorstep by D.E. The residents of quiet Vallejo Mills witnessed a revolution. Book Review by Ernest Chann: His Honor, The Buckaroo, The Autobiography of John L. Davie, Mayor Emeritus of Oakland.
Also: Oakland Municipal Band wraps up its 2014 season by D.E. This year's final concert coming in August. Pass the water, please by D.E. San Francisco once drank Alameda Creek water.

April 2014, Vol. XL, No. 2
Featured Article:
Changing the face of sports by Dennis Evanosky. Book shows how Oakland transformed the art of playing ball (and more).
Featured Article #2:
Hall of Famer took the field at St. Mary's in Oakland by D.E. Harry Hopper played ball on the "Old Brickpile" campus.
Also: Remembering "Loosh" Bateman by D.E. African-American coach took young men under his wing. Gold rush fever brought baseball to California by D.E. The game's inventor may have introduced the sport to California. At home at "The Grove" by D.E. Dutch importer James De Fremery and his family called Oakland home. Ravenswood: At home with "Blind Boss" Buckley by D.E. San Francisco political boss used his Livermore estate as a retreat.

January 2014, Vol. XL, No. 1
Featured Article:
Country Club in Oakland Hills celebrates 100 years by Dennis Evanosky. Sequoyah C.C. has ties to PGA, Ben Hogan, Oakland Raiders.
Featured Article #2:
Remembering Sidney Chown - horseman, grocer, trailblazer by Amelia Sue Marshall. A man who left his indelible mark in the Oakland hills.
Also: Down on his luck by D.E. How Ben Hogan kept his game going at Sequoyah. Meyers House Museum now open two Saturdays a month by Judith Lynch. Alameda house museum now open second, fourth Saturday.

October 2013, Vol. XXXIX, No. 4
Featured Article:
Hotel Oakland welcomed Lincoln Highway travelers by Dennis Evanosky. Caravansary was the place to stay for weary travelers.
Featured Article #2:
Hotel served a civic duty by D.E. Bankers, retailers teamed up to give Oakland a first-class hostelry.
Also: The mayor who built Oakland by D.E. Mayor Frank Mott gave Oakland much of the character it retains today. The call to accommodate by D.E. The Grand Central and Tubbs hotels answered the demand for accommodations in the 1870's. Discovering Trappers Oil by D.E.Advertisement seen on the horse car line to the Tubbs Hotel touts popular patent medicine.

July 2013, Vol. XXXIX, No. 3
Featured Article:
William Meek expresses wealth, success with villa by Dennis Evanosky. Home remains a center piece to the Meek Estate Park.
Featured Article #2:
Happy 100th, Lincoln Highway by D.E. Celebrated coast-to-coast byway traversed Alameda County.
Also: There's music in the air by D.E. Information on the Oakland Municipal Band concerts at the Edoff Memorial Band Stand.

April 2013, Vol. XXXIX, No. 2
Featured Article:
Enjoy an up-close look at Native American life by Dennis Evanosky. ACHS visits home to Tuibun Ohlone tribe.
Featured Article #2:
Civil War comes to Alameda by D.E. The Second Brigade of California's First Infantry Battalion drilled at Camp Allen.
Also: SF&A: The birth of a railroad by Eric J. Kos. Today's "Island City" was the birthplace of an important railroad. The Mormon legacy in Washington Township, Part Two, by D.E. John Horner moved to Washington Township in 1847. Traveling a historic route by D.E. Mission Pass provided John Horner with a head start to the gold fields.

January 2013, Vol. XXXIX, No. 1
Featured Article:
Oakland has always hosted a thriving equestrian community by Amelia Marshall. Horses played an important role in city's history.
Featured Article #2:
At home with the Meyers Courtesy of the Alameda Museum. Renowned architect's Alameda dwelling now a museum.
Also: California Historical Society focuses on "Poet of the Sierras" by Dennis Evanosky. Joaquin Miller the subject of CHS's latest quarterly. Oakland's forlorn masterpiece by John Turtle. Now is the time to bring Oakland's Auditorium back to life. Vanished: The legacy of a successful Forty-Niner by D.E. A.K.P. Harmon built a palatial estate on Lake Merritt and Cal's first gymnasium. Brooklyn Saints put down roots along Alameda Creek, Part One, by D.E. John M. Horner and his wife, sailed as part of a Mormon vanguard.

