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The Story of Hermon and Marisol

The Story of Hermon and Marisol

We travel to a corner of Northeast L.A. in an effort to unearth the story behind Via Marisol, which is more complicated than its seemingly simple name may suggest.
Figueroa/Avenue 26 Intersection

Figueroa/Avenue 26 Intersection

The intersection of Figueroa Street and Avenue 26 in Cypress Park is surrounded by gas stations on every corner. The pedestrian experience includes broad expanses of asphalt and re ...
A Los Angeles Primer: Spring Street

A Los Angeles Primer: Spring Street

The "Wall Street of the West" when downtown first functioned as the center of Los Angeles, architecturally venerable Spring Street offers a window onto the urban revival that may w ...
The Many Lives of Fort Moore Hill: The Shifting and Shrinking of a Los Angeles Icon

The Many Lives of Fort Moore Hill: The Shifting and Shrinking of a Los Angeles Icon

This is a hill where the white man watched, where they built a fort, celebrated L.A.'s first Fourth of July, buried their dead, built their finest homes and newest schools, and end ...
A Los Angeles Primer: Little Tokyo

A Los Angeles Primer: Little Tokyo

The place to stock up on canned green tea, buy a genuine futon, burn an hour at the arcade, eat a heaping plateful of Hayashi rice, or gaze upon the finest men's style magazines: L ...
A Los Angeles Primer: La Brea Avenue

A Los Angeles Primer: La Brea Avenue

Despite making genuinely credible claims to importance in eating, drinking, and specialty shopping, La Brea remains, on a human being's scale, for much of its twelve-mile length, s ...
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