Tag: History

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?

The Accidental Archives of the Royal Chicano Air Force

There is a group of pilot-artists, largely unknown yet renowned for their fleet of adobe airplanes and their key role in the Chicano civil rights movement.

Echoes of Magón

Rubén Martínez on the politics of hope in Los Angeles and Mexico City.

The Last Gun of Tiburcio Vasquez

The villains change. So do the innocent. The story does not. Georgia Jeffries on Tiburcio Vasquez.

The People’s Sidewalks

The movement to design wheelchair routes on the streets of Berkeley echoed the larger political spirit of the time. Bess Williamson discusses.