From Sunday’s write up in the Pasadena Star News chain. “Smogtown” is the name of a recent book by Chip Jacobs and Wiliam J. Kelly that outlines the history of air pollution in the Los Angeles area. Professor Arie Haagen-Smit of Caltech, pictured here, found out that smog was formed by photochemical reactions of unburned [...]
Entries from June 2009
June 29th, 2009 · No Comments
Oh, what could’ve been! Had my uncle, the hero of Wheeling the Deal,” just controlled his mouth a little more and had better timing, he might’ve been one of the producers of this monster hit and never worried about money again.
June 24th, 2009 · No Comments
Fate had other ideas for him, though. You”ll have to read his biography to find out. Once upon a time, he might’ve been a partner with the Filmation suits. You could also say that about a litany of other near blockbuster deals he could sniff but never grasp. Such was the journey of one Gordon [...]
June 18th, 2009 · No Comments
Here’s an overshadowed story that should wise up the medical community and the politicians. “Surprising new research says nearly 1.3 million Americans are living with a spinal-cord injury, five times more than previous estimates. Overall, 5.5 million people in the U.S. have some degree of paralysis due to a variety of neurologic problems, from multiple [...]
SMOGTOWN book discussion — courtesy of Chip, Bill, Tom Hayden, Kevin Roderick and Martin Schlageter — coming to the L.A. Public Library’s ALOUD program this Tuesday. Should be a robust event. We can’t wait.
June 4th, 2009 · No Comments
If you’re interested in making it for this panel discussion, Q&A with the audience and signing at the downtown Central Branch, click here for details. They put on a wonderful program. Ours will be in the Mark Taper Auditorium. Here’s the promo: Tuesday, June 9 7:00 pm SMOGTOWN: The Lung-Burning History of Pollution in Los [...]