The People Of Highland Park

In seven chapters, Departures recounts the rich cultural history of Highland Park with video interviews, slideshows, maps, and editorial content. These are the people who helped make that happen. Click on a thumbnail below to meet the people who live, work, serve and provide expert knowledge on the history and issues affecting Highland Park, with biographical info, video interviews and links.

Angelina Saenz
Kindergarten Teacher, Aldama Elementary School

Arthur Snyder
Former City Councilmember, District 14

Artichoke
Highland Park-based Band


Charles Fisher
Historian & Preservation Activist

Christopher Nyerges
Outdoor Instructor

Ed Reyes
City Councilmember, District 1


David Judson
Owner & President, Judson Studios

Diep Tran
Chef & Owner, Good Girl Dinette

Dolores Guerrero
Artist


Duardo Family
Longtime Highland Park Residents

Eliot Sekuler
Planning Board Member, Lummis Day Foundation

Eric Avila
Associate Professor, UCLA


Guillermo Bejerano
Writer & Artist

Heather Hoggan
Co-President, Arroyo Arts Collective

Jean Stern
Executive Director, Irvine Museum


Jeff Chapman
Director, Audubon Center at Debs Park

Jesus Trevino
Director & Writer

Joe Rodriguez
Artist & Founder of Mechiano Arts Center


John Arroyo
Urban Planner

John Nese
Owner, Galco's Soda Pop Stop

John Valadez
Artist


Jose Huizar
City Councilmember, District 14

Josef Bray-Ali
Co-owner, Flying Pigeon LA & Bike Oven

Judithe Hernandez
Artist


Julie Deamer
Founder, Outpost for Contemporary Art Gallery

Kim Walters
Director, Braun Research Library

Laura Cooper
Associate Professor, Art Center College of Design


Leo Limon
Artist

Linda Taira
Corridor and Special Studies Branch Chief, Caltrans

Lisa
Member, Knit Riot


Nicole Possert
Historian & Preservation Activist

Oscar Duardo
Co-founder, Milagro Allegro Community Garden

Patricia Parra
Longtime Highland Park Resident


Raul Baltazar
Artist

Ricardo Munoz
Retired Administrative Judge & Attorney

Richard Duardo
Owner & Master Printer, Modern Multiples


Richard Ledesma
Retired Officer, Los Angeles Police Department

Robert Gottlieb
Director of the Urban & Environmental Policy Institute, Occidental College

Robert Winter
Architectural Historian


Rosalio Munoz
Co-Chair, Chicano Moratorium Against the Vietnam War

Ruben Martinez
Award-winning Journalist, Author & Musician

Ryan Ballinger
Owner, The York


Sonya Fe
Artist

Suzanne Lummis
Founder & President, Los Angeles Poetry Festival

Sybil Venegas
Professor, East Los Angeles College


Timothy Brick
Managing Director, Arroyo Seco Foundation

Tricia Ward
Founder, Tierra de la Culebra Park

Victor Valle
Professor, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo


Warren Ontiveros
Urban Farmer

William Deverell
Director, Huntington-USC Institute on California and the West

Ximena Gil
Program Educator, Audubon Center at Debs Park


Yim Tam
Teacher, Benjamin Franklin High School

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