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The San Gabriels: A Historical Guide to America's Newest National Monument

The San Gabriels: A Historical Guide to America's Newest National Monument

An exploration of the rich history and culture of the San Gabriel Mountains and its eponymous river.
Monuments of Eternity: The San Gabriels in the Cultural Imagination

Monuments of Eternity: The San Gabriels in the Cultural Imagination

Moments of danger, innovation, and wonder in the San Gabriels are reminders of Los Angeles' place at the edge of the sublime.
Draft Legislation for San Gabriel National Recreation Area to Promote Health and Environmental Justice

Draft Legislation for San Gabriel National Recreation Area to Promote Health and Environmental Justice

The San Gabriels provide over 70% of L.A. County's open space and host over 3 million visitors a year, and the proposed national recreation area would serve 17 million people withi ...
Tarzan on the Rio Hondo! When Hollywood Invaded the Whittier Narrows

Tarzan on the Rio Hondo! When Hollywood Invaded the Whittier Narrows

The emerging film industry and El Monte's Gay's Lion Farm shaped a bizarre period of exoticism surrounding the Whittier Narrows.
Life at Marrano Beach, the Lost Barrio Beach of the San Gabriel Valley

Life at Marrano Beach, the Lost Barrio Beach of the San Gabriel Valley

Marrano Beach, a popular recreational destination for Mexican American communities, was unlike any beach in Los Angeles.
The Emerald Necklace Vision for a Healthier L.A. County

The Emerald Necklace Vision for a Healthier L.A. County

The Emerald Necklace, inspired by the 1930 Olmsted-Bartholomew Plan, would unite communities of L.A. County through a network of river-adjacent greenways that link the San Gabriel ...
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