OBITUARY: Joan Barsotti

Joan Barsotti, an author and philanthropist whose historical fiction novel “Okei-san: The Girl from Wakamatsu” chronicled the famed member of the ill-fated Wakamatsu Tea and Silk Colony in Placer County, Calif., died Aug. 29, 2010 at her family home in Camino, Calif., the Mountain Democrat reports. She was 70. The Wakamatsu Tea and Silk Farm […]