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Tag: California history

A Passing: Oakland’s Morrie Turner, Creator of ‘Wee Pals’ Comic Strip

January 29, 2014 | 10:44 am

A Passing: Oakland’s Morrie Turner, Creator of ‘Wee Pals’ Comic Strip

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East Bay artist’s pointed but forgiving commentary won strip a national following.

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Remembering Pete Seeger and His Days in California

January 29, 2014 | 8:29 am

Remembering Pete Seeger and His Days in California

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Singer was an early campaigner for farmworker rights and influenced generations of California musicians.

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In Search for History, High-Speed Rail Breaks Ground in Fresno

October 25, 2013 | 3:41 pm

In Search for History, High-Speed Rail Breaks Ground in Fresno

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Archaeologists with the rail project hunt for artifacts that might be disturbed during construction.

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Bay Area Connections to the Civil War

April 11, 2011 | 7:24 pm

Bay Area Connections to the Civil War

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Tuesday marks 150 years since the Civil War began when Confederates in Charleston, S.C., opened their bombardment of Fort Sumter. You might think of it as a years-long fight of North and South, but as it turns out the West played a vital role as well. “A lot of Anglos from Tennessee and Louisiana had […]

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Gavin Newsom Ascends; Facebook, Email Say It’s So …

January 10, 2011 | 4:32 pm

Gavin Newsom Ascends; Facebook, Email Say It’s So …

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You can now safely say “former San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom.” The mayor, whose seven-year tenure included a week of overtime to get some last-minute chores done such as anointing a successor and installing a new district attorney, has left one building (City Hall) and entered another (California’s state Capitol). Like all the people of […]

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