A sign in Echo Park is a symbol of the building's multi-purpose past, its multi-cultural present and its multi-faceted founder.
From the Philippines and Mongolia to Ukraine and Chile, each story gives an insight to understanding the melting pot of cultures that make up the diverse communities of L.A.
To escape the rat race of Korean society, Yong Kim's family left for Paraguay, eventually settling in Los Angeles for no particular reason other than that they spoke Spanish.
This ode to the underground art movement shares a list of artists deeply embedded in the city's fabric: stellar individuals teaching love and working with urgency, going places and
Many of L.A.'s ethnic enclaves now exist more as symbolic and cultural centers with populations not necessarily reflecting their historic characteristics.
Urban planner John Arroyo has seen four generations of his family live under the same roof in East L.A.