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Hidden Gems: Mati Waiya of Wishtoyo Chumash Demonstration Village

Julia Wasson | Posted 05.03.2014 | Los Angeles
Julia Wasson

We are long-time teachers and native Angelenas who love to share the hidden gems in our favorite city. In this series, we interview local heroes whose...

LA High Schools Are About To Get Awesomely Schooled In LGBT History

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rudolph | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

The Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Center is looking to bring lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) history into the classroom, as the Center's Pro...

The New Year, Brought to You By the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce

The Los Angeles Public Library | Posted 02.27.2013 | Los Angeles
The Los Angeles Public Library

In the early part of the 20th century, Southern California was a land bathed in seemingly perpetual sunshine, scented by fields of orange blossoms as far as the eye could see. At least, that's what was marketed to the rest of the country.

Sanborn Atlases: Divining Rods of Local History

The Los Angeles Public Library | Posted 10.27.2012 | Los Angeles
The Los Angeles Public Library

The serendipity of wandering off on intellectual tangents once brought on by thumbing through a card catalog file has now gone digital and it is a lot easier on the back in some cases.

100 Years of the Lord of the Jungle in the Valley

The Los Angeles Public Library | Posted 10.16.2012 | Los Angeles
The Los Angeles Public Library

For Tarzan and Edgar Rice Burroughs fans, as well as Angelenos who want to learn something about early Los Angeles and San Fernando Valley history, the Tarzan Centennial should provide an interesting and fun weekend.

Vintage Photos Of The Olympics In LA

The Los Angeles Public Library | Posted 03.07.2013 | Los Angeles
The Los Angeles Public Library


When Elephants Ruled the Intersection: The Saga of the Selig Zoo Statues

The Los Angeles Public Library | Posted 08.26.2012 | Los Angeles
The Los Angeles Public Library


Cultural Legacy of Hawaiians in Los Angeles Examined at Silver Lake Event

The Los Angeles Public Library | Posted 08.20.2012 | Los Angeles
The Los Angeles Public Library

Exploring the local history of Hawaiians for the first time is a groundbreaking addition to the Images of America historical series by Arcadia Publishing, Hawaiians in Los Angeles.

Streetcar Named LA: What Downtown Used To Look Like (PHOTOS)

Echo Park, CA Patch | Muffy Marracco Email the Author | Posted 11.14.2011 | Los Angeles

There is no denying that Los Angeles is a city shaped by the automobile. But before that, this was a city made by the railroad. Urban archaeologists c...

10 Vintage Spots Chock-Full of Old California Culture | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Here are ten only-in-California kinds of places where the Golden State's past is present.

The Other MacArthur Park (VIDEO)

CyberFrequencies | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

In response to what she sees as a general misperception of MacArthur Park, (and the recent The Entryway scuttlebutt), a longtime resident gives a short video tour of another MacArthur Park

PHOTOS: Warner Bros. Founder's Historic Mansion Sells for $2.9 Million

Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Via LA Weekly, the historic Hancock Park mansion of Warner Bros. Studio co-founder Harry Warner, which was originally listed at $4.75M, has sold for $...

Southern California Black Panthers Tell Their Stories in A New Documentary

Anthea Raymond | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Anthea Raymond

Director Gregory Everett didn't know his father growing up. But he did know that he had been a Black Panther.