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Boom (2016) 6 (1): 116–125.
Published: 01 March 2016
...Noé Montes The Imperial Valley is a vast agricultural area situated at the southeast corner of the state of California, bordering Arizona and Mexico. The culture of the Imperial Valley is informed by its long and troubled history. It is a mix of American Southwest and Mexican cultures. While the...
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Boom (2016) 6 (1): 102–107.
Published: 01 March 2016
...Aris Janigian Fresno is moving beyond its agriculture roots, transforming itself from the inside out, taking strands from its past, present, and future to build a new kind of California urbanism. The city has the bones upon which to construct an appealingly Californian city, but more importantly...
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Boom (2015) 5 (3): 56–59.
Published: 01 September 2015
... resident species for millennia. These settings include the Central Valley, the Sierra Nevada, and archipelagoes of habitat islands. A better understanding of evolution in California is necessary to inform the management of our agricultural ecosystems and conservation of our natural landscapes and the...
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Boom (2014) 4 (4): 37–45.
Published: 01 December 2014
...: colonization by the Spanish, the post-Gold Rush Anglo takeover, agriculture giving way to suburban development, the African American migration to Oakland, and contemporary gentrification. The author positions the current wave of gentrification and displacement in his neighborhood and city in the context of...
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Boom (2011) 1 (4): 80–87.
Published: 01 November 2011
...Ray Winter Often advertised and imaginatively located as a pastoral paradise, California's Central Valley is in fact an industrialized agricultural juggernaut unmatched in the world. Such an environmentally invasive infrastructure inherently creates social and environmental injustices that refute...
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Boom (2013) 3 (1): 34–40.
Published: 01 May 2013
...Carolyn de la Peña This essay discusses the development of the tomato harvester by Lorenzen and Hanna and its advertising campaign, which turned the machine's frequent breakdowns into a selling point. © 2013 by the Regents of the University of California 2013 UC Davis agriculture...
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Boom (2016) 6 (4): 28–33.
Published: 01 December 2016
... agricultural era, the era of urbanization through dams, aqueducts and reservoirs; or the interaction of nature and technology; or a pursuit of pure science anchored in nineteenth-century astronomy. I am not suggesting cause and effect here but, rather, paradigms that repeat themselves. Boom: What role do...
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Boom (2016) 6 (4): 34–38.
Published: 01 December 2016
... determined to define it, to alter it. Despite its strategic location, its deep agricultural roots, and its close ties with the farmworker movement of the sixties and seventies, in many ways Fresno remains stubbornly un-Californian, reveling in its misfit status. It is home to one of the largest Hmong...
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Boom (2016) 6 (4): 80–91.
Published: 01 December 2016
..., especially Wilcox and Lowndes counties where we gathered household, medical, and family data to support a class action suit (Peoples vs. the US Depart- ment of Agriculture) representing 500 Black farm families, tenant farmers, and sharecroppers who were being denied federal subsidies, food commodities, FHA...
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Boom (2016) 6 (4): 16–27.
Published: 01 December 2016
... color move to suburban or agricultural communities that may or may not be accus- tomed to their presence. In some cases, Latino families with farmworker heritage that worked their way out of the fields in the post World War II era are returning to places like the San Joaquin and Salinas Valleys out of...
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Boom (2016) 6 (1): v–vi.
Published: 01 March 2016
... these systems. That s software. This creative recoding runs through this issue of Boom. You can see it in the changes coming to water and energy management, planning and zoning, housing and transportation, agriculture and open space, from urban neigh- borhoods to our international border, from Oroville...
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Boom (2016) 6 (1): 70–75.
Published: 01 March 2016
... nondevelopment of par- cels says Carson. Improving a property usually results in an increase in taxes, although he says that turning a lot into an urban agriculture project could merit up to a 90 percent reduction in taxes. Every bit of land, no matter how odd, can have an impact, according to Carson. These...
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Boom (2016) 6 (1): 130–136.
Published: 01 March 2016
... standards, with on-site composting and storm- water treatment, all powered by fully renewable energy, some of it generated right on the island. There s even something called an urban agricultural park which sounds like what you get when you torture the words community garden The redevelopment plan, in...
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Boom (2016) 6 (1): 4–11.
Published: 01 March 2016
... drought in California, it was some-times hard to tell much was amiss. Dirt-lined canals in northern California werefilled to the brim with water destined to irrigate thousands of hectares of rice, sunflowers, peaches, corn, soybeans, and all manner of California s agricultural cor- nucopia. Unlike in the...
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Boom (2011) 1 (4): 31–44.
Published: 01 November 2011
... Studies migration labor agriculture boom | w i n t e r 2 011 31 Boom: A Journal of California, Vol. 1, Number 4, pps 31 44. ISSN 2153-8018, electronic ISSN 2153-764X. © 2011 by the Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved. Please direct all requests for permission to photocopy or...
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Boom (2011) 1 (3): 72–79.
Published: 01 August 2011
... , 2010 ). Nahmias Rick . The Migrant Project: Contemporary California Farm Workers . ( Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press , 2008 ). © 2011 by the Regents of the University of California 2011 agriculture labor visual culture photography invisibility 72 BOOMCA L I...
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Boom (2015) 5 (3): v–vi.
Published: 01 September 2015
... in this issue. Here at the end of the continent Hillary says, experiments lurk everywhere you look. They re in our power plants, our forests and mountains, our agricultural fields, our jobs, our zip codes, our street- lights even in our minds With this issue, Hillary helps us celebrate California...
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Boom (2015) 5 (3): 86–89.
Published: 01 September 2015
... California I asked. He said no. Oh, where in SoCal I followed. Actually, I m from the part of the state no one thinks about he replied. He was from Shafter, a small agricultural town in the Central Valley. It was an embarrassing moment. It hadn t crossed my mind that a professional journalist from...
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Boom (2015) 5 (3): 32–41.
Published: 01 September 2015
... ended up making more money. The Nature Conservancy in California has also created auctions around agricultural lands that can be flooded for bird habitat, so that instead of regulating who gets flooded, you have the farmers saying, We think we ve got land here that would be a stopover for a thousand...
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Boom (2015) 5 (2): 4–11.
Published: 01 June 2015
... although I do not know this for certain. The orchard is but a moment in an agricultural landscape that is anything but timeless. In the second photograph, the silo replaces the orchard and it, too, captures events older than the photograph. A tree has taken root on the silo roof, which means the silo was...