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How Rancho Owners Lost Their Land And Why That Matters Today

How Rancho Owners Lost Their Land And Why That Matters Today

The breakup of rancho lands in Los Angeles resulted in the newfound availability of land, fueling a massive land boom for new settlers.
The Roots of Sprawl: Why We Don't Live Where We Work

The Roots of Sprawl: Why We Don't Live Where We Work

Los Angeles is often derided for its endless sprawl, which can be blamed on a law that passed more than a 100 years ago.
Venice Canals

Venice Canals

Take a stroll through the romantic history of Venice canals, where gondolas once rowed to social clubs and amusements parks.
Today in History: How the Treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo Defined our Neighborhood Boundaries

Today in History: How the Treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo Defined our Neighborhood Boundaries

Today marks the end of the Mexican-American War which not only secured the Southwest region for the U.S., but created a foundation of neighborhoods in L.A. still visible today.
L.A. River for Sale...Again?

L.A. River for Sale...Again?

Departures producer Juan Devis weighs in on the potential sale of Taylor Yards to a Texas industrial developer and the severe impact it may have towards L.A. River's revitalization ...
Pivotal Decision for Rio de Los Angeles State Park Nears

Pivotal Decision for Rio de Los Angeles State Park Nears

The long term vision for Rio de Los Angeles State Park hangs in the balance as a key decision by a real estate developer comes to a head this New Years Eve.