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  • John Paul Abranches – hero envoy’s son – dies

    John Paul Abranches, who successfully spurred Portugal to recognize the heroics of his Portuguese diplomat father, who saved 30,000 people during World War II, died on Feb. 5 in Antioch of complications from Alzheimer’s disease. He was 78. A resident of the Bay Area for 50 years, Mr. Abranches was a tireless advocate for the [...]