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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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Olive Percival, Artist in the Arroyo

Olive Percival, Artist in the Arroyo

Down-hyl Claim, the Arroyo home of the multi-faceted Olive Percival, was filled with magnificent collections of books, toys and dolls.
What's on a Mixtape from Highland Park in 1905?

What's on a Mixtape from Highland Park in 1905?

What would a mixtape made in Highland Park in 1905 sound like? A large part of it would consist of recordings made by Charles Lummis.
The Relighting of Manning's Coffee Shop Sign

The Relighting of Manning's Coffee Shop Sign

The relighting of Manning's Coffee Shop sign is the second neon sign to be restored along Highland Park's Figueroa Street by a pack of community leaders and preservationists.
Who is Olive Percival?

Who is Olive Percival?

Who is Olive Percival? An author? A gardener? A toy maker? An advocate for suffrage, animals and trees? An insurance clerk? She's all of these and more.
Resurrected Histories: Voices from the Chicano Arts Collectives of Highland Park

Resurrected Histories: Voices from the Chicano Arts Collectives of Highland Park

Resurrected Histories explores the Chicano/a art movement through art collectives such as Centro de Arte Publico and Mechicano Art Center in Highland Park during the 1970s. It culm ...
Angelina Sáenz Voted 'Person of the Year' by Patch Readers

Angelina Sáenz Voted 'Person of the Year' by Patch Readers

Highland Park-Mount Washington Patch readers voted Angelina Saenz, a teacher in Aldama Elemntary's dual immersion program, as "Person of the Year."
KnitRiot Strikes Again!

KnitRiot Strikes Again!

KnitRiot, a secret group of knitters, strike their second target, PATHMall homeless shelter in Hollywood.
El Chicano on KCET in 1972

El Chicano on KCET in 1972

In 1972 East L.A. legends El Chicano performed on KCET's Acción Chicano, a program produced by Jesus Trevino.
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