OCT. 16, 2014, the OBHS presented: READING BETWEEN THE LAMPPOSTS: THE LITERARY GIANTS OF LOMA PORTAL IS A BOOK ABOUT STREET NAMES, This program featured a unique book that is about a special neighborhood project coordinated by friends Elaine Fotinos Burrell and Karla Lapic.
The neighborhood of Loma Portal, has the curious distinction of its streets being named after (mostly) 18th century authors in alphabetical order. From (Louisa Mae) Alcott to (Emile) Zola, the lives of these 26 authors were researched by 26 neighborhood families, and compiled into this book. Each biographical essay is written in its own style, describing the early life of the historic author, a list of works, and excerpts of writings. A true collaborative effort of celebration of this cherished Loma Portal neighborhood.
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