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Social Media Videos that Caught Your Attention This Year

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Our social media videos are bite-sized stories distilled from TV episodes, current events, and articles, and delivered to you through your social media feeds, hoping to catch your attention. More than 8 billion social media videos are consumed each and every day, so grabbing your attention is especially challenging. However, the following videos below are some of our most viewed videos as they captivated you and shared widely with friends.

 

Celebration of the life and career of Tyrus Wong upon his passing

Celebrating the Life of Tyrus Wong

Wong emigrated with his father from China to Sacramento when he was nine years old and never returned back home to see his mother or sister. We celebrate his life upon his passing at age 106.

Pet care for the homeless

Pet Care for the Homeless in Los Angeles

Once a month, the homeless bring their pets to a park in North Hollywood to receive basic medical care from volunteer veterinarians and pet groomers. "The animal gives a homeless person a reason to live."

A look at the Superbloom

Have you seen the superbloom?

This year, the heavy rains of winter brought a particularly spectacular bloom to many desert areas of Southern California. We took a trip to see the beauty.

Los Angeles Had an Alligator Farm?

Los Angeles Had an Alligator Farm?

For an admission fee of 25 cents, visitors could see thousands of snakes, lizards, alligators, and other reptiles.

A visit to Half Moon Bay

Half Moon Bay: Peaceful Passage by the Pacific

As part of our California Coastal Trail series, we visited this popular trail destination known for its small town friendliness and the most beautiful coastline in the Golden State.

5 Places You MUST See in the California Desert

5 Places you MUST See in the California Desert

Here is a look at the millions of acres of amazing things to see and do in the California desert when the weather is cool.

How did a chicken dinner turn into Knott’s Berry Farm?

How did a chicken dinner turn into Knott's Berry Farm?

When the dusty highway passing through Walter Knott’s berry farm was fast becoming the principal route between Los Angeles and the beaches of Orange County, his humble wooden shack transformed into the attraction it is today, thanks in part to Mrs. Knott’s fried chicken.

The link between Japanese internment and camellias in Southern California

Japanese Internment and Camellias in Southern California

Southern California has the largest collection of camellias in North America at Descanso Gardens. But how did the Gardens get such a collection?

What does a Chicano male look like?

What Does a Chicano Male Look Like?

The word “Chicano” has historically been a derogatory term, conjuring images of hyper-macho men prone to alcohol abuse, gang violence and aggression. Artist and photographer Harry Gamboa Jr. challenges viewers to see beyond a label.

The reinvented past of California

The Reinvented Past of California

In the past two decades historians have begun to reassess California's his­tory. The transition from Spanish territory, to Mexican territory to American state was not peaceful and happy for the people living here.

Five facts about the Island Fox

Five Facts About the Island Fox

These little foxes are found only on six of the eight Channel Islands off the coast of southern California--nowhere else on Earth. Their recovery from the brink of extinction is one of the biggest endangered wildlife success stories.

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A view of Robert Smithson's land art called "Spiral Jetty" made primarily of black basalt rocks and salt crystals.

From Land Art to NFTs: How Artistic Mediums Affect Artist Demographics

Environmental art came out of the movement to reject commercialization, yet its capital-intensive approach also shut out certain artist demographics. Learn how artistic mediums can affect artist participation and how new digital possibilities are paving the way for more artistic diversity.
Participants stand on a platform placed on top of the sand at Santa Monica Beach. The participants are waving around different colored scarves in the air. The sky above them is overcast.

Climate Change-Focused Artist Residency Maps Out a New Future in the Pandemic

In the pandemic, Air, an arts residency focused on climate change, transforms into a nomadic institution.
 Children pose for a picture during a 2018 field trip to the Craft Contemporary, organized by Greetings From South-Central.

Bridging the Gap: Greetings from South-Central Connects Youth to the Arts

Karina Yánez started Greetings from South-Central to connect her community to arts education resources they may not know about. Now, it is looking to further level the field when it comes to arts access inequities by working more closely with students, connecting them to arts programs, mentorship and guidance.