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Golden State Mutual Life Insurance Building
Kelly Wallace, February 22, 2018

In 1920s Los Angeles, insurance companies considered blacks to be either uninsurable or extremely high risk. As a result, blacks were routinely denied coverage or charged exorbitant premiums.


 The Cheltenham Alphabet Spout, designed by Jud Fine, which graces LUCID, the middle of three ponds in Spine.
Central Docents, February 17, 2018

After nearly a century, the Los Angeles Central Library still reflects architect Bertram G. Goodhue's vision that buildings should be “literate,” using symbolic expressions to make them distinctive and eternal.


graphic of chocolates in a heart box, raw chocolate and stacked chocolate candies in wrappers
Kelly Wallace, February 14, 2018

“All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt.” ― Charles M. Schulz.


 Photo of Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue
Central Docents, January 19, 2018

During the late 1800s and early 1900s there was a bookmaking revival in the greater Boston/New York area, and Bertram Goodhue was thoroughly involved, influential, and supportive.


Richard J. Riordan Central Library
Central Docents, December 09, 2017

Architect Bertram G. Goodhue (1869-1924) was a gifted and multi-faceted artist. He began drawing as a young child, first with pen and pencil and later with watercolors.


Picture of brownie
Keith Chaffee, December 05, 2017

December 8 is National Brownie Day.


children oohing at turkey coming out of the oven
Tina Lerno, November 21, 2017

Thanksgiving in Los Angeles 100 years ago was an interesting affair. World War I was raging on overseas and most institutions were supporting the war effort either by rationing food supplies, or sending supplies “Over There.”


Rolling Stone Magazine masthead with the text Happy 50th
Keith Chaffee, November 07, 2017

On November 9, 1967, the first issue of Rolling Stone magazine was published. The magazine was devoted to popular culture, with an emphasis of pop and rock music.


Madeleine L'Engle
Keith Chaffee, November 28, 2017

Madeleine L'Engle was born on November 29, 1918.


scary movies for Halloween graphic. pumpkins and scary figures in background
Keith Chaffee, October 31, 2017

It's Halloween, and what better time for a marathon of horror movies?


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