The city has planned a tribute Friday to longtime educator and community advocate Mayrene Bates.
A “Memorial of Lights” is set for 4:30 p.m. at the Civic Center pond behind City Hall, 1000 Webster St. There will be a candle launch at the bridge. Members of the community are invited to attend.
Bates, who died Jan. 6 at the age of 88, was a popular columnist for the Daily Republic for many years as well.