Dispatches

“Mom said dad pulled a groin surfing Mendocino. When will he realize he’s not 60 anymore?”
ALAN ROZANSKI
CATROONS

Altatude Spring 2019

Every quarter, Alta editors receive hundreds (and hundreds) of cartoon submissions for Altatudes, the comic-filled back page of the magazine. These are our picks for Alta's 2019 Spring Issue.

“Wait! Isn’t that…?” “No, it’s not.” TMZ’s tour bus meanders through Hollywood in search of celebrities to point out to paying customers.
DUSTIN SNIPES
TOURISM

No Sex Tapes Here

Quinn Cummings reveals all from her ride aboard a TMZ Hollywood Celebrity Tour bus — an experience we’re really curious about but not sure we could actually stomach ourselves.

Pictured in the courtyard of Condominium One in 1991 are MLTW architects who designed the early phase of The Sea Ranch (left to right), Richard Whitaker, Donlyn Lyndon, Charles Moore, and William Turnbull. Moore made Condominium One his home.
JIM ALINDER
ARCHITECTURE

The Lasting Impact of Sea Ranch

A new exhibit on the Sonoma coast celebrates a trailblazing experiment founded on ecological, egalitarian principles.

Steve Jobs in 1984 and 2006.
PHOTOS BY NORMAN SEEFF AND ALBERT WATSON
SILICON VALLEY

Rebooting Steve Jobs

Should his legacy be the iPhone, the company he built, or a daughter he denied fathering? Tom Zito explores the contradictions of Steve Jobs.

Sydney Goldstein on stage at her beloved Nourse Theater, which she transformed from a nearly derelict auditorium to the home of City Arts & Lectures in 2013.
RUSSELL YIP/SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE
APPRECIATION

Appreciation: Sydney Goldstein

Sydney Goldstein forever changed the cultural landscape of San Francisco and beyond. Author Dave Eggers remembers this California pioneer.

YEAR IN REVIEW

Appreciations 2018

Remembering some of the people whose inventions, ideas, and sheer force of will shaped California and the West

POETRY

Alta Poetry 2018

These works by California poets capture particular, private moments of life in the Golden State