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Collage of books about notorious art thefts
Daniel Tures, May 12, 2021

In the wee hours of March 18, 1990, two thieves dressed as police officers entered the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, tied up the night security guards, and went from room to room looting paintings and other items.

Grandma and kids reading together
Mona Gilbert, May 11, 2021

During the past year we have all become deeply aware of the importance of family. Moreover, the love and caring of extended elder family members is beneficial during challenging times. These relationships with Grandparents, Aunts, and Uncles are, at times, complex.

Suely Saro, First Cambodian American Councilperson in Long Beach
Suzanne Im, May 10, 2021

Dr. Suely Saro won the seat for Long Beach City Council District 6 in the November 3rd, 2020 election, becoming the first person of Cambodian descent to hold political office within Long Beach, one of the nation’s most ethnically diverse cities and home to the largest Cambodian diaspora in the world.

Collage of films adapted from books
Elizabeth Graney, May 06, 2021

May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month during which we celebrate the achievements and contributions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islander Americans to the history and culture of the United States.

Esteban “Steve” Jordan on the cover of his album, Turn Me Loose
Aaron M. Olson, May 05, 2021

Don’t call him the Jimi Hendrix of the accordion.

Suzanne Lummis at the Skirball Center, 5/6/2017 photo by Penelope Torribio
Michael C. Baradi, April 30, 2021

I used to be a Messenger Clerk at the Cahuenga Branch Library many years ago, still undecided about being a librarian.

Collage of birds, reptiles and animals around the neighborhood
Anne Olivier, April 29, 2021

The Los Angeles City Nature Challenge is here! Every spring, Angelenos have the chance to become neighborhood naturalists during the City Nature Challenge, organized by the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County and California Academy of Sciences.

Young Adult author Dahlia Adler and her latest novel, That Way Madness Lies
Daryl M., April 29, 2021

Dahlia Adler is an editor of mathematics by day, a book blogger by night, and a Young Adult author at every spare moment in between.

Big Star: Chris Bell, Jody Stephens, Andy Hummel and Alex Chilton
Marc Horton, April 28, 2021

The story of rock and roll is full of missed opportunities, poor decisions, and tragic turns of fate that consigned many worthwhile artists to obscurity.

Young person speaking with enthusiasm in front of his classroom
Mona Gilbert, April 27, 2021

There is power in poetry, as it can relay to others your feelings and what you care about. The world needs more young voices to use their words to bring unity. Here are some poetic selections to explore from a diverse group of voices.