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Former Sunset publisher and
conservation leader Mel Lane dies

Original post made on Aug 3, 2007

Mel Lane, former co-owner of the company that published Sunset magazine and Sunset books, and the first chairman of the California Coastal Commission, died at his Atherton home Saturday, July 28. A giant in the local and statewide environmental conservation movement, Mr. Lane died of complications from Parkinson's disease at the age of 85.


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Posted by Jack McKinnon, a resident of another community
on Aug 3, 2007 at 12:29 am

I will remember Mel Lane as a soft spoken man of incredible integrity and power. He appreciated people, good hard work and a fire in the fireplace upon arriving at work.


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