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Boom (2016) 6 (2): 22–31.
Published: 01 June 2016
... interesting to compare this new vision for California prisons with a similarly paradigm-shifting prison—Pelican Bay State Prison and its notorious SHU (for security housing unit) opened in 1989 as California approached the peak of its commitment to mass imprisonment. © 2016 by The Regents of the University...
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Boom (2016) 6 (4): 80–91.
Published: 01 December 2016
... University House, the campus home of the new and much loved Chancellor Chang-Lin Tien. Rose- bud had a small machete. A security device alerted cam- pus police, who arrived with a particular Berkeley police officer who had a history of violence and civil rights abuses. They found Rosebud cowering in the...
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Boom (2016) 6 (3): 58–67.
Published: 01 September 2016
... afford to buy land for low-income housing. Struggling artists and hipsters inadvertently become the shock troops of gentrification and soon can t afford to live in the neighborhoods and ware- house districts they invigorated. Affordable housing and jobs move inexorably further apart and the inner-city...
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Boom (2016) 6 (3): 120–128.
Published: 01 September 2016
..., stratified by economic, social, and racial differences, and perhaps too invested in the security of its storied past. The Urban Humanities initiative is an attempt both to apply conventional tools in unconventional ways and to invent new tools by respecting the fundamental virtue of bricks, namely their...
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Boom (2016) 6 (2): 94–97.
Published: 01 June 2016
..., many people find it hard or impossible to secure and maintain employment, housing, financial aid to go back to school, and other factors that are key to achieving economic security and family stability. Solombrino knows this well. Upon being released from prison, she was enrolled in a twelve-step...
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Boom (2016) 6 (2): 57–59.
Published: 01 June 2016
...Javier Stauring The United States is the only country in the world that sentences children to life in prison without the possibility of parole, but that horrifying practice is beginning to wane. Over the past five years, state and federal Supreme Courts have ruled that mandatory life sentences...
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Boom (2016) 6 (2): 42–51.
Published: 01 June 2016
...Paige St. John Since restoring the death penalty in 1978, California has condemned more than 900 individuals, yet executed just 13. The hundreds who remain are housed at San Quentin State Prison in a highly restricted cell block plagued by suicides, drugs, mental illness, neglect and idleness. This...
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Boom (2015) 5 (4): 20–33.
Published: 01 December 2015
..., twenty-one mis- sions had been founded, nine of them by Franciscan Juni- pero Serra.3 Mexico secularized California s missions in the 1830s. The Mexican-American War eventually resulted in the 1848 surrender of California to the United States. Califor- nia s composition changed dramatically once again...
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Boom (2015) 5 (3): 60–75.
Published: 01 September 2015
... wait to see what happens when the sun comes up. We pass through security and find our way to NRG s control room, a spacious chamber with computer consoles, dozens of flat-screen monitors, and about ten engineers. At 5:45 a.m., the day crew takes over from the night staff, which has been doing...
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Boom (2015) 5 (3): 98–108.
Published: 01 September 2015
... Lawrence, both bomb programs were necessary for national security, and he never looked back. Image and diagram of the Trinity test at Alamogordo, from The Effects of Atomic Weapons, published in 1950. 104 BOOMCA L I FORN I A . COM But because he died in 1958, we don t know what he would have made of...
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Boom (2015) 5 (2): 100–111.
Published: 01 June 2015
... in a rough order: What fits in, what s anomalous, what displays the bilateral symmetry that can mean friend or foe, what s in motion and in what direction. When we look at a photograph of a landscape, our eyes tend to follow that same prioritized pattern. The landscape in which we are most secure...
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Boom (2015) 5 (1): 62–70.
Published: 01 March 2015
... United States. The boosters set themselves up for an impossible challenge. San Francisco might have been queen of the Pacific, but the city was part of the United States. Conflicts emerged at the fair almost from day one. To construct their ideal city, officials placed stringent restrictions on fair...
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Boom (2015) 5 (1): 29–37.
Published: 01 March 2015
... return journey, given United States-China trade imbalances). A crane lifts each container off the ship, placing it onto a truck. The truck hauls the container (with the dolls inside) to a rail facility where it is reloaded onto a train, powered by diesel-fueled locomotives. The train then travels to one...
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Boom (2014) 4 (4): 37–45.
Published: 01 December 2014
...Brock Winstead This article recounts the history of the author's house and surrounding area in the Golden Gate neighborhood of Oakland, California, from the pre-colonial era to the present. The article emphasizes the repeated instances of displacement of one class of residents by another...
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Boom (2014) 4 (4): 64–70.
Published: 01 December 2014
...Gray Brechin This essay explains the genesis and explosive growth of the online Living New Deal, an unprecedented team effort to inventory, map, and interpret the immense public works legacy of Franklin Roosevelt’s work relief programs designed to extricate the United States from the Great...
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Boom (2014) 4 (3): 134–142.
Published: 01 September 2014
... the big bear It was big, all right, standing upright nine-and-a-half feet and weighing over four- teen hundred pounds. The Chief of the United States Biological Survey, C. Hart Merriam, examined the bear s remains and determined the Southern California griz- zly to be a distinct subspecies, which he...
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Boom (2014) 4 (3): 103–112.
Published: 01 September 2014
..., yet far enough away to iso- late those newcomers from their source populations, the islands became a remarkable laboratory of evolution. Although not as rich in species as themainland, they housed a grand menagerie of ice age flora and fauna, including the fanciful, oxymoronic pygmy mammoth. At least...
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Boom (2014) 4 (1): 11–17.
Published: 01 March 2014
... able to capture and record XGOY’s transmissions, while Stuart’s wife, Alacia Held, tirelessly transcribed their contents for delivery to Chinese officials and news organizations in the United States. Without Doc Stuart, free China may have been completely cut off from the outside world. © 2014 by the...
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Boom (2014) 4 (1): 3–10.
Published: 01 March 2014
... research. My wife, Anne, has a gig teaching English that gets her Foreign Expert status and secures us a place in a building reserved for Westerners and Japanese of that rank. Shanghai then was much less integrated into global musical circuits than was Manila, so virtually the only contemporary Western...
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Boom (2013) 3 (4): 85–100.
Published: 01 December 2013
... changes? Dolovich: One thing to understand about the graying prison population is that people age much faster in prison than they do outside prison. Without making changes, we will have high-security old-age homes all over the state. So what can we do? I hate to be boring about this, but we need to take a...