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Boom (2016) 6 (4): 16–27.
Published: 01 December 2016
...Lori A. Flores The late 20 th and 21 st century tech boom-related gentrification of San Francisco has rapidly and violently displaced longtime city residents, particularly in the predominantly Latino neighborhood of the Mission District. While some may characterize this gentrification as more...
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Boom (2016) 6 (3): 40–49.
Published: 01 September 2016
... social classes. This mythic rendering, however, does not account for today’s disparity in water access in the city today. © 2016 by The Regents of the University of California 2016 water aqueducts mythology San Francisco Hetch Hetchy Mexico City temples Front of temple looking at one of...
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Boom (2016) 6 (3): 68–79.
Published: 01 September 2016
... East Bay Albany homelessness landfill dogs dogwalking birdwatching nature nature preservation environmentalists The Albany Bulb, looking northwest. Photograph by Robin Lasser. susan moffat The Battle of the Bulb Nature, culture and art at a San Francisco Bay landfill O n a misty afternoon...
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Boom (2014) 4 (3): 4–27.
Published: 01 September 2014
...Erin Beller; Ruth Askevold; Robin Grossinger These maps, based on research by the San Francisco Estuary Institute’s Center for Resilient Landscapes, reconstruct California ecosystems as they were in the late 18 th and early 19 th centuries, and compare them to present-day landscapes. They are...
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Boom (2014) 4 (2): 3–6.
Published: 01 June 2014
...Eve Bachrach; Jon Christensen With San Francisco’s economy booming and hand-wringing about the city’s hyper-gentrification, the authors argue that much of the debate surrounding San Francisco’s challenges have been focusing on the wrong things. Changes to the region’s demographics aren’t just...
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Boom (2014) 4 (2): 76–86.
Published: 01 June 2014
...Mark Hogan This article investigates the political processes and attitudes that have prevented San Francisco from adequately dealing with many of its challenges. It posits that the city is at risk of becoming a caricature of its former self if attitudes towards accepting and preparing for the...
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Boom (2012) 2 (4): 44–59.
Published: 01 December 2012
... experiences against the larger cultural forces that were sweeping through San Francisco at the time, and when we consider their profound effect on Jerome John Garcia, they help us understand not only the Dead’s interest in ecstasy, mobility, and community, but also the source of the band’s sustained appeal...
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Boom (2014) 4 (2): 20–23.
Published: 01 June 2014
...David Lee Chinese are leaving the Chinese city of San Francisco at the very moment that San Francisco has become, spectacularly, America’s most important Chinese city, with all the political prestige and potential pitfalls that ascendance implies. Middle- and lower-income Chinese Americans may be...
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Boom (2014) 4 (2): 94–102.
Published: 01 June 2014
...Chris Carlsson This article surveys social movements in San Francisco that have resisted and blocked various development schemes from the 1960s to the beginning of the 21st century. Notable examples include fights against redevelopment in the Fillmore and South of Market, gentrification in the...
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Boom (2014) 4 (2): 43–54.
Published: 01 June 2014
...” framework, which benefits from alternative uses of technology, and which offers a counter-narrative to the ways that tech wealth is also uprooting communities. © 2014 by the Regents of the University of California 2014 San Francisco Bay Area Oakland Technology Techies Gentrification...
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Boom (2014) 4 (2): 24–42.
Published: 01 June 2014
...Rian Dundon A photo essay by Rian Dundon, in response to the question “What’s the matter with San Francisco?” Dundon touches on some of the major broader themes of housing and transportation in an indirect way, while also acknowledging the fact that in some ways nothing is the matter. San Francisco...
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Boom (2014) 4 (2): 68–75.
Published: 01 June 2014
...Stamen Design Stamen Design, a studio specializing in live data visualizations and interactive mapping, overlooks the busy corner of Mission and Sixteenth Streets in San Francisco, builds “objects to think with.” This article is a portfolio of some of their San Francisco-related mapping work...
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Boom (2015) 5 (1): 71–78.
Published: 01 March 2015
...Phoebe S.K. Young San Diego vied with San Francisco to host the 1915 World’s Fair. San Francisco won, but San Diego went ahead and staged the International Panama-California Exposition. Planners of both fairs traded on ideas of empire to raise their cities’ profiles and capitalize on increased...
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Boom (2016) 6 (4): 52–61.
Published: 01 December 2016
...Peter Richardson Like Mark Twain, Hunter S. Thompson arrived in San Francisco as an obscure journalist, thrived on the city’s anarchic energies, and departed as a national figure. His literary formation played out in San Francisco during what he called ‘‘a Main Era—the kind of peak that never comes...
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Boom (2014) 4 (2): 55–61.
Published: 01 June 2014
...Boom Staff This is a collection of posters exhibited at San Francisco’s Mutiny Radio as San Francisco Eviction Times . The show was inspired by the late Mexican political printmaker Jose Guadalupe Posada and a flyer of his that read “Esta hoja volante se publicará cuando los acontecimientos de...
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Boom (2014) 4 (2): 7–19.
Published: 01 June 2014
...Rebecca Solnit An interview with writer Rebecca Solnit, about San Francisco’s ongoing upheaval during the tech boom. Topics covered include tech commuter shuttles (aka Google Buses), Silicon Valley, San Francisco’s history as a place where culture flourishes, and how the city is becoming an...
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Boom (2014) 4 (1): 24–35.
Published: 01 March 2014
... much of the world in California, and perhaps too much of California in the world. At his writing table in his apartment in San Francisco, Rodriguez spoke with Boom about California’s soul, why he is no longer a California writer, what’s the matter with his hometown, San Francisco, these days, and love...
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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 (2016) 6 (4): 6–9.
Published: 01 December 2016
...David L. Ulin Traversing the kaleidoscope of memory of early adulthood in the San Francisco bay area, David Ulin describes the places as he remembers them with picturesque account: Andrew Molera State Park, Fort Mason, Marin Headlands, Old Waldorf, and Sutro Tower, with the particulars, and what...
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Boom (2016) 6 (4): 39–51.
Published: 01 December 2016
...Lynell George Moving back and forth from Los Angeles to San Francisco, this essay travels back in time to an imported experience of African American culture that came to the West Coast. Part of a familial culture, which converged with this place amidst the streets, and trees, and family heirlooms...