She and her family moved to California spurred by drought and famine during the Great Depression. The city council appoints a city manager, who is the chief executive of the city.

She recounts her own experiences with war work, first as a riveter at Douglas Aircraft in Long Beach and then as a tacker in a plate shop in the Richmond shipyards. In this interview, she tells how her grandmother came to California on a covered wagon.

Her family moved to New York City when she was a young child. California's Geographic Names: