Scene In Rockridge

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Rockridge resident and BART commuter Amy Lemley has bought her daily newspaper from vendor Robert Mohead at his BART lobby newsstand for the past nine years. "Over the years, we became friends," she says. Mohead, who worked on the City Council campaign of Carter Gilmore in 1976, reviewed Lemley's mailing pieces during her council candidacy in 2012.

To help celebrate Mohead's 87th birthday, she invited the community - via Next Door Rockridge - to gather at his newsstand for the presentation of a City Council resolution proclaiming April 11, 2015, as Robert Mohead Day in the city of Oakland; a gift certificate; a chocolate birthday cake; and balloons. Joining in, a lobby musician played Happy Birthday on his keyboard.