Journals

  • UC Irvine professor Simon Penny is building a replica of a proa, a Micronesian outrigger boat, to demonstrate the sophistication of Micronesian boatbuilding and seafaring.
    LIZ KUBALL
    EXPLORATION

    All Hands on Deck

    - UC Irvine professor and students build a 30-feet Micronesian boat once used by Pacific Islanders
Molly Shaffer Van Houweling, champion cyclist and professor of law, on a training run.
PENNI GLADSTONE
SPORTS

Breaking Records on Two Wheels

Law professor Molly Shaffer Van Houweling is a cycling champion

VR Church
PROSPECTING

Virtual Religion

Why go to church on Sunday when you can stay home, put on your virtual reality goggles and experience a virtual church service?

Lindsey Mesta, Frinj’s co-founder and chief marketing officer, examines coffee beans on the firms' bushes.
TOD SEELIE
JAVA

$18 Cups of Coffee

Beans cultivated in the Golden State produce cups of joe as pricey as a glass of fine Napa Cabernet Sauvignon

An Amtrak train at Fullerton.
BRENT WINEBRENNER
PASTIMES

Ticket to Ride

Some train buffs spend their free time riding the rails on Amtrak and other lines. What makes these “traniacs” so excited about riding and following trains?

Ken Lee, co-founder and co-owner of Lotus Foods, photographed in a organic rice field located in Maxwell, Calif.
LOTUC FOODS
CHOW

Food on a Mission

Gourmet food purveyors promise international impact.

The early morning crowd at Pop's bar in San Francisco's Mission District.
PETER DASILVA
BARS

Beer for Breakfast

An early morning pub-crawl encounters the expected barflies, but also firefighters, bus drivers, baggage handlers, and nurses

Jeb Rosebrook on set of Junior Bonner.
ROSEBROOK FAMILY COLLECTION
APPRECIATION

Rodeo Writer

Jeb Rosebrook wrote the "Junior Bonner" screenplay. The movie tanked at the box office but is now considered a classic.