Deadly Firestorms That Ravaged Santa Rosa and California’s Wine Country
At the time of this posting, fires have again erupted in Ventura and Los Angeles Counties. Happening with such regularityRead more.
December 6, 2017
Nearly the Worst Disaster in California History?
It was more like a Hollywood movie than a true story. The crisis began on February 7, 2017. Weeks ofRead more.
December 4, 2017
Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo
In recent decades there rightly has been critical reexamination of the legacy of Columbus and the European explorers who followedRead more.
October 12, 2017
Two Californias: Together We Rise (Succeed), Divided We Fall (Fail)
In many ways, the two Californias reflect larger-scale divisions that have become apparent across our nation in recent years. RegardlessRead more.
October 10, 2017
Finding California’s Geographic Center
Where is the geographic center of this strangely-shaped state? This geographic trivia has been debated for decades in California.Read more.
October 6, 2017
New Technologies Help Us Understand Seismic Risks
Chapter 3 of Rediscovering the Golden State covers our modern geologic features, including a survey of the state’s major faultsRead more.
October 4, 2017
“Place is security, space is freedom.”
This quote from Tuan’s work “Space and Place: The Perspective of Experience,” is perhaps more relevant today than it wasRead more.
May 12, 2017
China Camp – Ethnic Communities
China Camp is a State Historic Park on San Pablo Bay just north of San Francisco. The park provides aRead more.
January 12, 2013