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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.
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.
Good News for Watts

Good News for Watts

Preservationists and tower enthusiasts gathered at UCLA to celebrate of the Towers and their creation.
Historic Monuments of Ethnic L.A?

Historic Monuments of Ethnic L.A?

As Departures visits places rich with myths and forgotten histories we encounter issues that highlight ongoing - sometimes fraught - efforts to tell the story of race in Los Angele ...