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Daniel and his dog at Missile site LA-43
Daniel Tures, April 26, 2021

Looking for a nice mellow hike to a remote locale with scenic views in every direction…from which one might blast off a nuclear missile at an incoming Soviet bomber if it was 1965? L.A.’s decommissioned Nike missile command and launch sites may be for you.


Monica Shannon and her Newbery Award-winning book, Dobry
Tiffney Sanford, March 30, 2021

You may know Monica Shannon as the author of the 1935 Newbery Award-winning book Dobry, but have you read her fairy tales set in California? They are remarkably descriptive and among the strangest books, I’ve read in a long time.


City of Los Angeles Councilwomen: Janice Hahn, Jan C. Perry, Wendy Greuel, Nury Martinez, and Monica Rodriguez

In celebration of Women’s History Month, we are highlighting the women who have served as councilmembers of the Los Angeles City Council.


City of Los Angeles Councilwomen: Ruth Galanter, Rita Walters, Laura N. Chick, Jackie Goldberg, and Cindy Miscikowski

During this third week of Women’s History Month, we are back with another post highlighting the women who have served on the Los Angeles City Council. This week’s councilmembers are: Ruth Galanter, Rita Walters, Laura N. Chick, Jackie Goldberg, and Cindy Miscikowski.


City of Los Angeles Councilwomen: Pat Russell, Peggy Stevenson, Joy Picus, Joan Milke Flores, and Gloria Molina

Last week we shared about the first three women to serve on the Los Angeles City Council.


City of Los Angeles Councilwomen: Estelle Lawton Lindsey, Rosalind Wyman and Harriett Davenport

Women’s History Month provides an opportunity to celebrate the women who have served as councilmembers of the Los Angeles City Council.


Miriam Matthews, 1920
Kelly Wallace, March 05, 2021

As African American Heritage Month ends and Women’s Heritage Month begins, I’d like to draw attention to Miriam Matthews, the trailblazing librarian whose lifetime of achievements are worthy of celebration in any month.


One Night in Miami movie poster
Mary McCoy, February 22, 2021

On February 25, 1964, 22-year-old boxer Cassius Clay defeated the heavily favored Sonny Liston to win the heavyweight boxing title in Miami Beach, Florida.


Hollywood Lunar New Year parade
Photo Friends, February 11, 2021

The Chinese New Year bring celebrations that include firecrackers, parades, fish, dragons, lions, and lucky money in red envelopes.


A roadside statue advertising Horton & Converse prescription pharmacists, Los Angeles, Hollywood, Beverly Hills, 1920s. Security Pacific National Bank Collection
Tiffney Sanford, February 03, 2021

Stand aside muffler men! Fresh milk from a Guernsey cow, high octane fuel fit for an Indy 500 winner, and steak dinners from a stockade-themed eatery are just a few of the products that early-twentieth-century sculptors helped sell to Angelenos.


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