PAUL KITAGAKI JR./pkitagaki@sacbee.com

Sandiye Rae, in hat, tries to drum up demand for shoeshines with business cards tucked into a gleaming shoe on a corner flanking her shop inside Sutter Club Garage on L Street in downtown Sacramento. An independent operator, Rae shined shoes for 25-plus years at Sacramento International Airport, until the new terminal was built and a large company got the contract.

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