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California Dreams and Olympic Schemes at Rose Parades

Mark Dyreson The 128th Tournament of Roses Parade stepped-off on Monday morning, January 2, beneath overcast skies and temperatures in […]

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Hanging Out with Cyclists

Noam Shoked Editor’s Note: In 2014, architecture Professor Margaret Crawford and Associate Professor of Art Practice Anne Walsh taught the […]

Cyclist cutouts heightening awareness in Boyle Heights. Mockup by Jeannette Mundy.

Neither Here Nor There: Engaging Mexico City and Los Angeles

Dana Cuff Anastasia Loukaitou-Sideris “Much of urban history research has sought to pair or categorize cities on the basis of […]

Photograph by Greg Niemeyer.

Waves of Data: Illuminating Pathways with San Leandro Lights

Greg Niemeyer On 20 May 2014, Brittney Silva, a student nearing graduation from San Leandro High School, was walking along […]

The Albany Bulb, looking northwest. Photograph by Robin Lasser.

The Battle of the Bulb: Nature, Culture and Art at a San Francisco Bay Landfill

Susan Moffat On a misty afternoon in early 2014, you sail into San Francisco Bay under the Golden Gate Bridge, […]

Unknown maker, Untitled (Clenched Fist), circa 1965. Collection of the Oakland Museum of California.
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A Boom Interview: Mike Davis in conversation with Jennifer Wolch and Dana Cuff

Mike Davis Editor’s Note: Chronicler of the California dark side and LA’s underbelly, proclaiming a troubling, menacing reality beneath the […]

Berkeley—The City and its People by Romare Bearden. © Romare Bearden Foundation/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY.

Relocating Romare Bearden’s Berkeley: Capturing Berkeley’s Colorful Diversity

Lauren Kroiz In 1972, the black artist and writer Romare Bearden traveled from his home in New York to spend […]

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Outselling the Beatles in 1966: LA’s forgotten musical genius

Peter Cole As music critics release “best of 2016” lists, who can name the most popular musician in America fifty […]

Front of temple looking at one of the faces of Tlaloc, Mexican god of rain and harvest.

Monumental Hydraulics: Diego Rivera’s Lerma Waterworks and the Water Temples of San Francisco

Rafael Tiffany Susan Moffat The water pouring readily out of our private faucets is a modern production that belies the […]