Elson Trinidad | KCET
Born and raised in Los Angeles (watching KCET since toddler-age), Elson Trinidad has been a KCET contributor since 2012, covering Asian/Pacific Islander communities and local environmental issues, and in 2014 wrote and curated KCET's 50th Anniversary
section. He is also an accomplished singer/musician, community activist, historian, and nonprofit professional.
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On April 10, 1962, Community Television of Southern California was incorporated with the purpose of developing, financing, and operating a non-commercial educational TV station in L.A.
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In November 1978, the Hollywood Sign, L.A.'s most recognizable landmark, was re-dedicated, completing a major restoration program following years of neglect.
September 1978 - KCET's Sunset Blvd Studios Declared L.A. Historic-Cultural Landmark; New Offices BuiltPost date: 2014-09-16T10:13:00-07:00
In September 1978, KCET's historic studio lot, used continuously since 1912 for motion picture and TV production, was designated as an L.A. City Historic-Cultural Monument.
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On June 6, 1978, California voters passed Proposition 13, a ballot initiative that amended the state constitution to lower property taxes in the state and place limitations on the increase or implementation of new taxes.
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On November 22, 1977, the First episode of KCET's "The Cousteau Odyssey" documentary series premiered, which chronicled the underwater explorations of Jacques Cousteau and the crew of his exploring ship, the Calypso.
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In April 1977, the George C. Page Museum opened in Hancock Park, giving the public an up-close opportunity to see the area's Ice Age fossils excavated from the nearby La Brea Tar Pits.