Mark Anderson

I wrote a story that ran in Sunday’s New York Times about Mark C. Anderson, 61, who grew up in Berkeley and Orinda and graduated from UC Berkeley. He studied history at the university and then attended San Francisco Law School.

Anderson is scheduled to go on trial Tuesday on charges of setting fire to a wine storage facility in Vallejo. The blaze destroyed $250 million in wine, including some wineries’ entire vintages and historical records.

I am wondering if any Berkeley residents remember Anderson and can share their memories.

Please send me an email if you have any thoughts on Anderson.

Update: Anderson is pleading guilty to these charges.

Frances Dinkelspiel, Berkeleyside and CItyside co-founder, is a journalist and author. Her first book, Towers of Gold: How One Jewish Immigrant Named Isaias Hellman...