Construction of Foster City 1960-1980

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On Saturday, July 31 at 1 p.m., the Courthouse Docket continues as Richard Hopper presents, “Construction of Foster City 1960 – 1980”.  As the former Foster City Director of Public Works and City Engineer, Hopper will give a presentation that focuses on the construction of the city and the unique features that make up the character of the city.

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Richard Hopper received his BS degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois in 1964.  Following a stint in the U.S. Navy he moved to California in 1967.  After eight years working for the City of San Mateo, he was hired by the City of Foster City as Director of Public Works/City Engineer in 1975 and served in that position until 1980.  In 1980 he left public service and started a consulting civil engineering firm, RKH Civil and Transportation Engineering, in Foster City.  Richard and his wife, Marlene, live in Foster City on the water in the Isle Cove development. He is on the Board of Directors of the Isle Cove Homeowners Association, and serves as Treasurer of Foster City Village, a non-profit serving our older adults.  Lastly, he is a member of the San Mateo County Historical Association.

Previously on the Courthouse Docket

Mitch Postel, President of the San Mateo County Historical Association, discusses the County’s first election in 1856 in Legacy of Corruption.

If you would like to view June’s Courthouse Docket, “The Three Great Estates”, please email us at

Next on the Docket

Saturday, August 21, 2021: Join us for our Victorian Days celebration!  Click here for more information.

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The Courthouse Docket is a monthly series of presentations held in the History Museum’s Historic Courtroom A. The Courthouse Docket Series is sponsored by Cypress Lawn Heritage Foundation.

Usually, the Courthouse Docket occurs in Courtroom A at the History Museum.

Due to COVID-19, the program has moved online.