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Paul Rogers
Paul Rogers illustrations have appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times and on postage stamps for the United States Postal Service. He has illustrated two books for children by Wynton Marsalis, Jazz ABZ and Squeak,Rumble,Whomp! Whomp! Whomp! and Forever Young by Bob Dylan. His book Name That Movie: 100 Illustrated Movie Puzzles has been irritating film buffs since it was published by Chronicle Books in 2012. He lives in Pasadena, CA.

Entries by Paul Rogers

The Raymond Chandler Map of Los Angeles

(7) Comments | Posted September 30, 2014 | 4:55 PM


It was still hot in Los Angeles, the Santa Ana winds were blowing in from the desert. I went up to the studio and opened the windows. The smell of the restaurant downstairs drifted up, the traffic moved slowly on the...

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JFK Four Days Sketchbook

(0) Comments | Posted November 11, 2013 | 9:08 PM

I was six years old when JFK was killed and we had this book in my house called Four Days that was compiled by UPI and American Heritage Magazine. I don't have any recollection of watching the reports of the assassination on TV, but I used to sit down with...

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'On The Road' As An Illustrated Scroll (IMAGES)

(5) Comments | Posted August 28, 2013 | 10:23 AM

I've loved "On the Road" since I first read it about 30 years ago, and a few months ago I was thinking about the legend of Kerouac writing the book on a long scroll of teletype paper in three coffee-soaked-Benzedrine-fueled days. It occurred to me that a long series of...

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New Exploratorium, With $300 million Price Tag, To Open On San Francisco Waterfront (PHOTOS)

(2) Comments | Posted April 9, 2013 | 8:21 PM

SAN FRANCISCO -- For 43 years, the Exploratorium in San Francisco has been distinguished by what was inside -- a museum designed to teach science through hundreds of quirky, hands-on exhibits, from pulleys to gears to microscopes -- part Willy Wonka's factory and part high school shop class.

But now...

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John Cota, Ship Pilot Blamed For 2007 San Francisco Oil Spill, Sues Coast Guard To Get License Back

(3) Comments | Posted February 11, 2013 | 4:22 PM

Capt. John Cota, who was blamed for causing the worst oil spill in San Francisco Bay in two decades when he crashed the cargo ship Cosco Busan into a tower of the Bay Bridge in 2007, has sued the U.S. Coast Guard in an effort to regain his mariner's license...

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Drain Hetch Hetchy Efforts Dealt Major Setback

(19) Comments | Posted January 25, 2013 | 1:25 PM

In a move that could be the political death knell for environmentalists' efforts to drain Hetch Hetchy Reservoir in Yosemite National Park, the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission has approved a plan to block the draining of the famed reservoir unless the 26 cities and water districts in San Mateo,...

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California Parks Department Has More Budget Discrepancies, Audit Finds

(6) Comments | Posted December 22, 2012 | 11:30 AM

A new audit Friday revealed millions of dollars in unspent donations and other financial irregularities at California's state parks department, six months after the agency's director resigned in a scandal over hidden money.

Last July former director Ruth Coleman stepped down amid revelations that the department had hidden $54 million...

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California Schools Benefit From Green Energy Investments

(1) Comments | Posted December 2, 2012 | 11:31 AM

During the fall campaign, California's attention was focused on the presidential race and Gov. Jerry Brown's tax measure. But in a historic, largely overlooked environmental shift, the state's voters also triggered a multibillion-dollar tidal wave of new green spending.

By overwhelmingly passing Proposition 39, voters closed a tax loophole on...

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California's Landmark Global Warming Law Becomes Real This Week

(128) Comments | Posted November 10, 2012 | 8:00 AM

For more than 40 years, California has led the nation in environmental regulation, from passing the toughest coastal protection laws to America's first rules banning leaded gasoline.

Now, this week -- after Hurricane Sandy pushed the issue of climate change back into the national spotlight -- California will become the...

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San Francisco Meteor Showers: Spectacles To Light Up The Sky Starting Monday

(2) Comments | Posted November 4, 2012 | 11:31 AM

Election season is winding down, and the World Series is over.

Searching for some new evening entertainment? Look up.

Starting Monday and continuing for the next two weeks, two prominent meteor showers will be lighting up the night sky with flashes of fireballs and shooting stars.


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