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Public defender to read from ‘Foresthill Tales’

Come and meet David Brooks, El Dorado County Public Defender, Saturday evening, Aug. 13, from 4 to 5 at the El Dorado Arts Council ArtSpace, 459 Main St. in Placerville. He will be reading short stories from his newly published “Foresthill Tales: A Public Defender’s Bedtime Stories.” For more than 20 years Brooks has defended the rights of residents of Placer and El Dorado counties in cases ranging from murder to drunk in public. He remains a wily, compassionate, if slightly bemused believer in the rights of the individual and the principles of the legal system “innocent until proven...

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