Alicia Parlette

An online home for information about Alicia Parlette, SF Chronicle writer and published author.

Rainbow at Alicia’s Monday night memorial May 13, 2010

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Thanks to everyone who joined us, even in the cruddy weather. While Alicia’s high school English teacher was reading selections from To Kill A Mockingbird, there was a break in the rain and then an unexpected gift appeared…

It was captured by someone who was on their way to the service and shared this picture. The accompanying email read:

Emily took this picture as she was walking up to Alicia Parlette’s public memorial service this evening. Synchronicity? Coincidence? No. Faith and Love.


The Road to Glory May 12, 2010

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I took this yesterday as we were cleaning out her apartment – one of the notes Alicia kept taped to her bathroom mirror. I like to think she’s in glory now.


[glawr-ee, glohr-ee]


(emphasis mine)

1. very great praise, honor, or distinction bestowed by common consent; renown: to win glory on the field of battle
2. something that is a source of honor, fame, or admiration; a distinguished ornament or an object of pride
3. adoring praise or worshipful thanksgiving
4. resplendent beauty or magnificence
5. a state of great splendor, magnificence, or prosperity
6. a state of absolute happiness, gratification, contentment
7. the splendor and bliss of heaven; heaven
8. a ring, circle, or surrounding radiance of light represented about the head or the whole figure of a sacred person, as Christ or a saint; a halo, nimbus, or aureole

Reminder: SF Public Memorial is Tonight May 10, 2010

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Please join us – we will be meeting in Lafayette Park at 6 PM, rain, shine, or threatening cloud cover that we hope will just hold out and not actually rain on us.

Scroll down to the entry from May 5 for more details.


Small Chronicle story about Monday memorial May 7, 2010

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A public memorial will be held Monday for Alicia Parlette, the 28-year-old Chronicle copy editor with incurable cancer who shared her story with San Francisco and the world.

Read more:


San Francisco Memorial To Be Held 6PM 5/10 May 5, 2010

Filed under: Alicia Parlette — julietmoser @ 3:49 pm

Alicia’s friends will be holding a public memorial for Ms. Parlette this coming Monday.

Family, friends, and readers are invited to a public celebration in San Francisco.

We will have some friends of Alicia’s speak, share a reading from To Kill A Mockingbird, and open the stage to those who wish to tell a story about Alicia or her work.


Monday May 10

6-8 PM PST


Lafayette Square, San Francisco

(on Sacramento between Gough and Laguna)

The gathering will take place in the picnic area.

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Clarabelle Update

Filed under: Alicia Parlette — julietmoser @ 11:08 am

I’m sharing a parts of a recent email with Bernadette, one of Alicia’s collegues at the Chronicle. She has taken Clarabelle and passed along this (quite frankly, sometimes hilarious) update.



Calling for Personal Stories/Reactions to Alicia’s Work April 29, 2010

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Calling all writers, journalists, chronic over-sharers! Share a story about how Alicia’s work or story touched you, inspired you, or moved you to action with us and we’ll publish it right here.



Blog posts about Alicia

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While researching the previous post about news and reactions to Alicia’s passing, I came across more personalized reactions than just reportage; they are linked to below. These are different or newer than anything listed on other pages.

Are we missing any? Please post your blog post in the comments below if we’ve missed them:



Roundup of Recent Alicia Coverage

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The AP picked up Alicia’s passing; this lead to a lot of national media coverage. News and news organization coverage compiled below (I’ve excluded most news aggregators that re-run the Chronicle articles or brief obituaries):



Sacramento Bee obituary April 26, 2010

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The Sacramento Bee published an obituary for Alicia on Friday of last week. You can read the full article here: