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The Rams Return: Will Football Remake the City of Champions?

The Rams Return: Will Football Remake the City of Champions?

Amid the cheering of the return of the NFL to L.A., I have a nagging question: what will it mean for Inglewood?
Prisoners of Fame: Falcon Lair, Rudolph Valentino, Doris Duke, and the Cult of Celebrity Death

Prisoners of Fame: Falcon Lair, Rudolph Valentino, Doris Duke, and the Cult of Celebrity Death

In the 1920s, Hollywood heartthrob Rudolph Valentino retreated behind the walls of his estate, Falcon Lair, until his flame was snuffed out by his own self-destruction. Falcon Lair ...
Suburban Ideals vs. New Realities: Informal Housing in South Gate

Suburban Ideals vs. New Realities: Informal Housing in South Gate

"[T]he idea that movies and stars inspire people from the world's pockets of desperate poverty to undertake treacherous journeys across oceans and borders to this city of immigrant ...
What Does the Army Have to Do With It? A Brief History of The Army Corps of Engineers and the L.A. River

What Does the Army Have to Do With It? A Brief History of The Army Corps of Engineers and the L.A. River

When it comes to all things Los Angeles River, there is one agency that looms largest --greater than city or county agencies-- it is the United States Army Corps of Engineers (Army ...
L.A. River's Homeless Find Shelter During El Niño Storms

L.A. River's Homeless Find Shelter During El Niño Storms

Jesse has lived in Highland Park for more than 15 years, but has spent the last 3 years living on the streets of her own neighborhood. Prior to becoming homeless, Jesse had lived w ...
The Cold and the Dark: A Short, Sooty History

The Cold and the Dark: A Short, Sooty History

There was a time, not very long ago, when a fair, dry night in winter would have been watched through with dread of the "great white terror."
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