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Entries from October 2009

Video of Green Prize day

October 21st, 2009 · No Comments

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Eminently common sense legislation that would’ve mandated what 60 years of stalemate has proven — that the 710 extension will never be built at street-level — goes down in flames to political cowardice and special interest greed.

October 12th, 2009 · No Comments

Count me as disgusted. Maybe Arnold Schwarzenegger can beam himself to the future in some upcoming, crappy Terminator remake and see in 100 years (or 1,000) how the freeway extension that never will be built remains unbuilt because it didn’t make any sense today or then, and that he’d had his chance in 2009 to […]

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California hurting, or just reacclimating to the new world?

October 7th, 2009 · No Comments

California is “failing,” or so says the British. Excuse us if I’ve heard this one before from supposed sharp-eyed observers convinced we’re past the tipping point to social doom. We dip into outsiders fancy for seeing ruin before the ruin is really there in our book Smogtown: the Lung-Burning History of Pollution in Los Angeles. […]

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Tags: California · global warming · Hollywood · Smogtown · Smogtown book

Smogtown wins the Green Prize for Sustainable Literature

October 3rd, 2009 · No Comments

Here’s a description and other details about this sweet honor, which was presented to us and other writers on Saturday, Oct. 5 by the city of Santa Monica: The Green Prize is intended to “encourage and commend authors, illustrators, and publishers who produce quality books for adults and young people that make significant contributions to, […]

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