Tag: History

The Myth of a Desert Metropolis: Los Angeles was not built in a desert, but are we making it one?

Glen M. MacDonald The question is posed like this. You’ve probably heard it or asked it yourself. Perhaps at a […]

The Fault isn’t with Napolitano: On Funding California Higher Education

Simon Marginson University of California President Janet Napolitano’s troubles over the State Audit are not a one-off case of mismanagement […]

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 […]

Water and Los Angeles: What’s Next? What’s the Future?

William Deverell Tom Sitton Given our ambitions for our recent book, Water and Los Angeles: A Tale of Three Rivers, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Elegy

David L. Ulin Andrew Molera State Park. I didn’t know it was the almost perfect midpoint of the California coast […]

Becoming Kevin Starr: Images in the Making of California’s Son

Notes With special thanks to Sheila Starr, who in incalculable ways has made a profound contribution to our understanding of […]