Service for Sanjiv Handa will be held on Saturday

December 30, 2011 2:10:26 PM PST
A cremation service for longtime Oakland City Hall reporter Sanjiv Handa, who died on Tuesday at the age of 55, will be held in Fremont on Saturday, according to AC Transit Director Christian Peeples, who was Handa's landlord.

Peeples, who said he has spoken to Handa's mother, said the service will be held at the Chapel of the Angels at 40842 Fremont Blvd., south of Grimmer Boulevard, at 11 a.m. on Saturday.

Handa, who lived on Howe Street in Oakland, was found dead at the nearby home of a friend in the 3400 block of Richmond Boulevard Tuesday afternoon.

His cause of death hasn't yet been disclosed.

Handa, the sole proprietor of the East Bay News Service, an email newsletter, had covered nearly every Oakland City Council meeting, including committee hearings, since 1991.