Chip Jacobs

Musings, opinions and linkage from author Chip Jacobs. Visit chipjacobs.com to learn more (dare ya)

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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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Tags: assassination · Biltmore Hotel · Dirty environmental deals · environmental policy · EPA · Frankenheimer · General asssignment issues · global warming · groundwater pollution · Historical serendipity meets calamity · killers · L.A. Transportation Matters · L.A. Weekly · Los Angeles History · Los Angeles politics · Los Angeles real estate · murder for hire · Outrageous Legends · paralysis · Paul Jacobs · Paul Schrade · Political assassinations · Political cronyism · Politics · Pure Inspiration · Quadriplegia · Redevelopment · RFK · RFK photographs · Robert F. Kennedy Jr. · Sirhan Sirhan · The Hollywood Way · The Kennedy's · Turf fights · Urban renewal · William Burke

The Ascension of Jerry – reviews and blurbage to date of the true-crime creeper about the little North Hollywood wuss who dared to outlast a murder corporation in irascible Los Angeles 1979

October 1st, 2012 · No Comments

– “In Chip Jacobs true-crime, The Ascension of Jerry, we are whisked back to LA’s Kodachrome world of the Seventies. Through the eyes of the protagonist, Jerry, the “bright colors and greens of summer” quickly change to the real life black-and-whites of mayhem and murder. But, this is not just another Hollywood Whodunit. In the […]

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Tags: 1979 Los Angeles · assassination · Chip Jacobs · hitmen · Hitmen and the Making of L.A. Muckraker Jerry Schneiderman · Hollywood · Jerry Schneiderman · killers · La Brea Tar Pits · Late-1970s America · Los Angeles politics · Los Angeles real estate · Los Angeles underbelly · murder for hire · Murder triangle · Paul Fegen · Societal Disenchantment · The Ascension of Jerry: Murder · tragedy · Urban renewal · Westside Memorial Park

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

Smogtown set for e-book for Kindle and other mobile devices August 23. It’s a helluva, brown story for a warming age.

August 15th, 2011 · No Comments

Click here at amazon.com and let the journey begin Some reasons to download it: * Named one of 2008′s best environmental books by Booklist magazine * Awarded silver medals at The Green Book Festival and Independent Book Publishers (IPPY) Awards. Winner of the Green Prize for Sustainable Literature from Santa Monica. * Reviews “[A] remarkably […]

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Tags: American history · California · Chip Jacobs · Chip news · environment · environmental policy · global warming · Historical serendipity meets calamity · L.A. Transportation Matters · Los Angeles History · Smogtown · Smogtown book · Urban renewal

Redevelopment: get it while it lasts

May 3rd, 2011 · No Comments

Once upon a time, like the 1990s, Los Angeles was crazy with and about redevelopment. Redevelopment to spark affordable housing in a metropolis notoriously in short supply of it. Redevelopment to ignite a comeback in Hollywood, where the teenage runaways outnumbered new, hip buildings. Redvelopment to buy off opinion-makers, I mean offset the effects of […]

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Tags: General asssignment issues · Hollywood · Redevelopment · Uncategorized · Urban renewal