Left Coast Voices

"I would hurl words into the darkness and wait for an echo. If an echo sounded, no matter how faintly, I would send other words to tell, to march, to fight." Richard Wright, American Hunger

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California Dreaming.

I’m here in the Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans. Every year a student asks: “Why would the residents return home under the threat that the Katrina episode could get repeated.

Last year, one of the staff (from the East Coast) responded by asking how can we live in San Francisco under threat of an earthquake. Fair point. But now we have more to worry about.

Superstorm predicted in California.

Alon Shalev is the author of The Accidental Activist (now available on Kindle) and A Gardener’s Tale. He is the Executive Director of the San Francisco Hillel Foundation, a non-profit that provides spiritual and social justice opportunities to Jewish students in the Bay Area. More on Alon Shalev at www.alonshalev.com

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