This week we bring you an absolute California classic: Chinatown. Combining noir and ruthless water politics, the movie cuts to the core of the Angeleno experience. Chinatown serves as a reminder of all the harsh realities that coexist with California's incredible potential. It also serves in that sense as a huge symbol of hope. If we reclaim the public good, if we treat water as a resource held in common for all Californians and not as a vehicle for pure ambition, we can finally confront the noir underbelly of the California Dream head on. Maybe then, we can write our own ending to this classic: Remember it, Jake. It's Chinatown. But we're California.