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Entries from October 2011

The shocking musical truth of 1950′s sci-fi

October 25th, 2011 · No Comments

My uncle was Ed Wood Jr.’s music man. And his involvement might’ve been stranger than the plot to “Plan Nine from Outer Space,” still regarded by movie experts as one of the most dreadful films of all time. (Sorry “City Slickers II.”) Gordon Zahler, you see, couldn’t move a muscle, let alone lead an orchestra […]

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Tags: Chip Jacobs · Family matters · Gordon's big ideas · Hollywood · Outrageous Legends · paralysis · Pure Inspiration · Quadriplegia · The Hollywood Way · Wheeling the Deal: the Outrageous Legend of Gordon Zahler

Autumn green — a terrific (and lung-scarring) video, Central Valley particulates, the mile-high cough and the White House smog fandango

October 11th, 2011 · No Comments

* Why Central California — yup, the San Joaquin Valley — is such a smog breeding ground. From the Atlantic: “… One of the big things we’re dealing with is that we have a 1 to 2 ratio of people to vehicle miles traveled,” says Jaime Holt at the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control […]

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Tags: Aiport battles · Clean Air Act · Dirty environmental deals · environment · environmental policy · EPA · ozone · Smogtown