Documentary film highlights San Pablo’s ‘most famous citizen’


The community is invited to attend a premiere documentary film screening about San Pablo’s “most famous citizen,” Juan B. Alvarado, on Sunday, Jan. 12.

The free screening will take place in the Wildcat Room of the San Pablo Library, 13751 San Pablo Ave, at 1 p.m. Children are welcome. The event will be followed by tours of the Alvarado Adobe Museum, where there will be period music performed by Los Arribenon de San Francisco and food served by Teto’s Catering.

To RSVP for the program, made possible with the financial support of the San Pablo Community Foundation Grant, contact [email protected] or 510-255-7488.

Alvarado (1809-1882) became the governor of Alta California at age 27 after organizing a revolt against the Mexican government. He served from 1837 to 1842, about four years prior to the start of the Mexican-American war, and about six years before California became a U.S. state. He later retired to his wife Martina’s family estate on Rancho San Pablo.

Of course, there is far more to his story. Find out more on Sunday, Jan. 12.