Willie was a mainstay at the lake for two decades, through happy times and tough ones.
Barbara lived all over the world but left her mark on Oakland, where she never missed a City Council meeting and spread her passion for civic action to her grandchildren.
Simone Hérault survived World War II, immigrated to the U.S. as a au pair, and at age 42, she opened her eponymous restaurant in Oakland.
The former state assemblymember is being remembered as a tireless advocate for the county’s most vulnerable residents.
Passionate about Black students’ success, Tillotson started and supported schools in Oakland and beyond. He died Oct. 1.