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Preserving and Honoring Literary Los Angeles

Preserving and Honoring Literary Los Angeles

This week L.A. Letters meditates on the preservation of sites across Literary Los Angeles and why much more of it is needed.
The State of Us

The State of Us

Wednesday night's conversation with Jeff Chang and Justin Simien at the central library pondered race, multiculturalism and the existential question of who we be.
How the Civil Rights Movement Shaped Latino Urbanism in East L.A.

How the Civil Rights Movement Shaped Latino Urbanism in East L.A.

The Latino quest for cultural identity parallels the African-American Civil Rights Movement of the late 1960s and early 1970s, which has its genesis in protests -- many of which we ...
What We Gave Up to Become Suburban

What We Gave Up to Become Suburban

We were housed in Lakewood in the 1950s. But we didn't have a home yet.
The Doorway of Champions: Los Angeles Athletic Club and the Pursuit of Civic Glory

The Doorway of Champions: Los Angeles Athletic Club and the Pursuit of Civic Glory

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.
How Do You Envision a Memorial Garden at a High School?

How Do You Envision a Memorial Garden at a High School?

We want to create a Bobby Salcedo Memorial Garden at Mountain View High School that commemorates his legacy and creates a stepping stone for future environmental improvements at o ...
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