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Boom (2016) 6 (4): 34–38.
Published: 01 December 2016
... California 2016 Relief map California Fresno Southern California Earthquakes San Gabriel Valley alex espinoza Through the Heart of California Seeing the other California through a relief map I n 2014, Aljazeera America ran a story titled Fresno Rated Highly Livable forYoung People1 The...
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Boom (2015) 5 (2): 78–85.
Published: 01 June 2015
... change. Large movements create large blooms; small jitters create tiny buds. This essay presents several stills from the Bloom project, and an essay on the work and its creator, Ken Goldberg. © 2015 by the Regents of the University of California 2015 Bloom art earthquakes land art...
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Boom (2016) 6 (4): 16–27.
Published: 01 December 2016
... police surveillance. This, however, did not diminish the area s real estate value. After the 1989 earthquake, white and Asian residents unable to buy property elsewhere in the city flocked to the Mission, where they beat out Latinos (who made a median annual income of $11,400 compared to $26,222 for...
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Boom (2016) 6 (3): 120–128.
Published: 01 September 2016
... academic year, where Los Angeles and Mexico City were put into productive conversation. The two seminars that followed worked to provide a flexible, open knowledge of the thematic confluences between the two cities water, earthquakes, traffic and mobility, precarious housing, political and social violence...
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Boom (2016) 6 (3): 40–49.
Published: 01 September 2016
... of sprawling Mexico City. While the visible portion of Rivera s temple to the dream of a modern water system for the city has undergone reno- vation in recent years, the hidden aging pipes and earthquake-damaged conduits throughout the city leak an estimated 30 percent of their precious medium...
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Boom (2016) 6 (1): 24–33.
Published: 01 March 2016
... regulating con- struction, these codes were often more concerned with col- lecting fees and harassing Chinese immigrants. The earthquake of 1906 and a backlash against what was seen as corruption during the rebuilding process prompted new, more stringent building codes between 1908 and 1909, how- ever San...
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Boom (2016) 6 (1): 130–136.
Published: 01 March 2016
...-change- induced sea level rise in mind as you watch the bay pulse around you, with whitecaps driven by a hard westerly wind. You might even have read the studies about how portions of the island s sandy soil liquefied during the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake and are likely to do so again if the next big...
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Boom (2016) 6 (1): 4–11.
Published: 01 March 2016
...- cies dangerous floods, wildfires, earthquakes, drought. The twenty-first century has added intense heat, sea level rise, and a plague of Sierra forest-killing beetles to the list. Perhaps because Californians exist in a perpetual state of precarity, they have been more willing than many to respond...
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Boom (2016) 6 (1): 45–50.
Published: 01 March 2016
... maintain the safety and functionality of freeways for as long as possible. The pavement of the road- way is designed to last between twenty and forty years.3 Bridges and overpasses have design lives of between fifty and seventy-five years, depending on use and materials.4 Short of a devastating earthquake...
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Boom (2015) 5 (3): 1–3.
Published: 01 September 2015
... in Surf, Sand, and Stone: How Waves, Earthquakes, and Other Forces Shape the South- ern California Coast, a new book by Keith Heyer Meldahl, a professor of geology and oceanography at MiraCosta Col- lege in San Diego. If sand grains fall from the binding and saltwater stains the pages or...
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Boom (2015) 5 (2): 100–111.
Published: 01 June 2015
... were only as stable as the next earthquake In the eyes of Jongerius, the liminal as a zone of photog- raphy is also a zone of decision making of choosing to remake the American West as a fantasy rather than take it for what it is, a place where most of us perhaps shouldn t live. Her photographs are not...
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Boom (2015) 5 (1): 88–91.
Published: 01 March 2015
... reversed the movement of the Pacific Plate, triggering massive earthquakes and damages on the other side of the ocean we share Sanchez-Smith, for his part, was equally magnanimous. This represents the latest ges- ture of friendship between California and China he said in English, Spanish, Mandarin...
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Boom (2015) 5 (1): 4–11.
Published: 01 March 2015
... other cities for congressional approval and funding why did city leaders believe it necessary to host a world s fair? The prospect of material gain was extremely important. The city s movers and shakers wanted to herald San Francisco s impressive recovery from the great earthquake and fires of 1906. But...
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Boom (2015) 5 (1): 50–61.
Published: 01 March 2015
..., Honolulu, Manila Continuing his pitch, he teased, the city s blood is red, its heart clean, its hospitality as rich and undiscrim- inating as the breath of its flowers4 Much has been written about the exposition as a show- case for San Francisco s recovery from the great earthquake and fires of 1906, and...
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Boom (2014) 4 (4): 1–3.
Published: 01 December 2014
... Chang boom staff The Boom List What to do, see, and read, this winter in California Hunker down with Earthquakes, Mudslides, Fires & Riots: California andGraphic Design, 1936 1986, published by Metropolis Books. Designer andCalArts faculty member Louise Sandhaus edited this gorgeously illustrated...
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Boom (2014) 4 (4): 107–109.
Published: 01 December 2014
... from the 1980s and 1990s. The menu lists ice cream combinations with names like Earthquake and Gold Rush with the inclusion of flavors such as lychee and mango as a brief concession to the store s actual Indian location. We order Ring-a-Ding a name that evokes San Francisco s cable cars and...
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Boom (2014) 4 (4): 64–70.
Published: 01 December 2014
... university level. Scarcely a town in California lacks a school built or improved by the WPA or the PWA. Many of these new schools replaced ramshackle, crowded, and inadequate structures with mod- ern fire- and earthquake-resistant facilities that boasted sci- ence labs, libraries, cafeterias, kitchens...
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Boom (2014) 4 (4): 37–45.
Published: 01 December 2014
... sparsely developed, with as many empty lots as houses on most blocks. Less than a year later, on the morning of 18 April 1906, the Kavanaghs investment received a tremendous boost when a 7.8-magnitude earthquake clapped just off the coast of San Francisco, shaking the city apart and setting much of it on...
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Boom (2014) 4 (3): 113–121.
Published: 01 September 2014
... we motored up the Pacific Coast Highway, we passed dozens of boxyCALFIRE trucks packedwithmen and womenwho, ladenwith gear, would soonbe stomping uphot dry hillsides into probably the most terrifying of California natural disasters wildfire. Wildfires can be just as unpre- dictable as earthquakes...
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Boom (2014) 4 (2): 103–113.
Published: 01 June 2014
... regular earthquake drills knows that The Big One could happen at any time. The Loma Prieta earthquake of 1989 registered a mere 6.9 on the Richter scale, but it severed the Bay Bridge, flattened a section of freeway in Oakland, and killed sixty-three people. What would an event on the scale of the...