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Boom (2015) 5 (1): 38–47.
Published: 01 March 2015
...Jean Melesaine From “Fa'afafines,” (the third gender of Samoa) living in housing projects to teen fathers raising their children, Jean Melesaine’s photographs tells the stories of Pacific Islanders in urban California diasporas. For many of the younger generation in the United States, the...
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Boom (2015) 5 (3): 42–45.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Katie Langin While conducting research on Santa Cruz Island off the coast of California, Langin found differences in the beaks of a single species of bird, the endemic island scrub-jay. Though they lived in neighboring habitats, the size and shape of the birds’ beaks change depending on the types...
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Boom (2014) 4 (1): 36–45.
Published: 01 March 2014
...Rebecca Solnit This article considers California as an island, as a place apart. In five fragments, it looks at the state as a place where ideas are exchanged, imported and exported; as a place whose economy, geography and politics keep it apart from the rest of the country; as islands within...
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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 (2012) 2 (2): 55–69.
Published: 01 June 2012
...Richard White This is a photographic essay centered on the Carquinez Straits, particularly Mare Island. Once the Carquinez Strait was a center of the California economy. In the nineteenth century it was the center of the wheat trade. In the twentieth century, it was the center of the military...
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Boom (2014) 4 (3): 103–112.
Published: 01 September 2014
...Peter S. Alagona This essay looks at the history of Santa Cruz Island and preservation and conservation efforts there through the work of the National Park Service, the Nature Conservancy, and the University of California Natural Reserve System. Alagona argues that these efforts are sometimes...
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Boom (2016) 6 (4): 4–5.
Published: 01 December 2016
...Boom Staff © 2016 by The Regents of the University of California 2016 boom staff Boom List What to do, see, read, and hear this winter in California NewYear.With the new year comes new laws and the ongoing importance ofcitizenship, figuring out new ways to be more engaged, better...
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Boom (2016) 6 (4): 92–98.
Published: 01 December 2016
... dystopian accounts said it was? California is riven north and south, coastal and inland, urban and rural, valley and foothill but that which unites these islands on the land is the question of what had been gained by becoming Californian. For Joan Didion, becoming Californian was a prize for leaving...
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Boom (2016) 6 (4): 74–79.
Published: 01 December 2016
... California, Irvine; the Malibu campus of Pepperdine University; the urban plan of Irvine; and the unfulfilled island plan for Santa Catalina Island. His most iconic buildings in California are San Francisco s Transamerica Pyramid, the spider-like Theme Building at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), and...
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Boom (2016) 6 (3): 68–79.
Published: 01 September 2016
... Berkeley students and Bulb residents to apply techniques of ethnography, contemporary archaeology, oral history, participatory mapping, mobile apps, botany, architecture, landscape architecture, and urban planning to the study of the Bulb. © 2016 by The Regents of the University of California 2016...
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Boom (2016) 6 (3): 58–67.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Mike Davis Chronicler of the California dark side and LA’s underbelly, proclaiming a troubling, menacing reality beneath the bright and sunny facade, Mike Davis is one of California’s most significant contemporary writers. His most controversial books led critics to label him anything from a left...
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Boom (2016) 6 (3): 40–49.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Rafael Tiffany; Susan Moffat Water system infrastructure and the monuments that commemorate it in California and Mexico are evidence of similarities in their cultures’ water regimes. Mexico’s Lerma Waterworks site argues the importance of reliable water provision for Mexico City’s modern identity...
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Boom (2016) 6 (3): 32–39.
Published: 01 September 2016
... national borders. © 2016 by The Regents of the University of California 2016 students Ayotzinapa Mexico murder Los Angeles memorials art anti-memorialization Consuelo Flores s altar created for Self Help Graphics exhibition The 43: From Ayotzinapa to Ferguson maricela becerra, lucy...
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Boom (2016) 6 (2): 1–3.
Published: 01 June 2016
...Boom Staff Boom’s quarterly guide to new books to read, places to visit, and things to do in California. © 2016 by The Regents of the University of California 2016 San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Anthony Hernandez Folsom Prison Museum Los Angeles Poverty Department Hadar Aviram...
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Boom (2016) 6 (2): 32–35.
Published: 01 June 2016
...Anna Challet More than 47,000 kids spent time in one of California’s seventy-six court schools in 2014. The vast majority came from low-income households and were Black or Latino. The schools offer an opportunity to change kids’ lives while they’re a captive audience. But in California, that...
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Boom (2016) 6 (1): 130–136.
Published: 01 March 2016
... considers the creation and re-creation of Treasure Island and the problem of building for an uncertain, ultimately unknowable future. This article is a critical appreciation of Andrew Shanken’s Into the Void Pacific , a design history of the fair. © 2016 by The Regents of the University of California...
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Boom (2015) 5 (4): 20–33.
Published: 01 December 2015
... California is blessed with spectacular, extrava- gant nature. John Muir called Hetch Hetchy Valley a sacred temple prior to its damming. Numerous environ- mental groups and movements began in California includ- ing the Sierra Club, the Wilderness Society, Rainforest Action Network, Earth Island Institute...
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Boom (2015) 5 (3): 12–23.
Published: 01 September 2015
.... COURTESY CALIFORNIA ACADEMY OF SCIENCES. Cuban land snail (Polymita picta nigrolimbata). The shells of this species, also known as the painted snail are highly prized by collectors and poachers who sell them for jewelry and trinkets. As a result, this endemic species, found only on the island of Cuba...
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Boom (2015) 5 (3): v–vi.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Jon Christensen © 2015 by the Regents of the University of California 2015 F R OM T H E E D I T O R S D E S K T O P On the UCLA campus, where we sit, there is a great divide between North and South Campus. It s not unique. Nearly every university in the world, as far as we can tell, has a...
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Boom (2015) 5 (3): 46–55.
Published: 01 September 2015
... anemone to the complex shadings of tree foliage and flashes of birds’ wings.” © 2015 by the Regents of the University of California 2015 Art Biodiversity science art oil painting watercolor hiroko yoshimoto Science and the Art of Abstraction A critical appreciation by Ursula K. Heise...