Photos: A Visual History of the Canals | KCET
Photos: A Visual History of the Canals
A skeptical public had heard rumors of Kinney's eccentric redevelopment ideas in the coastal marshlands of Southern California, but no one took him seriously. On July 7, 1904, Kinney unveiled his plan, aptly titled the "Mission of San Marco, or "Venice of America", with over two miles of canals, casinos, a social-club house, aquarium, dance pavilion and much more. For over 30 years, Angelinos rode the trolley to the beach to see different reincarnations of Kinney's vision. But after his death and the city's reincorporation into Los Angeles, many of the canals were cemented over and a number of piers and amusement parks burned to the ground. The Great Depression further brought the area into decline, until decades later when Ruth Galanter lobbied for restoration of the remaining few.
Over the course of six years, the L.A. Kitchen developed a multi-pronged approach to address the interconnected issues of hunger, food waste and employment opportunities in Los Angeles.
Bracken's Kitchen is a Garden Grove-based non-profit that provides meals to organizations that help feed people in need.
Over four-plus decades, Jeffrey Deitch has grown to a position of influence in the contemporary art world. Read his tale as he navigates being both art world insider and someone above the fray.
Jeffrey Deitch is brilliant, radical, odd, provocative, flashy, unqualified, overqualified — and he's helped shape tastes in contemporary art for four-plus decades. Here are some of his memorable exhibitions.