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  • Immigrant’s Magic Touch Brought ‘Gold’ to Southland

    April 16, 2009 | 12:44 am

    Through Frances Dinkelspiel’s literary blog, Ghost Word (francesdinkelspiel.blogspot.com), I kept up with the progress of her biography of Isaias Hellman, a Jewish immigrant who arrived in California in 1859 from Bavaria. As with many immigrants, Hellman had very little money;...