6HWbNHN-show-poster2x3-c7tgE2Y.png

Artbound

Start watching
MJ250sC-show-poster2x3-Bflky7i.png

Tending Nature

Start watching
Southland Sessions

Southland Sessions

Start watching
Earth Focus

Earth Focus

Start watching
5LQmQJY-show-poster2x3-MRWBpAK.jpg

Reporter Roundup

Start watching
City Rising

City Rising

Start watching
Lost LA

Lost LA

Start watching
Member
Your donation supports our high-quality, inspiring and commercial-free programming.
Support Icon
Learn about the many ways to support KCET.
Support Icon
Contact our Leadership, Advancement, Membership and Special Events teams.
Support Provided By

Victoria Bernal

Victoria Bernal

With over 120 years of family history in Los Angeles, Victoria Bernal is a chronicler who follows in her mother's footsteps documenting Southern California's past. In 2009, she and her mother started the hugely popular @lahistory Twitter feed, which draws attention to L.A.'s rich history on a daily basis.

Victoria Bernal
La Pastorela (1931)
Article
Lost LA

La Pastorela: An Old Los Angeles Christmastime Tradition

Still performed today, La Pastorela was among the first theatrical productions staged in Southern California.
Map of Pio Pico's lands published by the Pio Pico State Historic Park
Article
Lost LA

Vast Swaths of Southern California Once Belonged to Pío Pico

If you call L.A., Orange, or San Diego County home, you may well live on one of Pico's former ranchos.
Nebraska State Picnic, 1925
Article
Lost LA

Hometown Picnics: How Newcomers Kept Memory of Home Alive in Los Angeles

Newcomers from Iowa famously congregated each year in Southern California for their state picnic. Such gatherings were important for migrants from other parts of the world, too.
EL Lindsey (cropped for FB)
Article
Lost LA

In 1915, This Woman Served as Mayor of Los Angeles (For 36 Hours)

L.A. City Councilmember Estelle Lawton Lindsey made history in 1915 when she served as acting mayor for 36 hours.
Balloon Route trolley
Article
Lost LA

A Tourist's Trolley Trip Through Early-1900s Los Angeles

In the early 20th century, countless visitors toured Los Angeles on the red cars of the Pacific Electric's Balloon Route.
Map of Newport Harbor (cropped for header)
Article
Lost LA

Sherman Library and Gardens: Finding L.A. History in Newport Beach

The Corona del Mar institution, named after Los Angeles land developer and railway baron Moses Sherman, celebrates its 50th anniversary this year.
Overlooking Palm Springs from the Desert Inn Grounds (cropped)
Article
Lost LA

How "The Mother of Palm Springs" Transformed a Desert Village into a Tourist Mecca

Nellie Coffman opened the Desert Inn in 1909 as a sanatorium for tubercular patients. It soon grew into a famed resort.
libriarians_top.jpg
Article

12 Librarians Who Made or Saved Los Angeles History

For National Library Week, we honor the librarians that made Los Angeles a smarter place.
sunsetpool2.jpg

Cooking and Remodeling with Sunset Magazine Through the Years

Sunset Magazine's Los Angeles editors introduced readers to Ranch Homes and Mexican food its home design and cooking sections.
sunsetcover_1974.jpg
Article

Sunset Magazine: A Century of Traveling and Gardening in Los Angeles

Sunset Magazine pioneered the concept of traveling within your own city, while giving importance to the personal gardens of Southern California.
Active loading indicator