October 2012, Vol. XXXVIII, No. 4
Featured Article:
Masterpiece graces Tilden Park by Dennis Evanosky. Herschell-Spillman "Menagerie Carousel" brings joy to young and old alike. Featured Article #2 The lost airports of Alameda by D.E. The Island City was home to five airfields before the Navy arrived.
Also: Talk recalls the first "Great San Francisco Earthquake". Richard Schwartz remembers the tremblor that struck the morning of Oct. 2, 1868. The "Great Quake": the Epicenter by D.E. William Hayward's town took the brunt of the 1868 earthquake. The watch that saved a life by D.E. David Broderick survived a duel in Oakland in 1852; he wouldn't be so lucky in 1859.

June 2012, Vol. XXXVIII, No. 3
Featured Article:
A romance in writing: Enoch and Mary Pardee's correspondence by Dennis Evanosky. Excerpts from the young couple's letters.
Featured Article #2:
USS Hornet's identity crisis by Eric J. Kos. Carrier at Alameda Point has had seven other lives.
Also: Take a hike through history. Bucolic path above Oakland's Montclair Village traces the route of the Sacramento Northern Railroad.

April 2012, Vol. XXXVIII, No. 2
Featured Article:
The "Maker of San Francisco" called the Camron-Stanford House home, by Dennis Evanosky. "Steam Paddy" Hewes lived on Lake Merritt's shore.
Featured Article #2:
Showdown at "Devil's Elbow" by Dennis Evanosky. Alvarado and New Haven vie to claim the County Seat.
Also: When a pair of towers "raced for the sky" in Oakland by D.E. In 1922 the Oakland Bank of Savings and the Oakland Tribune began construction. Park Street Fire postscript by D.E. Photograph on Churchward pub's wall reveals extent of damage.
County's namesake served her country well by D.E. Tank Landing ship USS Alameda County (LST-32) earned a pair of battle stars.

January 2012, Vol. XXXVIII, No. 1
Featured Article:
Encinal Yacht Club's early days, by Dennis Evanosky. The beginnings of Alameda's foremost Yacht Club.
Featured Article #2:
Yankees strike gold in the Middle Redwoods, by Dennis Evanosky. Part 3 of a three-part series.
Also: The truth behind the Claremont Hotel legend; The concluding chapter in the life of Adrian John Ebell.

October 2011, Vol. XXXVII, No. 4
Featured Article:
The men behind the Claremont, by Dennis Evanosky. The history and legend of Oakland's Claremont Hotel.
Featured Article #2:
'The Great Park Street Fire' wreaked havoc in Alameda, by Dennis Evanosky.
Also: Oakland's Suffrage Parade; Part 2 of Yankee exploitation of the East Bay's Redwood forests.

June 2011, Vol. XXXVII, No. 3
Featured Article:
Cohen-Bray House, by Dennis Evanosky. The story of a Fruitvale wedding gift par excellence.
Featured Article #2:
Redwoods clothe the hills, by Dennis Evanosky. Part 1 of a three-part history.
Also: Secrets tucked away in early Fruitvale survey; McElroy fountain turns 100.

April 2011, Vol. XXXVII, No. 2
Featured Article:
The jewel on Telegraph Avenue, by Dennis Evanosky. A history of the Fox Oakland theater.
Featured Article #2: Part 2 of The extraordinary life of Adrian John Ebell, by Dennis Evanosky.
Book Review: The Theatres of Oakland, by Jack Tillmany and Jennifer Dowling. (Arcadia Books)
Also: The South Pacific Coast Railroad comes to town; A tranquil piece of history - Dry Creek Cottage in Fremont.

