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New Visions and Fresh Starts in Watts and South Los Angeles

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

New Visions and Fresh Starts in Watts and South Los Angeles
When San Bernardino Was a Mormon Colony

Archives informing the great narrative of Southern California.

When San Bernardino Was a Mormon Colony
Camellias and 'Commies' in LA's Tabloid Age

About the place we call L.A. and the often avoided conversation Angeleños have about its past and its conflicted present.

Camellias and 'Commies' in LA's Tabloid Age
20 Years Later, Thai Ex-Sweatshop Workers Reflect on Freedom From Slavery

Tracking the waves and currents of Southern California's Asian/Pacific Islander communities.

20 Years Later, Thai Ex-Sweatshop Workers Reflect on Freedom From Slavery
Jordan Davis, Tragedy, and Justice

Politics, culture, and identity with an eye toward L.A.'s black communities.

Jordan Davis, Tragedy, and Justice
Taking Public Transit to the Beach in L.A. County and Beyond

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

Taking Public Transit to the Beach in L.A. County and Beyond
The Marbled Murrelet KOs the Logging Industry -- Again

Environmental history, analysis, and commentary with Char Miller.

Marbled Murrelet Knocks Out Logging Industry
Photographic Magic: Images of Ventura County's Coast Trigger Something Deeper

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

Photographic Magic: Images of Ventura County's Coast Trigger Something Deeper
'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
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 in 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

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In L.A.'s Regime of Speed: 'Change and Velocity'

In L.A.'s Regime of Speed: 'Change and Velocity'

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