New California website: the Grizzly Bear Project

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The cross-California media landscape has been evolving in a less spare direction with ambitious additions such as Boom: A Journal of California (from UC Press and edited by our columnist Jon Christensen) and the California Sunday Magazine. Now comes the promising Grizzly Bear Project, a "passion project" of Sacramento journalist Anthony York, who recently left the Sacramento bureau of the Los Angeles Times. "A hobby dedicated to something that I care deeply about," he posts. York unveils the site this morning and writes:

California is changing so fast, it can be difficult for us to understand ourselves. The new California is unlike any other society the world has ever seen, and has its own sets of challenges.

Through storytelling, journalism, aggregation and data-driven projects, this venture seeks to document some of that change and highlight some of those challenges, and examine how and whether California’s policy makers are properly preparing for what lies ahead.

By taking a ground-floor look at how California is changing, we can better prepare ourselves for our future. This venture is about examining those changes and exploring what they mean for California. The Grizzly Bear Project is my effort to gather and add to the journalism being done documenting that change and provoke a thoughtful discussion about California’s future. We’ll see how that goes.

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