William Deverell

Author and professor of History, University of Southern California

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In San Marino 72 years ago today, Kathy Fiscus was a 3 year old who fell so deep into an unused well that it took a miracle to get her out alive.

How the rescue of 3-year-old Kathy Fiscus became one of TV’s first live news stories, as told in new book

In San Marino 72 years ago today, Kathy Fiscus was a 3 year old who fell so deep into an unused well that it took a miracle to get her out alive.

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USC historians reviewed public response to past epidemics in California, including cholera, the Spanish flu, and the bubonic plague.

Blaming foreigners, resisting masks: Reactions to past epidemics are similar to COVID-19

USC historians reviewed public response to past epidemics in California, including cholera, the Spanish flu, and the bubonic plague.

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Governor Gavin Newsom this week announced the West Coast is following the lead of Northeast states and developing its own roadmap to reopen the region.

California’s ‘Western States Pact’ with Oregon and Washington has a long history

Governor Gavin Newsom this week announced the West Coast is following the lead of Northeast states and developing its own roadmap to reopen the region.

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