Sidney Allan Dearing was born in Texas around 1875 and the Proprietor of the Creole Café
From the book "No There There: Race, Class, and Political Community in Oakland" By Chris Rhomberg, pp 55:
In Piedmont, a wealthy suburban enclave in the Oakland hills, police refused to provide protection for Sidney Dearing, the only black homeowner in town. When Dearing chose not to move, the city began condemnation proceedings against his property in order to force him out.
Oakland Tribune Jun 7, 1924, Sidney Dearing's house at 67 Wildwood in Piedmont was bombed three times. Burton Becker, whose Klan title was Kailiff (vice president), served as the police chief of the city of Piedmont before being elected sheriff of Alameda County in 1926