For 25 years, she served as artistic director at the American Conservatory Theater (ACT), the Bay Area’s premiere acting company. But that is just part of her story.
While traveling in Mexico City, Sunset resident and author William Vlach became fascinated by statues of military students fighting the United States Army during the Mexican-American War. He did a little research and learned that these students were called San Patricios. They were Irish expatriates who joined the Mexican Army.
The author and photographer, Siovonne Smith, is a San Francisco native
who grew up in the West Portal neighborhood. She has also been a resident of the Marina and Richmond districts and is now a resident of the Sunset District.
Author Joseph Sutton, a retired Abraham Lincoln High School teacher, recently published his 14th book, “In The Time of My Life: Selected Writings.”
Longtime Richmond District resident Linda Lewin wrote a children’s story titled Flowers For Jenny. The story was illustrated by Sudesha Shrestha and is the sixth book written by Lewin.
Swim to the end of the pool became one of Wood’s mantras in courage. “What this meant to me was always try your hardest and complete your goals, while maintaining your dignity,”