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Murals at El Monte Station: Martin Durazo

Murals at El Monte Station: Martin Durazo

Sometimes it's the energetic feel of a place that characterizes it, rather than its physical landmarks. Artist Martin Durazo captures El Monte's vibrancy in his abstract public mur ...
Four Iconic Books in the Landscape of L.A. Letters

Four Iconic Books in the Landscape of L.A. Letters

This week L.A. Letters reviews four iconic and timely books that each offer special insight into the past, present and future of Los Angeles.
Microbeads: Water's Tiny Trash Problem

Microbeads: Water's Tiny Trash Problem

These pieces of plastic, less than one millimeter in diameter, could eventually release toxins into our food chain system -- and perhaps eventually even in our bodies.
Headwaters

Headwaters

Where two concrete creeks converge and create the mighty L.A. River. Pure land art, courtesy of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
Mapping Community: Laura To

Mapping Community: Laura To

After drawing my starting point, I included a place that holds a special place in my heart, the Xin Bao Restaurant located on Garvey.
Mapping Community: Cynthia Barajas

Mapping Community: Cynthia Barajas

One person cannot define my community or neighborhood. It takes many people, the diversity, and the culture to define my neighborhood.
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