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
Despite, or perhaps because of, its proximity to the Pacific Ocean, SoCal's enthusiasm for pool-based recreation knows few bounds.
"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.
California, and Los Angeles specifically, has always been considered a laboratory of the future.
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, a Los Angeles native and writer, sees the Los Angeles River as a public forum for the exchange of art and ideas.