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April 2, 2009
Driving through San Francisco on this warm, sunny day, with the windows down to let in the air characteristically spiced with eucalyptus and sea salt and listening to a Marvin Gaye tribute on the radio, I thought how incredibly beautiful the city is. I love it. There is nowhere else like it. I was lucky to have lived there for so many years.

The great Marvin Gaye would have been 70 today. He was shot and killed by his father on the day before his 45th birthday. Amazingly, Marvin Sr. only received six years of probation for murdering his son.