Al Burgin, who worked for almost 20 years for the Hearst Examiner and was actively involved in the San Francisco Press Club, died June 6 at Kaiser Hospital in Terra Linda. He was 78. He held a variety of jobs in advertising, PR and news. In 1992, Mr. Burgin founded the Commuter Times, a Novato-based weekly newspaper that covers transportation issues. He served as the publisher.
A celebration of Burgin’s life will be at 4 p.m. Sunday at the First Presbyterian Church of San Rafael at 1510 Fifth Ave. in San Rafael. Donations may be made to the Pastor’s Discretionary Fund at the church, 1510 Fifth Ave., San Rafael 94901.