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