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Boom. 2014; 4351–59 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2014.4.3.51
Published: 01 September 2014
...Mary Ellen Hannibal This article is about the benefits of fire in the context of traditional land management, the devastating effects a zero-tolerance fire policy has had on ecosystems, and what happens when fire is sensitively returned to the land. Hannibal discusses research into how the cultural...
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Boom. 2014; 43113–121 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2014.4.3.113
Published: 01 September 2014
...Rafe Sagarin Observations on nature and life along the California coast from Rafe Sagarin, who led a group of college students in his field class on a trip from Los Angeles to San Francisco. The essay is organized around thematically around saltwater, freshwater, fire, and people. Sagarin argues...
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Boom. 2012; 2496–103 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2012.2.4.96
Published: 01 December 2012
...Howard V. Hendrix This essay explores the ways we talk about water and fire in California, how that discussion is shaped by larger ecological and economic concerns, and how those concerns in turn shape exurban development in the state. © 2013 by the Regents of the University of California. All...
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Boom. 2012; 2399–107 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2012.2.3.98
Published: 01 October 2012
... marches in 1965, an escalation of anti-war protests in 1966, and, in January of 1967, the dramatic firing of UC President Clark Kerr by Governor Ronald Regan at a meeting of the Board Regents. The following year the University of California would celebrate its hundredth year, and to celebrate this, the UC...
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Boom. 2011; 1426–30 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2011.1.4.26
Published: 01 November 2011
... networks were demanding Dominguez be fired. Louis Warren sat down with Ricardo Dominguez to find out what happened. © 2011 by the Regents of the University of California 2011 Dominguez immigration transborder immigrant tool academic freedom performance art 26 boomca l i f o r n i a . c om...
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Boom. 2016; 6480–91 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2016.6.4.80
Published: 01 December 2016
..., to not make waves, as my beloved Dad put it. The phone or the doorbell rings, and we answer it. The Star-Spangled Banner strikes up at a baseball game, and we rise to salute the flag and strain to reach the impossible notes of a ghastly anthem with its bombs bursting in air its references to fire...
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Boom. 2016; 6416–27 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2016.6.4.16
Published: 01 December 2016
... some believe, are intentional disasters being created to erase this population? After BART s establishment in the Mission in the 1960s, 133 fires erupted within a three-block radius of the Sixteenth Street station, eliminating low-income prop- erties and paving the way for redevelopment. In an eerie...
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Boom. 2016; 6410–15 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2016.6.4.10
Published: 01 December 2016
... province of the wealthy. But during that same time, on that same television, images of America s war in Vietnam terrified those watch- ing as napalm fires raged to the sky and children ran away, as soldiers were airlifted in helicopters and fleeing Vietnam- ese civilians were huddled in those same...
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Boom. 2016; 646–9 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2016.6.4.6
Published: 01 December 2016
... fire by punk. My last night in the city, ten weeks after that trip to Andrew Molera State Park, I stood atop the Stockton Street tunnel with my best friend and his girlfriend, smoking cigarettes after one last show. Below us: the crush of Sutter Street, its delis and massage parlors; while up there the...
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Boom. 2016; 6439–51 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2016.6.4.39
Published: 01 December 2016
... descendants that taught me not to trust Los Angeles even though I might yet become transfixed by it. I found myself pulled into the courtyards and avenues invoked by the California Scene painters the bright astrin- gent midday light and the fire skies that come as the sun 40 BOOMCA L I FORN I A . COM slips...
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Boom. 2013; 3467–72 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2013.3.4.67
Published: 01 December 2013
... University of California 2014 Climate Resolve Jonathan Parfrey climate change fire sea-level rise Larry Goldzband Bay Conservation and Development Commission Sierra Nevada Pacific Ocean energy Glen MacDonald Juan Matute UCLA Jonathon Porritt Breakthrough Institute Michael Shellenberger...
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Boom. 2016; 6358–67 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2016.6.3.58
Published: 01 September 2016
... themselves as building and fire inspectors, and we took the neighborhood apart molecule-by-molecule over two semesters. One group studied fire safety issues and other hazards such as unpro- tected roofs where small children played. We looked at the needs of home workers, seamstresses and auto mechanics...
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Boom. 2016; 624–7 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2016.6.2.4
Published: 01 June 2016
...-lying buildings that blend into the background. Yet in June 2016, California s state prisons were home to more than 113,000 men, women, and children.6 Fire camps, private, and out- of-state facilities incarcerated 15,000 more. If we think only about state budgets and public safety, we will miss the...
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Boom. 2016; 6242–51 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2016.6.2.42
Published: 01 June 2016
... years later, lawyers in state and federal courts still argue over whether the gun was fired in panic, while Perry tries to not obsess about just having lost a shot at one of East Block s rare custodial assignments. After a hiatus of several years, San Quentin recently decided to return work privileges...
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Boom. 2016; 6124–33 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2016.6.1.24
Published: 01 March 2016
... stoops and require them in design guidelines, but accessibil- ity regulations in building codes require wheelchair accessi- bility. Fire departments advocate for wide streets in order to maneuver and park large vehicles during an emergency, but urban design guidelines often require narrower streets and...
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Boom. 2016; 614–11 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2016.6.1.4
Published: 01 March 2016
... waste to methane that fires turbines that generate most of the electricity for its wastewater treatment plant. Or take Maxwell, where growers stopped fighting the requirements of the federal Endangered Species Act and started a Sacramento Valley project to install screens at the end of irrigation pipes...
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Boom. 2016; 61108–115 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2016.6.1.108
Published: 01 March 2016
... pretend for taking a gun out into the desert, most of them are going to fire at road signs, water tanks, memorial plaques, wind pumps or old beer cans. . . . Even if it is no more that than a symptom of mindless vandalism, this mania for shooting at human artifacts is not quite senseless: the identifiable...
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Boom. 2015; 5464–71 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2015.5.4.64
Published: 01 December 2015
... abandoned and tied to a tree in Cambodia during the war, and that he saved her while under fire. I had heard many dramatic, tragic stories about the Cambodian killing fields but this story was one of the few with a happy ending. When I got a chance to talk to Bech Chuom through an interpreter, I wanted to...
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Boom. 2015; 5494–99 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2015.5.4.94
Published: 01 December 2015
...-accredited-muslim-college/. See also Scott Korb, Light Without Fire: The Making of America s First Muslim College (Boston: Beacon Press, 2013). American Islamic College opened its doors in Chicago in 1983 but suspended its accreditation candidacy in 1989 and its operations soon there- after; it reopened...
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Boom. 2015; 5454–63 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2015.5.4.54
Published: 01 December 2015
... exuberantly, but others are socializing with their friends and taking selfies of their wildly colorful bodies to post on social media. But to Caru Das, the spiritual impact of the mantra works like fire it burns whether you believe it will or not. Memory and Ghosts: Pilgrimage to Manzanar Every fourth...