Tourgoers gather in Oakland outside the former home of long-ago California first lady Helen Penniman Pardee.
Tourgoers gather in Oakland outside the former home of long-ago California first lady Helen Penniman Pardee. Beth G. McManis
Tourgoers gather in Oakland outside the former home of long-ago California first lady Helen Penniman Pardee. Beth G. McManis
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Discoveries: A first lady’s passionate collecting highlights Pardee Home Museum

October 30, 2015 5:01 PM

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Sam McManis has covered travel and recreation at The Sacramento Bee since 2011, criss-crossing California to report on interesting, humorous, unexpected and sometimes truly strange stories. When he's not driving all over the state for work, McManis likes to run on the many mountain trails California boasts. Contact Sam McManis at smcmanis@sacbee.com or 916-321-1145. Twitter: @SamMcManis