Issue 1 Contents

Editors’ Note  [Full article]
California Northern: A Meditation on Place

Interview: Mark Arax
“There’s something that’s righteous, that’s sweet about someone just digging down into the earth where they are…”

Environment: A Renewable Conflict
A rural valley near Hollister meets California’s clean energy problem.
By Casey Mills

Photo Essay: The Eucalyptus of Northern California
A real and imagined history.
By Casey Mills
Photos by Kate Sawyer

Politics: Who Was Jerry Brown?  [Full article]
What his former tenure as governor can tell us about how he’d handle a second chance.
By Robert Cruickshank

Mythology: “Hot Mountain”  [Full article]
By Matt Gleeson

Fiction: “The Flying Dutchman”
By Paul Barrett

Essay: Regionalism in the Western Dissolve
The dialectics of California culture create a fraught backdrop for the current “return to place.”
By Richard Mills