Across The Tracks: What Life Is Like in Fresno’s “War Zone”
Co-published with The Nation. A community of migrants and unhoused people call the shuttered downtown of this California city home.
Denise’s Last Days
Co-published with Slate. A woman who lived her life homeless in Los Angeles almost got the help she needed. Her story shows everything could be different.
Skid Row’s Toilet Crisis: How A Basic Necessity Became A Political Battle
Co-published with The Guardian. The neighborhood is home to 4,400 unhoused people. Its restroom options fall short of the UN standard for refugee camps.
Why Some Long COVID Clinics Fail Chronic Illness Patients
Co-published with Popular Science. Roughly 16 million Americans are living with long COVID, but many are not getting the right medical care. One way to improve the …
Los Angeles’s Garment District Is Still Home to Severe Exploitation
Co-published with Jacobin. Long faced with paltry wages and inhumane working conditions, Los Angeles’s garment workers are taking significant risks to organize for better pay and workplace …
‘You did everything. I tried so hard to not do that.’
Co-published with Fast Company. Bianca Sical-Serle saw her career take off during the pandemic, while her mother’s business closed. Mother and daughter talk about juggling work and family.
The Pride and Pain of the UFW March
Co-published with High Country News. California farmworkers and their advocates walked 335 miles to the state’s capitol in support of voting protections.
The Trauma Of Homelessness Doesn’t End Under A Roof
Co-published with Defector. The “struggle to feel safe” is one of the most prevalent issues a psychiatrist says he sees amongst his clients, even once they are housed.
The Secret Anti-Socialist History of Supermarkets
Co-published with Jacobin. The supermarket was used as a key piece of anti-communist propaganda early in the twentieth century against the alternative of grocery co-ops.
The 2028 L.A. Olympics Are Already Creating a Housing Disaster
Co-published with The New Republic. As the city prepares for the World Cup in 2026 and the Olympics two years later, longtime residents are being forced out.
Can One Bay Area Housing Complex Radically Change Affordable Housing?
Co-published with Mother Jones. “What we want is to be a model for the nation,” says a resident of Golden Gate Village.
News from Somewhere
Co-published with The Baffler. A growing number of unhoused people are refusing to live on the run, working to stop evictions and to build something lasting where they …