Portrait of slain UC Berkeley honors student Rodrigo “Rod” Rodriguez. Early next year, the city will open a new soccer field behind Oak Park Community Center, a few blocks up Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard from where Rodriguez was shot. It will be a safe haven for young people in Oak Park and so the city, led by Councilman Jay Schenirer, plans to name the field after Rodriguez, a young man who showed other neighborhood kids the way.
Portrait of slain UC Berkeley honors student Rodrigo “Rod” Rodriguez. Early next year, the city will open a new soccer field behind Oak Park Community Center, a few blocks up Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard from where Rodriguez was shot. It will be a safe haven for young people in Oak Park and so the city, led by Councilman Jay Schenirer, plans to name the field after Rodriguez, a young man who showed other neighborhood kids the way. Randy Pench Sacramento Bee Staff Photo
Portrait of slain UC Berkeley honors student Rodrigo “Rod” Rodriguez. Early next year, the city will open a new soccer field behind Oak Park Community Center, a few blocks up Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard from where Rodriguez was shot. It will be a safe haven for young people in Oak Park and so the city, led by Councilman Jay Schenirer, plans to name the field after Rodriguez, a young man who showed other neighborhood kids the way. Randy Pench Sacramento Bee Staff Photo
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November 16, 2014 3:41 PM

Oak Park field honors young man who showed the way

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Ryan Lillis has covered the city of Sacramento, its 108 neighborhoods and its politicians since 2008. Prior to that, he covered crime at The Sacramento Bee. A native of upstate New York, Lillis has a journalism degree from the University of California, Berkeley.

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