By Betty Buginas | The Patch

One of those is Tom Panas, who Bartke said is a tremendous researcher with a phenomenal memory.
     “He’s interviewed a ton of people,” said Bartke. “He took it on himself. He  just wanted to see that the history was preserved. “
     Panas’ projects have included starting the historical society website in 2005 and compiling content for it, including an extensive list of books, articles and other sources containing information about El Cerrito history. He was also key in the publication of the book featuring El Cerrito historical photos in Arcadia Publishing’s Images of America series and in collecting historical content for .  …