On Thursday, August 22, join US Congressman Mike Thompson and the Touro University California (TUC) family as they honor the over 100 years of service of the Moises Family on Mare Island by renaming Talos Avenue as Moises Way. The Moises Family is one of the pioneering Filipino-American families who influenced Vallejo’s history.
WHO: US Congressman Mike Thompson
Warlito Moises and other community members
Rozzana Verder-Aliga, Vallejo City Councilwoman
Dr. Sarah Sweitzer, Provost and CAO
WHERE: Library Patio, Touro University Campus, 182 Moises Way, Mare Island, Vallejo, CA 94592
WHEN: Thursday, August 22 at 5:00 p.m.
AVAILABLE INTERVIEWS/VISUALS FOR MEDIA: Interview and photos with members of the Moises Family; US Congressman Mike Thompson; Vallejo City Councilwoman Rozzana Verder-Aliga; Dr. Sarah Sweitzer, TUC Provost and CAO; numerous other associations, chambers and groups; and members of TUC faculty, staff and students.
WHY: The Moises Family, with over 100 years of service on Mare Island, are one of the pioneer families in Vallejo. When Warlito Moises was serving as a police officer on Mare Island, he worked with the Fire Chief at the time to name various smaller streets on Mare Island in order to allow first responders to quickly identify a reporting party’s location in an emergency. At that time, he named one such street Moises way, which today is called Talos Avenue and brings people onto to the TUC campus and past the old hospital complex. With the support of Touro administrators and Vallejo City Councilmembers, and in response to a letter writing campaign started by Warlito, an agreement was reached to switch the name of Talos back to Moises, ensuring the family’s legacy at Mare Island would endure.