Summer 2018/Issue 3

 

FEATURES

THE PREDATORS WALK AMONG US
Coyotes are among the most adaptive mammals in North America, and now they’re moving into urban areas in Los Angeles and San Francisco—and becoming bolder about interacting with humans. By Jason G. Goldman

WARREN HINCKLE’S LAST WORDS
An excerpt from the final writings of the one-eyed king of journalism … a lost publishing model that prefers readers to advertisers … a profile of legendary advertising genius Howard Gossage … Nixon’s efforts to throttle the First Amendment … With an introduction by Terry McDonell

DRAWING THE LINE WITH MEXICO—AND TRUMP
Donald Trump wants to build a wall along the border with Mexico. But landowners along the dividing line, some of whom supported Trump, have a message: Not on our land. An investigation into who owns the border. By Andrew Becker of Reveal/The Center for Investigative Reporting

THE TRIALS AND TRIBULATIONS OF LIBBY SCHAAF
Oakland mayor Libby Schaaf has presided over a city revival, but also has struggled with a host of problems, from the Ghost Ship fire to a police scandal to a municipal strike. By Laurie J. Flynn

RIPPLES ACROSS SPACETIME
The recent discovery of traveling waves in the fabric of space and time required cooperation across continents, with groups of astronomers and researchers working on a variety of telescopes and innovative instruments—but it also triggered infighting among competitive groups. By Jennifer Ouellette

A SWING AND A MISS
In the 1960s, players like Orlando Cepeda, Felipe Alou and Juan Marichal made the San Francisco Giants pioneers in the use of Latino players in Major League Baseball. But prejudice kept the team from fulfilling its baseball destiny. By Tim Wendel

CAN CALIFORNIA’S CULTURE SURVIVE WITHOUT CARS?
Driverless cars, ride-sharing services and new types of mass transit are transforming how cities are designed. What does this mean for the future of cities like Los Angeles and San Francisco? By David L. Ulin

A WALK ON THE NOIR SIDE
For more than 70 years, Fred Lyon has prowled San Francisco at night, capturing memorable noir photographs of the city and its people amid shadows and fog. Photos by Fred Lyon

 

EVERY ISSUE

DISPATCHES: Aging Politicians • Vertical Farming • Abalone Obsession

REVIEWS: Taco Maria • Sticky FingersThe California Field Atlas

APPRECIATION: Ruth Bancroft 

WHAT NEXT: Til Death Do Us Pot