California Dreaming? The Integration of Immigrants into American Society

Kevin R. Johnson Immigrants, including undocumented immigrants, are unquestionably members of our communities across the United States. Currently, roughly eleven […]

Regarding the Documents

Scanning the Mythology of ‘Documented’ California

Undocumented Californians and the Future of the Golden State

Manuel Pastor It’s probably no exaggeration to say that the U.S. has just been through its Prop 187 moment. Like […]

Heating Up: California Spotted Owls and Wildfire

Can large wildfire benefit spotted owls and other imperiled wildlife? An emerging science brings all manner of surprises, and a few tough questions.

Martin Luther King Jr.’s L.A. Bomb Scare

Patrick Parr This is not the life I expected to lead. But gradually you take some responsibility, then a little […]

Water is Life

Alessandra Bergamin Briana Flin It is a Saturday evening in April and Celerina Chavez is making albondigas—Mexican meatball soup. In […]

Revisiting L.A.’s Floodpath: A Boom Interview with Jon Wilkman

Jon Wilkman Editor’s note: Over the past seven years, Boom has focused much of its attention on water in California. […]