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Toypurina: A Legend Etched in the Landscape of Los Angeles

Toypurina: A Legend Etched in the Landscape of Los Angeles

The story of the Tongva medicine woman that helped lead a revolt against the padres and the communities who continue to claim her legend.
The Rebellion Against the Mission of the Saintly Prince the Archangel, San Gabriel of the Temblors, 1785

The Rebellion Against the Mission of the Saintly Prince the Archangel, San Gabriel of the Temblors, 1785

The San Gabriel Mission has endured now for centuries. But in its first years it may not have seemed so fixed, so permanent, or so necessary.
Rim of the Valley: Congressman Adam Schiff Agrees Connecting Urban Residents to Parks Must Be a Priority

Rim of the Valley: Congressman Adam Schiff Agrees Connecting Urban Residents to Parks Must Be a Priority

The proposal includes plans for adjustment of the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area to provide more recreational opportunities for urban residents.
Growing Up Japanese American in Crenshaw and Leimert Park

Growing Up Japanese American in Crenshaw and Leimert Park

For close observers, signs of a Japanese American presence are visible throughout the Crenshaw district.
Martin Luther King, Civil Rights, and Environmental Justice

Martin Luther King, Civil Rights, and Environmental Justice

This year, 2014, marks the 20th anniversary of the President's Executive Order 12898 on Environmental Justice and health, the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and ...
Workmen's Circle Mural: A More Beautiful and Better World in South Robertson

Workmen's Circle Mural: A More Beautiful and Better World in South Robertson

The entire history of the left wing/liberal/progressive/activist side of the American Jewish experience can be seen, in a microcosm, at the corner of Robertson and Horner.
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