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Miles Cooley was in foster care as a kid and survived with the help of a few adults. Now, he is a Los Angeles lawyer to celebrities, but returns to Sacramento to advocate for kids who are where he once was. Dan Morain The Sacramento Bee
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Dan Morain has been a columnist for The Sacramento Bee since 2010, focusing on state government and politics. He previously worked for The Los Angeles Times, covering the California Supreme Court when Rose Bird was chief justice, the Legislature when Willie Brown was speaker and the governor's office during Gray Davis' tenure. Dan Morain can be reached at dmorain@sacbee.com or 916-321-1907. Twitter: @DanielMorain.