There’s a New Game in Town

Looking for some summer fun?  The City of Dublin, with help from the Dublin Historical Society, has a new scavenger hunt ready for the summer.  You can find more information […]

June: This Month in Dublin History

Listed below are just a few of the events that happened over the years in and around Dublin this month. In 1797, Mission San Jose was completed and dedicated.  The […]

May: This Month in Dublin’s History

Listed below are just a few of the events that happened over the years in and around Dublin this month. In May 1914, an Alameda County branch library opened in […]

Dublin’s Eighth Mayor

Melissa Hernandez is Dublin’s eighth and current mayor, serving since 2020. She followed David Haubert in the position. She has served on the council from 2016 through the present. (Image […]

The Antone School

The Antone School opened in in 1912 to serve the families in and around Tassajara Road near the Alameda/Contra Costa county border. Its one room school house probably taught about a dozen students in all grades at any one time. It closed in 1944…

Old Highway 21 in Dublin

Back in the day, Highway 21 took you from Dublin north or south. Now we call it San Ramon Road (to the north) or Foothill Blvd. (to the south). Dublin and San Ramon Village (a residential and commercial development on the right) in 1961…

San Ramon Auto Movie 1967–The Place To Go for Years

With social distancing affecting our ability to see movies, maybe it’s time to remember Dublin in 1967. The San Ramon Auto Movie, at the Interstate 580/680 intersection, was the place to go for years. It later grew to have two screens and lasted into the 1980s. What did you see there? Don’t you wish there…

Dublin Rollarena 1974–Fond Childhood Memories

Businesses come and go, but fond childhood memories remain. The loud music, strobing lights and the occasional bumps and bruises became the stuff of many kid’s stories. The Rollarena took over the former Safeway store at the San Ramon Village shopping center. It was the first local shopping center and was built in the early…

The Memorable Californian Winter of 1976, When it Snowed in Dublin

Winters are seldom that memorable in California, but, remember that time it in snowed in Dublin? Teachers let kids out of class to play in the snow outside Frederiksen Elementary School. Kids tried to catch snowflakes on their tongues. Snowball fights and snow sculptures took place everywhere there was a little buildup. But, oddly enough,…

Peaceful Parade on a Sunny East Bay Day, 1976

This time of year we often wish for bluer skies and being outdoors. Part of the appeal may be related to parade season. Dublin loves its parades. Being outside in the sun and watching the community amble by. The kids, sports teams, schools, social clubs, religious groups, nonprofits, businesses and every other type of organization…