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Writing and Rewriting the California Fence/Wall
Learning from the Intellectual Investments of California’s Undergraduates
Racial Disparities in Obtaining an AB 60 Driver Licenses
Scanning the Mythology of ‘Documented’ California
Manuel Pastor It’s probably no exaggeration to say that the U.S. has just been through its Prop 187 moment. Like […]
Can large wildfire benefit spotted owls and other imperiled wildlife? An emerging science brings all manner of surprises, and a few tough questions.
Patrick Parr This is not the life I expected to lead. But gradually you take some responsibility, then a little […]
Little Twone’s Burden
Alessandra Bergamin Briana Flin It is a Saturday evening in April and Celerina Chavez is making albondigas—Mexican meatball soup. In […]
Futurecasting in Fresno
Jon Wilkman Editor’s note: Over the past seven years, Boom has focused much of its attention on water in California. […]
Richard L. Hindle
Susannah Sayler Edward Morris What is a river? This is not a question we ask every day because it seems […]