Julia Morgan
Julia Morgan (January 20, 1872 – February 2, 1957) was an American architect in California. She designed more than 700 buildings in California during a long and prolific career. She is best known for ...
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Yusuf Bey IV
Yusuf Bey IV (born 1986) is a convicted murderer and the son of Daulet and Yusuf Bey, the latter of whom was the founder of the iconic Your Black Muslim Bakery, a purportedly halal bakery in Oakland, ...
Nicholas A. Veliotes
Nicholas Alexander Veliotes (born October 28, 1928) is a former United States Foreign Service Officer and diplomat. He served as United States Ambassador to Jordan (1978–81) and Egypt (1984–86). He i...
Bartlett L. Thane
Bartlett Lee "Bart" Thane (August 26, 1877 – November 7, 1927) was an American mining engineer who pioneered hydroelectric power in Juneau, Alaska. The world's first thin arch dam, Salmon Creek ...
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Daniel M. Popper
Daniel M. Popper (August 17, 1913 - September 9, 1999) was an American astrophysicist. He was born in Oakland, California. He studied at the University of California, Berkeley where he received his Ph...
Ralph H. Johnson
Ralph Henry Johnson (January 11, 1949 – March 5, 1968) was a United States Marine who posthumously received the Medal of Honor for heroism in March 1968 during the Vietnam War. When a hand grenade was...
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Victor H. Metcalf
Victor Howard Metcalf (October 10, 1853 – February 20, 1936) was an American politician; he served in President Theodore Roosevelt's cabinet an Secretary of Commerce and Labor, and then as Secretary o...
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James Keller
Father James Keller, M.M. (June 27, 1900 – February 7, 1977) was a Roman Catholic priest in the Maryknoll Order. In 1945 he founded of The Christophers, a Christian inspirational group which bro...
Susan Chew
Susan 'Sue' Beatrice Chew (born in Oakland, California) is a Democratic Idaho State Representative since 2006 representing District 17 in the B seat.
Chew earned her bachelor's degree in biology a...
Felix Mitchell
Felix Wayne Mitchell Jr. (August 23, 1954 - August 26, 1986) was a convicted drug lord from Oakland, California and leader of the "69 Mob" criminal organization, which operated throughout California a...
Mother Wright
Mary Ann Wright (July 11, 1921 - May 7, 2009), known as Mother Wright, was an humanitarian activist who lived and worked in Oakland, California and fed East Bay residents for almost 3 decades. She fed...
Ingemar Henry Lundquist
Ingemar Henry Lundquist (born in Stockholm, Sweden c. 1921, died in Carmel, California c. 2007) was a prolific inventor and was a mechanical engineer.
He was responsible for at least 67 patents, a...
Ansel Franklin Hall
Ansel F. Hall (May 6, 1894, Oakland, California – March 28, 1962) was an American naturalist. He was the first Chief Naturalist and first Chief Forester of the United States National Park Servic...
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Andrew L. Stone
Andrew L. Stone (July 16, 1902, Oakland, California – June 9, 1999, Los Angeles, California) was an American screenwriter, director, and producer.
Best known for his hard hitting, realistic ...
Kirk Francis
Kirk H. Francis (born August 27, 1947) was a production sound mixer in the motion picture industry from 1968 through 2014. He mixed production sound for over 60 films, including 12 Years a Slave, Bul...
Wye Jamison Allanbrook
Wye Jamison "Wendy" Allanbrook (March 15, 1943 – July 15, 2010) was an American musicologist whose writings demonstrated that much of the music of Mozart and his contemporaries was influenced by...