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Returning from a flight a few weeks ago, I climbed into a rideshare at San Francisco International Airport. At the end of a long day, I was eager to get home. The driver, a man a few years older than...

Lucia Corral Pena and friends

I get together with a small group of close friends from law school every year. We’ve been friends since before we had babies, husbands, and careers — and before we knew about diva-camping trips. We...

Recently, I was in Oakland’s Chinatown neighborhood when I heard a couple fighting across the street from me.

Emily Otani, Blue Shield of California Newscenter

This article orignally appeared in Blue Shield of California's Newscenter, here . For those seeking to distance themselves from the bustle of California’s major urban areas, the far north California...