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Solana Beach woman works to abolish California death penalty

Solana Beach woman works to abolish California death penalty

Kyle Wesendorf took a slightly unusual path to her current career as a vegetarian personal chef – before deciding to attend culinary school and take up cooking for a living, she worked in the legal field, specifically as an attorney handling the appeals of death row inmates.

“It’s a weird resume,” said Wesendorf, who runs her own business, a personal chef service called Brio.

Even though the 63-year-old Solana Beach resident no longer practices law, she hasn’t left her passionate opposition to the death penalty behind – earlier this year, she joined a cause near to her heart by enlisting as a volunteer for Prop. 62, a measure on California’s November ballot that will, if...

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