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California Northern Magazine is a biannual publication exploring the region’s cultures, environments, histories, and identities. It provides a California-based forum for exceptional essays, long-form journalism, literature, and photography.


Dear Readers and Subscribers: California Northern is currently taking a hiatus from publication. After three years and six issues that have been a joy to produce, our core editorial team decided that due to a medley of career changes, geographical moves, additions to our families, and more, we need some time off to recharge. Read More

Featured Articles

Editor In Chief Casey Mills considers the push towards self-sufficiency versus the need for social engagement. Read Full Article.

Darwin Bond-Graham explores California’s recent move towards privatizing the construction and operation of some of its most important infrastructure.
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A sumi-e ink painting inspires Lyra Halprin’s exploration of family, memory, and Chiura Obata’s art of resilience. Read Full Article.