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Artesia: From Portuguese Dairy Farms to Little India

Mike Sonksen -- aka Mike the Poet -- celebrates spoken and written Los Angeles.

Artesia: From Portuguese Dairy Farms to Little India
The Ruling Party: Scenes From George McKenna's Winning Night

Erin Aubry Kaplan on L.A. politics and identity with an eye toward the city's black community.

The Ruling Party: Scenes From George McKenna's Winning Night
Passages, Passings, and the Last Sight of Fathers

The great D. J. Waldie challenging and reflecting on Los Angeles clichés.

Passages, Passings, and the Last Sight of Fathers
Kitsch and Kultur: Exploring SoCal Bavaria

Exploring the various neighborhoods of L.A. on foot, bus, or train.

Kitsch and Kultur: Exploring SoCal Bavaria
When Oxnard Beach Became 'Hollywood-by-the-Sea'

Archives informing the great narrative of Southern California.

When Oxnard Beach Became 'Hollywood-by-the-Sea'
Kollaboration: Setting the Stage for Visibility and Empowerment

Elson Trinidad tracks the waves and currents of Southern California's
Asian/Pacific Islander communities.

Kollaboration: Setting the Stage for Visibility and Empowerment
Across America, Trust is Freefalling

Ventura-based Ken McAlpine on life along the California coast.

Across America, Trust is Freefalling
'Walk a Mile in My Shoes': Public Art Park Celebrates the Civil Rights Revolution

Civil rights attorney Robert Garcia on the fight for (and the joy of) green public space.

'Walk a Mile in My Shoes': Public Art Park Celebrates the Civil Rights Revolution
Monthly Mural Wrap: A Dozen Tags for June, 2014

Murals, street art, and public art and their roles in shaping neighborhoods.

Monthly Mural Wrap: A Dozen Tags for June, 2014
I Am Los Angeles: Making it in America

Video portraits of the unique people and ideas that make L.A. what it is.

I Am Los Angeles: Making it in America
Go Wild: Celebrating the Gila Wilderness Area's 90th Birthday

Environmental history, analysis, and commentary with Char Miller.

Go Wild: Celebrating the Gila Wilderness Area's 90th Birthday
Green Hornet, Canteen, Foxhole: The Smiley Villegas Story

Susan Straight and Doug McCulloh put a face to the Inland Empire.

Green Hornet, Canteen, Foxhole: The Smiley Villegas Story
Now That it's Over, Here's Why I'm Not Earth Day's Biggest Fan

Chris Clarke looks at life, people, and the landscape to the east of the spine of mountains that runs up the middle of the state.

Now That it's Over, Here's Why I'm Not Earth Day's Biggest Fan
Arrival Stories is Going on Hiatus; But First, This...

Every week, how one L.A. resident became an Angeleno.

Arrival Stories Hiatus
Laws that Shaped L.A. Column is Going on Hiatus

Jeremy Rosenberg looks at regulations that have played a role L.A.'s development.

Laws that Shaped L.A. Hiatus
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An oral history project, an interactive documentary, a community engagement tool, and a digital literacy project that gives voice to the people, places, or things that define the neighborhoods of Los Angeles.


South Robertson: A Collection of Neighborhoods

South Robertson

Diverse in ethnicity, religion, and economic status, the residents of SORO find strength in coexistence and cooperation.
Youth Voices

Youth Voices

Students explore their own neighborhoods through a digital literacy program.

Field Guides

Field Guides

Travel as a tourist in unique L.A. communities.

Participate

Participate

Share your stories through writing, photos, and videos.

Confluence

Confluence

News and stories of the L.A. River.

L.A. As Subject
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L.A. as Subject tells stories through the region's archives, as found in over 200 cultural institutions, official archives, and private collections dedicated to preserving and telling the sometimes-hidden histories of the Southland. MORE orange arrow

Huell Howser
Huell Howser

Huell Howser travels the state to share the history, natural wonders, and amazing people of California. MORE orange arrow

More in SoCal
Selections for Summer Reading: The Black Man of Happiness to Showtime

Selections for Summer Reading: The Black Man of Happiness to Showtime

Sign of the Times IV: Sensation, Scandal and Salvation at Westlake Theater

Sign of the Times IV: Sensation, Scandal and Salvation at Westlake Theater

Then There Were Three: Regional Water Agencies Tainted by Scandal

Then There Were Three: Regional Water Agencies Tainted by Scandal

Rush Street, South El Monte

Rush Street, South El Monte

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