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  • By Janet Davis
    Aug 26, 2014
    Bruce Russell's book is an excellent guide to the sad story of how political influence and corruption can ruin the best of well-intended public works projects. Should be required reading for all those interested in improving county government.
  • By Daniel Henry Gottlieb
    May 16, 2014
    Review of Chinatown County — The Sell-Out of Marina del Rey, by Bruce Russell. I rate this lively little book with five stars. It delivers a lively and mostly accurate account of what happened to Marina del Rey from its inception to the present moment. The author gives a lively account of his illustrious career as a reporter and establishes the title Chinatown County as a parallel to the famous movie by that name involving corruption in Los Angeles City in the 1930’s. The Marina’s story begins in the 1950’s and the shysters who would corrupt the project are well documented in the newspapers by great reporting. But in the mid nineties, the media’s light began to dim. And most residents of the County and of Marina del Rey did not have a clue what was happening. What was happening was the County began not enforcing its ordinances for protecting scenic views and traffic density and special funds for recreational parks. The County and developers got bolder and bolder in flouting their laws... More > as the press turned a blind eye. About ten years after this, we began to notice that the state of California evidenced the same disrespect for the rule of law, and now it has spread to the Federal Government. Russell’s lively book then is not just about MdR, but is a warning that what happened to us may happen to Yosemite National Park, to the honesty of local and national governments and to their respective legal professions. Daniel Henry Gottlieb Marina del Rey< Less
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Product Details

First Edition
Bruce Russell
April 29, 2014
Perfect-bound Paperback
Interior Ink
Black & white
0.41 lbs.
Dimensions (inches)
6 wide x 9 tall
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