Desert Road

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  • Woody Guthrie, father of American folk music, is dead. Joel Rafael, 62, a folkie from Valley Center ... boils lima beans salted with sadness. She peers out at wind kicking up dust, listens to it moan through slats. Their hungry children ... up denim sleeves to strum dreadnaught strings, bringing to life Guthrie's legacy. It's been an almost life -long passion for Rafael. ...
  • The new science of "surfonomics" is now attempting to place a dollar value on waves , but there's no dollar amount one can put on the experience. ... the popularity of surfing has skyrocketed, and it shows no sign of abating. When the surf is good, the waters of our ...
  • ... specifically in Skid Row said Nora Guthrie, daughter of Woody Guthrie. "He always said he felt more comfortable with the ... Guthrie witnessed the hillbilly craze in Los Angeles radio shows , which found an audience from those arriving from the Southwest to find ...
  • The legacies of two surfing icons -- big- wave surfer Buzzy Trent and pioneering surf ... {"additionalClasses":""}] A surfer rides the waves in this vintage film still from the Bud Browne Film Archives. ... Two men left an indelible mark on Anna Trent Moore's life - her late father, legendary big wave surfer Buzzy Trent, and Bud ...
  • ... songs and writings express an honest understanding of the Skid Row population. During his years in Los Angeles from 1937 to 1941 ... 6 "The Light," in Ed Cray, "Ramblin' Man: The Life and Times of Woody Guthrie," Norton, 2004, 120.   ...
  • ... farmer and talks about what it takes to grow hundreds of acres of grain. Allen also visits the rice capital of the world in ... one of its busiest times of the year. Allen also shows us how to put grains to use in the kitchen with a couple of his ...
  • "I love this crazy city. It's an amazing piece of the planet. You get up on a hilltop and the vista you are presented with ... ) asks, "How did you - or your family before you - wind up living in Los Angeles?" Today, we hear from author ...
  • ... have been especially active in environmentalism, much of which can be attributed to the efforts of pioneering women surfers. ... Foundation Facebook "California's oceans, waves and beaches are about to become a little cleaner thanks to the efforts ...
  • Santa Ana winds have long been a fact of life in Southern California -- the unadvertised price residents pay ... becomes even drier. (A similar phenomenon, termed a föhn wind , warms Central Europe.) Funneled through the Cajon and San Gorgonio ... its impermanence, its unreliability. The wind shows us how close to the edge we are.     ...
  • The first chapter in the history of L.A.'s Chinatown - and the first chapter of our new installment of Departures - takes us back to the first ... the work of the herbalists did not involve risking life and limb or heavy lifting. At the end of the railroad era, ...

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