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Jonestown

Courtesy of Linda Mertle

Judy Bebelaar and Ron Cabral were teachers at San Francisco’s Opportunity 2 High School in the 70s. It’s the school Jim Jones chose for the teenagers of his People’s Temple.

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Yesterday marked the 40th anniversary of the tragedy at Jonestown. More than 900 people died, most by suicide, coerced by the cult leader Jim Jones.

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Evergreen Cemetery is famous for its service to the community of East Oakland. For example, Huey P. Newton, the co-founder of the Black Panther Party was cremated here.