Category: Articles

Reigniting Education in Juvie: Education is a right, even behind bars

Anna Challet Frequently overlooked in California’s ongoing discussions about criminal justice reform are the places at which many individuals have […]

Migracious Stories: Organize or Die

Fred B. Glass A review essay of Gabriel Thompson, America’s Social Arsonist: Fred Ross and Grassroots Organizing in the Twentieth […]

What Does It Mean to Become Californian?

D.J. Waldie What does it mean to become Californian? It means being witness to an epic bender—a 169-year binge lubricated […]

State of Being: Envisioning California

Lynell George “I could remember everything about California, but I couldn’t feel it. I tried to get my mind to […]

Seeing Through Murals: The Future of Latino San Francisco

Lori A. Flores In 1964, British sociologist Ruth Glass coined the term “gentrification” in her study of young creative professionals […]

California from a Different Angle

Mike Miller  A review of Fred B. Glass, From Mission to Microchip: A History of the California Labor Movement. Oakland: […]

Lying in Plain Sight: La Jolla’s Assemblage of Religious Art

Rick Kennedy On 8 September 2016, the Ninth US Circuit Court of Appeals decided that the cross on Mount Soledad […]

Through the Heart of California: Seeing the “Other” California through a Relief Map

Alex Espinoza In 2014, Aljazeera America ran a story titled “Fresno Rated Highly Livable for Young People.”1 The piece cited information […]

From the Green of Vietnam to Toes Painted with Nirvana

Susan Straight They came here because of war, though people might not think of it that way when sitting down […]

The Smell of Gold: On the Yuba River

Caitlin Mohan My son and I sit on a boulder in the Yuba River when he asks if the river […]