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A Los Angeles Primer: The Blue Line

A Los Angeles Primer: The Blue Line

The first line in Los Angeles' modern rail system, which Reyner Banham called "socially necessary," opened 23 years ago to great fanfare. A lot of people ride it today, but has it ...
A Dive into the Deep End: The Importance of the Swimming Pools in Southern California

A Dive into the Deep End: The Importance of the Swimming Pools in Southern California

Despite, or perhaps because of, its proximity to the Pacific Ocean, SoCal's enthusiasm for pool-based recreation knows few bounds.
I Am Los Angeles: A Lifetime Experience

I Am Los Angeles: A Lifetime Experience

"Just because you box someone doesn't mean that you hate them. You have to learn how to be self-disciplined," says the manager of a boxing gym in Watts.
Sunshine Vistas and the 21st Century City Reimagined

Sunshine Vistas and the 21st Century City Reimagined

California, and Los Angeles specifically, has always been considered a laboratory of the future.
RIP Bud Goldstone, the Hero Who Saved Watts Towers

RIP Bud Goldstone, the Hero Who Saved Watts Towers

Bud Goldstone, a former aerospace engineer who worked for over 50 years to save Watts Towers, has died at the age of 86.
Luis Rodriguez

Luis Rodriguez

Luis Rodriguez, a Los Angeles native and writer, sees the Los Angeles River as a public forum for the exchange of art and ideas.