Chip Jacobs

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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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The scar that unlocked the timing of my brother’s intersection with history, Kennedy style

July 26th, 2011 · No Comments

On what would prove to be the last full day of his life, Robert Francis Kennedy saw his son drowning in the California surf. It was June 4, 1968, and the windswept Pacific Ocean was chilly, the summer sky gray. Kennedy and his family were spending primary day here on the coast with a friend, […]

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Tags: California · Family matters · Historical serendipity meets calamity · Los Angeles History · Political assassinations · RFK photographs · Secret Service · The Kennedy's

My two favorite reviews and more Kennedy photograph silliness

March 31st, 2011 · No Comments

* For Smogtown: the Lung-Burning History of Pollution in Los Angeles,” the nod goes to L.A. Times reviewer Chris Daley. “… Smogtown” is a regional history for the layperson, focusing slightly more on civic drama and scandal than hard science and legislative details. The cover promises “A Cautionary Tale of Environmental Crisis,” and the archival […]

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Robert Kennedy in L.A. hours before his assassination at the Ambassador Hotel: never seen-before photograph No. 2 captured by my big brother when he stumbled on RFK’s motorcade downtown on that fateful summer day in 1968 as a USC undergrad

March 24th, 2011 · No Comments

For the story behind this photograph and the earlier one we posted here yesterday, click on this link. To see clips of Kennedy’s Ambassador speech and the pandemonium that erupted after his shooting, click here for L.A. Observed’s post. This picture is owned and copy-written by Paul G. Jacobs and any use of it in […]

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Robert Kennedy on the campaign hustings in downtown L.A. in a heretofore unpublished photograph taken hours before he was murdered.

March 23rd, 2011 · No Comments

You never know in this life when you’re about to become a witness to tragic history before it occurs. Such was the circumstance for my older brother, Paul Jacobs, who found himself face to face with American political royalty– a man who might’ve spared us from the last phase of Vietnam and the enduring cynicism […]

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