The application of Proposition 13 to commercial property has created a large hole in a tax system which fails to support city and county services and schools. And the fix which has helped the state budget--raising taxes on the rich--is due to expire.
The wave of the future has been around since the beginning of time: it’s called Nature. Now an interdisciplinary and international group of scientists, inventors, and engineers is turning to Nature to innovate.
Robert W. Levenson is Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of California, Berkeley where he is a member of the Clinical Science; Plasticity, Change, and Development; and Social/Personality programs.
This course is Part Two of our rock and roll road trip, covering the period 1965-75. "California Dreamin" describes how LA became ground zero for folk-rock, the mecca of country-rock, and the center of pop rock: featuring the Wrecking Crew, the Beach Boys and the Mamas and Papas.
This course analyzes metaphors of space and place in selected works of Asian American literature and cultural production. We will discuss the ways authors work with space as racially bordered, legislated history, lived experience, internalized existential panic, and literary tropes.
Where is Russia headed? Is it moving toward a harsh form of authoritarianism or something else? How may we understand the regime that President Vladimir Putin is constructing in Russia? How, if at all, is Russia’s Soviet past shaping its current politics?