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Re-reading LA: 'A Tenderfoot in Southern California' from 1918

Re-reading LA: 'A Tenderfoot in Southern California' from 1918

Sunshine, geraniums, and fleas. Also potholed streets, eccentric residents, and a culture of aggressive salesmen. In the popular literature of Los Angeles at the turn of the 20th c ...
Something in the Water: Hip Hop History in Cerritos

Something in the Water: Hip Hop History in Cerritos

This week L.A. Letters examines the hip hop history in Cerritos and the unique conditions of this gateway city that have made it a springboard for the mobile DJ culture.
Catch One, Catch All

Catch One, Catch All

The venerable club on Pico Boulevard is closing at a time when the struggle for equality is still playing out on the dance floor.
L.A. River a Finalist for $1M Bloomberg Philanthropies Public Art Project

L.A. River a Finalist for $1M Bloomberg Philanthropies Public Art Project

If selected, this will be the latest in a line of ambitious art projects in the city that have found inspiration in its namesake waterway.
CicLAvia in the San Fernando Valley Debuts an LA River Component

CicLAvia in the San Fernando Valley Debuts an LA River Component

"It's all about connecting face to face. Our streets are great civic gathering spaces and so is our river."
Albion Park Site

Albion Park Site

How do you play the L.A. River at the Albion Park Site?
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