Category Archives: Environment

June 13, 1947: California Takes First Steps to Reduce Smog

A sample card from the Ringelmann Smoke Chart. Note: This is an encore post and originally appeared in 2005 on the 1947project. Shall we talk about noir? Let’s start with the skies over Los Angeles, which are so dirty that … Continue reading

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Eve Golden: Queen of the Dead

Photo: This 1929 Cadillac hearse, exported to Argentina,  is listed on EBay at Buy It Now for $35,000. Queen of the Dead – dateline January 9, 2012 •  Illustrators are right up there with starlets and socialites on the “people … Continue reading

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Removal of Streetcar Tracks Leaves Ugly Mess in Redondo Beach

Jan. 5, 1942: Nazi patrols plow through students protesting in Paris’ Latin Quarter, “firing a warning burst from machine guns over the heads of the crowd” and then proceeding to “clean up the situation,” The New York Times reports. “A … Continue reading

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Immigrants Overwhelm San Diego!

San Diego has everything a family might want: A moderate climate and jobs in the expanding defense industries. But there’s no place to live.  Rep. John H. Tolan (D-Oakland) is holding hearings in San Diego on the plight of migrants … Continue reading

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