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D. J. Waldie
D. J. Waldie is the author of "Holy Land: A Suburban Memoir" and "Where We Are Now: Notes from Los Angeles," among other books about the social history of Southern California. He is a contributing editor for the Los Angeles Times.
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Nearly everything about "SeÃ±or Plummer" and the way its author presents Eugene Plummer is meant to evoke a false nostalgia for a past hardly any Anglo reader in 1942 could remember.
Post date: 2015-04-01T03:30:49-07:00
The history of Los Angeles may be shallow by comparison with other cities, but it's crowded with incidents that amuse, stir, puzzle, and sadden in "Los Angeles in 7 Days" from 1932.
Post date: 2015-03-25T05:45:37-07:00
Sunshine, geraniums, and fleas. Also potholed streets, eccentric residents, and a culture of aggressive salesmen. In the popular literature of Los Angeles at the turn of the 20th century, it's already the city we almost know.
Another Roundup: 'Musical Chairs' Among the Electeds. Stadium Bait-and Switch. Transit and Consequences. L.A. Is Slipping Away.Post date: 2015-03-18T22:25:00-07:00
It's time for another updating of stories and issues that have recently occupied these pages.
Post date: 2015-03-10T21:00:00-07:00
For more than 150 years, the builders of Southern Californians depended on climate and a sales pitch to lure new buyers of whatever El Dorado was currently on offer, be it orange groves or suburban house lots. But that kind of selling to that kind of b...
Post date: 2015-03-04T02:00:19-08:00
I wonder how its residents are supposed to make good decisions about the future of the South Bay if their imaginative conception of it no longer reflects what the South Bay is becoming.