Mel Orpilla. Author and lecturer. Mel Orpilla also writes for the Vallejo Times Herald.
Herbert Ingram Priestly (1875-1944). Born in Michigan, he moved to California in 1889. In 1912, he became the Assistant Curator of the Bancroft Library and held the post of Librarian from 1920-1940.
This is a paperback book in the Images of America series. It contains 128 pages of information about Filipino life in Vallejo, CA with approximately 200 black and white photos. There is an inscription in the front of the book:”Diji, I hope you enjoy my book. Our history runs deep in Vallejo. Mel Orpilla. 3/20/05.”