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Video: ‘Dear Abby’ Columnist Pauline Phillips On How She Started With SF Chronicle

January 18, 2013 | 10:31 am

Video: ‘Dear Abby’ Columnist Pauline Phillips On How She Started With SF Chronicle

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“Dear Abby” was the name of a column, not a person. But the moniker fit Pauline Phillips, better known to readers by her pen name of Abigail Van Buren, who became very dear, indeed, to fans around the world after getting her start at the San Francisco Chronicle in 1956. Phillips died of Alzheimer’s disease […]

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Effort to Undo California Gay History Law Fails

July 17, 2012 | 12:59 pm

Effort to Undo California Gay History Law Fails

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Opponents of a law that requires California public schools to cover the contributions of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people have again failed to qualify a ballot measure that would have overturned the requirement. Pacific Justice Institute lawyer Kevin Snider said the Stop SB48 campaign did not gather enough signatures by […]

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