From the Editor
Fireman, Janet, California History
Times change; you might say that it is in the very nature of this world of ours to be a scene of changes. And so it is with California History. We are pleased to introduce not only a new look, designed by Melanie Doherty and Associates, but several new features to this, the quarterly magazine of the California Historical Society.
Based on our observation that regular readers of California History bear a broad streak of wanderlust, we offer "California Journeys," written by freelance journalist Barbara Tannenbaum. We intend to encourage our readers to engage in fieldwork of the finest kind: trips that feed their passion for knowledge, real-time observation, and local delectables. "California History Collections," written in its inaugural appearance by Executive Director Stephen Becket, highlights an artifact, an image, a book, or a document from the unmatched CHS collections. And we close with "Spotlight," a photograph selected in each issue for its timeliness or timelessness and graphic eloquence.
If some things change, others stay the same. As always, essays in California History are peer-reviewed and reflect our dedication to exploring the relationships between past and present, underscoring our commitment to connecting the history of California and the West to the rest of the nation and the world. …