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".
The former beer making facility is now a community of like-minded artists brewing up a constant flow of creativity behind its brick walls.
Downtown Los Angeles' premier athletic club has been a destination for the region's top athletes, including many Olympics medalists, for more than 130 years.
The Civil War-era structure was built by a man known as "the father of the Los Angeles harbor" and the "transportation king."