Archives for January 2010

With a Wreath of Laurel

While researching for my project, I stumbled upon an interesting history involving California’s first poet laureate, a bay tree on Mt. Tamalpais, and one of my favorite poets–the famous English Romantic Lord Byron. With a wreath of laurel leaves plucked from the branches of a California Bay, Ina Coolbrith resurrected the grave of Lord Byron. […]

Reading and Hiking my Way through the Bay

Hello! My name is Stephanie and I’m an English major at Santa Clara University. Living in San Jose my whole life, I’ve grown up hiking and running over the beautiful hills in the Santa Cruz Mountains. I cherish all the oak woodlands and the redwood forests, and I can tell a buckeye from a bay […]

A Great Bike Ride

Mona Caron, illustrator of A California Bestiary, is an award-winning muralist in San Francisco. She is currently working on a new public mural in the Tenderloin, and you can keep track of her progress via her Facebook page. To admire Mona’s work for yourself, grab your bike and follow these directions from The Examiner for […]


As I sadly say farewell to the two-story home where the magic of Heyday’s publishing is created, I am given a final task to sum up the experience of my one month intensive internship here. This being my first internship, I had zero experience in a professional office environment. I expected pant suits and authoritative, egotistical bosses. […]

Amazing Opportunity for Land Conservation

Have a love for nature? The Butler Koshland Fellowship program is accepting applications for a “fellow” to work with David Sutton, the Northern California Director of the Trust for Public Land. He or she will help “create public and protected lands, and make them available for meaningful use to all the people of California.” Take […]