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Iconic Hispanic Angelenos in History: Ellen Ochoa

As the first Hispanic woman in the world to fly into space, her influence can be felt far beyond the galaxies.


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Iconic Angelenos in Black History: Bridget Mason

Iconic Angelenos in Black History: Bridget Mason

As part of our "Iconic Angelenos in Black History" series, we celebrate the life and legacy of Bridget "Biddy" Mason, a philanthropist and real-estate pioneer, commemorated today b ...
Angelenos Found Creative Ways to Watch the First Super Bowl

Angelenos Found Creative Ways to Watch the First Super Bowl

The 1967 game held in Los Angeles was blacked out to TVs within a 75-mile radius due to an NFL policy.
Jo Mora's Incredibly Detailed L.A. History Map from 1942

Jo Mora's Incredibly Detailed L.A. History Map from 1942

Jo Mora's works about Los Angeles - illustrations, maps, sculptures - place the city within the legacy of the magnificent West.
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.
Chicano Artist Manuel Cruz: A Diamond in the Rough

Chicano Artist Manuel Cruz: A Diamond in the Rough

Artist Sonya Fe remembers Manuel Cruz, whom she cites as the Godfather of the Chicano Art movement.
Chinese-Americans: Remembering A Golden Legacy

Chinese-Americans: Remembering A Golden Legacy

164 years ago today, the discovery of gold in Sutter's Mill triggered a wave of migration to California, including 25,000 from Canton.
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.
The Long Road to Martin Luther King Jr. Day

The Long Road to Martin Luther King Jr. Day

As we commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, we take a look back at the complicated and controversial history of the holiday.
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