Pérouse, Jean François de la

Jean François de la Pérouse


Jean François de la Pérouse (1741–1788?) was a French Naval officer and the author of Life in a California Mission.

 


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Twain, Mark

Mark Twain


Mark Twain (1835–1910) is widely acknowledged as one of the greatest writers in American history. Two books featuring his work, Mark Twain’s San Francisco and Mark Twain’s Civil War, are available from Heyday.


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Chia Café Collective

Chia Café Collective


The Chia Café Collective is a grassroots group dedicated to honoring all the indigenous peoples of Southern California and their connection to the land and native plants. Working with various agencies, organizations, schools, and tribal communities, the Collective offers Native food workshops and classes; gathers, processes, and distributes plants to elders and others; and transplants native plants in areas slated for development, cultivating them in gardens in order to share seeds and cuttings.


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Swatt, Susie

Susie Swatt


Susie Swatt is a member of the National Advisory Council of the Institute of Governmental Studies at UC Berkeley. She spent nearly forty years as a key staff member in the California Legislature. As a special assistant for the Fair Political Practices Commission, she researched and authored a study that won a national award for “investigative work in the public interest.”


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