Archive for January 2013

Going to Prison, Part I

By Debora Gordon I drove down to visit Lam in the Kern Valley State Prison (KVSP)  the weekend of December 7ththrough December 10th. I checked in by phone and email with the Public Information Officer,[Read more]

Health of the Hood – What Makes the Mills College Neighborhood Healthy?

By Katherine Brown When trying to identify what makes my neighborhood healthy, I was hard pressed to find glaring examples of what is traditionally associated with “healthy living.” There aren’t any farmers markets, open green[Read more]


By Jian Di Liang My friend Alice came to the US in May last year. And we met each other at the English Center –  a non-profit organization that helps immigrants, refugees and international students[Read more]

Nail Salon Owners’ New Strategy to Go Green & Improve Relations with Black Clients

By Katherine Brown It amazes me how priorities change as you grow older. Feats and experiences that seem so trivial now, meant the world to me as an adolescent. One activity in particular was getting[Read more]

Dimond’s Food Mill

By Jian Di Liang “Our store is family-oriented, and we are dedicated to help customers and serve  the best food,” says Kirk Watkins, owner of The Food Mill in Upper Dimond. “We have been here[Read more]