Game-changing proposals that could have transformed Los Angeles, but were never built.
“Hangmans trees” force us to think about California’s violent history of uprooting.
A new history of surfing captures the paradoxes and contradictions of this iconic California sport and points a longboard toward the future.
A new book by historian Matthew Booker demonstrates the law of unintended consequences in our own backwaters and backyards.
The Santa Monica Mountains are one mass of rock, thrust up and eroded above ground, deeply rooted, impervious below.
We asked readers to help us solve an aquatic conundrum for a forthcoming issue and they delivered.
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.
Paiute oral traditions and the Owens Valley Water Wars
A timeline from the “Trouble in Paradise: Music and Los Angeles 1945–75” exhibit at The Grammy Museum
Is it a ghost town when haunting and beautiful stone buildings sit between two of the busiest freeways in California?