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Lost LA

California’s Deep History with Surfing

Dick Metz's lifelong love of surfing began in the 1930s, when he took up surfing. He founded the Surfing Heritage and Culture Center as a way to document the sport's pioneers and innovations over the years. We talk about California surfing's early days with Duke Kahanamoku and George Freeth, the technological advances of the surfboard and how the concept of lifeguarding contributed to having fun in the sun as we know it today.
 

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From Little Tokyo to Crenshaw
Episode
26:37
Lost LA

From Little Tokyo to Crenshaw

After internment camps, Japanese Americans made L.A.'s Crenshaw neighborhood their home.
Season 5 Episode 5
German Exiles
Episode
26:04
Lost LA

German Exiles

During WWII, L.A. became a sanctuary for Europe’s accomplished artists and intellectuals.
Season 5 Episode 4
Prehistoric Landscapes
Episode
26:46
Lost LA

Prehistoric Landscapes

Dig deep into Southern California’s past to reveal lessons for our climate-changed future.
Season 5 Episode 3
Winemaking
Episode
26:41
Lost LA

Winemaking

Explore a forgotten age when winemaking was Southern California’s principal industry.
Season 5 Episode 2