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Left to right: Ram's player Eric Dickerson (#29), and David Hill (#81) give each other a "high-five" at the end of a winning game.

Super Bowl LVI

February 02, 2022

Originally published on Friday, February 1, 2019, now updated for 2022.


Close-up view of a Dodger player's hat, glove, and ball left on the field

The Dodgers and Giants: The Ongoing Saga

September 02, 2021

Coming off a World Series win in 2020, the Los Angeles Dodgers were expected to easily win the National League West Division for the ninth straight time. But, for reasons that confound many baseball experts, the Dodgers’ archnemesis, the San Francisco Giants, stubbornly hold on to first place.


Face shields made by 3D printing machines in LAPL's Octavia Lab.

3-D Printing Face Shields in the Octavia Lab

April 22, 2020

When the library's Octavia Lab opened in June of 2019, it was envisioned as a collaborative work-space for creatives, makers, and hobbyists.


Women sprinkles cheese on lasagna

Think You Know All About Lasagna? Take the Quiz!

January 22, 2020

Why am I writing about lasagna? Its origins became a topic for discussion among my brothers and I—and I wanted answers.


Montage of four photographs and a ticket for the opening game of the Los Angeles Dodgers, April 18, 1958.

60+ years of L.A. Dodgers Opening Day

March 28, 2018

On April 18, 1958, Major League Baseball finally arrived in what was then the country’s third-largest city. The brand new Los Angeles Dodgers were going to play their first official home game against their fellow, exported from New York arch-rivals, the San Francisco Giants.


Detail from a 1974 AMC Gremlin Advertisement

DIY Auto Repair: Chilton Library to the Rescue

January 16, 2018

It’s a rare cold Los Angeles morning, and when you go outside to fire up your 1974 AMC Gremlin, you discover that it’s not starting.


Image of a total eclipse and text saying "total solar eclipse 2017"

There Will Be Darkness: The Great American Eclipse

August 11, 2017

Here in Los Angeles, we’re known for the sun. We get a lot of it. It’s long been a selling point for people moving to the region.


The University of California at Los Angeles after trailing California at Berkeley through the first quarter, finally came into its own at the Memorial Coliseum. In this photo, Kenny Washington, brilliant Bruin halfback, is away to a smashing gain as his teammate, Woody Strode, effectively blocks out the California secondary defense. Dated November 4, 1939

Los Angeles and the Reintegration of the NFL

February 03, 2017

In 1995, after playing in Southern California for nearly 50 years, the Los Angeles Rams left the West Coast for the Midwest, to become the St. Louis Rams. They would stay there for 21 years, winning one Super Bowl title and losing in a second, before coming back to the Southland last year.


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