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Boom (2011) 1 (2): 6–16.
Published: 01 May 2011
... particular imagination of danger during the 20th Century, and more specifically, to California’s ever deepening relationship with the defense industry. © 2011 by the Regents of the University of California. 2011 6 B O O M C A L I F O R N I A . C O M Boom: A Journal of California, Vol. 1, Number 2, pps 6...
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Boom (2016) 6 (3): 40–49.
Published: 01 September 2016
.... The mid-20th c. architecture and the murals designed by Diego Rivera, entitled “ Agua, Origen de la Vida ,” narrate the journey of water as it flows continuously from the indigenous past and into the modern present. Along the way, Rivera represents water as bridging distinct locations, cultures, and...
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Boom (2016) 6 (1): 58–64.
Published: 01 March 2016
..., Victorians placed, by modern suburban standards, cheek-by-jowl) and the westside business district of Century City, built on a former 20th Century Fox back lot. But this small boom produced apartment buildings that were nothing more than apartment buildings and office buildings that were nothing more than...
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Boom (2014) 4 (3): 60–69.
Published: 01 September 2014
... Nevada (Berkeley: Univ. of California Press, 2001). 17 Hassan Basagic, cand A. G. Fountain, Quantifying 20th Cen- tury Glacier Change in the Sierra Nevada, California Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research 43 (2011), 317 330. 18 Alejandro Guar ´n and Alan H. Taylor, Drought Triggered Tree Mortality...
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Boom (2013) 3 (1): 80–85.
Published: 01 May 2013
... holds them from their progress toward the sea, they curve around it, moving faster. Concrete cannot hold this upwelling. Almost every late 20th century newspaper article you might read about the river refers to its use as a Hollywood movie set, but what is used in that way is not the river itself but...
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Boom (2012) 2 (1): 1–16.
Published: 03 March 2012
... to his departure for Berkeley.47 Much as the so-called Chicago School challenged the East Coast at the end of the nineteenth-century, California the most ambitious ascendant American region toward the end of the 20th century offered regional inflections to modern American design. Critics and...
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Boom (2012) 2 (1): 17–32.
Published: 03 March 2012
... and lifestyles like nowhere else. By 1930, one of every five California residents owned a car, a level not reached in western Europe until the 1970s. With motorization came high oil use, smog, and greenhouse gas emissions. The downside of cars became apparent by the mid-20th century, when brown smog...
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Boom (2012) 2 (1): 33–44.
Published: 03 March 2012
... created in Hollywood between 1915 and 1940. 6 It is worth noting that this studio city system also re- flected larger patterns of early Californian civic develop- ment, corresponding to the meteoric growth of Californian society and economy during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Southern...
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Boom (2011) 1 (3): 13–29.
Published: 01 August 2011
...Peter Schrag In the past century, California has grown a convoluted governing nonsystem that combines the hyper-democracy of the initiative process with the increasingly constricted representative democracy of the formal elective governmental system, most of it imposed by direct democracy...
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Boom (2011) 1 (3): 80–87.
Published: 01 August 2011
... people meet and further projects begin to find adher- ents, often but not only bicycle-related. In the last decade, dozens of bike zines have been published (Mudflap, Bike San Francisco Critical Mass riding south on Vermont Street in August 1999, photo taken from the 20th Street crest of the hill...
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Boom (2011) 1 (2): 43–58.
Published: 01 May 2011
... in the last decade of the last century, Magic Johnson embodied the hopes of the black community for a better tomorrow as much as anyone at that time, including political figures like Mayor Tom Bradley and Representative Maxine Waters. As the embers from the fires of 1992 cooled, urban theo- rist Mike...