January 2011, Vol. XXXVII, No. 1
Featured Article
:
The Heart of Oakland's Parks, by Dennis Evanosky. The story of the Lakeside Park Garden Center.
Featured Article #2:
The Story of Alameda's Bay Farm Island, by Dennis Evanosky.
Also: The rich and varied life of Adrian John Ebell.

October 2010, Vol. XXXVI, No. 4
Featured Article:

Spend an Evening at the Oakland Aviation Museum, by B. Scott Buckingham. An introduction to Oakland's aviation history, and information about the Oakland Aviation Museum at North Field.
Also: Morcom Rose Garden: Oakland's Glorious Treasure; The tale of a happy accident − a story of artist Joseph Lee; and Property deeds uncover Luelling-Fruitvale connection.

June 2010, Vol. XXXVI, No. 3
Featured Article:

Where Europeans First Settled in the East Bay, by Dennis Evanosky. The story of the Peralta's, their homes, and how they came to the east side of San Francisco Bay.
Featured Article #2:
A.A. Cohen Brought the Railroad to Alameda, by Dennis Evanosky.
Also: the story of the town of Woodstock; and a brief history of Albany.

April 2010, Vol. XXXVI, No. 2
Feature Article:
An Estate in the Country, by Dennis Evanosky. A history of Alexander and Josephine Dunsmuir's life and love and their East Oakland estate.
Also: Peralta homes in Oakland and San Jose; Mt. View Cemetery and the Civil War.
Book Review by Harlan Kessell:
Jews of Oakland & Berkeley, by Frederick Isaac, from Arcadia Publishing.
Book Review #2 by Harlan Kessell:
Cosmopolitans: A Social and Cultural History of the Jews of the San Francisco Bay Area, by Frederick Isaac, from from UC Press.

February 2010, Vol. XXXVI, No. 1
Feature Article:
Stately, Refined: Bellevue, by Dennis Evanosky. The story of Oakland's Bellevue Club, formerly the Women's Athletic Club of Alameda County, that has graced the shore of Lake Merritt since 1929.
Also: USS Patomac, President Franklin D. Roosevelt's yacht now berthed at Oakland's Jack London Square; The formation of Alameda County.
Book Review by Harlan Kessell:
Berkeley 1900: Daily Life at the Turn of the Century, by Richard Schwartz.

October 2009, Vol. XXXV, No. 4
Feature Article:
At Home with the Pardees, by Dennis Evanosky. The story of Enock Pardee and his Oakland home.
Feature Article #2:
Vanished: Don Jose de Jesus Vallejo's Flour Mill at Mission San Jose, by Dennis Evanosky.
Also: Information on the new interpretive panels at Lake Chabot; a history of Alameda County's townships; and "Portals to the Past: Fremont's Mission San Jose."

July 2009, Vol. XXXV, No. 3
Feature Article:
Ardenwood: At Home with the Pattersons, by Dennis Evanosky. A history of George Patterson and the creation of Ardenwood Farm in Newark.
Also: The story of California's first transcontinental railroad wreck (at Simson's Switch in Melrose); Information on Oakland's Peralta Hacienda Historical Park; and "Ours to Keep: 75 Years in the Regional Parks."
Book Review by Harlan Kessel:
Castro Valley and San Lorenzo, two new books in Arcadia's "Images Of America" series.

April 2009, Vol. XXXV, No. 2
Feature Article:
Samuel Merritt's Jewel, by Dennis Evanosky. The story of the creation of Oakland's Lake Merritt.
Feature Article #2:
The Man Behind the Lake, by Annalee Allen. A biography of Dr. Samuel Merritt.
Also: Celebrating the "Golden Spike;" A look at the Oakland Lawn Bowling Club.
Book Review by Dennis Evanosky:
San Leandro, the latest Arcadia publication, by Cynthia Vrilakas Simons.

