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Meet your neighbor: Kimula Dowell

Nevada City.

Ten months.

Yes, I love it. Nothing’s happening. There’s less crime here than in the Bay Area; it’s kind of earthy and peaceful. It lacks diversity, but it’s calm.



I enjoy watching movies, boating, cross country skiing, horseback riding, golfing and being lazy.

My family lives in the Bay Area and L.A.




I have two fish, 50-50 and 51-50.

Mexican and pizza.

I work for the county’s Behavioral Health Department. I do social work. I’m a case manager.

I work with dual diagnosis people, who have problems with drugs and mental illness. It reminds me that everyone can be crazy and no one is perfect.

I’d have more windows.

I was a gardener and a park ranger.

I’d buy a house and go to a Third World country.

I’ve been to Mexico and Hawaii.

India, I’d love to go to India.

I’m able to cross over the railroad tracks into different cultures; a lot of people couldn’t do that. I can accept people for who they are.

I wish people would be more relaxed and less consumed with money. I wish there was less competition about material things.

Accept other people’s differences, even if they’re incompetent.

My mom and God.

Sally Ride, the first American woman in space; Martin Luther King Jr.; and Joan Benoit Samuelson, an Olympic long distance runner. Martin Luther King Jr. is the reason I cross boundaries.

I don’t really read, but the last book I read was “Jonathan Livingston Seagull,” by Richard Bach.

“The Oprah Winfrey Show.”

“I believe I can fly” by R. Kelly.

“Girl with a Pearl Earring” and “My Left Foot.”

I’m friendly, and I’m looking for a house so I can stay in Nevada City.

I moved here from the Bay Area to retire and have some peace of mind and relax.


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