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Boom. 2015; 5464–71 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2015.5.4.64
Published: 01 December 2015
...Russell Jeung An experience with a young Cambodian neighbor in Oakland whom relatives believed to be possessed by a ghost leads the author to reflect on his evangelical Christian ministry in the community. This piece discusses tutoring students in the Oak Park neighborhood of Oakland, the role of...
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Boom. 2016; 6368–79 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2016.6.3.68
Published: 01 September 2016
... tobacco farm in southern Ohio and had been on the road most of his life. Like a num- ber of landfillians, as they called themselves, Jimbow used to live at People s Park, the university-owned piece of land in downtown Berkeley, about four miles from the Bulb as the crow flies, that has been disputed...
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Boom. 2016; 63110–119 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2016.6.3.110
Published: 01 September 2016
... circumference of the garden needs to change. I ve had to start thinking about wider exteriors, larger parts of the city. And now we re think- ing about this whole area, this neighborhood, or district, around the museum, around Lake Merritt. What if we could think about this whole area as a park Jackson...
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Boom. 2016; 614–11 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2016.6.1.4
Published: 01 March 2016
... renewable energy by 2030. The world s largest solar photovoltaic and concentrated, solar-electric generating stations operate in the Mojave Des- ert in California. Later this year, Sacramento will open a high-tech arena and public square in its redeveloping downtown without any new parking capacity. A smart...
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Boom. 2016; 6124–33 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2016.6.1.24
Published: 01 March 2016
... density and others favoring suburbaniza- tion. We have codes favoring public transit and other mandating acres of parking. These goals are contradictory and impossible to achieve at the same time in the same place; each bit of code can be used to stop another from doing its work. So nothing happens...
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Boom. 2015; 5390–97 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2015.5.3.90
Published: 01 September 2015
...Ryan Bradley This article describes the invention of PCR (polymerase chain reaction, a method of replicating DNA) by Kary Mullis, and the impact it has had on everything from biotech companies such as 23andMe to the movie Jurassic Park and the Human Genome Project. © 2015 by the Regents of the...
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Boom. 2015; 52112–121 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2015.5.2.112
Published: 01 June 2015
... waterways, as on San Anto- nio s Riverwalk; and recently for cement channels with fake boulders planted on the banks, as in countless new housing tracts all over the nation, with names like River Oaks and Creek Canyon. But California rivers are charismatic in a different way, unknowable to many people I...
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Boom. 2014; 4454–63 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2014.4.4.54
Published: 01 December 2014
... Mission Santa Ine´s to grow olive trees and involve citizen volunteers in helping to produce nonprofit olive oil. They are hoping to gain state park status for a historic grist and mill, and they are creating new opportunities for visitors to gain hands-on understand- ing of California history. Olivos Del...
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Boom. 2014; 43134–142 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2014.4.3.134
Published: 01 September 2014
... through the pines and under the oaks into a park-like expanse of grass, and imagine a young man dancing and playing with a grizzly. I wondered if, someday soon, some- one might be able to bring the Ursus magister skin home from the Smithsonian, and if anyone might know how to sew it up tight and breathe...
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Boom. 2014; 43113–121 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2014.4.3.113
Published: 01 September 2014
... redwoods, but all we saw for a mile or so were forbidding hillsides of prickly pear and poison oak and a scattering of tough wildflowers Indian paintbrush, lupine, and, my favorite, sticky monkey flower baking in the sun. Finally, though, we reached the spot where the steep hills of Garapata trap the...
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Boom. 2014; 4243–54 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2014.4.2.43
Published: 01 June 2014
... Oak- land want economic investment and cleaner, safer streets, but they want to be included in positive changes that come. Regional policies toward commu- nity development without displacement will be para- mount in undoing the geographic and racialized inequalities of the past. Among many...
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Boom. 2013; 3454–66 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2013.3.4.54
Published: 01 December 2013
... Yosemite Valley, that inspired John Muir, flower child of the Gilded Age to launch the modern conserva- tion, national parks, and Sierra Club movements.10 Yet this romantic flight from history both legitimized and excluded from view the eviction of native peoples and exploitation of generations of farm...
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Boom. 2013; 3485–100 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2013.3.4.85
Published: 01 December 2013
... predict how organisms might adapt in the face of human disturbances and environmental challenges. Boom: What would you put in a time capsule for 2050? Shaffer: I d put two things. One is a frozen sample of a native plant say, an oak tree acorn and a weed to look at changes in those species DNA over forty...
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Boom. 2013; 3170–79 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2013.3.1.70
Published: 01 May 2013
... noose hung above the tavern s neon sign.8 Long before, tourism boosters in Gold Country placed unofficial signs on a massive oak tree along the main access road to Yosemite National Park near the ghost town evoca- tively named Second Garrote. In 1932 the California Neon sign for the Hangmans Tree...
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Boom. 2013; 3141–49 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2013.3.1.41
Published: 01 May 2013
... flits among the live oaks. Jim checks for any windows that might have been broken out since he last stopped by, then turns off the alarm system (located in an office which still has the 2010 2011 school calendar on the wall). He tells me that, so far, there has been little vandalism to the closed school...
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Boom. 2012; 2313–17 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2012.2.3.13
Published: 01 October 2012
.... Uninvited. A surprise bequest from an elder cousin who earned his master s in history from Claremont College and took pride in his role as the family archivist. The weapon, empty of shells and unexpectedly elegant, is sequestered in our upstairs closet. To protect the oak stock and copper case, it came...
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Boom. 2012; 2325–44 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2012.2.3.25
Published: 01 October 2012
... only a site of industrial energy development, but also one of the most protected regions, in terms of parks and wilderness areas, in the United States. These two identities exist in uneasy tension. Californians want many things from the Mojave, but it remains unclear whether the desert can continue...
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Boom. 2012; 2345–61 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2012.2.3.45
Published: 01 October 2012
... canyon on the Iowa Hill Road, swinging along switchbacks and surrounded by conifer, Live Oak, Pacific Madrone, and chaparral, the hillsides fall steeply in places into sharply carved ravines. When the road reaches the river it crosses a modern concrete bridge alongside an old iron and plank bridge that...
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Boom. 2012; 2133–44 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2012.2.1.33
Published: 03 March 2012
... of which would be landscaped with a village, including an opera house and movie theatre.23 By 1952 Disney had formed WED Enterprises to exploit the idiom and sets of motion picture studios for his park idea, at that time still restricted to the studio grounds. Eventually, partly because the Burbank...
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Boom. 2011; 131–4 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2011.1.3.1
Published: 01 August 2011
..., while jets thundered overhead, my ex-husband Dwayne, his aunt Loretta, and I parked near the replica of a famous plane from World War II. I met my husband in the eighth grade. We were married for fourteen years, have been divorced for thirteen years, and along with many others in our family who aren t...