Smokey Robinson

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Smokey Robinson: autograph for Duffy Jennings, 1970
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Me and Smokey, 2016 Like many others around the country in 1970, I was a huge Motown fan, and the Miracles were performing in town, so I cajoled Daily Datebook editor John Stanley into letting me...

NARC

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Duffy's Profile of Patrick Wolfe
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The Dozen Dangerous Lives of Pat Wolfe The city editor said, “Bob Popp at the police beat says there’s a cop named Patrick Wolfe who’s been an undercover narc for the past three years and...

Lowell Class of ‘65: A Look Back

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In 1976, Michael Medved and David Wallechinsky wrote about a book about what had become of their classmates from Palisades High School in suburban Los Angeles ten years earlier titled, “What Really Happened to...

A Glittering Gay Wedding

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a gay wedding in san francisco
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Monday, August 17, 1971. The city editor said: “Two guys are getting married and they want the world to know about it.” Photographer Vince Maggiora and I went to the ceremony at Glide Memorial...

Draft Lottery

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lottery balls for the selective service draft
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Lottery balls used for the draft. After more than a year of waiting and writing freelance articles for the Datebook, city editor Abe Mellinkoff finally relented and gave me a tryout as a reporter in...

The Course Whisperer

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Roger Maltbie at home on the golf course
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As the co-founder and editor of Los Gatos Magazine in 2013 and 2014, I interviewed a number of local residents who were known outside the community as well. One of them was NBC Sports...