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From Villa to Pacquiao: Filipino Boxing in L.A. and the Power of a Transnational Punch

From Villa to Pacquiao: Filipino Boxing in L.A. and the Power of a Transnational Punch

A decade and half into the 21st century, 2015 serves as useful moment to consider the history of Filipinos in America's boxing history and L.A.'s role in making it all happen.
Lost Girl: Tales about Loving and Leaving 1970s El Monte

Lost Girl: Tales about Loving and Leaving 1970s El Monte

El Monte has produced numerous writers, including Benita Morgan Bishop who documents 1970s El Monte through the wide-eyed perspective of her young narrator.
Deep History Along the Newport-Inglewood Fault

Deep History Along the Newport-Inglewood Fault

History in L.A. may lie deep -- 20 miles and millions of years -- but not quietly.
Jordan Davis, Tragedy, and Justice

Jordan Davis, Tragedy, and Justice

A documentary detailing the tragic case of 17-year-old Jordan Davis is made even more powerful by the post-screening presence of his father, Ron Davis.
Addressing Gentrification Concerns in Elysian Valley

Addressing Gentrification Concerns in Elysian Valley

The neighborhood's desire to maintain the status quo may inadvertently result in limiting the housing supply, which would then drive prices up even more.
Everyday Heroes of Florence-Firestone

Everyday Heroes of Florence-Firestone

This week L.A. Letters spotlights the history of Florence-Firestone and a cadre of its local residents and stakeholders who are working tirelessly to improve the community that the ...
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