D. J. Waldie | KCET
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.
Post date: 2017-01-11T15:16:56-08:00
Parker Center’s empty corridors and offices are filled with memories, many of them painful.
Post date: 2017-01-06T14:34:49-08:00
L.A. was an adobe town when Harris Newmark arrived in 1853. It was a metropolis when he died there in 1916.
Post date: 2016-11-21T16:03:03-08:00
Shopping in old Los Angeles was not easy, pleasant, or cheap.
Post date: 2016-11-10T13:41:06-08:00
The boomtime of 1887 had a fluid, phantasmagoric quality, as if scripted by Tim Burton.
How Did the Mexican-American War in California Actually End? A Table, Cahuenga, and Historical UncertaintyPost date: 2016-10-28T15:15:53-07:00
Uncertainty clouds our memory of Jan. 13, 1847, when Andrés Pico and John C. Frémont signed a document variously called the Capitulation of Cahuenga or Treaty of Cahuenga.
Post date: 2016-09-13T16:39:38-07:00
Something must be done with the LAPD's former home on Los Angeles St., either to make its presence more felt or to erase its image from memory.