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Re “Windy Mistake,” letter to the editor, Aug. 11:

I, too, spent my early years in Southern California. My brother always referred to the winds that blew out of the canyons of the San Gabriel Mountains as “santanas.” In the back of my mind, I thought he was correct. Then I read John Jakes’ historical novel, “California Gold.” He also called the winds santanas. I could not find any reference to santana, even on Google.

When I saw the letter [to The Union], I was thrilled. At last I found the answer from someone who knows.



Helen Avery

Rough and Ready


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