Joe Mathews. Photo: Ringo Chiu
Budget crises, failing schools, unemployment—it’s easy to point out California’s problems, but harder to pinpoint what exactly is wrong, how it happened, and what can be done to fix it. With state primary elections on the horizon, these questions are at the heart of debate.
“California doesn’t work because it can’t [more...]
The University of California Press Journals division announced the forthcoming publication of Boom: A Journal of California, a new peer-reviewed, quarterly journal dedicated to social, political, and cultural issues in the Golden State.
Edited by Carolyn de la Peña, Associate Professor of American Studies at UC Davis and Director of [more...]
While hiking on the North side of Mount Tamalpais, just off the Fairfax-Bolinas Road, we climbed to a spot called Serpentine Knoll. The plants on this section of the trail were dramatically different from all that had come on the trail leading up to it, so it sent me scurrying to Introduction to California [more...]