Kevin Starr, California’s premier historian, dead at 76

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 Sc
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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 Sc
Dan Walters

Dan Walters

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

January 17, 2017 05:24 PM

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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.