Thursday, May 18, 2006

An accident waiting to happen - Pasadena Weekly
Not long after graduating in journalism from USC, Chip Jacobs walked straight into the Los Angeles Times and asked then-editor Anthony Day for a job. “Listen kid,” Day said to young Jacobs kindly, “see me in about five years. You got ability, but you’re so green you should be on a tree.”

Day didn’t know who he was dealing with. Jacobs was a kid with cojones, ones he inherited from a long line of male ancestors, most especially his quadriplegic uncle Gordon Zahler who, despite his handicap, became a major pioneer in music and sound effects in Hollywood. Jacobs went on to become a successful journalist, writing for the Daily Business Journal, the Los Angeles Daily News, San Gabriel Valley Tribune and then, eventually, landing at the Times...

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