By Allen Pierleoni
The debut issue of the quarterly magazine Boom: A Journal of California just came off the presses. Its aim is to "create a dialogue about the vital social, cultural and political issues of our time."
Boom is published by the University of California Press and co-edited by UC Davis professors Carolyn de la Peña and Louis Warren. It's available in bookstores and newsstands for $7.99.
The March issue addresses topics such as "the impact of the foreclosure crisis on rental tenants," an interview with Bonny Doon Vineyard's maverick "president for life" Randall Grahm, and the case for "fixing (our) broken state."
To subscribe to Boom and to read some free content, go to www.boomcalifornia.com.
A free reception to celebrate Boom's launch will be at 6 p.m. March 10, following the free symposium "Beyond Borders: Migration and the Next California." Both events will be in the Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts on the UC Davis campus. The symposium starts at 4:10 p.m., the Boom reception at 6 p.m.
To guarantee a seat, register at www.dhi.ucdavis.edu/beyondborders.
Call The Bee's Allen Pierleoni at (916) 321-1128.