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Summary: Filmmaker Kurt Kuenne begins making a film for Zachary, son of his oldest friend who was murdered by Zachary's mother. The film's focus shifts to Zachary's grandparents as they fight to win custody of Zachary from the woman who took their son's life.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Oscilloscope Pictures 2009

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2 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC DEA

Straight, Susan

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Summary: Johnny Frías has California in his blood. A descendant of the state's Indigenous people and Mexican settlers, he has Southern California's forgotten towns and canyons in his soul. He spends his days as a highway patrolman pulling over speeders, ignoring their racist insults, and pushing past the trauma of his rookie year, when he killed a man assaulting a young woman named Bunny, who ran from...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2022

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Leon, Jesse

Summary: "In this unflinching and inspiring memoir, Jesus Leon tells an extraordinary story of resilience and survival, shining a light on a childhood spent devastated by sex trafficking, gang life, and substance abuse. Born to indigenous working-class Mexican immigrants in San Diego in the 1970s, Jesus Leon's childhood was violently ruptured. A dangerous and harrowing encounter at a local gift shop...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Vintage Books, a division of Penguin Random House LLC 2022

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Pringle, Laurence

Summary: Living off the coast of California in the Northern Pacific Ocean, Lutris the sea otter shares her life in a giant kelp forest habitat with many other otters and animals. Lutris is resourceful and relies on her keen sense of sight and smell to find food and survive. When her pup is born, Lutris lovingly tends to and teaches her daughter until she is ready to head out into the world on her own....

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Boyds Mills Press, an imprint of Astra Publishing House 2022

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J599.769 PRI

Summary: Explore the story of the March 1928 St. Francis Dam collapse, the second deadliest dasters in California history. The flood killed more than 400 people.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2022

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1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV FLO

Quick, Amanda

Summary: In 1930s Burning Cove, California, Maggie Lodge hires PI Sam Sage to find the person posing as her boss, known only as Dear Aunt Cornelia. As far as Sam is concerned, Maggie is reckless and in over her head. Maggie, on the other hand, is convinced that Sam is badly in need of guidance and good advice. Sam is haunted by his past, which includes a marriage shattered by betrayal and violence....

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2022

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC QUI

Summary: "Before the Menendez brothers, O.J. and Ted Bundy, Charles Manson's name loomed large in modern stories of murder and crime. Over 50 years have passed since Manson and his devoted followers committed their horrific acts, yet the public remains in the dark about the Manson family and their journey into the abyss. How has this legendary story, the stuff of sensational headlines, criminal culture,...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

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Grafton, Sue.

Summary: Presents three novels featuring private investigator Kinsey Millhone, including "D is for Deadbeat," in which she looks into the death of an ex-con who turned up dead shortly after hiring her; "E is for Evidence," in which Kinsey's inflated bank balance leads her to unravel a frame-up; and "F is for Fugitive," in which Kinsey is hired to right a seventeen-year-old wrong.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Wings Books, an imprint of Random House Value Publishing, Inc. 2001

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Cygelman, Adèle.

Summary: Examines the impact architects and designers have had on Palm Springs.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Rizzoli 1999

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1 available in Oversize, Call number: OVS 728.37 CYG

Dunn, Joeming W.

Summary: Tells of the discovery of gold at John Sutter's mill and how it changed California.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Magic Wagon 2008

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1 available in Juvenile Graphic Novels, Call number: J FIC DUN

Patterson, James

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Summary: 22 seconds ... until Lindsay Boxer loses her badge--or her life. SFPD Sergeant Lindsay Boxer has guns on her mind. There's buzz of a last-ditch shipment of drugs and weapons crossing the Mexican border ahead of new restrictive gun laws. Before Lindsay can act, her top informant tips her to a case that hits disturbingly close to home. Former cops. Professional hits. All with the same warning...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2022

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Ice-T

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Summary: "Award-winning actor, rapper, and producer Ice-T unveils a compelling and astonishing memoir of his early life robbing jewelry stores until he found fame and fortune-while a handful of bad choices sent his former crime partner down an incredibly different path"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Gallery Books 2022

