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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.

About the Author

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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Riots and Rebellions: Los Angeles Police Reform Time Line 1965-2012

Riots and Rebellions: Los Angeles Police Reform Time Line 1965-2012

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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.
Boarding Houses and Handball Courts: The Fleeting Story of Los Angeles' French Town

Boarding Houses and Handball Courts: The Fleeting Story of Los Angeles' French Town

Los Angeles was once home to a thriving French Basque community centered around Alameda and Aliso Streets.
Defining 'Chicanismo' Since the 1969 Denver Youth Conference

Defining 'Chicanismo' Since the 1969 Denver Youth Conference

On March 23, 1969, 1500 Mexican Americans students convened at the Denver Youth Conference, unifying under the term "Chicano." In commemoration, Sybil Venegas, Chair of Chicana/o S ...
Sunset Magazine: The Bible of Western Living

Sunset Magazine: The Bible of Western Living

Sunset Magazine crafted ideals of Southern California living through its thriving branch office in Los Angeles starting in the 1940s.
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.
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.
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.
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