Fun Facts

Favorite Things to Do

  • Listening to music
  • Reading with Mom
  • Playing with his baby brother
  • Batting practice at Bushrod Park with Dad
  • Building with Legos
  • Riding the BART train
  • Taking care of Ray on
  • Visiting San Francisco
  • Playing Wii (after homework was done)
  • Staying the night in Grandma and Grandpa’s big truck
  • Going to church with Grandma and Papa
  • Playing with Chito the chihuahua and watching movies with Papa and Rebecca
  • Sleep-overs with his cousins

Favorite Places

  • Lawrence Hall of Science, Berkeley, CA
  • Chabot Space and Science Center, Oakland, CA
  • California Academy of Science, San Francisco, CA

Pop Culture Favorites

  • The Beatles
  • Terrible Twos
  • Star Wars Trilogy
  • WALL-E
  • Cars (film)
  • Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
  • Elmo's World
  • Sponge Bob Square Pants
  • Little Einsteins
  • Imagination Movers
  • How It’s Made
  • #99 Manny Ramirez

Favorite Toys

  • Legos
  • Ray the Racoon
  • WALL-E figures
  • Thomas the Train

Favorite Food and Drinks

  • Paneer tikka masala, with rice and naan, from House of Curries in Berkeley, CA (look for the picture of Zachary on the shelf above the kitchen here)
  • Vanilla milk, made by Martín at Cafe Milano in Berkeley, CA (look for the photo of Zachary behind the counter here)
  • Kids meal and frosty from Wendy's after church in Oxnard, CA
  • Ultimate cheese pizza from West Coast Pizza in Berkeley, CA
  • Frozen yogurt from Yogurt Park in Berkeley, CA

Fan Of...

  • University of California Golden Bears
  • Los Angeles Dodgers
  • Anaheim Angels


  • Scientist
  • Astronaut
  • Doctor

Fun Facts

  • Kept a secret collection of boogers in the bathroom near the toilet
  • Owned Beatles music on CD, tape, and vinyl
  • Loved long drives but constantly car sick
  • Memorized the names and order of the planets before kindergarten
  • Loved to get two toppings at Yogurt Park in Berkeley, CA
  • Learned to love classical music from Little Einsteins and attended the San Francisco Symphony at age 4
  • Friends believed he was THE Zachary of Zachary's Pizza
  • Loved anything that moved: cars, subways, railroad trains, airplanes, garbage trucks, 18-wheelers, motorcycles. . .

Key Quotes

  • "Red is the color for Stanford and Stanford is yucky."
    • Context: A letter to Santa at Christmas, asking why he wears so much red.
  • "This is the life!"
    • Context: Uttered at the end of a long, fun day in Tahoe over the Thanksgiving Holiday. Zachary was soaking in the hot tub at the rented cabin when he shared this incredible insight.
  • "Dad, I know you're sad because Cal lost. But it's okay. We'll win next time."
    • Context: Cal lost a football game and dad came home sad.