Vollmer Peak, the highest point on a ridge adjacent to the Berkeley Hills, is named for August Vollmer, the city of Berkeley’s first police chief. Berkeley honored the chief with the tribute in 1940. Now the city wants to strip the landmark of its namesake.

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By Arlene Huff

Arlene Huff is the founding member of Golden State Online. Before that She was a general assignment reporter. A native Californian, she graduated from the University of California with a degree in medical anthropology and global health. She currently lives in Los Angeles.

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