Blasts from the past

dukakis.jpg1988 Democratic presidential nominee and former Massachusetts Gov. Mike Dukakis will speak on this year’s race for the White House at 4 p.m. today, Monday, Feb. 25, in the Soda Activity Center at St. Mary’s College, 1928 St. Mary’s Road in Moraga; admission is free.

Gosh, has it been 20 years already? Seems like Democrats still feel the stinging.

But hey, while you’re out that direction later today, why not make it a double-header? Former Assmembly Speaker and San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown will be in Lafayette tonight — a 6 p.m. wine-and-cheese reception and a 6:30 p.m. program — at the Bentley School‘s Student Performing Arts Center, 1000 Upper Happy Valley Road, to plug his new memoir, “Basic Brown.” Sponsored by the Commonwealth Club of California, it’s $15 for club members, $30 for non-members and free for students with valid ID.

Josh Richman

Josh Richman covers state and national politics for the Bay Area News Group. A New York City native, he earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri and reported for the Express-Times of Easton, Pa. for five years before coming to the Oakland Tribune and ANG Newspapers in 1997. He is a frequent guest on KQED Channel 9’s “This Week in Northern California;” a proud father; an Eagle Scout; a somewhat skilled player of low-stakes poker; a rather good cook; a firm believer in the use of semicolons; and an unabashed political junkie who will never, EVER seek elected office.