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Torrance: From Agriculture and Industry to International City

Torrance: From Agriculture and Industry to International City

What started as a small, all-American agricultural and industrial town has become a cosmopolitan and diverse city that is both international and local simultaneously.
Above the Silent Sleepers: The Lively Lives at Angelus-Rosedale Cemetery

Above the Silent Sleepers: The Lively Lives at Angelus-Rosedale Cemetery

Today, if the cemetery appears run down and a tad hungover, who can blame it? Its first fifty years were some of the liveliest any cemetery has ever known.
La Brea Rising in Inglewood

La Brea Rising in Inglewood

La Brea is an avenue whose time hasn't quite come, but it's getting there. I'm not talking about the La Brea that we already know, but about the other end of La Brea that starts at ...
What Manny Pacquiao Means to Us, in Victory or Defeat

What Manny Pacquiao Means to Us, in Victory or Defeat

Pac-Mania produced a surreal experience: For Filipinos, used to seeing our culture mis-represented, or even ignored outright, a Filipino has become a household name worldwide.
Running to First Base

Running to First Base

A memoir on how baseball can give strength in the face of family disintegration and make the everyday spectacular.
Every Girl Plays: Dave Rodda and Recreation Equality

Every Girl Plays: Dave Rodda and Recreation Equality

In the 1990s, it became common for critics of suburban places to see something unhealthy, almost perverse, in the recreational history of which Dave Rodda was so much a part.
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