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Foreword Reviews: Book is “Outstanding,” Garners 5 Heart Critique

November 21st, 2014 · No Comments

The rapid industrialization of the world’s most populous nation has far-reaching effects for the world’s environment and economy, and in The People’s Republic of Chemicals, journalists William J. Kelly and Chip Jacobs detail how extreme China’s pollution problem has become. The authors do a nice job of mixing firsthand journalism with history and using a reporting […]

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Get while it’s hot. My latest book is a collection of my top narrative and investigative articles. May I present “The Vicodin Thieves: Biopsying L.A.’s Grifters, Gloryhounds and Goliaths”

April 30th, 2013 · No Comments

  In this stories collection 23-years-in-the-making, you’ll find 29 articles on a sumptuous basket of subjects originally published in the Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Los Angeles Daily News, L.A. Weekly and other publications. Hold on for the unexpected and the maddening, the heartbreaking and the mystifying. The feature, investigative and opinion pieces here by Chip Jacobs range […]

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Securing the spine — or sitting duck — of L.A.’s growing rail network: a Union Station story

May 11th, 2011 · No Comments

Long ago, Los Angeles’s central transit terminal, the cavernous and eleganty designed Union Station, was where men wore dark Fedoras and smoked like chimneys and women donned long, white gloves and raced to secretarial jobs at insurance companies with smog-bloodshot eyes. Then the freeways spread, the old Red Car lines were ripped out — Roger […]

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Tags: Chip Jacobs · General asssignment issues · L.A. Transportation Matters · Politics · Terrorism · Union Station

When it comes to Richard Alatorre, some things never change: the L.A. Times despises him, and he won’t bow to rules

September 10th, 2010 · No Comments

D.A. says Alatorre worked as a lobbyist for years without registering. (L.A. Times) “Los Angeles County Dist. Atty. Steve Cooley has decided not to file felony criminal charges against former Los Angeles City Councilman Richard Alatorre, even though investigators found that he worked as a lobbyist for years without identifying himself as one. Cooley’s Public […]

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In honor of election day, my favorite election movie.

November 4th, 2008 · No Comments

I’m pretty sure my uncle, Gordon Zahler, the subject of Wheeling the Deal, would’ve preferred to have been working on this prophetic 1972 film than adding music and sound effects to bloody South African poacher pictures and Bozo the Clown cartoons. If you close your eyes watching this forgotten gem, you can imagine Barrack Obama […]

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Tags: Politics