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Preserving and Honoring Literary Los Angeles

Preserving and Honoring Literary Los Angeles

This week L.A. Letters meditates on the preservation of sites across Literary Los Angeles and why much more of it is needed.
The Doorway of Champions: Los Angeles Athletic Club and the Pursuit of Civic Glory

The Doorway of Champions: Los Angeles Athletic Club and the Pursuit of Civic Glory

Downtown Los Angeles' premier athletic club has been a destination for the region's top athletes, including many Olympics medalists, for more than 130 years.
The Lakewood Plan: Homeownership, Taxes, and Diversity in Postwar Suburbia

The Lakewood Plan: Homeownership, Taxes, and Diversity in Postwar Suburbia

The city of Lakewood pioneered city contracting for public services, establishing a controversial model replicated by countless other suburbs in Los Angeles and beyond.
Pictures at a Revolution: Images of a Post-War Suburb

Pictures at a Revolution: Images of a Post-War Suburb

Photographs from more than 60 years ago have their quota of nostalgia. But they also record the making of a place that satisfied a longing for home.
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.
Dancing in the Hallways: The Banning Homestead in Wilmington and the Art of Gracious SoCal Living

Dancing in the Hallways: The Banning Homestead in Wilmington and the Art of Gracious SoCal Living

The Civil War-era structure was built by a man known as "the father of the Los Angeles harbor" and the "transportation king."
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