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Boom (2015) 5 (4): 44–53.
Published: 01 December 2015
...Jim Hinch In 2006, the evangelical Mariners megachurch in Orange County began to incorporate the teachings of Mavuno, an evangelical church in Nairobi, in its mission. Kenyan evangelicals have become leaders in Mariners, and Mariners members have travelled to Mavuno to learn from members there...
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Boom (2016) 6 (1): 76–87.
Published: 01 March 2016
... experiences exist in part to appeal to visitors from the larger culture. As part of the process of exploring these neighborhoods in Los Angeles and Orange counties, Eric Brightwell paints and draws maps of them. Included in this article are hand-drawn and painted maps of Historic Filipinotown, The Byzantine...
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Boom (2013) 3 (4): 3–11.
Published: 01 December 2013
...Kim Stanley Robinson Boom interviews prolific science fiction writer Kim Stanley Robinson about writing, California, and the future. Topics of discussion include utopian and dystopian visions of the state, the Sierra Nevada and Sacramento Delta, the Orange County of Robinson’s youth, how...
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Boom (2016) 6 (4): 10–15.
Published: 01 December 2016
... Vietnamese-born or Viet- namese Americans, an estimated 50 percent of all American nail technicians are Vietnamese, and Orange County is the capital of the technology. From Florida to New York to Los Angeles, Vietnamese women dominate the business in sal- ons that also offer eyebrow waxing, facials, and hair...
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Boom (2016) 6 (4): 74–79.
Published: 01 December 2016
... promontory on the coast that sits south of Orange County s San Joaquin Hills. At 422 feet, Point Loma rises only half the height of Mount Soledad; and further north, Palos Verdes rises only a quarter the height (220 feet). La Jolla was a bit of a bohemia before settling into its wealth. Molly McClain, a...
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Boom (2016) 6 (4): 34–38.
Published: 01 December 2016
... about Fresno: raisins. On 22 January 2016, the Fresno Bee reported that the county s unemployment rate for the previous year was the lowest it had been in nearly a decade. In Fresno County and its neighboring Valley counties, annual unemployment has fallen in each of the past six years, dropping to...
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Boom (2016) 6 (4): 80–91.
Published: 01 December 2016
..., especially Wilcox and Lowndes counties where we gathered household, medical, and family data to support a class action suit (Peoples vs. the US Depart- ment of Agriculture) representing 500 Black farm families, tenant farmers, and sharecroppers who were being denied federal subsidies, food commodities, FHA...
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Boom (2015) 5 (4): 90–93.
Published: 01 December 2015
... recent development. Until 1998, statues of Our Lady of La Vang were modeled on French representations of another Virgin Mary figure, Our Lady of Victories. But the new Our Lady of La Vang did not come from Vietnam. She came from Orange County, California. Vietnamese Americans represent the largest Asian...
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Boom (2016) 6 (3): 68–79.
Published: 01 September 2016
... in early 2014, you sail into San Francisco Bay under theGolden Gate Bridge, threading the passage between San Francisco s steepurban slopes on your right and the green hills of Marin County on your left. Gliding between two of the wealthiest peninsulas in the world, you continue past Alcatraz Island...
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Boom (2016) 6 (2): 42–51.
Published: 01 June 2016
... Marin County Sheriff s coroner who han- dled the report. At the time, what the deputy noted in his report was that after cutting Friedman free, or perhaps even before, the guards had shackled the corpse. It is an old dance around an older question that never confronts the reality, the high price of...
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Boom (2015) 5 (4): 54–63.
Published: 01 December 2015
... disappear into the dusty corners of some for- gotten history. Who will claim these ghosts? Who will tend to them? Who will remember them? Every November in Santa Ana, the heart of Orange County, Death herself comes to gather and claim these lost and wandering souls. She is the Catrina, the Mexican skel...
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Boom (2016) 6 (1): 102–107.
Published: 01 March 2016
... productiveness, it was no idle dream. In 1920, Mary Bartlett wrote of her father, who farmed next door to Kearney: He started with pump- kins, watermelon, squash, corn, and tomatoes and by the time the young vineyard was at the bearing stage he also had several varieties of peaches, apricots, plums, oranges...
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Boom (2015) 5 (4): 94–99.
Published: 01 December 2015
... jammed with cars between Long Beach and Orange County. My imam, too, has spoken of the importance of living out principles of justice and equality that are central to shari a. And I thought, hey, that s what shari a is. Back in 2008 I did not agree with gay marriage. But I still voted no on Prop. 8. It...
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Boom (2015) 5 (2): 112–121.
Published: 01 June 2015
... counties, from San Bernardino County through Riverside County and then Orange County, on its way frommountain headwaters through the wilds of urban San Bernardino and Colton and Riverside, and then channeled through Orange County to the Pacific Ocean, is a serpentine body of water holding pre-Revolutionary...
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Boom (2015) 5 (1): iii.
Published: 01 March 2015
... © 2015 by the Regents of the University of California 2015 CON T R I B U T O R S G U S T A V O A R E L L A N O is the editor of OC Weekly, an alternative newspaper in Orange County, California. He is the author of Orange County: A Personal History and Taco USA: How Mexican Food Conquered...
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Boom (2015) 5 (3): 12–23.
Published: 01 September 2015
... Earth, and to help build the tools we need to ultimately sustain the wonderful creatures and ecosystems that share our planet. © 2015 by the Regents of the University of California 2015 California Academy of Sciences sea star Grey’s zebra orange sea fan Pacific footballfish Cuban land snail...
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Boom (2015) 5 (2): 100–111.
Published: 01 June 2015
... dangerously infectious. It s not just the fastest growing region of the United States, but one based on creating sim- ulacra of European cities and town from the Paris and Bellagio resorts in Las Vegas to the red-roofed and white stucco suburbs of Orange County and Phoenix and the idea is also taking hold in...
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Boom (2015) 5 (1): 88–91.
Published: 01 March 2015
... verdict? Absolutely nothing peace reigned, Asians returned to Santa Ana s downtown scene, joined by Latino hipsters. While this was a huge news story in Orange County, the- biggest Asian Mexican news for me last year was the mar- riage of my second cousin to my childhood friend, a son of Chinese parents...
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Boom (2014) 4 (3): 134–142.
Published: 01 September 2014
... group of his enemies with his bear at his side. The bear killed very many and they all fled and Kisil-piwic regained his home village of Kupa. The skin of an Ursus magister, that of the Los Vallecitos bear s reputed Orange County mate, was sent to the Smith- sonian Institution in 1908. In 1975...
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Boom (2014) 4 (4): 26–36.
Published: 01 December 2014
... they haven t changed at all since I was a teenager. Neither has the labor force in the fields. Out in the orchards, I see groups of pickers at work filling crates with orange-green fruit. Picking time Mario says. Glad I m not doing that today That surprises me for some reason. I ve never really con...