Elsa Garcia (Fire): "After 32 years as Professor of Spanish and a decade co-directing the Women's Studies Program at Cal State University, Hayward, I have retired to life as poet, artist, doting grandmother and, with my partner, world (and internet) traveler. The 1978 fire I write of marks the point in my life when everything divided into 'before' or 'after.' Today I look at the San Francisco Bay through a different window and past a different tree, but the sunsets are still glorious."

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