William J. Kelly is the co-author Smogtown: the Lung-Burning History of Pollution in Los Angeles and the author of Home Safe Home. His reporting has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Consumers Digest, Inside Climate News, L.A. Weekly, and the California Journal, among other outlets. He was chief spokesman for South Coast Air Quality Management District, the smog control agency for greater Los Angeles, and is currently the senior correspondent for the California Current. Kelly, the recipient of numerous writing awards, lives in the Los Angeles area.

 Chip Jacobs is the co-author of Smogtown: the Lung-Burning History of Pollution in Los Angeles and the author of The Vicodin Thieves, The Ascension of Jerry and Wheeler-Dealer. Jacobs’ reporting has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, New York Times, CNN, Bloomberg View, the Daily News of Los Angeles, L.A. Weekly and, among other outlets. Jacobs, the recipient of numerous writing commendations, lives in Southern California. Visit to learn more.