Longtime Daily Review reporter Karen Holzmeister (on the left, with Hayward Area Historical Society Vice President Gay Ostarello), who retired from the paper last summer, was one of the honorees at the HAHS awards dinner last week.
Karen was an institution in the newsroom, someone whose mind-vault contained a wealth of information about southern Alameda County that can’t be found in any google search. She remains sorely missed — not just by Review staff but by community members as well. Then again, she’s missed particularly by Review staff, who were treated to a delicious sherry cake when she was in the neighborhood and stopped by earlier this week.
Karen’s been busy in her retirement, having done some traveling including a trip to the Middle East.
Here’s an item in Carol Thornberry’s column about another recent honor Karen received.
And here’s the HAHS press release on their event, which included some other local notables: Read the rest of this entry »