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July 15, 1998 | ESTHER SCHRADER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
This may be the year when what goes on inside California's most notorious prison finally intrudes on the carefully shielded lives of the people who live just outside. They number about 45, refugees from harried city life and sterile suburbia, writers, teachers and artists who discovered tranquillity and waterfront living in the most unlikely of spots--the turn of the century cottages on the quiet road to the west gate of San Quentin prison.
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July 15, 1998 | ESTHER SCHRADER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
This may be the year when what goes on inside California's most notorious prison finally intrudes on the carefully shielded lives of the people who live just outside. They number about 45, refugees from harried city life and sterile suburbia, writers, teachers and artists who discovered tranquillity and waterfront living in the most unlikely of spots--the turn of the century cottages on the quiet road to the west gate of San Quentin prison.
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April 21, 1992 | BOB BAKER and PAUL FELDMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
As Robert Alton Harris approached his fate Monday, David Magris and Dennis Tapp, the unlikeliest of allies, made their way here from Oakland to stand together at the prison gate and mourn the expected execution. Magris, the assistant director of operations for an East Bay design firm, was on San Quentin's Death Row in the early 1970s. He had shot a man to death and partially paralyzed another. Tapp, who lives in Oregon, is the man he left crippled.
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