Issue 3 Contents

A New Regionalism
Cultural Amnesia and the Geography of Hope

Interview: The Tongs of Chinatown
A conversation with Bill Lee.
By Michael Zelenko

Localism: The Local Money Movement
Local communities attempt to create alternatives to the U.S. dollar.
By Casey Mills and Richard Mills

Poetry: “Poem for Giants”
By Matthew Zapruder

Poetry: “Drought”
By Alissa Valles

Symposium: The Bay Area as City-State
Should Northern California’s most populous region go it alone?
By Steve Evans

Environment: The Wild Hunt  [Full article]
Foraging is going mainstream, but there may not be enough land for everyone.
By Matt Gleeson
Photos by Philip Busacco

Memoir: Rural Manpower
A Vietnam veteran returns to civilian life in Sonoma County.
Bruce Patterson

Fiction: “The Prayer”
By Lindsey Thordarson

Book Review: The Profits of Legalization
John Geluardi’s new book details the rise of medicinal marijuana.
By Jonathan Nathan

Notes from the Field
Our readers’ dispatches from Morgan Hill, Folsom Lake, Benicia, and Gardisky Lake