Everyday Heroes of Florence-Firestone

This week L.A. Letters spotlights the history of Florence-Firestone and a cadre of its local residents and stakeholders who are working tirelessly to improve the community that they love so much.

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Third-generation Angeleno Mike "The Poet" Sonksen is a poet, journalist, historian, tour guide, and teacher.
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Something About San Diego

Something About San Diego

This week L.A. Letters highlights important San Diego locations that help contribute to a quietly thriving community arts scene, in what its boosters call "America's Finest City."
Connecting Cultures And Building Bridges In Literary Los Angeles

Connecting Cultures And Building Bridges In Literary Los Angeles

This week L.A. Letters commemorates a few organizations, venues and poets that are building bridges and connecting cultures.
Beats And Rhymes: The 562

Beats And Rhymes: The 562

The poem is my ode to not only Long Beach but the entire Southeastern quadrant of Los Angeles County, better known as a region by its area code, 562.
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