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Evicted from City Hall lawns and other public spaces, protestors from across the country plan to "occupy" this Monday's Rose Parade by staging their own procession that will follow the final flower-encrusted float. Though the focus of...
Exhibits from nearly eighty local archives and collections related to Los Angeles history were on display at the 5th-annual Los Angeles Archives Bazaar on Saturday, October 23. The annual event, which made its first appearance this...
It’s likely that no public works project in Los Angeles’ history has inspired as much controversy as the Owens Valley aqueduct—controversy that has often overshadowed the engineering wizardry behind the project. Diverting the flow of...
Is Southern California a paradise? According to classical thought, what distinguishes a paradise from a wild wasteland is a proper balancing of the four elements: earth, water, air, and fire. A desert suffers from a plethora of fire...
L.A. as Subject's latest contribution to KCET's SoCal Focus blog looks at the long history of bicycles in Southern California, which includes an era when bicycle paths rather than freeways connected the Southland's communities:...
Call it an early version of viral marketing. Promoters of two products -- a fruit and the region that grew it -- created hundreds of images of oranges, orange trees, and orange groves during the reign of Southern California's Orange...
Sponsored by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) the Collaborative Planning Grants support activities required to fully develop ideas for a Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program, which supports projects to recruit...
Electronic voting ends today Monday, June 10 at 11:59pm. Click here to cast your vote.
King of the road? Since 1965, the pedestrian rather than the private automobile has reigned over a three-block stretch of downtown Santa Monica. Today, the Third Street Promenade is one of the Southland's best-known examples of a...
The Department of Archives and Special Collections, William H. Hannon Library, Loyola Marymount University, has opened to researchers an extensive collection documenting  Mexican immigrant and Mexican-American history in Los Angeles....
L.A. as Subject's latest contribution to KCET's SoCal Focus blog features archived images of oil wells towering over Southern California beaches, orange groves, and golf courses: Ever since the legendary oil tycoon Edward L. Doheny...
It was announced on Saturday, July 26 that the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (“Metro”) won an Emmy in the public programming category for the Metro Motion show on Union Station’s 75th Anniversary. The 30-...
A spiraling, 1,290-foot tower built of magnesium. A rapid-transit system with hundreds of miles of subways and elevated tracks. A comprehensive network of parks, beaches, and open spaces linked by greenbelts and parkways. These are...
History comes alive once again on Saturday, October 22, 2011, as dozens of Southern California’s rare and archival materials come together at the 6th-annual Los Angeles Archives Bazaar. The daylong event is hosted by the USC Libraries...
Call it 19th-century L.A.’s idea of a thrill ride. Leaving the safety of the granite slopes, trolley cars raced out onto a creaking, cantilevered wooden trestle, soaring over a 1000-foot sheer drop—with no reassuring seat belts or...