Whittier Narrows Parks is an oasis in the heart of Greater Los Angeles with a complex history tied to California's water sources and politics and community displacement.
Spike Jonze's recent film "Her" depicted Angelenos taking luxurious class trains to to the beach -- but we don't have to wait until the future to reach the ocean via public transit
When students have input the top down structure of schools is disrupted in a way that can be empowering for students and provide both academic and social skills.
Justice Antonin Scalia's parenthetical assumption about the exceptional irrelevance of the California scene to the broad American vista only looks peevish and trivial. It isn't.
Students ask questions and explore ideas that are meaningful to them and their experiences. This facilitates deeper and richer conversations about important issues in their commun
The changes that occurred in Downey during the 1980s and 1990s mirror the wider regional changes that occurred across not only Los Angeles, but all of California and the nation.