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Literary San Pedro and Long Beach

Literary San Pedro and Long Beach

This week L.A. Letters celebrates the contemporary community of writers in San Pedro and Long Beach, and also touches the respective areas storied literary history.
Skeptical Optimism for the Future of 'Suburban Urbanism'

Skeptical Optimism for the Future of 'Suburban Urbanism'

If I had been counting the panel members' votes, I'd say Southern California got two votes of qualified optimism and one vote of qualified pessimism. Perhaps that's the best we can ...
Getting My Students Life and Job Ready

Getting My Students Life and Job Ready

I am a computer science teacher, but a significant portion of my curriculum is not just focused on coding and app and web development. I am trying to teach my students hustle; I am ...
Drawing a Personal Map of the Los Angeles River

Drawing a Personal Map of the Los Angeles River

A memory map can help people capture the magic of a place as a psychological phenomenon that lives only in the minds of those who experience it.
What Makes a Bridge Better? Redesigning and Redefining the Hyperion Bridge

What Makes a Bridge Better? Redesigning and Redefining the Hyperion Bridge

After nearly a century of service as one of L.A.'s vital connections for communities separated by the L.A. River, the Hyperion Bridge is in need of a facelift, but figuring out how ...
Politics of Surfing: Environmentalism and Feminism Among California's Waves

Politics of Surfing: Environmentalism and Feminism Among California's Waves

California surfers have been especially active in environmentalism, much of which can be attributed to the efforts of pioneering women surfers.
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