One of the great men of California politics died on Saturday, April 3, 2010, at the age of 97. Albert S. Rodda was dedicated to public service, especially in the field of education. News of his death has been spreading through the wide network of old Rodda hands, the countless people who knew Albert as a teacher (Grant High School, Sacramento City College, Sacramento State University), a college trustee (Los Rios Community College District), a legislator (California State Senate), or fiscal watchdog (Commission on State Finance).
The Senator's memorial services are pending. The family will be announcing arrangements by means of a Facebook page (see the link in the sidebar on the right). A detailed biographical sketch of Sen. Rodda, which is only slightly out of date since I posted it in 2007, can be found here.