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L.A. as Subject's latest contribution to KCET's SoCal Focus blog features historical images of German-speaking exiles and émigrés who escaped war and persecution in Europe for the safety of Southern California: In the 1930s and 1940s...
“Decade of Dissent, Democracy in Action, 1965-1975″ opened with a lovely reception on Sunday, February 23rd at The Santa Monica Art Studios’ Arena 1 Gallery. Curated by Carol A. Wells, executive director and founder of The Center for...
A new exhibit at the Los Angeles Central Library features 34 historical maps from the Los Angeles Public Library's 100-year-old map collection. As the City Grew: Historical Maps of Los Angeles is on display through November 4, 2012 in...
Like Los Angeles’ oldest palm tree, what might have been the city’s first palm tree—already a mature specimen when the Exposition Park palm arrived—was a wanderer. Descended from the date palms of Morocco’s celebrated Tafilalt oases,...
“My five-year tenure in the majors was one of satisfaction and gratification at having conquered the biggest challenge in my life and in some measure opening the door for black umpires.  I feel proud having been an umpire in the big...
Monday, January 31, was the final day of Los Angeles Arts Month, an annual campaign that every January reminds Southern Californians of the region's flourishing art community. Arts Month - as well as popular events like the Downtown...
Woodbury ranch superintendent Thomas Hoag had no idea the three-foot seedlings he was planting would someday become a major Yuletide attraction. It was 1885, and Hoag and his Chinese American ranch hands were building a driveway that...
  Admired for its scenery and dreaded for its traffic -- as well as the landslides that occasionally render it impassable -- Pacific Coast Highway is perhaps Southern California's most iconic ribbon of asphalt. Even if Beach Boys-era...
L.A. as Subject's latest contribution to KCET's SoCal Focus blog features archived photographs from the several member institutions related to Southern California's so-called golden age of hiking: As spring warms into summer, many...
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-...