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Couple at Nightclub, 1962
Neale Stokes, December 28, 2017

What will you eat this New Year's Eve? However we plan to celebrate the new year, Angelenos have a lot of dinner options this December 31st—from buck-fifty street tacos to a $285 tasting menu at Spa


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.


Detail of a map of Los Angeles, as it appeared in 1871, showing the site of the 1871 Chinese massacre
Kelly Wallace, May 19, 2017

May is Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage Month, a month in which we celebrate the culture, traditions, accomplishments, and history of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States.


The intersection of Adams and San Pedro today
Kelly Wallace, May 20, 2016

If you drive through the neighborhood around the intersection of Adams and San Pedro Street today, you will see a strip mall and on the opposite corner a clothing store.  Everywhere you look, there are businesses with signs in Spanish, reflecting the predominantly Latino population.  Wh


Tamara Holub, February 07, 2015

A funicular railway or incline railway is a short railway located over a steep incline and operates by a cable wire and pulley system in which two tram-like cars on parallel rail tracks almost counter balance each other.  As one car goes up, another goes down.  This railway system becam


Glen Creason, December 02, 2014

     Driving, biking or even walking! around LA we see many place names that we have come to take for granted. Many of these place names were inspired by Angelenos who helped create them. These are just a number of the faces behind the places.


Part of the booklist cover page

We want to thank @LAHistory for tweeting about a bit of Los Angeles Public Library history: an LAPL booklist produced in the months after the 1


Restoring ceremony of of Monday and Wednesday evening and Friday morning service hours at the Central Library
Public Relations Office, October 15, 2012

L.A. Mayor, city councilmembers, library commissioners, City Librarian and local students open the doors to Central Library and inaugurate the restoration of Monday and Wednesday evening and Friday morning service hours as part of phase II of Measure L.


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