The Fort Behind Fort Bragg

In this moment of shifting historical identities — the Fort Bragg City Council has taken up the question of whether to change…

Policing the Police

Ukiah isn’t Detroit. Or Chicago, where two years ago the city spent more than $113 million on lawsuits involving police misconduct. But…

Kayo & Kamala

When Terence Hallinan asked me to be his press secretary in December, 1999, I was 58 and in my 13th year as managing…

North Coast Incline Railways

One of my favorite discoveries studying history is how creativity and ingenuity solved problems, like moving really BIG things. Incline railways were…

Dams Be Gone

Somewhere in my mother’s photo albums is a picture taken by my father of the teenage me standing on a viewing platform…

A Story of Hope

Hope. With recent events including strife and illness making the headlines in America, hope is something that has been scarce in my…