The new permanent exhibition "Becoming Los Angeles" opens on Sunday at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County in Exposition Park. I had a small part in the press preview on Wednesday and got to say a few words about what "becoming" might mean to Angeleños.
L.A. was a center of suburban farming from the turn of the century to the late 1940s. Chickens and rabbits, corn and rhubarb, beans and tomatoes once flourished on the doorsteps of working-class Angeleños.
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