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"Tree" author Melina Sempill Watts.
CHANGE THE WORLD BOOKS
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“Tree:” The Life Story of a Live Oak

A 229-years-old live oak tells of its life among the Chumash people, Spanish explorers, Californios and the denizens of present-day Los Angeles

This is a picture of Jim Kempton has traveled the world in search of the perfect wave -- and the perfect meal.
COOKING

Hang 10 Cuisine

A surprising connection between surfing and eating well

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Book Passage: 10 Holiday Reads

Books make a great gift! Book Passage in the Bay Area recommends these titles by California authors and on California subjects.

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November Book Picks

Enjoy these recommendations from the staff of Vroman's Bookstore, an Alta partner.

Author Lucia Berlin, 1963, in Albuquerque, N.M.
BUDDY BERLIN/LITERARY ESTATE OF LUCIA BERLIN

“Evening in Paradise”

It’s tricky to look back posthumously at a writer. So many factors — the substance of her fiction, say, or ...

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California Roadmaps: Part II

In “California Comeback,” author Narda Zacchino vividly chronicles the state’s successes under Gov. Jerry Brown, while Manuel Pastor’s “State of Resistance” looks at how California is weathering — and defying — the Trump era.

ILLUSTRATION BY JOHN MAVROUDIS
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California Roadmaps: Part I

In “California Comeback,” author Narda Zacchino vividly chronicles the state’s successes under Gov. Jerry Brown, while Manuel Pastor’s “State of Resistance” looks at how California is weathering — and defying — the Trump era.