Annette Kassis is the author of Sacramento on the Air: How the McClatchy Family Revolutionized West Coast Broadcasting; Prohibition in Sacramento: Moralizers & Bootleggers in the Wettest City in the Nation; and Weinstock's: Sacramento's Finest Department Store. Born in a U.S. military station hospital in Taipei, Taiwan, her first state-side home was in the Sacramento area, followed by a move to Northwest Louisiana. Returning to Sacramento after college, she now lives in Northern California and is the marketing director for one of California's agricultural commodities. She earned a BA in journalism from Louisiana State University in Shreveport, and an MA in history from California State University in Sacramento. Annette appears as a commentator in the documentary films "The Sacramento Picture" and "Alhambra: Sacramento's Palace of Fantasy." She has also appeared on C-SPAN's Book TV, and has been a repeat guest on radio and television news programs.

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