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On Location: Culver City

This week L.A. Letters spotlights Culver City, its natural landscape, illustrious history, and the brisk redevelopment that has reenergized the city's core over the last decade.

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Third-generation Angeleno Mike "The Poet" Sonksen is a poet, journalist, historian, tour guide, and teacher.
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Two Los Angeles Documentaries and the North Hollywood Lit-Crawl

Two Los Angeles Documentaries and the North Hollywood Lit-Crawl

This week L.A. Letters covers two poignant Los Angeles documentaries, and also gives a brief overview of the forthcoming literary mega-event in North Hollywood.
Celebrate L.A. from Luis Rodriguez to the San Gabriels

Celebrate L.A. from Luis Rodriguez to the San Gabriels

Angelenos are using the arts and the natural landscape to improve the city and uplift the spirit of local citizens.
The Legacy of the Woman's Building and How it Lives On

The Legacy of the Woman's Building and How it Lives On

The Woman's Building stood in the elite pantheon of important L.A. literary spaces like the Watts Writers Workshop, Beyond Baroque, and the World Stage.
Literary San Pedro and Long Beach

Literary San Pedro and Long Beach

This week L.A. Letters celebrates the contemporary community of writers in San Pedro and Long Beach, and also touches the respective areas storied literary history.
Steven Reigns: West Hollywood's First City Poet

Steven Reigns: West Hollywood's First City Poet

This week L.A. Letters spotlights Steven Reigns, West Hollywood and his plans for promoting poetry in the city he loves so much.
John Steinbeck and His Legacy on California's Central Coast

John Steinbeck and His Legacy on California's Central Coast

This week L.A. Letters visits the National Steinbeck Center, examines his lengthy career, and also briefly spotlights Steinbeck's influences and the local students carrying on his ...
On Location: La Puente

On Location: La Puente

This week L.A. Letters spotlights the city's history and the new generation of game-changers invested in the city's revitalization.
Artesia: From Portuguese Dairy Farms to Little India

Artesia: From Portuguese Dairy Farms to Little India

This week L.A. Letters highlights the past, present and future of Artesia, one of the gateway cities on the southeastern border of Los Angeles County.
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