What did the L.A. Basin look like before there was an L.A.? A team of scientists, geographers, and other researchers recently released a report that reconstructs the historical landscape of the Ballona Creek watershed.
After largely unsuccessful trips to the courthouse, a GOP-based group called Fairness and Accountability in Redistricting (FAIR) submitted enough signatures to get their state senate map killing measure on the November 2012 ballot.
Imagine it is late August, and 120 degrees, and you have to climb the hundred feet of ladder to cut each heavy bunch of dates with a knife fashioned out of steel and lower the bunch on a hook to a man waiting at the bottom. Now imagine that you have to climb the ladder a hundred times.
A statue of Junípero Serra has represented California in the U.S. Capitol's Statuary Hall since 1931, but over the past few decades scholars have come to view the Franciscan priest's mission-building project as a disaster for the state's native inhabitants.
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