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Boom (2015) 5 (1): 29–37.
Published: 01 March 2015
... huge warehouses to the east of Los Angeles, where they are reloaded for their final destinations across the country. But along every stop of that journey, there are communities and environments dealing with the consequences of trans-Pacific trade. This has resulted in new community-based movements...
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Boom (2015) 5 (2): 112–121.
Published: 01 June 2015
... Santa Ana River Agua Mansa industrial corridor Lorenzo Trujillo Isaac Slover Juan Bautista de Anza Francisco Garces Anza Crossing warehouses coyotes riparian landscape 1862 Santa Ana River flood 1936 flood 1969 flooding homeless in California Mt. Rubidoux susan straight The Santa Ana...
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Boom (2016) 6 (4): 16–27.
Published: 01 December 2016
... renters in the city (70 percent), landlords raised rents, evicted tenants through owner move-in evic- tions (OMIs) or the Ellis Act, chopped up buildings into multiple units, and converted warehouses into live/work lofts coveted by tech startups.21 In a land grab reminiscent of the post US-Mexican War era...
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Boom (2016) 6 (2): 42–51.
Published: 01 June 2016
... in California, death row is a cavernous granite warehouse at San Quentin State Prison called East Block. The cells are stacked five high, akin to containers in the hold of a cargo ship. Here, some 500 convicted mur- derers wait for executions that never come. East Block also is shuttered to the...
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Boom (2016) 6 (1): 130–136.
Published: 01 March 2016
... altered significantly and now houses a restaurant and banquet space called the Oasis Cafe´.3 The rest of Treasure Island is covered with a hodge-podge of open spaces and structures built during its use as a naval station from 1942 to 1997: warehouses, classroom buildings, offices, apartments, and other...
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Boom (2015) 5 (2): 28–41.
Published: 01 June 2015
... neon sign on one wall of the Metabolic Studio in a warehouse on the edge of Chinatown in downtown Los Angeles. It s a very high standard, and one that Bon takes very seriously in every aspect of her work from her first major work, Not A Cornfield, which trans- formed an old contaminated railroad yard...
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Boom (2015) 5 (2): 100–111.
Published: 01 June 2015
... look for ruptured edges of the cultivated landscape seeking to photograph analogs for what she was experiencing, not just what she was seeing. She found such analogs in the shade and shadows, the space between the back of a warehouse and the woven wire fence behind it. If she photographed a walled...
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Boom (2014) 4 (3): 113–121.
Published: 01 September 2014
... trains, which carry the ship- ments to warehouses and distribution centers where other trucks come to take the goods to Walmarts, Best Buys, and Home Depots near you. All that movement has an environmental price, which is often concentrated in places where people can barely afford to pay it. Wilmington...
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Boom (2014) 4 (3): 86–94.
Published: 01 September 2014
... Central Farm. Until its demise, over 300 families, the majority from Mexico and Central America, and many of them from indigenous Mayan, Mixtec, Zapotec, and Triqui backgrounds, grew food on a 14 acre tract in an industrial warehouse district of what we now call South Los Angeles, near Watts and Compton...
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Boom (2014) 4 (2): 94–102.
Published: 01 June 2014
... the mid-1960s, the Produce Market had been relocated south, and the former blocks of warehouses and food distribution facilities were replaced by freeway ramps and high-rise offices and apartments. Next, the Redevelop- ment Agency chose a corridor of dilapidated and over- crowded housing along Geary...
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Boom (2014) 4 (1): 11–17.
Published: 01 March 2014
... Revolution that followed, and decades of industrialization buried all but the shallowest memories of China s wartime capital. Even- tually, restaurants, warehouses, and stores filled the under- ground tunnels that had once housed the radio station on the other end of Stuart s line. Occasionally, former...
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Boom (2013) 3 (3): 38–49.
Published: 01 September 2013
... perfor- mance, installation, and activism, it creates a milieu in which one can, indeed, practice the world. The Metabolic Studio is housed in a large cement-block warehouse alongside the Lon Angeles River on the edge of downtown, its name taken from the Greek term for change. Metabolic is a word that...
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Boom (2013) 3 (1): 80–85.
Published: 01 May 2013
...- cates seeking environmental justice for those low income people pushed to the edge. Were you to walk where cyclists ride, you would see vacant warehouses, weedy triangles of lot ends, buckling parking lots, sycamores in rectangles of dirt, back fences of backyards of houses. Through some of those fences...
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Boom (2013) 3 (1): 17–33.
Published: 01 May 2013
... additional 3575 acres for agricultural crops and livestock, warehouses, sew- age treatment plants and effluent fields, a garbage dump site, and other peripheral uses. Staff and military police facilities were aligned along the highway, and internee bar- racks were arranged in blocks to the northeast. There...
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Boom (2012) 2 (4): 60–67.
Published: 01 December 2012
... where the wine was put into barrels and stored. My father remembers being inside the dark, cool warehouse, smelling the grapes. Nearby, the workers homes are wrapped incongruously in shiny white plastic, even the chimneys, like some piece of modern art. Lemon trees full of bright yellow fruit stand...
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Boom (2012) 2 (3): 62–78.
Published: 01 October 2012
... predecessors did. Cars and, more recently, bicycles now clog the streets. Nor does the city have the mix of social classes it once did having lost most of the maritime, warehouse, and factory workers who once packed trains and buses. Freeways, trucking, and containerization pulled port activities to Oakland...
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Boom (2012) 2 (2): 55–69.
Published: 01 June 2012
... trucks return to the company warehouse like bees to a hive. Warehouse workers weigh the loads and the trucks vanish inside. My son, Jesse, who has been taking photographs here for more than a year, points out that the trucks always contain at least one bicycle frame. I watch. They do. We eat at a taco...
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Boom (2011) 1 (4): 6–9.
Published: 01 November 2011
... Healy, one of the founding fathers of BurnBabyBurn by Vincent Valdez (2009, oil/canvas) Boom0104.indd 8 21/11/11 9:56 AM boom | w i n t E r 2 011 9 LA s Chicano mural movement. In Healy s warehouse stu- dio, Fabian met veteran Chicano artists and recent art-school graduates. He learned to paint and...
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Boom (2011) 1 (1): 62–65.
Published: 01 March 2011
.... When Im- migrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raids LA fac- tories, plants, and warehouses, he sings Ice, Ice, Baby, putting an agitpop immigrant spin on Vanilla Ice s late- eighties hip-hop hit. Earlier this year he released La Cri- sis first on the radio, then on YouTube, and only later on...