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New Visions and Fresh Starts in Watts and South Los Angeles

New Visions and Fresh Starts in Watts and South Los Angeles

In recent weeks there have been numerous articles on the 70th anniversary of the dropping of the atomic bomb by the United States Military in Hiroshima. There have been an equal nu ...
Revisiting the 1965 Watts Rebellion: Relics of Fire

Revisiting the 1965 Watts Rebellion: Relics of Fire

In the 50 years since the Watts Rebellion and given recent social unrest foddered by racial and socio-economic disparities, what has changed in our local and national communities? ...
Bedlam at Bellevue Arms: Murder and Madness in Angelino Heights

Bedlam at Bellevue Arms: Murder and Madness in Angelino Heights

It's hard to believe that within this gentrified building in Angelino Heights, one of the grisliest, strangest murders in L.A. took place.
San Gabriel Nursery Thrives Despite War, Fire, Change

San Gabriel Nursery Thrives Despite War, Fire, Change

On a hot, dusty corner in San Gabriel, just south of the rumble from the train tracks the San Gabriel / Nursery & Florist's large sign towers over the single-story storefront pack ...
Camellias and 'Commies' in LA's Tabloid Age

Camellias and 'Commies' in LA's Tabloid Age

There aren't many places in LA as layered as the Descanso Gardens in La Cañada-Flintridge: pre-colonial oak forest, colonial period rancho, formal garden, commercial nursery, and h ...
Revisiting the 1965 Watts Rebellion: A Journey Through Photographs

Revisiting the 1965 Watts Rebellion: A Journey Through Photographs

Fifty years ago this week, Watts exploded with violence. The scenario sounds uncomfortably familiar in today's environment of racially fueled police abuse and racial tension. What ...
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