My quest to meet the famous poet 30 years ago.
A new study of urban raptors reveals their close attention to human behavior, even during a pandemic.
Oakland's once lively Blues scene is now memorialized by a Walk of Fame. But it’s never too late for a repeat performance.
Developers’ theme-park plans for Copperopolis may be good for its economy, but their visions ignore the mining town’s past.
In 1952, a vicious double murder at Crater Lake stunned the nation.
The Pacific Crest Trail is as dangerous as it is beautiful. This is the story of one young hiker who never made it home.
Cameron House began providing refuge to San Francisco's vulnerable in 1874. That changed with the arrival of Grandpa Dick in the 1940s.
We asked 14 of our favorite photographers: If you had to pick one of your images to sum up 2020, what would it be?
Did you take a photo that wraps up 2020 in one image? Submit your work to Alta and you could win an iPhone 12 Pro Max.
Joe Bonanno was a Mob boss. Lou Peters was a Cadillac dealer. A money-laundering scheme had disastrous consequences for both of them.
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The violence inflicted upon Black men is persistent across six generations of a family’s history.
The solitude and routines of one man and his two dogs—plus 600 nannies and billies.
Life for the author of The Land of Little Rain was as hard as the inhospitable region she wrote about.