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Incredibly Sinking State: The Lowdown on Subsidence

Incredibly Sinking State: The Lowdown on Subsidence

California's ground subsidence is causing unknown millions in damage to the state's infrastructure. Long Beach had that sinking feeling 70 years ago.
Compiling the Evidence: Keeping The Streets That Connect Us Safe

Compiling the Evidence: Keeping The Streets That Connect Us Safe

Most of our community isn't aware of the tools or steps that can be taken to get their local government to fix what needs fixing and increase safety and accessibility.
Thematic Cartography and Mapping Los Angeles

Thematic Cartography and Mapping Los Angeles

This week L.A. Letters highlights several books that examine the role mapping plays in place-making and regional identity, including the new book "LAtitudes" by Heyday Press that u ...
Hollydale Park

Hollydale Park

How do you play the L.A. River at Hollydale Park?
A Most Novel Attraction: The Camera Obscura of Santa Monica

A Most Novel Attraction: The Camera Obscura of Santa Monica

On a flat circular board in front of me, the goings on of Ocean Avenue played out like a scene from a fuzzy home video shot in the 1980s.
The Creatures of Legg Lake: Concrete Sculptures of Benjamin Dominguez

The Creatures of Legg Lake: Concrete Sculptures of Benjamin Dominguez

The fantastic sea creatures by the Mexican-born artist have played an important historic role in integrating the once newly-created Whittier Narrows Parks into the contested landsc ...
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