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When L.A. Became the Capital of the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands

When L.A. Became the Capital of the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands

People of Mexican origin in California rarely tire of pointing out: "It was the border that moved, not us."
'All That Glitters Is Not Gold': A Planner Replies About L.A. Zoning

'All That Glitters Is Not Gold': A Planner Replies About L.A. Zoning

Los Angeles' vast array of zoning overlays and local zoning conditions make little difference in actual land use decisions and investments.
Courting Division: How Three Southern California Court Cases Bolstered and Hindered Multiracial Civil Rights Movements

Courting Division: How Three Southern California Court Cases Bolstered and Hindered Multiracial Civil Rights Movements

Southern California's landscape provided the setting for three critical court cases that reveal the ability of the law to cleave efforts toward equal rights.
Race and Place Do Matter: Economic Hardship, Obesity, and Equal Justice

Race and Place Do Matter: Economic Hardship, Obesity, and Equal Justice

In Los Angeles County, children who are of color and low income disproportionately live in the areas with the highest levels of obesity and the worst access to parks and schools fi ...
'No Dogs or Mexicans Allowed': Mendez v. Westminster and its Legacy on the Southwest

'No Dogs or Mexicans Allowed': Mendez v. Westminster and its Legacy on the Southwest

All Americans are indebted to the actions of Gonzalo and Felicitas Mendez, and four other Santa Ana families, who challenged segregation in local schools.
$1 Million Challenge to Shape the Future of Los Angeles

$1 Million Challenge to Shape the Future of Los Angeles

The Goldhirsh Foundation has embarked on an initiative to build a blueprint for the future Los Angeles.
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