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Linkeratti: Motion Picture Home, redevelopment n’ stuff

January 25th, 2012 · No Comments

* I was very heartened to learn that the Motion Picture & Television Fund, which became a financial lifeline for my grandmother and paralyzed uncle after the family breadwinner (my grandfather, Hollywood composer/musician Lee Zahler) died in 1947 from the stress of Gordon’s accident, is now on firmer footing after some tumultuous years. It’s even […]

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Tags: 1968 election · Aiport battles · Chip Jacobs · Family matters · Hollywood · medical advancements · Outrageous Legends · Quadriplegia · Redevelopment · Urban renewal · Wheeling the Deal: the Outrageous Legend of Gordon Zahler

Holiday Season first annual point – counterpoint babble

December 20th, 2011 · No Comments

* POINT: The Ontario International Airport is worse than Los Angeles City Hall’s red-haired stepchild. It’s more akin to the deserted, forlorn cousin promised housing in a garden shed. Glad folks are just learning this. – From the L.A. Times: “After three decades of steady growth and earning a Forbes magazine nod as one of […]

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Tags: Aiport battles · AQMD · chromium-six · Clean Air Act · Dirty environmental deals · EPA · General asssignment issues · groundwater pollution · L.A. City Council · Outrageous Legends · paralysis · Smogtown · Smogtown book · Wheeling the Deal: the Outrageous Legend of Gordon Zahler

Autumn green — a terrific (and lung-scarring) video, Central Valley particulates, the mile-high cough and the White House smog fandango

October 11th, 2011 · No Comments

* Why Central California — yup, the San Joaquin Valley — is such a smog breeding ground. From the Atlantic: “… One of the big things we’re dealing with is that we have a 1 to 2 ratio of people to vehicle miles traveled,” says Jaime Holt at the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control […]

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Tags: Aiport battles · Clean Air Act · Dirty environmental deals · environment · environmental policy · EPA · ozone · Smogtown

Time to end LA’s airport colonialism. Budget blessing for the city, local control for the Ontarians

November 17th, 2010 · No Comments

From the L.A. Times: “Hoping to reverse a dramatic loss of airline passengers, Ontario city officials on Tuesday unveiled a proposal to wrest control of struggling LA/Ontario International Airport from Los Angeles, which, they say, has driven away air carriers by raising costs and failing to promote the facility … City officials say their proposal […]

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