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California Summer, Baby, is Getting Out of Hand: The Diggers and the Summer of '67

In June of 1967, those hip enough to be in the know were looking with worrisome eyes toward the summer months, anticipating the predicted invasion of 100,000 or more hippies to Los Angeles.

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Jaime Henderson is happy to have been born and raised in Southern California. She now lives in the San Francisco Bay Area, where she is an archivist with the California Historical Society.
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The Bohemian Brownes of the Arroyo Seco

The Bohemian Brownes of the Arroyo Seco

Clyde Browne was a Highland Park character who combined architecture and fine printing to express his deep regard for the principles of the Arts & Crafts movement.
How Bees Came Buzzing to Los Angeles

How Bees Came Buzzing to Los Angeles

Recently urban guerilla beekeepers have been fighting over the right to cultivate bees in their backyards. But beekeeping in Los Angeles is nothing new--its foothill have long been ...
An Olympic Mystery at Occidental College

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?
The First-Ever Olympic Village Was Built in Los Angeles

The First-Ever Olympic Village Was Built in Los Angeles

The 1932 summer Olympic games held in Los Angeles offered a chance for athletes traveling from around the world to experience the very first Olympic Village since the ancient Greek ...
Paul Helms, Avery Brundage and the Great Olympic Bread War

Paul Helms, Avery Brundage and the Great Olympic Bread War

Since the 1932 L.A. Olympics, Helms Bakery in Culver City became the unofficial makers of "Olympic Bread" -- until legal action was taken by the Olympic Committee.
'Go For Broke' Commemorates Japanese American Soldiers

'Go For Broke' Commemorates Japanese American Soldiers

After Memorial Day and in preparation for KCET's screening of "442nd: Live With Honor, Die With Dignity," explore the history of the Go For Broke Monument, dedicated to Nisei World ...
Exclusionary Laws and the Chinese-American Experience

Exclusionary Laws and the Chinese-American Experience

This week in 1882, the Chinese Exclusion Act barred immigration from China. While this marked a significant point in U.S. history when a specific group was targeted in an exclusion ...
Loyalty to Labor: Brief History of May Day in Los Angeles

Loyalty to Labor: Brief History of May Day in Los Angeles

Today is International Workers' Day, also known a May Day -- a holiday founded by socialist , labor unions, and born of violence in its effort to obtain equality for the working cl ...
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