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California State Librarian Emeritus Kevin Starr wrote more than 14 books. In a May 2013 interview, he talked about his writing process, "a form of breathing." Starr died Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017. Source: USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
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Dan Walters

Dan Walters

Observations on California and its politics

Kevin Starr loved California and conveyed that as he chronicled its history

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Dan Walters’ column appeared in dozens of California newspapers. He joined the Sacramento Union’s Capitol bureau in 1975 and in 1981 began writing the state’s only daily newspaper column devoted to California political, economic and social events. In 1984 he moved to The Sacramento Bee, where his column ran until 2017.