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Carey McWilliams, California Prophet

Carey McWilliams, California Prophet

This week L.A. Letters examines McWilliams' classic book from 1946, "Southern California Country: An Island on the Land," as well as his towering legacy as one of Southern Californ ...
Sea Turtles in the Urban River

Sea Turtles in the Urban River

Green sea turtles are true nomads of the water, able to make a home in waterways around the world, including the most urban of places like the San Gabriel River in Long Beach.
Undeveloped

Undeveloped

The stadium project in Inglewood is going full steam ahead. But there's a lot missing from this story -- things that have been missing a long time.
A Clear Blue Vision: L.A. Light Rail Transit and Twenty Five Years of the Blue Line

A Clear Blue Vision: L.A. Light Rail Transit and Twenty Five Years of the Blue Line

The Blue Line is one of the most used light rail in the nation. With its 25th anniversary on the horizon this July, a look back at its creation proves a useful means to think about ...
Urban Approach to Suburban Living: New Developments in El Monte

Urban Approach to Suburban Living: New Developments in El Monte

El Monte, as investors and developers are figuring out, is a place of great opportunity. But as city officials are often reminded, it is also a place of great need.
A Man in His Backyard: City of Commerce Sightseeing with Author Stephen Gutierrez

A Man in His Backyard: City of Commerce Sightseeing with Author Stephen Gutierrez

In his writings, the people and places of southeast Los Angeles -- his eternal backyard -- come through with heat and lyric: the bare truth of the everyday.
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