January 2009, Vol. XXXV, No. 1
Feature Article:
A Visit to Oakland's First Suburb, by Dennis Evanosky. A look at some families whose homes made up Oakland's first suburb, including the Pardee home on 11th Street, the now-vanished Sather home on 12th Street, and the Remillard, Ginn, Thornton and Higgins homes on 13th Street which make up the heart of today's Preservation Park.
Feature Article #2:
Slave, Soldier, Preacher, Father, by Dennis Evanosky. An introduction to Civil War veteran Pastor Obediah Summers, a prominent member of Oakland's 19th-century African-American community.
Book Review (part II) by Harlan Kessel:
The Pullman Porters and West Oakland, a new Arcadia publication by Thomas and Wilma Tramble.

October 2008, Vol. XXXIV, No. 4
Feature Article:
The Day the Earth Shook, by Dennis Evanosky. A look back at the October 21, 1868 earthquake on the Hayward Fault. This year marks the temblor's 140th anniversary.
Feature Article #2:
Remembering Captain Jack, by Annalee Allen. Remembering famed Texas Ranger, San Francisco's first sheriff, and Oaklander Jack Hays on the 125th anniversary of his death.
Featured City:
San Leandro. Information about San Leandro library's history room, the Casa Peralta, and the San Leandro History Museum.
Book Reviews by Harlan Kessel:
Oakland's Equestrian Heritage, by Amelia Sue Marshall and Terry L. Tobey.
The Pullman Porters and West Oakland, by Thomas and Wilma Tramble.

July 2008, Vol. XXXIV, No. 3
Feature Article:
The Origins of Livermore Valley Viticulture, by Garrett B. Drummond. A history of the vintagers and vintners of Alameda County.
Book Reviews by Harlan Kessel:
Black Artists in Oakland, by Jerry Thompson and Duane Deterville.
The Pullman Porters and West Oakland, by Thomas and Wilma Tramble.
Special Feature:
We remember long-time Quarterly editor, Kenneth Pettit.

April 2008, Vol. XXXIV, No. 2
Feature Article:
Auto Racing History in San Leandro, by Tom Motter. A history of the land and the Oakland Speedway at E.14th Street and Hesperian Blvd. from 1880 to 1954.
Book Reviews by Harlan Kessel:
Berkeley: A City in History, by Charles Wollenberg.
Eccentrics, Heroes, and Cutthroats of Old Berkeley, by Richard Schwartz.

January 2008, Vol. XXXIV, No. 1
Feature Article:
The Railroads Through Irvington, by Wes Hammond. A personal story recounting the arrival and expansion of the railroads to and through this transportation hub from 1886 to 1945.
Second Article:
A Southern Alameda County Halloween -- 2007, by Al Minard.
Book Reviews by Harlan Kessel:
Pleasanton, by Mary-Jo Wainwright and the Museum on Main.
Cottages & Castles: The Centennial Houses of the City of Piedmont, by Ann Swift.

October 2007, Vol. XXXIII, No. 4
Feature Article:
Brookhurst: The Perry Legacy of Hospitality, by Christopher J. Renz. The story of Raymond and Winifred Perry, dredging and real estate entrepreneurs, who established their estate, "Brookhurst," in the Rockridge area of Oakland and devoted themselves to art, hospitality, and community until the untimely death of Winifred led to the sale of the estate and its transformation into the College of St. Albert the Great.
Book Review by Harlan Kessel:
Berkeley Rocks: Building With Nature, by Jonathan Chester and David Weinstein.

July 2007, Vol. XXXIII, No. 3
Feature Article:
Queen of the Hills: The Story of Piedmont. Originally published in 1954, Rosamond Craig Castle's centennial edition of the story of the city's founding is reviewed by Annalee Allen. Heretofore unpublished photos of early Piedmont, courtesy of collector Albert E. Norman, are included.
Second Article:
My Fourteen-Mile Hike, by Warren Howell. From the Willard Jr. High School Target, June 1925, Berkeley, California.


