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Herb Caen (1916-1997)

image Herbert Eugene Caen was a Pulitzer Prize-winning San Francisco journalist whose daily column of local goings-on, social and political happenings, local anecdotes, and insider gossip–often poking fun, but rarely if ever hostile or ill-willed–appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle for almost sixty years, except during a relatively short stint at the San Francisco Examiner. His name was a household word throughout the San Francisco Bay Area for decades, and republications of his old columns remain a prominent Chronicle feature many years after his death.

"Isn't it nice that people who prefer Los Angeles to San Francisco live there?"
"The trouble with born again Christians is that they are an even bigger pain the second time around."
"Like a camel, I can go without a drink for seven days–and have on several horrible occasions."
"Parking is such street sorrow."
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