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Corner Store Chronicles

As California Burns, People’s Market Makes Room for Everyone

This San Pablo market and liquor store is vital to the immigrant community it serves

Illustration: Derrick Dent

I can’t see him smiling beneath his face mask, but I know Yusuf is happy.




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Alan Chazaro

Alan Chazaro

Bay Area writer, blogger, teacher. Books: Piñata Theory (2020); This Is Not a Frank Ocean Cover Album (2019). Twitter + IG: @alan_chazaro

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