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The State of the Message: Where Have California Dreams Gone?

The State of the Message: Where Have California Dreams Gone?

In exchange for Californian's former exuberance, we get prescriptions for a post-libidinal life that sound like kale and nothing but kale and kale all the time.
Skeptical Optimism for the Future of 'Suburban Urbanism'

Skeptical Optimism for the Future of 'Suburban Urbanism'

If I had been counting the panel members' votes, I'd say Southern California got two votes of qualified optimism and one vote of qualified pessimism. Perhaps that's the best we can ...
Working to Play, Playing to Work: Mexican American Baseball and Labor in Southern California

Working to Play, Playing to Work: Mexican American Baseball and Labor in Southern California

Baseball enabled Mexican Americans to create connections that helped buoy working class communities, and even contributed to unionization efforts amid widespread discrimination.
'I Am a Dreamer': Dreaming of Education, the L.A. River, Health, Immigration Reform -- and Soccer

'I Am a Dreamer': Dreaming of Education, the L.A. River, Health, Immigration Reform -- and Soccer

Dayana Molina received "dreamer" status under the temporary federal program for young undocumented residents. She tells us about her dream status, and her community organizing work ...
Filing the Lane, Here and Abroad: Filipino American Identity and Basketball

Filing the Lane, Here and Abroad: Filipino American Identity and Basketball

At home in the U.S. and abroad, basketball continues to occupy a central place in Filipino American lives.
Growing Up Japanese American in Crenshaw and Leimert Park

Growing Up Japanese American in Crenshaw and Leimert Park

For close observers, signs of a Japanese American presence are visible throughout the Crenshaw district.
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