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Laura Vena is a writer, artist, curator and translator whose work has appeared in Bombay Gin, Super Arrow, Tarpaulin Sky, In Posse Review, The Dirty Fabulous, Antennae and elsewhere. She a Contributing Editor at Entropy and and a Guest Editor for Recurrent Novels, Jaded Ibis Press. Laura lives alongside and wanders the San Gabriel River. 

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Iconic Neighborhood Restaurants: Cerritos

Locals venture beyond the mall food court to find a budding food scene
Since 1966, the Watts Summer Festival was created by antipoverty organizers and black nationalists to celebrate culture and heritage.<br />
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Revisiting the 1965 Watts Rebellion: Relics of Fire

In the 50 years since the Watts Rebellion and given recent social unrest foddered by racial and socio-economic disparities, what has changed in our local…
Police and community relations came under scrutiny during and after the riots, particularly by Lt. Governor Glen Anderson. I Photo courtesy of the California State University, Dominguez Hills archives -- Watts Then and Now exhibit.
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Revisiting the 1965 Watts Rebellion: A Journey Through Photographs

Fifty years ago this week, Watts exploded with violence. The scenario sounds uncomfortably familiar in today's environment of racially fueled police abuse and racial tension. What sparked the uprising in 1965 was a physical altercation while a white po...
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Shaping the Landscape at Whittier Narrows Nature Center

Built in 1939, the Whittier Narrow's Nature Center has served as a natural oasis for locals, but recent controversial plans seek to transform it into an ambitious educational center.
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