Recent Stories
In Ruben Soto's Restored Echo Park Mural, the 'Eyes' Have It

In Ruben Soto's Restored Echo Park Mural, the 'Eyes' Have It

The Echo Park mural has gone through three lives since its original completion in 1991.
Sign of the Times III: Henry C. Jensen, the Cunning Capitalist of L.A.

Sign of the Times III: Henry C. Jensen, the Cunning Capitalist of L.A.

A sign in Echo Park is a symbol of the building's multi-purpose past, its multi-cultural present and its multi-faceted founder.
Arrival Stories: A Look Back at 2012

Arrival Stories: A Look Back at 2012

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.
Yong Kim: Two Koreas, Paraguay and Then L.A.

Yong Kim: Two Koreas, Paraguay and Then 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.
Beats and Rhymes: The Mad Ones Are Fearless

Beats and Rhymes: The Mad Ones Are Fearless

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 ...
Filipinos are the Minority in Historic Filipinotown and L.A.'s Japanese Population in Steady Decline

Filipinos are the Minority in Historic Filipinotown and L.A.'s Japanese Population in Steady Decline

Many of L.A.'s ethnic enclaves now exist more as symbolic and cultural centers with populations not necessarily reflecting their historic characteristics.