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Boom (2011) 1 (2): 59–74.
Published: 01 May 2011
...Kathryn Olmsted In 1935, the state of California convicted eight Communist organizers of criminal syndicalism and sent them to prison. This article argues that the Sacramento conspiracy trial of farm labor organizers shows how California growers and their allies in state and local government used...
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Boom (2015) 5 (2): 64–77.
Published: 01 June 2015
... during the Gold Rush was used to build Sacramento, San Francisco, and the levee system in the Delta of the Sacramento and San Joaquin Rivers. Limestone mined by the Monolith Cement Company in what is now Tehachapi built the Los Angeles Aqueduct. The brutality of the landscapes captured in this photo...
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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 (2013) 3 (3): 68–77.
Published: 01 September 2013
...Michael Hiltzik This article considers major infrastructure spending projects on the table in California (a high-speed rail line connecting Los Angeles to San Francisco, a peripheral canal in the Sacramento Delta, higher education) and compares their funding models to that of the Los Angeles...
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Boom (2012) 2 (4): 18–26.
Published: 01 December 2012
...Spring Warren Doug Rickard is a photographer from Sacramento, California, whose ambitious project “A New American Picture” incorporates images of contemporary American Life from across the United States. Rickard, however, spent the thousands of travel hours logged for this project sitting in a...
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Boom (2012) 2 (4): 118–125.
Published: 01 December 2012
... rights movement Sacramento California United Farm Workers Movement Dia de los Muertos RCAF pilot s scroll map [detail]. Smithsonian Air & Space Museum. Boom0204_13.indd 118 12/21/12 7:40 PM boom | w i n t e r 2 012 119 Boom: A Journal of California, Vol. 2, Number 4, pps 118 125. ISSN 2153-8018...
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Boom (2014) 4 (1): 24–35.
Published: 01 March 2014
.... © 2014 by the Regents of the University of California 2014 Richard Rodriguez writing California writers California authors San Francisco Sacramento Los Angeles Hunger of Memory: The Education of Richard Rodriguez Days of Obligation: Arguments with My Mexican Father Brown: The Last...
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Boom (2016) 6 (4): 10–15.
Published: 01 December 2016
... Village near Sacramento. The actress Tippi Hedren, famous for Hitchcock films, visited the refugee camp, and the women were fascinated with her painted nails. She arranged for them to attend beauty school, and an industry was born. Now, more than 80 percent of Cali- fornia nail salons are owned by...
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Boom (2016) 6 (4): 70–73.
Published: 01 December 2016
... public events in Sacramento and Los Angeles with Juan Felipe Herrera and have an invitation out to him for a third event in partnership with State Parks. Boom: Who among our California poets do you believe have had the greatest influence in California? Gioia: California has an extraordinary poetic...
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Boom (2016) 6 (4): 16–27.
Published: 01 December 2016
... Richmond, Vallejo, Sacramento, Antioch, Tracy, and Stockton. Though superficially cheaper, these new homes result in more expensive work commutes and pro- found disconnection from old places, people, and routines. This shift in San Francisco will no doubt shape the future of California as more people of...
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Boom (2016) 6 (2): 8–21.
Published: 01 June 2016
..., Susanville. Folsom State Prison, Sacramento. Valley State Prison and Central California Women s Facility, Chowchilla. California Health Care Facility, Stockton. ...
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Boom (2016) 6 (2): 1–3.
Published: 01 June 2016
..., completed in 1991. Don t get stuck in Folsom Prison, but visit the Folsom Prison Museum. If you re headed up Interstate 80 or Inter- state 50 from Sacramento toward Reno or South Lake Tahoe, you re not far from Folsom. Perhaps after a visit to the Folsom City Zoo, grab $2.00 in cash and head through the...
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Boom (2016) 6 (1): 4–11.
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 (2015) 5 (4): 20–33.
Published: 01 December 2015
... Ghandi. In September 1965, the National Farm Workers Associ- ation met in Our Lady of Guadalupe church in Delano and agreed to join Filipino grape workers in their strike against deplorable conditions, including harm created by pesticide use. Chavez organized a 340-mile march from Delano to Sacramento...
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Boom (2015) 5 (3): 86–89.
Published: 01 September 2015
... census tract with the lowest life span (in Sacramento County), it s just under sixty-five. In the tract with the highest life expec- tancy (in Los Angeles), residents can expect to live to ninety. But it s not a straight-up L.A.-versus-Sacramento difference. Los Angeles has areas with life expectancies...
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Boom (2015) 5 (1): 4–11.
Published: 01 March 2015
... Central Willard E. Worden, Untitled ((Clipper Ship in the Golden Gate circa 1904. COURTESY OAKLAND MUSEUM OF CALIFORNIA. BOOM | S PR I NG 2015 5 Valley farming was starting to fill grain ships bound for far-off Pacificmarkets at the ports of Stockton and Sacramento. Ship- ment of grain, borax (amineral...
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Boom (2014) 4 (4): 54–63.
Published: 01 December 2014
... road to drop and grease the street, instead of harvesting them and putting them to good use. Then, when I moved to the Sacramento area in 2007 to begin teaching sociology at Yuba College, I read in the Sacramento Bee that University of California, Davis, having settled too many suits filed by...
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Boom (2014) 4 (4): 1–3.
Published: 01 December 2014
... Crocker Art Museum. The Sacramento museum explores how artists such as Diego Rivera, Gunther Gerzso, Carlos Merida, Remedios Varo, and Alejandro Santiago synthesized the Mexican Revolution, pre-Columbian traditions, European artistic movements, and the muralist movement familiar to many Californians to...
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Boom (2014) 4 (4): 102–106.
Published: 01 December 2014
... . COM and eventually, secreted away on a cargo ship off the Libyan coast. When we met up once in 2007, I calculated that he had made it to Sacramento from Tripoli faster than I d made it up from Los Angeles. I knew there had to be a mistake somewhere in my math and time zones, but he came and went so...
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Boom (2014) 4 (4): 4–15.
Published: 01 December 2014
... since. It s not real. It s not real. In no way does it conform to geography, culture, or anything else in the real world. We ve been doing a lot of work up in the Sacramento Valley. To some extent, parts of the Sacramento Valley are a culture area. You go up into the rice-growing areas up there, and...