Issue 6 Contents
A New Regionalism [Full article]
Engagement or Withdrawal?
Profile: Closer to Heaven
A Buddhist monk works to bring peace to Stockton’s Cambodian community.
By Jennifer Torres Siders
Environment: The Vine and Its Discontents [Full article]
Sonoma residents fight an onslaught of forest-to-vineyard conversions.
By Matt Gleeson
Memoir: Dreams of Water [Full article]
Coming of age in the shadow of the Oroville Dam.
By Sarah Pape
Poetry: “Stone Wall”
By George Stratton
Poetry: from Remains
By Jesús Castillo
Poetry: “Blind Bird”
By Leonore Wilson
Politics: The New Privatization [Full article]
California invites corporations to operate its roads.
By Darwin Bond-Graham
Essay: Where the Light Was Coming From
A California Indian explores the role stories play in our lives.
By Deborah A. Miranda
Fiction: “Lucky Chances”
By Vicente R. Viray
Portfolio: Real Rural
Photographs by Lisa M. Hamilton
Notes from the Field
Our readers’ dispatches from Alamo Cemetery, Lost Hills, and Siskiyou Mountains.