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Summary: "Fodor's correspondents highlight the best of Southern California, including beach culture, Cal-Mex cuisine, Hollywood hot spots, and Palm Springs resorts. Includes must-see attractions from Los Angeles to Yosemite; perfect hotels for every budget; best restaurants to satisfy a range of tastes; gorgeous features on missions and the San Diego Zoo; valuable tips on when to go and ways to save;...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Fodor's Travel, a division of Internet Brands, Inc 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 917.3 S. Californ 2019

Yang, Kelly

Summary: Recent immigrants from China and desperate for work and money, ten-year-old Mia Tang's parents take a job managing a rundown motel in Southern California, even though the owner, Mr. Yao is a nasty skinflint who exploits them; while her mother (who was anengineer in China) does the cleaning, Mia works the front desk and tries to cope with demanding customers and other recent immigrants--not to...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Arthur A. Levine Books, Scholastic Inc. 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FICTION Yang

Telgemeier, Raina

Summary: Catrina and her family have moved to the coast of Northern California for the sake of her little sister, Maya, who has cystic fibrosis--and Cat is even less happy about the move when she is told that her new town is inhabited by ghosts, and Maya sets herheart on meeting one.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Graphix, an imprint of Scholastic 2016

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1 available in Juvenile Non-fiction, Call number: J 741.5 Telgem

Marcum, Diana

Summary: Reporter Diana Marcum is in crisis. A long-buried personal sadness is enfolding her--and her career is stalled--when she stumbles upon an unusual group of immigrants living in rural California. She follows them on their annual return to the remote Azorean Islands in the Atlantic Ocean, where bulls run down village streets, volcanoes are active, and the people celebrate festas to ease their...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Little A 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 914.69 Marcum 2018

McNamara, Michelle

Summary: "A masterful true crime account of the Golden State Killer-- the elusive serial rapist turned murderer who terrorized California for over a decade-- from Michelle McNamara, the gifted journalist who died tragically while investigating the case. For more than ten years, a mysterious and violent predator committed fifty sexual assaults in Northern California before moving south, where he...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 364 McNAM 2018

Hale, Nathan

Summary: "The Donner Party expedition is one of the most notorious stories in all of American history. It's also a fascinating snapshot of the westward expansion of the United States, and the families and individuals who sacrificed so much to build new lives in a largely unknown landscape. From the preparation for the journey to each disastrous leg of the trip, this book shows the specific bad decisions...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Amulet Books 2013

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1 available in Juvenile Non-fiction, Call number: J 741.5 Hale

Pochoda, Ivy

Summary: "In West Adams, a rapidly changing part of South Los Angeles, they're referred to as these women. These women on the corner... These women in the club... These women who won't stop asking questions... These women who got what they deserved... Ivy Pochoda creates a kaleidoscope of loss, power, and hope featuring five very different women whose lives are steeped in danger and anguish. They're...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2020

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FICTION Pochoda

Dugard, Jaycee Lee

Summary: The author describes how she was held hostage for eighteen years by registered sex offender Phillip Garrido, who sexually abused her and fathered her two children, and how she was finally found by authorities.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Audioworks 2011

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1 available in Adult Audiobooks, Call number: CDBK 921 Dugard

Pelzer, David J.

Summary: The journey of Dave Pelzer is completed as he confronts his abusive parents and seeks to create a life filled with love and acceptance.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Plume 2000

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 362.760 Pelze

Quick, Amanda

Summary: When Hollywood moguls and stars want privacy, they head to an idyllic small town on the coast, where the exclusive Burning Cove Hotel caters to their every need. It's where reporter Irene Glasson finds herself staring down at a beautiful actress at the bottom of a pool.The dead woman had a red-hot secret about up-and-coming leading man Nick Tremayne, a scoop that Irene couldn't...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning 2017

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP FICTION Quick

Summary: The adventures of a young woman living in Northern California for a year.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Lionsgate 2018

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1 available in Movies, Call number: DVD DVD Lady

Clark, Marcia.

