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Oakland almost-native (she was born in San Francisco and moved here when she was 2) Julia Morgan designed over 700 buildings in California, including a dozen or so in Oakland and Piedmont. Julia Morgan's passport photo, from Landmarks CaliforniaMorgan was California’s first licensed female architect, one of the first female civil engineering graduates of UC Berkeley, and the first woman admitted to L’Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris.

The Julia Morgan 2012 Festival kicks off today and runs through November 16th. The festival celebrates Morgan’s interesting life and her “prolific contributions to California’s built landscape.” Organizations from all over the state are offering visual and performing exhibits, seminars, teas, Morgan-designed building tours and garden tours. Here in Oakland, the Oakland Heritage Alliance will host a tour of Julia Morgan-designed buildings on the Mills College campus Saturday, Oct. 13 from 10am-noon. Details and registration at

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