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An Olympic Mystery at Occidental College

There is a peculiar residence hall at Occidental College that was built for the purpose of housing the Russian team during the 1984 Olympic games. Or was it?


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Occidental College in Highland Park: The Campus and the Community

Occidental College in Highland Park: The Campus and the Community

As Occidental College celebrates its 125th anniversary this week, we take a look back at the school's early years in Highland Park.
Neighborhood Notes: Remembering Highland Park's Male Supermodel & More

Neighborhood Notes: Remembering Highland Park's Male Supermodel & More

News and stories on the shifting culture of our neighborhoods.
East L.A. Blowouts: Walking Out for Justice in the Classrooms

East L.A. Blowouts: Walking Out for Justice in the Classrooms

This week in history: the 1968 East Los Angeles walkouts displayed the largest mobilization of Chicano youth leaders in Los Angeles history.
Remembering Ruben Salazar's Life, Not Just His Death

Remembering Ruben Salazar's Life, Not Just His Death

A new exhibit in Lincoln Heights celebrates what would have been Salazar's 84th birthday, with photos, articles, art, documentary films and dramatic readings of some of his most im ...
Happy Birthday, Mr. Charles Lummis

Happy Birthday, Mr. Charles Lummis

How would Charles Lummis celebrate his birthday in contemporary L.A.?
Today in History: How the Treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo Defined our Neighborhood Boundaries

Today in History: How the Treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo Defined our Neighborhood Boundaries

Today marks the end of the Mexican-American War which not only secured the Southwest region for the U.S., but created a foundation of neighborhoods in L.A. still visible today.
Planning a Day Trip with the Highland Park Field Guides

Planning a Day Trip with the Highland Park Field Guides

Here's how you can use the Highland Park Field Guides to plan a day trip around this wonderful historic neighborhood.
Olive Percival, Author & Bibliophile

Olive Percival, Author & Bibliophile

Olive Percival was not college educated but read voraciously and wrote prolifically, with several published books to her name and a revered collection of antique books.
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