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Two Mayors Clean Up Los Angeles River over Kings-Ducks Bet

Two Mayors Clean Up Los Angeles River over Kings-Ducks Bet

A friendly wager got two mayors down to the banks of Los Angeles River at the Glendale Narrows last weekend.
Rush Street, South El Monte

Rush Street, South El Monte

Rush Street is hardly a destination or scenic route; and yet for me, this street has marked itself upon me, silently engrained its name in phantom scars. It started as an unlikely ...
Japanese Boyle Heights in the 21st Century

Japanese Boyle Heights in the 21st Century

This week L.A. Letters spotlights three spaces clustered within a block of each other on First Street in Boyle Heights, which have a longstanding history and intimate connection wi ...
Cyclists Like You: Daniela Sarmina

Cyclists Like You: Daniela Sarmina

Bicycles played a big part in her decision to return to Los Angeles after having moved to San Diego.
16mm L.A. River Film Screening in Echo Park

16mm L.A. River Film Screening in Echo Park

The Los Angeles River has been in the city long before Los Angeles, but it takes a special medium to make one realize the passage of time, that rushes on even without our notice.
Educating Compton: Race, Taxes, and Schools in Southern California's Most Notorious Suburb

Educating Compton: Race, Taxes, and Schools in Southern California's Most Notorious Suburb

The 2010 Parent Trigger controversy provides a valuable window into the city's education history, the evolution of its Latino-African American relations, and the new political real ...
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