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Image of rippling, blue waves with a purple triangular foreground with white text that reads, “Western Water Symposium, Friday, March 5, 2021, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., On Zoom”]
Mar052021
When: 9:00AM - 12:30PM
The Western Water Symposium is sponsored by The Claremont Colleges Library as part of programming associated with a Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR)... Read more
Mar182021
When: 2:00PM - 3:00PM
Please join us for webinar presentation with Kelly C. Wallace, Los Angeles Public Library History & Genealogy Department. Kelly will introduce us to the California Index... Read more

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Like some of the very people who drive on them, a few Los Angeles streets have achieved the height of fame. Sunset Boulevard lent its evocative name to Billy Wilder's classic film noir. Pasadena's Colorado Boulevard appears on millions...
On Sunday, April 29, 2012, over 1000 people visited the Pico House at El Pueblo Historical Monument to learn about the region’s history at LA Heritage Day making it successful for its first year at a new location. Presented by the LA...
A new collaborative project between Historypin and LA as Subject was announced at the LAAS April 12 General Membership meeting. Please read on to find out more information about this exciting project. What is Historypin? Historypin,...
  Quoting John E. Fisher of the L.A. Department of Transportation, the L.A. City Nerd recentlyshared this interesting fact on Facebook: in 1924, the downtown L.A. intersection of Seventh Street and Broadway was the busiest in the...
L.A. as Subject's latest contribution to KCET's SoCal Focus blog looks at the early history of Pasadena, which this month celebrates the 125th anniversary of its incorporation as a city: This month, the city of Pasadena turns 125...
The 2015-2017 Executive Committee members were voted in and announced to those who attended the general membership meeting last June.  The incoming Executive Committee members will start at the August 11 General Membershp meeting and...
On the banks of the Santa Ana River -- at nearly 100 miles, the longest in Southern California -- the interplay between nature and culture becomes visible. Since the first humans arrived in Southern California several millennia ago,...
  The map created by J. Michael Walker will be on exhibit through October 6 at the Libros Schmibros Hammer Museum site.  "City in Mind" is an epic, 23-foot long hand-drawn and hand-lettered map of Los Angeles, using the words and...
This installation highlights the work of local and award winning photographer Shelley Gazin and is featured in the "Light and Shadows: The Story of Iranian Jews" exhibit at the Fowler Museum. "Becoming Persian: Photographs & Text...
Over the years, Catherine Mulholland, who loved libraries and the Oviatt in particular, donated her personal archives and those of her family to the Library, understanding the importance of preserving the past for future generations....
It was a spectacle no Angeleno had witnessed before: a caravan of fourteen Arabian camels ambling through the streets of Los Angeles. Arriving in town January 8, 1858, the humped and hoofed animals represented an ambitious U.S....
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...