Originally from Palermo, Sicily, the Rubinos, Charles I. and Marie, emigrated to Oakland about 1900 and settled in West Oakland. Charles Rubino operated the Oakland Winery at 3rd and Center. With the onset of Prohibition, Rubino became a major developer in the Lakesore area, and he lavished special treatments on his own home.

Circa mid 19th century portraits of the Rubino Family