Tag: california

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Life, Death and Chemicals

The “zone of sacrifice” that is Oxnard, California, where low-income workers are paying the price for pesticide use and chemical dumping.

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California Goes Nuts

It takes a gallon of water to grow a single almond. Yet in drought-ravaged California, hedge funds are racing to plant as many new trees as they can.

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Mass Effect

The eccentric inhabitants of the world’s largest rock—Giant Rock, a humongous boulder deep in the Mojave Desert.

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The Foreign Spell

To be a foreigner is to be perpetually detached, but it is also to be continually surprised.

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Zero Percent Water

Scenes from the California drought.

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The Talented Mr. Young

Alan Young has been running the same scam for years: posing as a member of The Temptations and smooth-talking his way into luxury hotel rooms and prostitutes. Despite his clear charm, he admits he has “no skills other than being a con man.”

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Piety and Perversity

On the palm trees of Los Angeles.

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Heart of the Emerald Triangle

Life on a weed farm in Humboldt County.

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Check Out the Parking Lot: Hell in LA

Parking garages, prisons, freeways and the world of stuff we’re not supposed to look at.

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Big Water

The California Dream is made possible by old water and big water. Unfortunately, the former doesn’t care about us, and the latter’s running dry.

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American Aqueduct: The Great California Water Saga

“Too much is being asked of the Delta.”