Archives for February 2010

Mother Goose in California

A new attraction at Fresno Storyland celebrates Doug Hansen’s Mother Goose in California, a fun children’s book currently available from Heyday Books. Mother Goose in California is organized as an alphabet book, and the familiar rhymes are accompanied by illustrations that feature California settings, historical themes, and a host of native animals. Along with its many other storybook-themed attractions, Storyland […]

When Dreams are Interrupted

The Purple Moon Dance Project held its final performance of “When Dreams are Interrupted” yesterday, February 24, at the City Hall Rotunda. The historic City Hall building made a dramatic backdrop for the story both of the forced removal of countless Japanese Americans from the Bay Area during WWII, and of what they experienced upon […]

Turtle Rock

Malcolm Margolin has worked extensively to chronicle the history, culture, and literature of the Native Americans of the Bay Area. In honor of him, I’d like to share a story I discovered while I was researching for my project. The Ohlone, who consisted of more than fifty groups native to the Bay Area, have one […]

Malcolm Margolin and Pat Cody

  Heyday’s very own Malcolm Margolin was awarded the Fred & Pat Cody Award. Named after the founders of Cody’s Books and created by the Berkeley Public Library Foundation, the annual award celebrates Berkeley citizens or institutions that have made distinguished contributions to literature. During the award ceremony, Margolin, shown here with Pat Cody, reminisced […]

New Growth

Don’t let the rainy weather deter you from going for a hike! There are a lot of beautiful things to be seen right now. I went for a run at Quicksilver Park in South San Jose on Wednesday, and I was delighted to see some early wildflowers peeping through the undergrowth. The El Niño rains […]