"Los Angeles's population has always been diverse, from the day that the Gabrieleño Indians watched 44 settlers of mixed Spanish, Native American, and African heritage found a new pueblo near the Gabrieleño village of Yang-Na in 1781," Dolores Hayden. In honor of Los Angeles’ 241st birthday today, here are just a few of the ways... Continue Reading →
Happy New Year All! This is a bit late but here are some of my Los Angeles highlights from 2021. I may always be knee-deep in the past but it's still so easy to forget what happened just a few months ago. One disclaimer: Despite the optics of enjoying moments out and about, this year... Continue Reading →
As mentioned in a previous post, I helped Los Angeles Walks organize a series of four walks that navigated around Los Angeles' original border as it was in 1850. For the organization's Spring 2021 fundraiser, I created four short videos about our #LA4Corners series. Well, actually, these videos are more like audio slideshows, as I... Continue Reading →
Recently the Los Angeles Times published a fun story about the amazing 1939 battle between gambling ship owner Tony Cornero and future Supreme Court Chief Justice Earl Warren. It's such a great story that could/should be a movie. I stumbled upon the story in eleven years ago and couldn't believe there wasn't more about it... Continue Reading →
Before I even saw the exhibit, I loved the concept of Never Built Los Angeles. It's such a simple idea, yet no one has ever asked and answered this question with an exhibition. Plus, the concept is so portable. The curators could follow this up with a series of Never Built exhibitions across the country... Continue Reading →
Last weekend, we took a wonderful tour of the historic Bullock's Wilshire. When technology advances so that we forgo wall paper for 3D projected images onto our walls, I'm projecting the interiors of this Art Deco landmark. Thank you Southwestern Law School for being such a wonderful steward of this iconic building!