Print and Online

I am a regular contributor to Capital & Main. I have been been a regular feature reporter for A&U magazine since 2000, and more recently a regular contributor for DeSmog, Deutsche Welle, and The Body. I have contributed to The New York Times, The New Republic, Business Insider, Undark magazine, Fast Company, ATTN:, Wired, Yahoo News,, The Advocate, Marijuana Venture, and The Fight.

Below are a few of my favorite recent pieces.

Social Justice 

Do incarcerated firefighters deserve a path to employment? From Capital & Main, September 2018.

David Arquette talks about Alexis’s legacy and his work to fight HIV stigma. From A&U magazine, January 2018.

Violence against LGBTs in Russia prompts violinist to come out. From The Fight magazine, June 2017.



Should California allow development in fire zones? From Capital and Main, December 2018.

Developers blame environmental law for housing crisis. From Capital and Main, March 2019.

Can vacancy taxes bring down housing prices? From The American Prospect, July 2018.

Would Oregon’s anti-price gouging rental law work in California? From Capital and Main, February 2019.

Health and Science

To treat chronic ailments, fix diet first. From the NYTimes, October 2019.

After Ed Buck arrest, young men of color still at risk. From The Body, September 2019.

Living homeless in California: to health and back. From Capital & Main, May 2018.

Helping the homeless make their medical preferences clear. From Undark magazine, April 2018.

Safe(r) Spaces: Supervised injection facilities coming to the U.S. From A&U, May 2016.

Detention facilities can be hazardous to health. From ATTN:, May 2017.

For PrEP 1-2-2 dosing, information is often bottom-up. From The Body, October 2019.


Energy and Environment

Rising sea levels leave coastal cities with hard choices. From Capital and Main, August 2019.

The toxic-gas catastrophe hiding beneath your home. From The New Republic, July 2019.

California’s high-value crops most vulnerable to climate change. From Fast Company, April 2019.

Should oil refineries be using hydrofluoric acid? From Undark magazine, October 2018.

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Utility spreads fear over natural gas ban. From Capital & Main, August 2019.


Politics and Public Policy

Trump may blow re-election headwind for David Valadao. Published in International Business Times and Capital & Main, April 2018.

Aligning with Trump could hurt house incumbent Jeff Denham. From Capital & Main, March 2018.

Climate of fear could lead to Census undercount. From American Prospect, February 2018.

When the government deports someone, this is what happens to their stuff. From ATTN:, May 2017.

Business, economy and labor

Can U.S. tackle climate change and inequality? From Capital and Main, January 2020.

California is attempting a massive labor experiment. From Business Insider, November 2019.

Speed bumps on California’s road to cannabis social equity. From Capital and Main, July 2019.

New legislation aims to clarify who is an employee. From The American Prospect, February 2019.

Attorney General’s memo leaves cannabis industry in the weeds. From International Business Times, January 2018.


Women take their place in cannabis industry. From Marijuana Venture, October 2016.

How the GOP tax bill would hurt Californians. From Capital & Main, November 2017.

The Arts


White Walls: How Art AIDS America exhibition exposed institutional racism in art world. From A&U, June 2016.



Churn and Burn: Charter teachers challenged by working conditions nationwide. From Capital & Main, June 2019.

Two L.A. communities fight back against “carpetbagger” charter school. From Capital & Main, April 2019.

L.A. charter school teachers also flex strike muscles. From Capital & Main, January 2019.

Are charter schools over saturating their markets? From Capital & Main, February 2019.