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Kaeli Newkirk serves a drink at Smiley’s, one of California’s oldest continuous saloons. After years on and off the market, a San Francisco environmental lawyer—and Bolinas surfer—is about to close a deal with longtime owner Don Deane.  David Briggs

A buoyant 36-year-old environmental lawyer from San Francisco might not sound like someone interested in buying a bar a little rough around the edges in a town known for its skepticism of outsiders. But Leila Monroe is poised to finalize the purchase of Smiley’s Schooner Saloon, one of the oldest continuously running bars in the state . . .

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