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Venice West Cafe: A Lost Beat Landmark that Helped Shape Modern-Day Venice

Venice West Cafe: A Lost Beat Landmark that Helped Shape Modern-Day Venice

Venice West Cafe, popular among the Beats, inspired a counterculture that swept the streets of Venice, forever changing the neighborhood's cultural background.
A Question of Historic Preservation in Valley Village

A Question of Historic Preservation in Valley Village

This week L.A. Letters shares the story of the fight for historic preservation in Valley Village, including the former home of Marilyn Monroe.
End of the Line? Conductor Vows to Save Port of L.A.'s Red Car Line

End of the Line? Conductor Vows to Save Port of L.A.'s Red Car Line

"Any kids want to blow the whistle?" asks Bob Bryant, a conductor for the Port of Los Angeles Waterfront Red Car Line in San Pedro. It is a sunny Sunday afternoon, and Bryant is ab ...
Fishing Line Recycling Program Will Save L.A. River's Majestic Birds

Fishing Line Recycling Program Will Save L.A. River's Majestic Birds

The problem begins when birds smell the remnants of fish on the discarded line and hunt for them in the regular trash bins where fishermen dispose of their lines.
The Time is Now for Chicas Rockeras in Southeast L.A.

The Time is Now for Chicas Rockeras in Southeast L.A.

The first-ever rock camp in Huntington Park hosted over 26 children ages 8-17, for a week of band practice and workshops that focused on local social and environmental issues to bu ...
Further Observations on 'Looking for Los Angeles'

Further Observations on 'Looking for Los Angeles'

We haven't yet learned to speak the language of the Los Angeles that is coming.
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