Summary: Samantha Brinkman, an ambitious, hard-charging Los Angeles criminal defense attorney, is struggling to make a name for herself and to drag her fledgling practice into the big leagues. Sam lands a high-profile double-murder case in which one of the victims is a beloved TV star, and the defendant is a decorated veteran LAPD detective. It promises to be exactly the kind of media sensation that...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Thomas & Mercer 2016

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Pelzer, David J.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Health Communications 1995

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 362.76 Pelze

Reid, Taylor Jenkins

Summary: "Daisy is a girl coming of age in L.A. in the late sixties, sneaking into clubs on the Sunset Strip, sleeping with rock stars, and dreaming of singing at the Whisky a Go-Go. The sex and drugs are thrilling, but it's the rock and roll she loves most. By the time she's twenty, her voice is getting noticed, and she has the kind of heedless beauty that makes people do crazy things. Another band...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Ballantine Books 2019

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FICTION Reid

Kubernik, Harvey

Summary: Combines oral and illustrated history with a connective narrative to capture the zeitgeist of the Los Angeles rock and pop music world between the years of 1956 and 1972.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Santa Monica Press 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 781.630 Kubwe

Steel, Danielle

Summary: "Meredith White was one of Hollywood's most recognizable faces. But a personal tragedy cut her acting career short and alienated her from her family. For the last fifteen years, Meredith has been living alone in San Francisco with two trusted caretakers. Then, on a muggy late summer day, a massive earthquake strikes Northern California, plunging the Bay Area into chaos. Without a moment's...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Delacorte Press 2021

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Publisher / Publication Date: Wiley 2006

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 917.222 Fromm

Summary: The migration of the Joad family to California from their dust-bowl farm in Oklahoma during the Great Depression.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment 2004

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1 available in Movies, Call number: DVD DVD Grapes

Eggers, Dave

Summary: "From bestselling author Dave Eggers, the incredible true story of a young Yemeni American man, raised in San Francisco, who dreams of resurrecting the ancient art of Yemeni coffee but finds himself trapped in Sana'a by civil war. Mokhtar Alkhanshali is twenty-four and working as a doorman when he discovers the astonishing history of coffee and Yemen's central place in it. He leaves San...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 ALKHAN 2018

Smiley, Jane.

Summary: On her family's California horse ranch in the 1960s, eighth-grader Abby Lovitt faces the possibility of giving up her beloved colt, Jack, when it comes to light that his dam might have been stolen.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2010

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FICTION Smiley

Muller, Marcia

Summary: On a foggy summer morning, private investigator Sharon McCone receives a call from her former neighbors, the Curleys. Their usually dependable daughter Chelle hasn't been answering their calls for weeks. Would Sharon check on her? Sharon arranges to visit the building Chelle had been living in and rehabbing in southwest San Francisco. Once it was a nightclub and bar, she learns, and a favorite...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Grand Central Publishing 2018

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1 available in Adult Mystery, Call number: MYSTERY Muller

Stienstra, Tom.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Avalon Travel 2009

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 917.94 Stien

Colbert, Brandy

Summary: "Suzette returns home to Los Angeles from boarding school and grapples with her bisexual identity when she and her brother Lionel fall in love with the same girl, pushing Lionel's bipolar disorder to spin out of control and forcing Suzette to confront her own demons"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: Y FICTION Colbert

Mallery, Susan

Summary: Silver Tesdal has a head for business and a mouth made for kissing, and banker Drew Lovato has his eye on both. But ever since he was dumb enough to let her go, she's kept him at a distance. When the bank turns her down for a loan, Drew sees a double opportunity - he can finance her brilliant, unique idea to rock Happily Inc's wedding industry and win back her trust. She thinks accepting his...

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Publisher / Publication Date: HQN 2018

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FICTION Maller

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