California is the birthplace of many iconic foods, from cioppino to the fortune cookie. So The California Report Magazine decided to look into the origin stories of some of those classics -- with a new series called “Golden State Plate.” This week Sasha Khokha looks at the unsavory origins of Green Goddess salad dressing.
As environmental leaders and political activists from around the world have gathered in San Francisco this week to talk about strategy on climate change, we've been asking different Californians to tell us how they relate very personally to the issue. This week, we hear from dance instructor and poet Annie Kahane.
Breaking the Silence on Angel Island’s ‘Immigration Station'
We’ve been hearing a lot of stories about detention centers along the U.S.-Mexico border and how many of California’s leaders are pushing back against the federal government’s treatment of immigrants. But one of the oldest detention facilities in the nation actually sits right in the middle of San Francisco Bay. It’s a marker of a time when California wasn’t so welcoming to immigrants. Marisol Medina-Cadena brings us the story of one man keeping this little-known history alive.
A lot of us with immigrant roots here in California have been digging into our family histories to find out how and why we came to California. That's the idea behind our series “Letter to My California Dreamer.” We’ve been asking listeners to write a letter to one of the first people in their family who came to California with a dream. This week we hear from Sonia Prasad Quesada.
The Ups and Downs Along Janelle Horne’s First Campaign Trail
Janelle Horn is a mom to four young kids in El Dorado County. She's trying to make the jump from mortgage loan officer to the county's recorder-clerk. She wants to disrupt what she calls "The Good Ol’ Boys Club" in local politics. We've asked her to keep an audio diary chronicling her campaign for a project called “The Long Run,” about women running for office for the first time.