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Boom (2013) 3 (2): 9–16.
Published: 01 July 2013
... shadow of the Great Depression. The Pattersons were part of the larger, second wave of “Okies, Arkies, and Texies” who migrated during the 1940s. The Great Central Valley, at 15,000,000 acres about the size of Egypt, held the promise of at least seasonal work, even for unskilled laborers—especially at...
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Boom (2011) 1 (1): 70–80.
Published: 01 March 2011
... through the University of California Press s Rights and Permissions website, httpwww.ucpressjournals.com/reprintInfo.asp. DOI: boom.2011.1.1.71. C O N T E S T E D G R O U N D W hen Californians think of the Central Valley, they often think of its problems: poverty, pesticides, disputes over the allocation...
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Boom (2013) 3 (2): 92–110.
Published: 01 July 2013
...Matt Black The social history of the Central Valley has been poked, prodded, dissected by generations of journalists, photographers, historians, storytellers of all stripes looking to puzzle out once and for all the poverty-choked enigma that is California's farm belt. From The Grapes of Wrath to...
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Boom (2016) 6 (4): 34–38.
Published: 01 December 2016
... fields and farms of the Central Valley provide the author a change to examine what is lost and gained when patters of migration and movement give rise to new opportunities that both challenge and affirm our vast and complex identities as Californians © 2016 by The Regents of the University of...
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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 (2015) 5 (2): 52–63.
Published: 01 June 2015
...Matt Black This photo essay by Matt Black depicts the often devastating impact of drought on the landscapes and communities of California’s Central Valley. © 2015 by the Regents of the University of California 2015 Drought California photo essay Central Valley San Joaquin Valley...
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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 (2014) 4 (4): 16–25.
Published: 01 December 2014
...Reyna Olaguez New America Media asked young reporters in the Central Valley to capture how the drought has affected their communities in this powerful photo essay. Six photographs are presented here, each paired with thoughts from its subject or photographer. © 2014 by the Regents of the...
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Boom (2016) 6 (4): 92–98.
Published: 01 December 2016
... Stephanie Pincetl, in a panorama that includes Hollywood, the Sierra Nevada Mountains, Big Sur, San Francisco, Disneyland, the redwoods, and Death Valley.3 She might have added Comp- ton, Route 99 from Fresno to Bakersfield, the Silicon Valley, the San Fernando Valley, the Central Valley, and the whole of...
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Boom (2016) 6 (4): 16–27.
Published: 01 December 2016
... has been strong and variegated since the nineteenth century. Central Americans, Puerto Ricans, Mexicans, and Latin Americans of other nationalities moved there beginning in the Gold Rush era; the only other city to have such a diverse Latino population so early on was New York City (which claimed more...
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Boom (2016) 6 (3): 58–67.
Published: 01 September 2016
... strange tomes on igneous petrology and paleoclimatology. I even have a Stephen King like text somewhere [about the street I live on] called 33rd Street Ecology because there is nothing natural in this neighborhood, from the Arundo to the Sicilian snails, which if they ever hit the Central Valley could do...
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Boom (2016) 6 (3): 40–49.
Published: 01 September 2016
... infrastructure needed to sustain it. Aque-ducts, reservoirs, and pumps have been central to the narrative of modern California as a hydraulic civilization: a society driven by the determination to do whatever it takes to maintain, defend, and expand access to water. Americans built soaring artistic monuments to...
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Boom (2016) 6 (2): 8–21.
Published: 01 June 2016
... jails. Each of California s fifty-eight counties also runs its own juvenile hall. These places of imprisonment are scattered throughout the state with a large con- centration in the great Central Valley. Many are clustered menacingly along the spine of the San Andreas fault in a region pejoratively...
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Boom (2016) 6 (3): 68–79.
Published: 01 September 2016
... roommate groups that migrate from cheap apartments to the street and back again. At this green lump on San Francisco Bay, the central narratives the Bay Area likes to tell about itself collide, and the histories of its environmental, social, and creative cul- tures converge. The Bay Area thinks of itself...
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Boom (2016) 6 (1): 102–107.
Published: 01 March 2016
... Stuart Resnick Central Valley aris janigian Come See California s Future In beautiful Fresno Y ou might find it hard to picture Fresno. Many Californians, not to mentionpeople elsewhere, have no idea what our city looks like or what goes on here.You might imagine things of an agricultural nature on a...
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Boom (2016) 6 (1): 4–11.
Published: 01 March 2016
... southern reaches of the Central Valley, there were no signs of the empty spaces of brown dirt where tomato fields lay fallow, or where laser-leveled orchards had been ripped out under duress. Quite the contrary, bullet-straight two-lane highways passed by new orchards under cultivation, the roots of each...
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Boom (2016) 6 (1): 76–87.
Published: 01 March 2016
... make maps. Of particular interest to me are the region s ethnic enclaves, which are to me central to the city s identity. For most of human history, ethnic enclaves have often been created out of discrim- ination and exclusion, but the role they play in the life of the cities in which they are located...
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Boom (2016) 6 (1): 70–75.
Published: 01 March 2016
... imagination for the abandoned spaces in their midst. Last spring, after threemonths ofworkshopswith the com- munity and with the help of the city s Great Streets Initiative, the council turned a derelict lot at the corner of Forty-first Street and Central Avenue from an intimidating space full of graffiti...
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Boom (2016) 6 (1): 65–69.
Published: 01 March 2016
... home apart from another without much investment of time or capital. Larger-cost items such as pools, land- scaping, professional-quality appliances, central heat and air conditioning, additional rooms, and, more recently, energy-saving measures such as insulated windows, new roofing materials, and...
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Boom (2015) 5 (4): 14–19.
Published: 01 December 2015
..., including the Maidu and Win- tun of the central valley, as well as my tribes, the Southern Pomo and Coast Miwok in the coastal region north of pres- ent day San Francisco, who were egalitarian, and organized around a number of secret societies; and finally the south- western tribes, such as the Chumash of...