Golden State Journal

Who is the Tallest in the West?
In our updated 2018 4th edition, we survey skylines of the state’s major central business districts. The limited extent of
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Got Salmon? Why We Should Save the Fish
One of our October 26, 2017 APCG field trips included a visit to the Feather River Fish Hatchery, one of
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A Shrinking Middle Class Segregates California
An article published by 24/7 Wall Street in late February, 2018 outlined the growing disparities between rich and poor and
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Changes Along California’s Southern Border
In Chapters 7 and 8, we examine ongoing developments and controversies regarding legal and illegal immigration and border crossings. We
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Coastal Salt Marshes Threatened by Rising Sea Levels
In our 4th (2018) edition, we examine the biogeography of our remaining coastal brackish marshes in Chapter 6 and our
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Amazon and e-commerce: New Jobs and Economies Transform Landscapes on the Fringe
In previous editions of our publication, we considered the impact that big box superstores and California Indian casinos were having
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Defining “Big Ag”
In our Chapter Nine: Primary Industries and Rural Landscapes, we examine the many types of farms that have helped make
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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 regularity
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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 of
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Cabrillo Landing in California
Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo
In recent decades there rightly has been critical reexamination of the legacy of Columbus and the European explorers who followed
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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. Regardless
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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.
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