BERKELEY -- A free talk on "The History of Sunset View Cemetery and Berkeley" will be presented by the Berkeley Historical Society from 2 to 4 p.m. May 18 at the Berkeley History Center, 1931 Center St.

Speaker Tom Panas of the El Cerrito Historical Society will discuss the history of the cemetery, which was established in 1908 just over the county line at the top of Fairmount Avenue in what is now El Cerrito.

Berkeley City Ordinance #98, effective on Sept. 30, 1910 prohibited burial of the dead or maintenance of cemeteries in Berkeley. As a result, Sunset View is the final resting place of many prominent Berkeleyans.

After the talk, the audience is invited for cookies and lemonade and a chance to see the center's current exhibit, "Researching Your Berkeley DNA."



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