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On October 8, L.A. as Subject will hold a joint meeting with SurveyLA, a citywide effort to identify historically significant structures, neighborhoods, and places. Landmarks and other historically-significant structures are not only...
In 1929, dynamite forever changed the look of Catalina’s Avalon Bay. Long one of Catalina’s most prominent landmarks, Sugar Loaf Rock was a volcanic monolith rising some 50 feet above the harbor where Avalon’s iconic Casino building...
Illustrated Lecture and Book Signing Tuesday, March 20, 7:30 pm at Pasadena Museum of History, 470 W. Walnut St., Pasadena 91103.  Mount Lowe Railway - Then and Now is the third and final book about Mount Lowe from author Michael...
L.A. as Subject's latest contribution to KCET's SoCal Focus website looks at the historical routes that have connected Los Angeles to the rest of the North American continent:  Rugged mountains to the north, the vast Pacific Ocean to...
Commemoration of the 130th Anniversary of Little Tokyo, 1884-2014 Throughout 2014, the Little Tokyo Historical Society (LTHS) will observe a year-long celebration of the 130th anniversary of Little Tokyo, which had its origin in 1884...
Southern California's archives bridge the old and the new, offering invaluable historical context that isn't always immediately apparent in the contemporary landscape. We asked L.A. as Subject members to search their archives for the...
With the 2011 Old Spanish Trail Association annual conference coming to Pomona this June 2-5, L.A. as Subject's latest contribution to KCET's SoCal Focus blog looks at the trail's historical significance to Southern California:...
What happens when collecting becomes more than a hobby? File cabinets conquer living rooms. Boxes scrape the ceilings of garages. A trip to a paper ephemera show becomes a grail quest. Even dumpsters offer the promise of a new...
As a city that hosted such masters of the novel as Faulkner and Fitzgerald, provided sanctuary to European titans like Mann and Brecht, and produced its own homegrown stars like Raymond Chandler and Bret Easton Ellis, Los Angeles is no...
With the recent opening of DInosaur Hall at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, L.A. as Subject's latest post to KCET's SoCal Focus blog explores the prehistory of Southern California and the influence of dinosaurs on the...
The 10th Annual Los Angeles Archives Bazaar will feature exhibits, workshops, author discussions, and conversations with State Librarian George Lucas. PROGRAMMING HIGHLIGHTS First-floor Treasure Room 12:00–12:50 p.m. L.A.T.B.D. Join...
  Before the Jet Age brought safe and comfortable air travel to the masses, most newcomers in Los Angeles arrived by rail. Train depots thus provided tourists' and emigrants' first introduction to Los Angeles, helping shape their...
L.A. as Subject's latest contribution to KCET.org looks at Southern California's presidential history, from the two U.S. presidents with Southern California roots to a relatively unknown presidential contender who once called Los...
Nominations for the L.A. as Subject (LAAS) Executive Committee members are now being accepted. There are 5 seats that need to be filled for the incoming 2013-2015 Executive Committee term, including the Executive Committee Chairperson...
It was nearly seventy years ago that a Japanese submarine shelled the Santa Barbara coast—the last recorded attack on a Southern California land target. In 1955, the U.S. Army installed a ring of Nike anti-aircraft missiles to defend...