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Chip Jacobs

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Chip Jacobs is a Los Angeles Times-bestselling author and journalist. His most recent book is his debut novel, Arroyo, historical fiction set around construction of Pasadena, California's mysterious Colorado Street Bridge. His other books include the biography Strange As It Seems: the Impossible Life of Gordon Zahler; the environmental social histories The People's Republic of Chemicals and the international bestselling Smogtown: the Lung-Burning History of Pollution in Los Angeles (both with William K. Kelly); the dark-humor, true crime caper The Ascension of Jerry; and the stories collection The Vicodin Thieves. He also has contributed pieces to anthologies, most recently for the bestselling Los Angeles in the 1970s: Weird Scenes Inside ...more

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Judith: as the author, I take full responsibility for what you rightfully described as a "glaring" error. In fact, I discovered it just leaving the historic Garfield house in South Pasadena following a planning meeting for what would be a very suc... See Full Answer
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Beth Gardiner, an under-appreciated environmental writer whose previous work has appeared in The New York Times and The Guardian, among other outlets, could've taken the easy way out. As smog mutated from a lingering scourge in developed country into ...more
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