All posts by Boom California

Sonoma’s Fading Images of Hwy 12

Mike Acker Running through the heart of Sonoma County’s unincorporated communities of Boyes Hot Springs, Fetters Hot Springs, and Agua […]

Boom Fall Events

Jonathan Gold and Oliver Wang at the Autry in Los Angeles Food and Ethnicity: A Conversation about L.A. Tuesday, September […]

A Missed Lesson in the Heart of California

Josh Stephens Many years ago, I rode on a team bus through the agricultural heart of California. Up far too […]

The Sinatras of Capitalism

Julia Ingalls On the porch that evening in August 2004, still wearing his plastic ID bracelet from the ER, my […]

On the Road to the Summer of Love

Dennis McNally Editor’s Note: In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love, the California Historical Society’s “On […]

Danza de Los Superhéroes: Zapotec Immigrant Tradition in Transnational Transfer

Leopoldo Peña Just west of downtown Los Angeles, in a derelict American Craftsman house, a group of Zapotec immigrants from […]

Writing Orange County

Elaine Lewinnek Naming a literary depiction of Orange County is no easy task. One or two sitcoms that describe the […]

The Other “Other” California

Gerald W. Haslam Growing up in an oilfield community at the southern end of the Great Central Valley, I for […]

Mapping LA-tinx Suburbia

Genevieve Carpio Andy Rutkowski   One of the most famous attempts to describe Los Angeles depicts it as an enclave of […]

Pokémon Go, an Unnatural History: Reflections on race, privilege, and access to augmented nature

Bryan B. Rasmussen Lately, I’ve put summers in the service of natural history, something I didn’t get much of as […]