Cal Football Video: Can Quarterback Jack Newman Keep Sebastopol on the Map?

Redshirt sophomore appreciates the neighborly vibe of his Sonoma County hometown

The quiet small town of Sebastopol, located between Santa Rosa and Bodega Bay, actually has been home to some famous folks.

Charles M. Schulz, creator of the “Peanuts” cartoon strip, built his first studio in Sebastopol.

Horticulturalist Luther Burbank had a farm there and future Grateful Dead legend Jerry Garcia played in a band named the Chords while at Analy High in Sebastopol.

Berkeley free-speech activist Mario Savio lived his final years in Somona County and died in Sebastopol.

Sebastopol also is the home of Cal’s redshirt sophomore quarterback Jack Newman, a transfer from City College of San Francisco and a graduate of Analy High nearly six decades after Garcia was a student there.

Newman, who is competing with incumbent Chase Garbers and UCLA transfer Devon Modster, talks in the video above about his hometown, whose population of 7,300 is about one-fourth that of the Cal enrollment.