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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."
Riding the Big Red Car: Work, Leisure, and Community in Multiethnic L.A.

Riding the Big Red Car: Work, Leisure, and Community in Multiethnic L.A.

A look at the history of the Pacific Electric Red Cars and its ability to ferry working class and communities of color to their jobs and cheap amusements provides a useful primer f ...
Building a Family: Past, Present, and Future of the Cat & Fiddle Pub

Building a Family: Past, Present, and Future of the Cat & Fiddle Pub

Founded by a fun-loving British musician, The Cat & Fiddle has been considered a second home to rich rockers, poor hipsters, intellectuals, artists, preps, and jocks alike.
The Soul of the City: Blues, Belief and the Big Top at Inglewood Park Cemetery

The Soul of the City: Blues, Belief and the Big Top at Inglewood Park Cemetery

After its first burial in 1906, the park quickly became the chosen resting spot for many of Southern California's early aristocracy.
Pasadena the Beautiful: Blossoms in Bloom at the Original Busch Gardens

Pasadena the Beautiful: Blossoms in Bloom at the Original Busch Gardens

The ruins of the once world famous public gardens of Adolphus and Lilly Busch, of "Budweiser" beer fame, are scattered around Pasadena along the Arroyo Seco.
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