Roberts Regional Recreation Area, located on Skyline Boulevard, turns 60 this summer. June Levy, Marlene Berger and Elaine Ranzer ride the merry-go-round there in August 1954. According to the East Bay Regional Parks, the carousel was relocated to the zoo. (Oakland Tribune Photo)
Miss Effie Oakland packs her truck into her birthday cake at the Oakland Zoo in March of 1952. Sidney Snow, right, made it a costume party. Sidney’s father Henry founded the city’s first zoo in 1922 at what is now Snow Park.
Pleasanton, CA July 1, 1956 - Miss Castro Valley, Sharon Gallagher, and her court ride on a parade float as part of the Alameda County Fair. The entry was sponsored by the Business and Professional Women’s Club. (Chris Kjobech / Oakland Tribune)
The Alameda County Fair at Pleasanton opens today for its 101st year. Blue Ripple (arrow) forges toward the front of the pack as the horses head into the home stretch, July 5, 1952. Blue won by one length.