|Sanjiv Handa from his Emeryville days|
The bane of all elected officials, Mr Handa first cut his disparaging maligning teeth here in Emeryville, where he lived and where he learned to take on City Hall. Mr Handa published a newspaper on the political doings in Emeryville called the 'Five Minute Report'. He was a constant thorn in the side of council member Nora Davis and City Hall staff.
Emeryville old timers will remember the relief expressed publicly by Ms Davis when Mr Handa set off for Oakland in 1991.
We salute Mr Sanjiv Handa, a man who never accepted authority figures as having any true authority. We need more like him to keep government honest.
Re-printed from the San Jose Mercury News: