Mayor Jess Talamantes greeted a cheerful crowd on a wet and cold afternoon Monday to mark a year's worth of centennial celebrations with the dedication of a time capsule.
The water-tight time capsule represents months of work and coordination between city staff and community groups to include centennial memorabilia. It won’t be opened for 100 years.
In dedicating the capsule, Talamantes said the effort exemplified the city’s centennial mission “to create pride, foster and highlight community partnerships, honor the past, celebrate the present and anticipate the future.”
City Manager Mike Flad welcomed the crowd, which included Sen. Carol Liu, huddled beneath a white canopy set up for the occasion in front of City Hall.
“The 100-year celebration has been really about community,” Flad said. “It's been about all of you and the things you've done, not just this past year, but the past 100 years.”