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  • The 1932 summer Olympic games held in Los Angeles offered a chance for athletes traveling from around the world to experience the very first Olympic Village since the ancient Greeks pitched their tents on the plain of Elis. ...
  • ... nascent Leimert Park development, this was the very first Olympic Village since the ancient Greeks pitched their tents on ... of this article were excerpted from "The First-Ever Olympic Village Was Built in Los Angeles ," ...
  • ... spotlight loom large in Southern California's history .   Edit view ... Watch Now Departures Columns Memories from the 1984 Olympics ...
  • ... school, spurred by experiences of a younger me in my first two years of college, transferring buses from Hollywood to Cal State ... Though all of us who drive always wish for more freeways, history has shown that freeway building has destroyed homes, divided ...
  • " Ever " and "never" continue redrawing a presumed paradise on the city's body, ... as a place for European settlement there already was a plan -- a sketch really -- of house lots and a plaza adjacent to an ... panelists were Robert Bruegmann (Professor Emeritus of Art History , Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Illinois at ...
  • ... in the Spanish army sketched what was likely the first map of Los Angeles . [scald=41821:kl_image_original_context ... of this map would have been a major Tongva (Gabrielino) village , Yaanga, occupied for centuries and home to a sacred, ancient council ...
  • ... Angeles Transportation Legacy," detailing the important history of transportation in Southern California. There could be no more ... this lovely home was responsible for many of early SoCal's great transportation strides. In some small way, his efforts are ...
  • ... the purpose of housing the Russian team during the 1984 Olympic games. Or was it? [scald=73541:kl_image_original_context ... and part of the President's notes. People who know their history remember to add a specific detail to the urban legend when they ... halls of Stearns, there's no saying that they weren't ever supposed to. [scald=35254:kl_image_original_context ...
  • She was the first to open the La Brea tar pits to scientific excavation, and was once known as the wealthiest woman in L.A. But history has largely forgotten Ida Hancock Ross, an important figure in ... to Sonoma, where he imported the first grape vines ever grown in California for industrial purposes. The Count would become ...
  • ... each day of the month. In May we launched our very first Field Guides, offering places and things to visit and do around the ... {"additionalClasses":""}] Departures at Chinatown Summer Nights, by klxadm We celebrated Summer ... at Highland Park premiered in October, tracing the history of the neighborhood from its Rancho days to the present. To coincide ...

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