Mitsutaro Kobayashi, left, arrived in the Clear Lake area around 1906 and initially worked for Seito Saibara. He eventually bought land and planted vegetables and Satsuma oranges. Much of the Kobayashi farm land was sold to developers and is now retail/commercial buildings, though the family’s house can be seen near the corner of NASA Road 1 and Kobayashi Rd.
(UHCL Archives Clear Lake Heritage Society Book Records (#2011-0003), photograph courtesy Bay Area Museum)
Kobayashi house, present day