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Venice, CA: A City State of Mind

The gentrification of Venice is hardly a new story. It was after all founded as a beach resort for the early 20th century gentry, and their kin have been striving for the perfect makeover ever since.


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Neighborhood Notes: Skating to the Doors in Venice & More

Neighborhood Notes: Skating to the Doors in Venice & More

News and stories on the shifting culture of our neighborhoods.
Venice Field Guides: We Want Your Suggestions

Venice Field Guides: We Want Your Suggestions

In preparation for our upcoming Venice Field Guide, we invite Angelenos to submit their suggestions for the guide and we share our own explorations of the area.
From Venice to Santa Cruz: A Poetry Festival Returns

From Venice to Santa Cruz: A Poetry Festival Returns

After a 30 year absence, Poetry Festival Santa Cruz returns.
A Southern California Dream Deferred: Racial Covenants in Los Angeles

A Southern California Dream Deferred: Racial Covenants in Los Angeles

Black migrants with blue-collar jobs and middle-class American dreams found their ambitions blocked by racially restrictive covenants in all-white suburbs until the 1950s.
Today in History: How the Treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo Defined our Neighborhood Boundaries

Today in History: How the Treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo Defined our Neighborhood Boundaries

Today marks the end of the Mexican-American War which not only secured the Southwest region for the U.S., but created a foundation of neighborhoods in L.A. still visible today.
'The Great Wall of Los Angeles,' a Documentary by Donna Deitch

'The Great Wall of Los Angeles,' a Documentary by Donna Deitch

Donna Deitch's stylish 1978 mini-documentary 'The Great Wall of Los Angeles' captures a moment in time when the community came together to create the landmark mural.
Politicians On Video, Part 2

Politicians On Video, Part 2

Last week, Land of Departures toured the first half of Departures' collection of oral history interviews with nine prominent Southern California elected officials. That political ...
Politicians On Video - Part I

Politicians On Video - Part I

Departures has sought out and collected oral histories from nine prominent current and former Southern California elected officials. This week Land of Sunshine takes a tour of the ...
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