The facility’s executive director, Ralph Lewin, looks over a library spanning two stories with nearly 200,000 volumes. “We’re kind of a cultural oasis downtown,” he said.
The facility’s executive director, Ralph Lewin, looks over a library spanning two stories with nearly 200,000 volumes. “We’re kind of a cultural oasis downtown,” he said. Manny Crisostomo mcrisostomo@sacbee.com
The facility’s executive director, Ralph Lewin, looks over a library spanning two stories with nearly 200,000 volumes. “We’re kind of a cultural oasis downtown,” he said. Manny Crisostomo mcrisostomo@sacbee.com
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November 27, 2015 4:01 PM

Discoveries: Mechanics’ Institute an egalitarian oasis in fast-changing S.F.

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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

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