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Herb Caen
Herb Caen's San Francisco, 1976-1991 (1992 edition), Chronicle Books Llc

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Born: April 3, 1916

Died: February 1, 1997 (aged 80)

Nationality: American

Occupation: Journalist

Bio: Herbert Eugene Herb Caen was a San Francisco journalist whose daily column of local goings-on and insider gossip, social and political happenings, painful puns and offbeat anecdotes appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle for almost sixty years and made his name a household word throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.

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