June 12, 2011 --- The launch of BOOM: A Journal of California, featured a panel discussion with editors Louis Warren and Carolyn de la Peña, and contributors Lynell George, Mariam Lam, and Susan straight, about the challenges facing California and its education system.
June 19. 2011 --- PEN Center USA, The Autry National Center, and UC Press hosted a presentation by author/photographer Bill Sharpsteen. In "THE DOCKS," Sharpsteen takes us to the Port of Los Angeles and into the inner lives of the people who have helped make it one of the nation's most vital economic enterprises. Sharpsteen's book putes a human face on labor, conservation, and national security.