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Entries from June 2009

Pasadena Museum of History focuses on Smogtown

June 29th, 2009 · No Comments

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 […]

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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 […]

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The unknowingly paralyzed and stem cell hope

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 […]

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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 […]

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