Tag: History

The LA That Might Have Been

Game-changing proposals that could have transformed Los Angeles, but were never built.

Witness to a Hanging

“Hangmans trees” force us to think about California’s violent history of uprooting.

The World in the Curl

A new history of surfing captures the paradoxes and contradictions of this iconic California sport and points a longboard toward the future.

Down by the Bay

A new book by historian Matthew Booker demonstrates the law of unintended consequences in our own backwaters and backyards.

Showdown at Glendale Narrows

The Santa Monica Mountains are one mass of rock, thrust up and eroded above ground, deeply rooted, impervious below.

Help Us Solve a Mystery?

We asked readers to help us solve an aquatic conundrum for a forthcoming issue and they delivered.

Frontier Diaries

No matter how they got there, western migrants in the rush that followed the whiff of gold at Sutter’s Mill often found their baggage lighter at the end of their long journey.

The Giant and the Waterbaby

Paiute oral traditions and the Owens Valley Water Wars

Sonic Turbulence

A timeline from the “Trouble in Paradise: Music and Los Angeles 1945–75” exhibit at The Grammy Museum

Spirits of Guasti

Is it a ghost town when haunting and beautiful stone buildings sit between two of the busiest freeways in California?