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Modern Los Angeles is a city without a center. Nodes of power, prestige, and commerce dot the landscape, even if the skyscrapers of Bunker Hill mischievously invite the viewer to locate the city's center there. In its early years,...
It was easy to be alarmed by the U.S. Geological Survey's recent prediction that a catastrophic winter storm—statistically improbable yet inevitable—would pummel the Golden State with a month of hurricane-force winds and up to 10 feet...
Water, Power, and Technology: The Los Angeles Aqueduct, 1913-2013 Exhibit will run from September 9 through December 20, 2013 Honnold/Mudd Library, inside North Entrance (909) 607-3977 In November 1913, the City of Los Angeles...
Although the orange and the palm loom large in Southern California's iconography, another imported tree -- the eucalyptus -- has been almost as prominent a feature of the region's landscape. Eucalypti grace parks and gardens and shade...
California’s History as Documents by Special Collections’ Western Americana and Californiana Collections Special Collections Exhibition Honnold/Mudd Library, 2nd floor, near north entrance The Claremont Colleges, Claremont March 21...
Never mind that Tinseltown was five or even fifty miles away. By the mid-1920s, the Hollywood brand was so strong that communities across Southern California were affixing it to their names. Toluca became North Hollywood. Sherman ...
Perceptions may be changing with the gradual return to Los Angeles of fixed rail transit, but from today's vantage point, the city's freeways almost seem like an inevitable feature of the landscape. As "Saturday Night Live" recently...
Deadline has been extended to Friday, September 2.   L.A. as Subject presents THE 6th ANNUAL LOS ANGELES ARCHIVES BAZAAR USC Doheny Library Saturday, October 22, 2011 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Additional information and exhibitor...
In just one month's time, over 70 exhibitors will fill the halls of the USC Doheny Library to celebrate and showcase the artifacts, images, and primary sources that tell the history of Los Angeles. Click here to learn more about the...