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San Francisco

by Sandra Murphy


Celia Davies runs a free medical clinic for the poor women of San Francisco. It puts her in contact with people most would like to avoid—the servants, prostitutes and foreigners. Celia lives with her cousin Barbara, a half-Chinese girl who faces prejudice whenever she’s out in public, and Addie their housekeeper.

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A Tribute To The Work of Dianne Day

IN THE August 17 ISSUE

FROM THE 2013 Articles,
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by Sandra Murphy


On July 11, Diane Day, author of the Fremont Jones mysteries, passed away in Eureka, California. She was 75. Although she was born in Mississippi, she attended college at Stanford. She married and lived with her family in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. In 1993, she was able to return to California.

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by Herschel Cozine




Sam didn’t come to San Francisco for its spectacular scenery, its hills, its cable cars or any of the countless attractions that made the city unique. He didn’t even want to come, had fought the urge for years. But now, despite his reluctance, he found himself on a boat in San Francisco Bay as it made its way slowly through the gently rolling water. The water’s calmness was deceptive. It was a treacherous bay, Sam knew, with undertows and currents that could overwhelm the strongest swimmer.

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Local Teens Christmas Poems

IN THE December 18 ISSUE

FROM THE 2010 Articles,
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by Valley Teens



Enjoy some Christmas/winter poems submitted by local teens.
San Francisco Christmas Kristalyn Patzkowski, 16, Junior Reedley High School
It’s December
And the air has turned,
For better or for worse.
The trees have shriveled,

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by Christine Autrand Mitchell



Who doesn’t love film? Overpriced popcorn and candy piled high as the lights go out and you escape your everyday life. But did you know there is a film industry in the Central Valley?

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