April 2007, Vol. XXXIII, No. 2
Feature Article:
The Changing World of Publishing Local History, by Harlan Kessel. A review of local histories, authors and publishers, past and present. Including the Oakland Tribune's 'Knave'; Beth Bagwell's Oakland: The Story of a City; Annalee Allen's Selections from The Oakland Tribune Archives; Woody Minor's The Architecture of Ratcliff; and James Benney's Native American Indian Sites in the East Bay Hills, A Guidebook.

January 2007, Vol. XXXIII, No. 1
Feature Article:
Joaquin Miller and his Influence on the Oakland Hills, from a Lecture by Rex Burress. An introduction to the life of the "Poet of the Sierras" and a history of the property that became Joaquin Miller Park.
Book Review by Harlan Kessel:
Temescal Legacies: Narratives of Change from a North Oakland Neighborhood, by Jeff Norman.

October 2006, Vol. XXXII, No. 4
Feature Article:
Dublin, California by Elizabeth Isles. The story of the people and events that shaped the early history of this crossroads community in Alameda County's Amadore Valley.
Book Review by Harlan Kessel:
California's Frontier Naturalists,by Richard Beidleman.

July 2006, vol. XXXII, No. 3
Feature Article:
Jack London's Boyhood in Livermore by Janet Newton, reprinted with permission of the Livermore Heritage Guild. Jack London's life in rural Alameda County from 1883 to 1886.

April 2006, Vol. XXXII, No. 2
Feature Article:
Albany: Cow Pastures to Condos, by Ruth and William F. Ganong. Traces the evolution of the City of Albany, including its early settlement and incorporation, public institutions, waterfront, race track and past and current development pressures.
Book Review by Harlan Kessel:
Earthquake Exodus, 1906: Berkeley Responds to the San Francisco Refugees, by Richard Schwartz.

January 2006, Vol. XXXII, No. 1
Feature Article:
Oakland's Second City, by Pamela Magnuson-Peddle. The growth of Fruitvale - its orchards, industry, commercial district, and annexation by Oakland.
Book Review by Harlan Kessel:
Arcadia Publishing Company's recent releases from its Postcard History Series: Oakland, by Annalee Allen, and Alameda, by Greta Dutcher and Stephen Rowland.

October 2005, VOL. XXXI, No. 4
Feature Article:
From History of Berkeley, by George A, Pettitt. ACHS reprises excerpts from Pettitt's 1976 ACHS keepsake booklet (out of print), on Berkeley's growth, including the competing needs of Ocean View and the university.
Book Review by Harlan Kessel:
Emeryville, by Donald Hausler, Nancy Smith, and Seth Lunine.

July 2005, Vol. XXXI, No. 3
Feature Article:
The Duarte Garage: Stop Along a Legendary Highway, by Ed Miller. A brief history of the Lincoln Highway and the evolution of the Duarte Garage in Livermore, from service station on America's first transcontinental highway to Livermore Heritage Guild museum.
Book Review by Harlan Kessel:
East Bay: Then and Now, by Dennis Evanosky and Eric J. Kos.

April 2005, Vol. XXXI, No. 2
Feature Article:
Oscar Starr, Engineer, by Al Minard. The role of Oscar Starr in the development and manufacture of the track layer machine ("caterpillar") built by rivals Benjamin Holt and Clarence Leo Best in Alameda County.
Book Review by Harlan Kessel:
Images of America: Oakland's Chinatown, by William Wong.

January 2005, Vol. XXXI, No. 1
Feature Article:
Julia Morgan, by Annalee Allen. A review of the life and works of celebrated architect Julia Morgan.
Book Review by Harlan Kessel:
American Babylon: Race and the Struggle for Postwar Oakland, by Robert O. Self.

October 2004, VOL. XXX, No. 4
Feature Article:
Emeryville: The Entertainment Center of the East Bay, by Donald Hausler. Emeryville's various forms of amusement, beginning in the 1870s.

July 2004, Vol. XXX, No. 3
Feature Article:
A History of San Leandro, by Cindy Simons.

