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Meet the author, Russell City
Local author Maria Ochoa will sign copies of her book "Russell City"

HAYWARD, Calif. -- Between 1853 and 1964, on the western shore of what is now the city of Hayward there existed a small rural community. This pictorial history traces the role that this region, which became known as Russell City, played in the development of the East Bay. Named for Joel Russell, a New England teacher who came to California during the Gold Rush and found success as a judge, political activist and businessman, Russell City later became a destination point for diverse migrant and immigrant groups including Spaniards, Danes, Germans, Italians, African Americans and Mexicans. ...
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