Hadley Meares | KCET
Hadley Meares is a writer, historian, and singer who traded one Southland (her home state of North Carolina) for another. She is a frequent contributor to Curbed and Atlas Obscura, and leads historical tours all around Los Angeles for Obscura Society LA. Her debut novel, "Absolutely," is now available on Amazon.
Post date: 2019-11-27T15:01:13-08:00
Nancy Pelosi, Dianne Feinstein and Helen Gahagan Douglas, are only some of the strong female forces who have formed the circle of influence surrounding Rosalind Wyman, the woman responsible for bringing the Dodgers to L.A. in the 1950s.
Post date: 2019-10-16T09:36:10-07:00
Perhaps best known for the large tract of park space that now bears his name, Griffith J. Griffith was a complicated man whose wealth and bombastic nature gave the city one of its most unforgettable characters.
Post date: 2019-07-30T08:53:52-07:00
Discover the mysterious beginnings of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and its "rocket boys."
Post date: 2019-07-18T05:23:55-07:00
Ever since his first flight, William J. Powell became infatuated with aviation. He saw it as a way for African American men and women to soar far above a racist world.
Post date: 2018-12-12T10:06:44-08:00
Muscle Beach started near the Santa Monica Pier as a haven for Southern California fitness advocates, frequented by some of the most well-known names in fitness today. In spite of a wildly popular reception, politics drove it to relocate to Venice.
Post date: 2017-10-05T16:30:05-07:00
These artificial animal kingdoms were all the rage in Depression-era Los Angeles.