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A grandfather's legacy

Cal coach Tosh Lupoi's success can be traced back to his Pappy's landmark market

Originally Published: April 13, 2011
By Mitch Sherman | ESPN Recruiting

The giant produce truck chugged along California State Route 24, six days a week for more than four decades, from Walnut Creek to the marina in Oakland now known as Jack London Square. Tony Lupoi rarely left his market later than 4 a.m., and, in the early days -- long before grandson Tosh arrived in 1981 -- Tony ran every red light along North Broadway on the way out of town.

The cops never stopped him. They knew Tony and his truck. The man was an East Bay icon, a Depression-era Italian ...

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