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Mike Sonksen: He *Is* Alive in Los Angeles

Mike Sonksen: He *Is* Alive in Los Angeles

A third generation Angeleno describes his family's tight connection to Los Angeles, from working on the railroads as a Spanish interpreter to a marriage proposal at the Point Fermi ...
Meena Nanji: Kenya As Paradise; London As Post-Punk; Los Angeles As Definitely Weird

Meena Nanji: Kenya As Paradise; London As Post-Punk; Los Angeles As Definitely Weird

In England, it was a given that you are miserable, that's just how it is. In L.A., the goal was to be happy and cheerful and nice to people.
I Am Los Angeles: The Art of Being Earnest

I Am Los Angeles: The Art of Being Earnest

OBEY/Studio One artist Ernesto Yerena grew up in El Centro near the border, where there was a distinction between "good" and "bad" Mexicans.
What's Old is New: How Orange County's Conservative Past Created its Demographics Today

What's Old is New: How Orange County's Conservative Past Created its Demographics Today

How does Orange County's conservative Asian American population reflect the region's past?
Lucia Capacchione: Her Grandparents Helped Build L.A.'s Little Italy

Lucia Capacchione: Her Grandparents Helped Build L.A.'s Little Italy

Both sides of her family came from the same town in Italy -- but arrived in America under very different circumstances.
Aura Leticia Martinez: Four-Years-Old In Guatemala, She Said, 'I'm Going to California'

Aura Leticia Martinez: Four-Years-Old In Guatemala, She Said, 'I'm Going to California'

Spanish speakers were hard to come by when she arrived to Los Angeles fifty years ago.