SAN ANTONIO — Bakery owner David Bennison, who sold hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of cakes in China, died Sunday at age 77, his family announced.
Bennison, a former manager at a California-based bakery chain called Red Ribbon, was a fixture of San Antonio’s downtown business scene and a former board member of the Downtown Merchants Association, said his wife, Ann Bennison.
He was born in San Antonio on Aug. 26, 1932, and was raised in Santa Barbara, where his family owned a butcher shop.
His father owned the city’s most famous butcher shop, The Biscuit Company.
He began working at a bakery called Red Ribbons in 1950, the family said.
In 1954, Bennison moved to California, and opened the Red Ribbon Bakery in the San Antonio area.
He died at his home in San Marcos, California, his wife said.
He was survived by his wife and four children.BENNIONS BAKERY HOURS: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday to Friday.
Bennions bakery closed Sunday for renovation.BENNETT JOHNSONBennisons father, who worked at the bakery, died when Bennison was about 80, his son, David Johnston, told the San Francisco Chronicle.
The elder Bennison worked in food services for decades.
Johnston, who was born and raised in San Francisco, described Bennison as a very loyal friend and colleague.
Johnston said his father passed away at his San Antonio home on Saturday.BENGALURU: Bengaluru’s first black mayor wins landslide election article The new chief of police in Bengaluru, who is black, won a landslide election after winning a landslide victory in the city-state’s capital on Sunday.
Rajesh Mahadur Mahadu won by a wide margin over a candidate who was endorsed by the United Black College of Engineers and the Indian National Congress.
Mahadus win will be seen as a victory for the nation, Mahadul said.
The election came after the city became the first Indian state to be given a black mayor.
Mahadur’s win was a huge blow to the ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC), which has been embroiled in a bitter battle with the TMC-led state government.
TMC president, Mamata Banerjee, also lost the race to incumbent Mahadusti who is the daughter of the state’s then chief minister, Jaganmohan Reddy.TMC’s defeat was a blow to Banerjans efforts to get a seat at the table of the regional economic summit in India.
The new chief will also be tasked with reforming the citys police force.
Mandalayas victory also gave a boost to opposition leader Nitish Kumar, who has made himself a household name for his strong opposition to the state government’s economic policies.
Kumar said his party is hoping to get seats in the regional summit in November.
A TMC candidate has won a seat in the Bengaluru assembly election.