Q&A with “Sierra Stories” author Gary Noy

I recently spoke with Gary Noy about his new book, Sierra Stories: Tales of Dreamers, Schemers, Bigots, and Rogues. Who is Gary? Well, in the words of Heyday publisher Malcolm Margolin: Gary Noy is a scholar, a teacher, a mentor, and a thoroughly decent man. He taught history at Sierra College in Rocklin for more […]

A conversation with Kim Bancroft

Kim Bancroft is a longtime teacher turned editor and writer. She is the great-great-granddaughter of Hubert Howe Bancroft, a bookseller in San Francisco during the Gold Rush who created and ran what he called a “history factory.” He assembled a vast library of books, maps, letters, and documents; hired scribes to copy material; employed interviewers […]

A conversation with Bitter Melon photographer James Motlow

In 1971, photographer James Motlow moved on a whim to the small town of Locke in the Sacramento Delta. It didn’t take long for him to notice that he was one of just a few town residents who was not Chinese. He learned that Locke was established as a place where Chinese and Chinese Americans […]