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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.
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 ...
Sprawl: What Happens When You Legislate Against Vibrant Streets

Sprawl: What Happens When You Legislate Against Vibrant Streets

The "Least Interesting Policy That Dominates Most Everything" has ruined the character of our streets.
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