Defacing Adult Education: California Schools Threatened with Extinction

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Adult education is a vital public service, but it’s on the chopping block in California.

Rockin’ the Outback

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In the Land of “127 Hours” I was standing on the edge of a narrow canyon called Middle Keyhole in Zion National Park, a cold waterway behind me, a 25-foot drop ahead of me. My heart was pumping at full pace now. It had started beating faster the moment we arrived at Zion Adventure Company […]

Bird blog

bird blog

So I enter Progressive Grounds café in the San Francisco Mission district for a reading from “Love, InshAllah, the Secret Love Lives of  American Muslim Women,” when a bird walks in. Not just any old bird, but a blue and gold macaw. It sits down, well, perches, on the top of a chair. His owner […]

A Simple Lesson

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A blog on a street encounter.

Rebuild the Dream

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A book review of Van Jones’s latest release, Rebuild the Dream.

More Than Money—Scholarships Boost Extraordinary Latinas

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The Chicana Latina Foundation’s unique scholarship program through the perspective of the organization’s annual awards dinner.

Occupy our Food Supply

Organic tomato soup

Occupy our Food Supply blog in solidarity with RAN’s day of action.

Year of the Dragon 2012

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Celebrating the Lunar New Year 2012 at the Oakland Museum of California.

Monarch Migration

Monarch butterfly

I can find nothing comparable to the mesmerizing and unbelievable migration of Monarch butterflies, five generations in one year. January is the time to see them in the Bay Area as they end their long-winged flight, up to 3,000 miles, in California from northern reaches, as far away as Canada. Monarchs east of the Rockies […]