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Mayor Garcetti and U.S. Army Corps Announce Significant Milestone For L.A. River

Mayor Garcetti and U.S. Army Corps Announce Significant Milestone For L.A. River

A $1.3 billion plan to restore a portion of the Los Angeles River continues to clear hurdles as it makes it way to Congress for final approval.
Trust Your Hustle: Cha Cha Economy and Alternative, Latina Business Models

Trust Your Hustle: Cha Cha Economy and Alternative, Latina Business Models

This story is part of KCET Departures' series of articles and essays on the Informal Economies of L.A. and how local entrepreneurs create new opportunities outside of formal econom ...
Cristal and the American Dream: Culinary Innovation, Business Savvy and Social Media

Cristal and the American Dream: Culinary Innovation, Business Savvy and Social Media

Culinary innovation and social media took Mariscos El Cristalazo from a simple (but wildly popular) backyard business to a thriving brick-and-mortar sea food restaurant.
California, Calafia, Khalif: The Origin of the Name

California, Calafia, Khalif: The Origin of the Name "California"

California, which has spawned so many of its own myths, has its origin in myth. The Spanish explorers were looking for an "island dream" when they gave California its name.
Battle for Boyle Heights' Last Japanese Retirement Home

Battle for Boyle Heights' Last Japanese Retirement Home

The unexpected sale of Keiro, Boyle Heights' last remaining retirement home for Japanese American elders, has riled many community members up in battle to conserve a cultural treas ...
Thinking Outside the Mosque: On Learning to be Muslim in America

Thinking Outside the Mosque: On Learning to be Muslim in America

In partnership with Boom MagazineBoom: A Journal of California is a new, cross-disciplinary publication that explores the history, culture, arts, politics, and society of Californi ...
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