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Parker Center, Long Beach City Hall: Preservation or Demolition?

Parker Center, Long Beach City Hall: Preservation or Demolition?

City council members in Los Angeles and Long Beach have choices to make about two iconic buildings, architecturally representative of their times, that neither city council likes v ...
Bridging Cultures at El Monte Education Center

Bridging Cultures at El Monte Education Center

For an El Monte teen already bilingual in English and Spanish, learning Chinese can have social and economic advantages for her future.
Seeds of Change: The Value of School Gardens in Education and Community Health

Seeds of Change: The Value of School Gardens in Education and Community Health

Gardening at school and at home can help foster healthy lifestyles and encourage healthy eating with more nutritious foods -- something that communities like South El Monte and El ...
Rio Hondo Confluence

Rio Hondo Confluence

How do you play the L.A. River at Rio Hondo Confluence?
Wide Awake with the Breakbeat Poets

Wide Awake with the Breakbeat Poets

This week L.A. Letters examines two new important poetry anthologies that capture the zeitgeist of American poetry in 2015.
Keep It Under Your Hat: The Perceived Threat of Black Hair

Keep It Under Your Hat: The Perceived Threat of Black Hair

The TSA has agreed to no longer single out black hair for security searches at airports. I guess some progress on racial profiling is better than none.
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