On a flat circular board in front of me, the goings on of Ocean Avenue played out like a scene from a fuzzy home video shot in the 1980s.
The history of Yamashiro, a fanciful mish-mash of Japanese, Chinese, and other Asian architectural elements built by two German Jewish brothers, is as odd as its atmosphere.
Today, if the cemetery appears run down and a tad hungover, who can blame it? Its first fifty years were some of the liveliest any cemetery has ever known.
Powerful L.A. men descended on Orange County in a race to develop the coast as the "American Riviera" -- but even their wealth couldn't protect them from failure.
Parts of the old zoo at Griffith Park still stand, and they are moving reminders that sometimes humans just don't know best when it comes to animals.
The place of refuge for the destitute, the infirm, the addicted, and the elderly was a revolutionary concept when it opened in 1888, but since the late 1980s it has been left to be
Post-war California experienced a boom in prosperity that few could have imagined in the dark days of 1935. During the 1950s and 1960s, the Pan Pacific Auditorium was bustling with
Everybody who was anybody in the jazz world stayed at South Central's Dunbar Hotel, where "the future of black America was discussed every night of the week in the lobby".