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Entries from May 2011

One small step for Summers, one giant step, perhaps, for the spinal-cord injured

May 20th, 2011 · No Comments

Whether it’s a magnificent breakthrough or another false dawn, this seemingly out-of-the-blue technique is worth considering and nurturing as an exciting, new tool for doctors trying to get their spinal-cord injured patients on their feet and back somewhat towards their old mobile lives. As I’ve been posting since the 2008 publication of my book about […]

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Tags: Chip Jacobs · Family matters · medical advancements · Outrageous Legends · paralysis · Quadriplegia · rehabilitation · Uncategorized · Wheeling the Deal: the Outrageous Legend of Gordon Zahler

Securing the spine — or sitting duck — of L.A.’s growing rail network: a Union Station story

May 11th, 2011 · No Comments

Long ago, Los Angeles’s central transit terminal, the cavernous and eleganty designed Union Station, was where men wore dark Fedoras and smoked like chimneys and women donned long, white gloves and raced to secretarial jobs at insurance companies with smog-bloodshot eyes. Then the freeways spread, the old Red Car lines were ripped out — Roger […]

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Tags: Chip Jacobs · General asssignment issues · L.A. Transportation Matters · Politics · Terrorism · Union Station

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