Monthly Archives: January 2007

How I Learned About Inez Burns, The Famous "Queen of Abortionists"

If you know Mary Florey–the longtime owner of Florey’s Bookstore in Pacifica, you know what a great lady she is. She’s supportive, she’s loving, she’s a real person. Down-to-earth. One day Mary Florey called me and told me that I … Continue reading

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Gas Main Broken AND FIXED at The Alameda & Cabrillo, El Granada

On my street, at the corner.

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My Search for the Beatniks Who Lived at the "Abalone Factory," Princeton-by-the-Sea: Part IX: Conclusion

Attorney Marvin Lewis (ML): A couple of weeks after that I heard from McCracken. Michael McCracken (MM): Next Sunday, your painting will be ready. Come and get it. ML: How do I find you? MM: Just go to a grocery … Continue reading

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My Search for the Beatniks Who Lived at the "Abalone Factory," Princeton-by-the-Sea: Part VIII

Marvin Lewis (ML) (to June): This puts one way back with a half-hour for the other case. So I got my investigators, four of them. ML (to investigators): Scour North Beach. Find her wherever she is. ML (to June) In … Continue reading

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Stellar S.F. Attorney Marvin Lewis

(Photo: San Francisco attorney Marvin Lewis, 1970s) An excerpt from Marvin Lewis’s 1992 obit: “Former San Francisco Supervisor Marvin E. Lewis, one of The City’s greatest trial lawyers and the driving force for the creation of BART, died Saturday. He … Continue reading

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My Search for the Beatniks Who Lived at the "Abalone Factory," Princeton-by-the-Sea: Part VII

Marvin Lewis (ML): I argued the case to the jury and I felt that I had it won. I was very pleased and I explained that to the family. ML (to the family): You keep her here at the St.Francis, … Continue reading

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My Search for the Beatniks Who Lived at the "Abalone Factory," Princeton-by-the-Sea: Part VI

Marvin Lewis (ML) And this girl stood up, as if she was a slave to her master, and she was actually going to come around and give herself to me. ML: In front of you? Michael McCracken (MM): Of course. … Continue reading

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Looking Into The Funny House Mirror

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I Vote For "Little Miss Sunshine"

When you watch this movie be sure to look for the punctuation of primary colors–the bright yellow bus, Olive’s bright red boots and so on….(I want to say blue blue sky but I can’t remember now if the sky was … Continue reading

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My Search for the Beatniks Who Lived at the "Abalone Factory," Princeton-by-the-Sea: Part V

Marvin Lewis (ML): “I said, Don’t worry about my personal life. Don’t concern yourself with it. Michael McCracken (MM): “Oh, I can make you life a paradise. You’ll have a different woman every day. I have beautiful women. Do you … Continue reading

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