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In Search of Buried Histories in El Monte and South El Monte

In Search of Buried Histories in El Monte and South El Monte

Armed with a desire to insert the voices of Mexican migrant families into the official narrative, we set out to construct an archive for and with the communities of South El Monte ...
Garvey Avenue from Alhambra to El Monte

Garvey Avenue from Alhambra to El Monte

This week L.A. Letters examines the vibrant landscape along Garvey Avenue from Alhambra to El Monte, passing through Monterey Park, Rosemead and South El Monte.
A Day in the Sun?

A Day in the Sun?

There's growing buzz that Inglewood is L.A.'s next Big Thing. Sounds good, but shifting our image is going to take much more than a new and improved Forum.
Exploring San Diego's Little Italy

Exploring San Diego's Little Italy

I explored San Diego's Little Italy and found neither to resemble Los Angeles's historic enclave nor the Little Italy of my uninformed imagination.
How Did Michele Serros' Work Impact Your Life?

How Did Michele Serros' Work Impact Your Life?

As many of us revisit her books this week, we are reacquainted with her family, friends, and those experiences that we so deeply connected with that spurred us to share with our ow ...
How Do Places Mean? It's All in Your Head.

How Do Places Mean? It's All in Your Head.

Places mean - even the most ordinary places - because they become, however briefly, remarkable.
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