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Name: Jacqueline Murphy.
Family: Husband and a baby daughter.
Residence: Yuba City.
Occupation: Cook at Linda's Soda Bar and Grill in Yuba City.
Where do you get your news? I get news and weather on my phone.
What is your goal for the new year? Learn how to be a mom.
What brought you to the Yuba-Sutter area? I've been here since 1994 — my parents moved up here when my grandmother died.
What Yuba-Sutter points of interest would you mention to new residents? Happy Viking, Linda's Soda Bar, car shows.
What is the closest you've been to a famous person? I saw Flava Flav in 2006 at the Los Angeles airport as he drove by. I only noticed him because of the big, old clock he wears.
What would you do with a million dollars? I'm a workaholic, so I'd put it in savings and build up interest. Maybe buy a dream house, a mansion, so when I did retire I would have something to clean.
Who has had a strong influence in your life? My mother. She always told me I could be what I wanted to; I would get what I wanted with a little bit of honey.
Do you have a favorite memory you would like to share? Actually, two memories. When I was 2 years old, my mother took me to see my first movie, "Beauty and the Beast." When I turned 24 she and I went to see "Beauty and the Beast" in 3-D. She died soon after my birthday. It was the first and last movie I saw with her.
What did you want to be when you were a kid? A forensic scientist. I enjoy a puzzle.
What would you like to see different in the community? More interaction between people. You'd think in a small community people would know each other better, that they would be more courteous.
What do you like about yourself? My heart — I never stop giving chances to people, no matter how many times I get burned.
What is your pet peeve? My husband not arguing back with me — and he's a marriage/family therapist. And I hate to hear, "How does that make you feel?"
What is your dream job? Own my own coffee house and make coffee all day.
Your favorite spots in the Yuba-Sutter area: Chili's in Yuba City and Wood Butcher in Marysville.
Where is your dream vacation? Las Vegas. I have never left California.