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Boom (2013) 3 (3): 50–59.
Published: 01 September 2013
..., controversial land sales, depletion of the valley water table, dust at the dry Owens Lake bed, the impact of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power on the region, the second aqueduct and Mono Lake, the 1991 long-term water agreement, and mitigation efforts including dust control at Owens Lake and the...
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Boom (2013) 3 (3): 60–67.
Published: 01 September 2013
...Ron Nichols An interview with Ron Nichols, director of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power surveys the past, present, and future of the Los Angeles Aqueduct, the department's relationship with Owens Valley, restoration of Owens Lake, the role of the department and its unions in city...
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Boom (2013) 3 (3): 11–13.
Published: 01 September 2013
...Chris Plakos Los Angeles Department of Water and Power public relations officer Chris Plakos describes how the Los Angeles Aqueduct works, from its headwaters near Big Springs to the Los Angeles Aqueduct filtration plant in Sylmar. Transcribed from Kim Stringfellow’s There It Is—Take It...
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Boom (2016) 6 (1): 70–75.
Published: 01 March 2016
... Flickr user Joe. 72 BOOMCA L I FORN I A . COM them he says. They usually have to concentrate on the day-to-day work of delivering power, transportation, and water to the city Some plots are so small, oddly shaped, or so contami- nated that it is often more expensive to repurpose them than to leave them...
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Boom (2016) 6 (1): 45–50.
Published: 01 March 2016
... county planning commissions to state highway departments writes David W. Jones in the 2008 book Mass Motorization þ Mass Transit: An American History and Policy Analysis. The onset of World War II brought most freeway building to a halt. But once the war was over, Los Angeles was primed to unleash a...
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Boom (2016) 6 (1): 24–33.
Published: 01 March 2016
..., and water usage. Almost every major development requires permission from the city to deviate from some aspect of the planning code, a process that adds time and expense for the developer, and frustration for residents who never know what someone might try to build in their neighborhood. In frustration...
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Boom (2015) 5 (3): 60–75.
Published: 01 September 2015
... Ivanpah energy. In Los Angeles, Southern California Edison brightens traffic lights and gives air conditioners their hum with power from the sun. For Ivanpah, this counts as a good day: a clear sky with two power towers humming. (The third was briefly offline for maintenance.) Many days, the shift...
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Boom (2015) 5 (2): 28–41.
Published: 01 June 2015
... s a definite phobia about lawsuits that operates even in the water dispute site, I was talking to a journalist who recently passed away, who lived up in the Owens Valley. I said to her, If there was one thing that you would like to see changed with the Department of Water and Power and the Owens...
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Boom (2015) 5 (1): 4–11.
Published: 01 March 2015
...Thomas J. Osborne San Francisco’s 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition, celebrating the opening of the Panama Canal, symbolized California’s desire for preeminence in Pacific trade and naval power. The expected reopening of an enlarged Panama Canal in 2015 is causing shippers, ports, and...
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Boom (2015) 5 (1): 50–61.
Published: 01 March 2015
..., swamps, and wetlands into verdant, natural-appearing landscapes.9 Thirty thousand cubic yards of fertilizer and fifty-five thousand cubic yards of loam were brought in to prepare the ground. McLaren s team turned swamp into land, displacing water by pumping up mud from the floor of the San Francisco Bay...
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Boom (2014) 4 (4): 102–106.
Published: 01 December 2014
... Gulf and me. It is a coast, but not the coast. There s water here, but no waves. The Gulf is neither sea nor ocean. It is a ragged basin with no clear territory. I am from the real West Coast, and this lesser western light won t play for me. It has nothing to say, and its sunsets are merely warm-ups...
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Boom (2014) 4 (3): 86–94.
Published: 01 September 2014
... and material, a place to transform soil, plants, seeds, and water into food and foliage, and a place where friendships, alliances, gossip, and support form among people with no access to land or to the financial and legal power valued in our society. We need nonprofit organizations, land trusts, and...
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Boom (2014) 4 (3): 113–121.
Published: 01 September 2014
.... DOI: 10.1525/boom.2014.4.3.113. BOOM | F A L L 20 14 113 science. I wanted my students to see California with rever- ence and awe, while not ignoring its flaws and internal contradictions. I wanted us to get immersed in its cold Pacific waters, to cover our hands in octopus ink and the slime of...
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Boom (2014) 4 (3): 60–69.
Published: 01 September 2014
.... In the final year of his life he had been stung by betrayal, losing the fight of his life: his beloved Hetch Hetchy Valley in Yosemite would soon be dammed to serve the water and power demands of a booming San Francisco.2 Yet, here he was, still proselytizing from his deathbed on the wonders of...
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Boom (2013) 3 (4): 46–53.
Published: 01 December 2013
... Center Los Angeles Civic Center Silver Book Yerba Buena Center Nueva Azalea Power Plant Golden Gate Bridge desalination plant Presidio wind turbines eve bachrach Counterfactual Constructions What is is. What is not is possible. Imagining the future is a revealing, satisfying, and time-honored...
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Boom (2013) 3 (3): 22–27.
Published: 01 September 2013
... the largest reservoir on the Los Angeles Aqueduct system, formed by the Long Valley Dam in 1941. The lake s fishing concession is run in cooperation with the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power. Swim meet, Expo Center. The Los Angeles Aqueduct terminates at a filtration plant in Sylmar. From...
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Boom (2013) 3 (4): 67–72.
Published: 01 December 2013
... powerful motivations. But California s response to climate change may ultimately succeed or fail on the strengths of another West Coast archetype: the entrepreneurial innova- tor. A three-person Los Angeles operation called Beehive Lighting, for example, is working right now to revolutionize movie and TV...
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Boom (2013) 3 (3): 8–10.
Published: 01 September 2013
... wells. And his life was changed. He taught himself engineering on the job, and he followed his new passion straight to the privately owned company that controlled LA s water supply, and then to the city- owned Department of Water and Power that succeeded it. Whether or not his love for Los Angeles came...
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Boom (2013) 3 (4): 85–100.
Published: 01 December 2013
...: Eve Bachrach, Jon Christensen, Annie Powers, Robert Smith, and Sara V. Torres. Let the conversation begin. The Future of the University Alessandro Duranti is a distinguished professor of anthro- pology and dean of social sciences at the University of Cali- fornia, Los Angeles, and the author of On...
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Boom (2013) 3 (3): 95–101.
Published: 01 September 2013
... water that the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power is currently required to use to keep harmful dust from blowing off of Owens Lake, desiccated in part by LA s thirst. More importantly, the model can guide our efforts to capture local water in precisely identified zones by applying particular...