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A Charming Hostelry: The Hollywood Hotel Story

A Charming Hostelry: The Hollywood Hotel Story

Less than 100 years ago, Hollywood and Highland was a rural paradise, and at its heart was the genteel Hollywood Hotel, where the idea for the Hollywood Walk of Fame was born.
Ambiguities of Identity on the County Seal

Ambiguities of Identity on the County Seal

Is it possible to achieve Supervisor Yaroslavsky's hope that "our county seal should be a unifying emblem that all Los Angeles residents can call their own"?
RENT Poet: How I Pay My Rent Writing Capitalist Poems for a New World

RENT Poet: How I Pay My Rent Writing Capitalist Poems for a New World

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 ...
From Streets to Shops, Latino Businesses Make Their Economic Mark

From Streets to Shops, Latino Businesses Make Their Economic Mark

While it has been noted that entrepreneurship in the US can be challenging for many Latinos, they are also adapting quickly, learning the rules of the game and changing them up wit ...
What's Taking Los Angeles River Revitalization So Long?

What's Taking Los Angeles River Revitalization So Long?

There was a time when the Los Angeles River was in danger of becoming a freeway. In 1988, California Assemblyman Richard Katz proposed exactly that. He figured that by turning this ...
At the Scene of the Crimes: Photo Exhibit Meditates on the Tragedy of Place

At the Scene of the Crimes: Photo Exhibit Meditates on the Tragedy of Place

The plain photographs on view at the Grand Central Art Center aren't at all lurid or simple. In their quiet way, they move the awful into the everyday.
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