Dennis Evanosky

Dennis Evanosky is the co-publisher of the Alameda Sun newspaper. He has teamed with fellow Alameda Sun publisher Eric J. Kos to write and publish four books in the History is All Around Us series: Oakland’s Laurel Dimond, and Allendale Districts; Alameda’s Architectural Treasure Chest, and two books about Mountain View Cemetery. They are currently working on a fifth book in the series, a history of Alameda’s Bay Farm Island.

He and Eric have written seven books for their (ahem) London publisher, Pavilion Books. These include East Bay Then and Now; San Francisco in Photographs; San Francisco Then & Now; Lost San Francisco, Lost Ballparks; Los Angeles from the Air Then & Now and Lost Los Angeles. They also created 12 history calendars featuring both Oakland and Alameda. Eric and Dennis also produced the website

Dennis served three terms as president of the Alameda Museum and currently writes and edits the Alameda County Historical Society’s quarterly newsletter. He served the Oakland Heritage Alliance as its newsletter editor for two years. He has received four Partners in Preservation Awards from the alliance: for a calendar featuring the Oakland Laurel district’s history; for restoring the Civil War section of Mountain View Cemetery; for assisting Bill Caldwell with Oakland: A Photographic Journey; and as a member of the Oakland Heritage Alliance’s walking-tour team.
Dennis has been a docent at Mountain View Cemetery and at the Pardee Home Museum for twenty-two years. He leads the City of Oakland’s walking tour of Preservation Park. His walking tours for the Oakland Heritage Alliance include the Laurel District, the Dimond District, Leona Heights, the Oakland Estuary, Oakland’s First Suburb (Preservation Park and the Pardee Home Museum); Oakland’s Redwoods and Mountain View Cemetery’s connection to the Civil War and Butters Canyon in the Oakland Hills. He also hosts walking tours for the City of Alameda featuring that city’s history.

Dennis is serving as a member of San Francisco History Days Host Committee for the second year. He is currently in the planning stages of a documentary that will celebrate the 150th anniversary of the arrival of the transcontinental railroad in Alameda and Oakland in 1869.
Dennis was born in Pittston, Pennsylvania and was raised in Maryland. He holds a master’s degree in German from the University of Maryland. He taught German for the University of Maryland in Europe for nine years.