Dispatches

  • 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 AARON 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

Fantastic Negrito performs at The Fillmore in San Francisco.
PETER DASILVA
MUSIC

Fantastic Negrito

The darling of Oakland, NPR and Bernie Sanders makes music that offers spiritual and literal escapism

"Radio Jail" host host Eugenie Steinman on the air with Randall Cole.
JACK WOLFORD
SOUNDS

‘Radio Jail’

Inside a weekly call-in show for inmates at the Lake County jail

YEAR IN REVIEW

Best of Alta 2018

These six articles, two podcasts, cartoon and poem were among our most read, shared and commented on in 2018