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Riverfront 'Creative Campus' Coming to Elysian Valley

Riverfront 'Creative Campus' Coming to Elysian Valley

Is the latest L.A. River-adjacent development, with live-work units, affordable housing, and retail, a right fit for the neighborhood?
I've Got You Under My Skin: Smog and Modern Memory

I've Got You Under My Skin: Smog and Modern Memory

Wednesday was a good day. I drank in the bright air of that afternoon and thought that it was a better day than I had known before. But not good enough.
When Central Avenue Swung: The Dunbar Hotel and the Golden Age of L.A.'s 'Little Harlem'

When Central Avenue Swung: The Dunbar Hotel and the Golden Age of L.A.'s 'Little Harlem'

Everybody who was anybody in the jazz world stayed at South Central's Dunbar Hotel, where "the future of black America was discussed every night of the week in the lobby".
El Monte's Wild Past: A History of Gay's Lion Farm

El Monte's Wild Past: A History of Gay's Lion Farm

Gay's Lion Farm in El Monte has been called the "Disneyland of the 1920s and '30s," but few traces of its wild past remain.
The Little Jewel of New Orleans: Chinatown's New Lagniappe

The Little Jewel of New Orleans: Chinatown's New Lagniappe

Happening upon the Little Jewel is a transporting blast of New Orleans, smack in the middle of old Los Angeles. But this marriage of place and cuisine isn't as unconventional as it ...
Two Cudahy Parks

Two Cudahy Parks

How do you play the L.A. River in Cudahy?
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