Various Projects

Screen Shot 2021-01-15 at 4.45.47 PMArboretum Library Instagram & Newsletter: To promote the lovely library at the Los Angeles County Arboretum, I manage the Arboretum Library’s Instagram page. Folks are often surprised that the LA County Arboretum has a library, which is an incredible botanical resource for our region. I also publish the Arboretum Library’s monthly newsletter.


Los Angeles Public Library Presentation about Mary Foy: On the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage, I gave a virtual talk for the Los Angeles Public Library about Mary Foy. Known as the first women to City Librarian, Mary Foy was a prominent organizer in Los Angeles’ suffrage campaign.


Map of Los Angeles with two photos of the walking tour that show the start and end of the 8-mile walk..Los Angeles Walks’s #LA4Corners: For this pedestrian advocacy organization, I co-coordinated a series of walks that followed the 1850 boundary of Los Angeles. I was part of the core team that developed the project we dubbed #LA4Corners (see tweets with this hashtag on Twitter) over several years. Each person took on one leg of the four walking tours and I organized and co-led the 6.5-mile walk down the eastern boundary with James Rojas. More information on my blog: https://victoriabernal.me/2020/01/21/los-angeles-squared/.


Cover of Wildsam: California Field Guide next to illustration of Dolores HuertaWildsam: California Field Guide: For the California edition of Wildsam, a pocket-size travel guide, I interviewed five prominent Californians (including Dolores Huerta) and crafted several lists documenting unique aspects of California history.

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