April 2004, Vol. XXX, No. 2
Feature Article:
Early Black Immigration to Alameda County, by Donald Hausler.
Book Review by Harlan Kessel:
History of Holy Names College, by Ethel Mary Tinnemann, snjm.

January 2004, Vol. XXX, No. 1
Feature Article:
Recollections of Farm Life, by Joshua Fong, O.D. Memories of farm and family life in the Niles area from the 1920s to the 1940s.
Book Review by Harlan Kessel:
Oakland: A Photographic Journey, by Bill Caldwell. A "then and now" photo comparison of Oakland landmarks.

October 2003, Vol. XXIX, No. 4
Feature Article:
Documenting the Blasdel House, A Fremont Landmark, by Steve Head.

July 2003, Vol. XXIX, No. 3
Feature Article:
Smith and Carpentier at Odds, by Annalee Allen. An account of rivals H.C. Smith and H.W. Carpentier's behind the scenes maneuvering to establish the site of the Alameda County Seat.
Second Article: From A History of the City of Pleasanton, by Herbert L. Hagemann, Jr. Book Review by Harlan Kessel: Remembering My Life in Irvington, California and Other Memories, 1931 - 1943, by Wesley L. Hammond.

April 2003, Vol. XXIX, No. 2
Feature Article:
Swingtime in Oakland, by Wes Hammond. Remembering Oakland's ballrooms and dancers from the 'teens to the 1970s.
Book Review by Harlan Kessel:
Historic Spots in California, Fifth Edition 2002, Revised, by Douglas E. Kyle.

January 2003, Vol. XXIX, No. 1
Feature Article:
From The Charm of Old Livermore, by Janet Newton.
Book Review by Harlan Kessel:
Berkeley, A City in History, by Charles Wollenberg (an E-Book available at www.infopeople.org/bpl).

October 2002, Vol. XXVIII, No. 4
Feature Article:
Berkeley Public Library's Berkeley History Room, by Sayre Van Young.

Book Review by Harlan Kessel:
Celebrating Family Fun at the County Fair!: A Pictorial History Honoring 90 Years of the Alameda County Fair, 1912 - 2002, edited by Bob & Pat Lane.

July 2002, Vol. XXVIII, No. 3
Feature Article:
History of Fremont, California, by Philip Holmes.
Second Article:
The Shinn House, by Al Minard.

April 2002, Vol. XXVII, No. 2
Feature Article:
Oakland: The First 25 Years, by Beth Bagwell (reprinted from the Montclarion).

January 2002, Vol. XXVIII, No. 1
Feature Article:
Old Altamont Pass: Travel Memories by Wesley L. Hammond.

October 2001: VOL. XXVII, No. 4
Feature Article:
The 1906 Earthquake in OaklandÐThe Police Response, from Oakland Police Department History, Part II, 1900 - 1919, by Phil McArdle. Second Article:
Twenty Years Ago in the ACHS Quarterly, October 1981: A Trip to the John Muir House and Tracy Pumping Plant, by Frances Buxton.

July 2001, Vol. XXVII, No. 3
Feature Article:
Hayward: 125 Years of Progress by Richard Petersen.
Book Review by Harlan Kessel:
The Eagle Soars to Enlightenment: An Illustrated History of the California School for the Deaf, San Francisco, Berkeley, Fremont, by Kenneth Walters Norton.
Book Review by Harlan Kessel:
A Selective History of the Codornices-University Village, the City of Albany & Environs: With Special Attention Given to the Richmond Shipyard Railway and the Albany Hill and Shoreline, by Warren F. Lee and Catherine T. Lee.

April 2001, Vol. XXVII, No. 2
Feature Article:
President's Message from New ACHS President, by David Nicolai.
Book Review by Harlan Kessel:
The Spirit of Oakland: An Anthology, Abby Wasserman, Editor; Diane Curry, Photo Editor.
Book Review by Elise White:
The Peraltas and their Houses, by J.N. Bowman (reprinted by ACHS, with update).

