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Where There's a Will ... As an attorney who practices before the Probate Court and has represented, from time to time, both Bertha Joung (including in this case) and Debra Dolch, I'm astonished at how little your reporter learned about…
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Shelter Skelter (Part I)

Time passes differently in a housing project. It follows different rules, a snake that swallows slowly, bite by bite, leaving less and less chance of escape. Not that Florina Johnson wants to escape. Johnson, 68, a public housing resident for…
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Shelter Skelter (Part II)

"It's fear," says Barbara Meskunas, a San Francisco Housing Authority commissioner. "Some people stay in public housing because no matter how terrible it might be, they're accustomed to it." Meskunas is theorizing about the things that keep people stuck --…
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