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Carolina, and Change: Why We Can't Feel

Carolina, and Change: Why We Can't Feel

The tragedy in South Carolina is reverberating in Southern California -- but honestly, sometimes it's hard to tell.
Rim of the Valley Corridor Could Include L.A. River

Rim of the Valley Corridor Could Include L.A. River

Studies have shown that increasing access to green areas adds to the overall health of a city.
Here Come the Monte Boys: Vigilante Justice and Lynch Mobs in 19th Century El Monte

Here Come the Monte Boys: Vigilante Justice and Lynch Mobs in 19th Century El Monte

Southern pioneers and confederate sympathizers once sought to establish a new racial order in El Monte, CA.
Figures in a Landscape: The Sphinxes of Los Angeles

Figures in a Landscape: The Sphinxes of Los Angeles

To see monumental sphinxes depends on your capacity for pareidolia - the tendency to see faces and figures in ambiguous shapes in the environment.
Downey: From Orange Groves to the Apollo Space Program

Downey: From Orange Groves to the Apollo Space Program

This week L.A. Letters spotlights Downey's past from the agriculture of the 19th Century, through the war years and the rise of the aerospace industry, and the development of the A ...
Migrant Dreams and Soccer Journeys

Migrant Dreams and Soccer Journeys

If life is like soccer, then its many lessons are to be found in the journey as well its destination, especially for Juan Sanchez, who grew up in the working class neighborhoods of ...
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