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Kahaney, Amelia

Summary: "Best friends Syd, Rain, and Brie grew up on the wrong side of the tracks in the stifling California desert, desperately wishing for a way out. When a deadly fire is set two weeks before the end of high school, nothing will ever be the same. In the end, each of them will escape--but not in the way any of them expects. One will do it by dying, another by lying, a third by taking the fall."--

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2022

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1 available in Playaway, Call number: PA FIC KAH

Torres, Jennifer

Summary: Twins Raquel and Lucinda Mendoza used to be inseparable, but since their parents divorced Raquel has become bossy and obsessive, while Lucinda has immersed herself in her ice skating lessons, and the pandemic and its enforced isolation has only made things worse; but then they are sent to their father's ranch in central California and while Raquel thinks that this is a chance to get their...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Press 2022

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC TOR

Dyer, David

Summary: As the "Titanic" and her passengers sank slowly into the Atlantic Ocean after striking an iceberg late in the evening of April 14, 1912, a nearby ship looked on. Second Officer Herbert Stone, in charge of the midnight watch on the "SS Californian" sitting idly a few miles north, saw the distress rockets that the "Titanic" fired. The next morning, the "Titanic" was at the bottom of the sea and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2016

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC DYE

Summary: Obsessive-compulsive sleuth Adrian Monk is back, solving crimes and keeping things immaculate.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Universal Studios Home Entertainment 2007

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1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD MON

Holub, Joan.

Summary: Describes the nineteenth century American gold rush, and includes information on gold rush "boomtowns," relations between Native Americans and gold rush pioneers, and the importance of the gold rush on American history.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grosset & Dunlap 2013

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 979.4 HOL

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J900 HOL (basket)

Aceves, Aaron H.

Summary: Enrique "Quique" Luna has one goal this summer--get over his crush on Saleem Kanazi by pursuing his other romantic prospects. Never mind that he's only out to his best friend, Fabiola. Never mind that he has absolutely zero game. And definitely forget the fact that good and kind and, not to mention, beautiful Saleem is leaving L.A. for the summer to meet a girl his parents are trying to set him...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster BFYR 2022

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1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC ACE

Weisenberg, Marit

Summary: Poppy doesn't know why her family has been running her whole life, but she does know that there are dire consequences if they're ever caught. Still, her curiosity grows each year, as does her desire for real friends and the chance to build on something, instead of leaving behind school projects, teams, and crushes at a moment's notice. When a move to California exposes a crack in her parents'...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Flatiron Books 2022

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Summary: The biggest cases demand the best cops, so when a little girl goes missing or a Homeland Security official takes a long drive off a short cliff or a '90s serial killer revives his career in the 21st century, the LAPD knows to call Brenda Johnson and her crack team from the Priority Homicide Division.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Distributed by Warner Home Video 2008

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1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV CLO

Ho, Joanna

Summary: In the year following their son's death, May Chen's parents face racist accusations of putting too much pressure on their son and causing his death by suicide, and May attempts to challenge the racism and ugly stereotypes through her writing, only to realize that she still has a lot to learn and that her actions have consequences for her family as well as herself.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers 2022

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1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC HO

Thayne, RaeAnne

Summary: "As the older sibling to identical twins Violet and Lily, Cami Porter was always the odd sister out. The divide grew even wider when their parents split up--while the twins stayed in Cape Sanctuary with their free-spirited mother, Rosemary, fourteen-year-old Cami moved to LA with her attorney father. Nearly twenty years later, when Cami gets the terrible news that Lily has drowned saving a...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Center Point Large Print 2022

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP Fiction Thayne 2022

Stocking, Kathleen

Summary: The Long Arc of the Universe - Travels Beyond the Pale, the latest book from award-winning Michigan essayist Kathleen Stocking, completes a trilogy. Dubbed a rural "seer" by The New York Times in 1991 for her first book, Letters from the Leelanau, she followed that with Lake Country, essays about Michigan. In Long Arc of the Universe Stocking takes us all over the world: from California where...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Stocking Press 0000

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 910 STO
1 available in Local Author, Call number: 917.74 STO

Bear, Greg

Summary: When a new information channel that enables the transmission of unprecedented volumes of data is developed, the bandwidth's users begin having strange experiences that lead to the realization that it might be a pathway to the spirit realm.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ballantine Books 2004

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC BEA

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