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  • Organic farmers Alan Haight and Jo McProud of Riverhill Farm, just outside Nevada City. Haight and McProud have rented the farm to Antonio Garza, who hopes to take it over some day.
    MARC OLIVIER LE BLANC
    FOOD

    Future Planting

    - The pioneers of the organic farming movement are aging out. What will happen to their lovingly tended farms?
California first lady Anne Gust Brown at the Governor’s mansion in Sacramento.
CHRIS HARDY
ALTA Q&A

The Next Step

As her husband’s term as governor winds down, first lady Anne Gust Brown reflects on his legacy and the future in this sit-down interview with Alta publisher Will Hearst.

COURTESY OF EAST LOS STREETSCAPERS
PORTFOLIO

Murals Under Siege

Chicano murals up and down the coast of California are in danger of disappearing but a new exhibit at the California Historical Society aims to protect and preserve these large-scale art pieces.

Learning to hunt, Jason G. Goldman points a semi-automatic shotgun during firearms training. He found hunting for food to be more exciting and fulfilling than he had expected.
DUSTIN SNIPES
POLITICS

A Time to Kill

The battle over gun control has given hunting a bad rap in some quarters. Yet, for some people, hunting is an essential part of their lifestyle — the way they get food. What are the ethics of ...

A scene from Cecil B. DeMille’s “The Ten Commandments.”
COURTSEY OF THE DUNES CENTER
COLD CASE

DeMille’s Lost City

Once thought lost to sea and sand, Cecil B. De Mille’s Egyptian “City of the Pharaoh” is emerging on a beach on the central coast.

Organic farmers Alan Haight and Jo McProud of Riverhill Farm, just outside Nevada City. Haight and McProud have rented the farm to Antonio Garza, who hopes to take it over some day.
MARC OLIVIER LE BLANC
FOOD

Future Planting

The pioneers of the organic farming movement are aging out. What will happen to their lovingly tended farms?

Attorney John Manly is bringing sexual abuse cases against sports physician Larry Nassar on behalf of more than 300 female athletes, including (left to right) former Michigan State softball player Tiffany Thomas Lopez and USA Gymnastics team members Jeanette Antolin and Jamie Dantzscher.
KEVIN SCANLON
FEATURE

The Advocate

John Manly busted pedophile priests. Now he’s representing hundreds of America’s top gymnasts who allege they were sexually abused by their team's doctor.

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BUSINESS

Hollywood Chill

Netflix has upended the business of Hollywood and traditional players — and some new entrants like Apple and Amazon — are scrambling to catch up. But does “Netflix and chill” mean winter is coming to Hollywood?

Ramelli calls this “The Terminator View” because "The Terminator" movies 1 and 4 start with this view.
SERGE RAMELLI
PORTFOLIO

Los Angeles Lens

Serge Ramelli's latest photography book aims his lens on his adopted home of Los Angeles — a city in which this self-taught photographer still hopes to find fame.

KEVIN SCANLON
ART

Burning Creativity

Burning Man is more than an annual bacchanal for semi-naked people. The Playa of the Black Rock Desert is transformed each year into a pop-up art museum — and art collectors are taking notice.

CHRIS NOBLE
OUTDOORS

Legends on Stone

When Alex Honnold rocked the climbing world by scaling the face of El Capitan without tools or rope, he was following the handholds of Yosemite legends — and extending and exceeding their exploits.

PAUL KURODA/REVEAL
COVER STORY

Burning Problem

The fires that devastated Santa Rosa last fall followed an all-too-familiar pattern, raising questions about zoning and development policies.