January 2001, Vol. XXVII, No. 1
Feature Article:
The Antonio Maria Peralta House and Peralta Hacienda Historical Park, by Mary-Jo Wainwright.

October 2000, Vol. XXVI, No. 4
Feature Article:
San Lorenzo Theater, by Doris Marciel (with update).
Book Review by Harlan Kessel:
Pacific Gateway: An Illustrated History of the Port of Oakland, by Woodruff Minor.
Book Review by Harlan Kessel:
Berkeley 1900: Daily Life at the Turn of the Century, by Richard Schwartz.

July 2000, Vol. XXVI, No. 3
Feature Article:
The Londons of Piedmont, by Ann Swift. An account of Jack London's three years as a Piedmont resident and homeowner.
Book Review by Harlan Kessel:
A Berkeley Antebellum, by Kenneth I. Pettitt, Editor of the ACHS Quarterly. "A small, verité masterpiece of the simple wonders of daily life in Berkeley and environs from the turn of the century to the present."

April 2000, Vol. XXVI, No. 2
Feature Article:
The History of Holy Names College, The Early Years, by Sister Ethel Mary Tinnemann, snjm. A selection from a work in progress.
Book Review by Stephanie Manning:
Berkeley 1900: Daily Life at the Turn of the Century, by Richard Schwartz.

January 2000, Vol. XXVI, No. 1
Feature Article:
East Bay Explosions!, by Richard Schwartz. Recounting various Powder Works explosions in the early years of the 20th Century.
Book Review by Harlan Kessel:
Prophet of the Parks: The Story of William Penn Mott, Jr., by Mary Ellen Butler.

October 1999, Vol. XXV, No. 4
Feature Article:
The Legacy of Vicente Peralta, by Jeff Norman. A look at traces of Vicente Peralta's life and rancho in North Oakland.

July 1999, Vol. XXV, No. 3
Feature Article:
The Journals of Jesus M. Estudillo, edited and annotated by Margaret Schlichtmann. Second Article:
Pony Express Monument in Jack London Square, by Annalee Allen.
Book Review by Harlan Kessel:
A Voyage to California, the Sandwich Islands, and Around the World in the Years 1826 - 1829, by Auguste Duhaut-Cilly.

April 1999, Vol. XXV, No. 2
Feature Article:
The Story of Agapius Honcharenko, Hermit of the Hayward Hills, from The Rancho of Don Guillermo, a History of Hayward, Castro Valley, and San Lorenzo, by John Sandoval, and Vol. 15, No. 3 of Adobe Trails, the official publication of the Hayward Area Historical Society. Second Article:
The Old Alvarado Pumping Plant, by Jaqueline Beggs (with update).

October 1998, Vol. XXIV, No. 4
Feature Article:
Gabraela Remembered, by Ina Rosenquist. The story of a visit to the site of the Jose Domingo Peralta Berkeley homesite by his last living child, Gabraela Osuna.
Book Review by Carolyn Younger:
One Step from the White House: The Rise and Fall of Senator William F. Knowland, by Gayle Montgomery and James W. Johnson.

July 1998, Vol. XXIV, No. 3
Feature Article:
ACHS: Bench Marking the Peralta Ranch Boundaries, by Jacqueline Beggs. The story of Don Louis Maria Peralta and his sons' settlement of lands that would become a large part of Alameda County.
Book Review by Janet Alderton:
Chronicle of the University of California, Vol. 1, No. 1 (Spring 1998). A new semiannual journal to present "work on the history of the University to a scholarly and interested public" and "thereby strengthen institutional memory."

January and April 1998, Vol. XXIV, Nos. 1 & 2
Feature Article:
Historic House Museums in Alameda County
Book Review by Janet Alderton:
San Francisco Bay Shoreline Guide: A California State Coastal Conservancy Book, Rosa Gustaitis, Editor. Announcement of new Quarterly Editor: Ken Pettitt, longtime ACHS member.



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