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.
Despite the diversity and ubiquity of palms in the Los Angeles area, only one species, Washingtonia filifera, is native to California. How then did the palm tree come to represent Southern California in the popular imagination?
The animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) said it will sue SeaWorld for allegedly holding orca whales as slaves "in violation of the 13th Amendment to the Constitution."
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