Journals

  • PAUL COLLINS
    BOOKS

    An Atlas without Roads

    - Bay Area author, artist and activist Obi Kaufmann spent a solid year on his richly illustrated "California Field Atlas" - and sellers can't seem to keep it on the shelves.
Farm workers harvest spinach near Coachella. President Donald Trump’s crackdown on immigration could worsen the state’s shortage of agricultural labor.
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IMMIGRANTS

Hard Labor

President Trump’s immigration crackdown threatens to exacerbate an already acute agricultural labor shortage in California. But so far, the crackdown hasn’t really happened.

Architect Gin Wong’s signature Theme Building greets visitors at Los Angeles International Airport.
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APPRECIATION

Mod Milestones

Seminal California architect Gin Wong spent so long designing our idea of the future that it eventually became the past, but his buildings are all the better for it.

LISK FENG
HOLLYWOOD

Star Stuck

Los Angeles has three seasons: Fire, ants and awards. Angelenos know how to navigate the city when the award blitz hits.

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NATURE

Paradise Found

It’s been called the most famous camping trip in American history: The three days that President Theodore Roosevelt and conservationist John Muir spent exploring Yosemite Valley in 1903.

Author Michael Connelly
NANCY PASTOR
BOOKS

California Crime

Author Michael Connelly doesn’t actually solve crimes. At least not yet. The best-selling author sat down with Alta to talk LAPD, Bosch, and writerly superstitions.