Black and white photo of a man speaking into a microphone. He is dressed in a white shirt and appears to be engaged in a serious discussion, with a thoughtful expression. The background is a soft gray, highlighting his face and the microphone in front of him.

Brendan Riley

Brendan Riley grew up and lives in Vallejo, California. He is the author of Lower Georgia Street: California’s Forgotten Barbary Coast. He previously had a 39-year career as a political and government affairs writer for The Associated Press.