Category Archives: Joe F. Burns

The Inez Burns Story, Part X

As they drove through the magical redwood forest on the narrow road, Joe Burns often blurted out, “Oh, heck, let’s take a chance,” before negotiating a hairpin turn without knowing for certain if another car was coming in their direction–an … Continue reading

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The Inez Burns Story, Part IX

(Photo: Posting with unidentified relatives, Inez Burns, third from left, her husband, ex-San Francisco Assemblyman Joe F. Burns at far right, wearing the hat). …When the money was rolling in, Caroline Carlisle recalls, her middle-aged grandmother Inez Burns was “happy … Continue reading

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The Inez Burns Story, Part III

Attractive to men, Inez married three times before finding a soulmate in the tall and handsome Joe F. Burns, who grew up in San Francisco’s Mission District “as one of the boys”–many of whom became police officers. Later, some of … Continue reading

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