11 California-wide Propositions You’ll be Voting On

11 California-wide Propositions You’ll be Voting On

The Midterms are more about candidates and issues in your particular geographic area. There are 11 propositions, however, that affect all Californians. (There were initially 12 propositions; Prop 9 was removed by the California Supreme Court.) If you haven’t had time to do your ballot homework yet, here is a …

Who is Beto O’Rourke?

Who is Beto O’Rourke?

The first televised presidential debate in the U.S. took place 58 years ago. We learn about the historic event in school: it was Richard Nixon vs. John F. Kennedy. Nixon wasn’t a villain yet; analysts and those listening on the radio judged him the winner of all four debates. But …

What to do in the Netherlands, Part II

What to do in the Netherlands, Part II

Whether it’s your first foray into Europe, or you’re already familiar with some famous capitals, the Netherlands is an excellent choice for a mini-vacation of one week. This itinerary is more on the budget-friendly side, but you still get a taste of the best Dutch offerings. The hotels we recommend …

South Asians and Elected Office

The mission of our organization might seem oddly specific at first glance. Though the civic engagement is important, why specifically the South Asian community in the Bay Area? How many people does this pertain to? The answer is many. Between 2000 and 2010, the South Asian American population became the …

An Open Letter to the Bay Area, from a Muslim

An Open Letter to the Bay Area, from a Muslim

Dear Bay Area, Let me start off by saying that I think you are the greatest place in the entire world. I’m biased, of course. That might be because I’m from Berkeley, born and raised. I know things about this region that others may not. For example, I know what …