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 

Officials accuse Trump of xenophobia and violence against Asian Americans. Newsweek.

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

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

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



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

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

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

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

Health and Science

Will pharmacist resistance hamper access to HIV prevention meds? From Capital and Main.

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

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

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

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


Energy and Environment

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

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

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

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

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


Politics and Public Policy

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

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

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

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

Business, economy and labor

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

California is attempting a massive labor experiment. From Business Insider.

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

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

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


Women take their place in cannabis industry. From Marijuana Venture.

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

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.

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

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

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