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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