Chip Jacobs



Chip Jacobs is a Los Angeles-area author and award-winning journalist. He is the author of Smogtown: the Lung-Burning History of Pollution in Los Angeles with William J. Kelly, and Wheeling the Deal, the Outrageous Legend of Gordon Zahler, Hollywood's Flashiest Quadriplegic. On the journalism side, Jacobs' reporting has appeared in The Los Angeles Times, the Daily News of Los Angeles, L.A. Weekly, CNN, The Chicago Tribune, the Orlando Sentinel, the Pasadena Star News and Southland Publishing, among other outlets. For his efforts, he's been honored by the Los Angeles Press Club, the California Newspaper Publishers Association, the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies and The Los Angeles Times. "

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Smogtown: The Lung-Burning ...

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The Ascension of Jerry: Mur...

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The Vicodin Thieves: Biopsy...

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Strange As It Seems: The Im...

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Wheeler-dealer: The Rip-roa...

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Wheeling the Deal: the Outr...

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The Vicodin Thieves: Biopsy...

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