california

28 Jun 2017

Is The Trump Resistance Movement…Exhausted?

Is the Resistance in a funk, or is it just me? Meetings packed in months past have thinned out. I heard a rumor that call volume to our California District 1 representative, Doug LaMalfa, is back down to pre-election norms. And the conversations I have with other new activist are becoming increasingly …unenergetic.

Meri Mohr 0
18 Apr 2017

We wanna send you plus one to the world premiere of KQED’s American Masters, Jacques Pepin in NAPA!

This event is in Downtown Napa, California. There’s no other way around it, I’m fucking obsessed with Jacques Pepin. Sorry to Katie Shaffer – founder of Feast it Forward – for cursing in the copy that is associated with your giveaway. But, there’s no other word that expresses how enthusiastic

illyanna Maisonet | Web Editor 0
17 Mar 2017

A Brief History of Names My Students Have Given Me

I am a public school teacher. You probably already knew that because of the title of the thing you are reading, or because you follow me on social media, or maybe because you have been in the same room as me for longer than four minutes, which is about the

Jesse McGrath 0
15 Nov 2016

Californians Voted to Keep The Death Penalty. It Was Wrong

On November 8th 2016,Californians had a chance to vote on repealing the Death Penalty in California (Prop 62). Unfortunately the proposition lost. 53% of Californians voted to keep state sponsored executions.
Putting aside moral arguments for the elimination of the DP, the financial cost to the public for long protracted appeals and special housing of those on death row amounts to over $200 million per year.

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28 Aug 2016

McDonald’s Gilroy Garlic Fries are “Farm to Fork.”

OFF MENU IS SPONSORED BY EMPEROR NORTON’S BOOZELAND THE TENDERLOIN’S NEWEST HISTORIC DIVE.  HAPPY HOUR NOON – 7PM You don’t have to visit AT&T park anymore if you want garlic fries. McDonald’s released their garlic fries onto four locations last year, all of which were in San Jose or Santa Clara. McDonald’s has

illyanna Maisonet | Web Editor 1
24 Aug 2016

I’m Fat, Latina, and a Phantom in Mainstream Culture

I don’t see me. For who can find a phantom? I am nothing. I am hollow. I am dust. I’m fat and Latina. I belong to a phantom culture; a society that solely exists as a result of colonialism and where women were born in their mother’s beds to midwives.

illyanna Maisonet | Web Editor 2
20 Jan 2016

The Bywater: David Kinch’s Casual Homage to Nola

It’s only been two-days since it opened. Myriad Mercedes float pass on this busy strip of N. Santa Cruz Blvd. Naturally, there’s a line at the door long before the restaurant is open for the day; dressed down Los Gatonians speak among themselves about their delight in being able to

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