Arroyo Seco

The Arroyo Seco winds through various cities before connecting to the LA River. It has […]

Avila Adobe

In 1868, Dona Encarnacion's daughter Francisca Aviila moved with her husband Theodore Rimpau and their […]

Black Los Angeles

Of the 44 Pobladores, 26 of them were full-blooded Africans and their children. The settlers […]

Cathedral of Our Lady Angels

Charles and Henry Greene

After graduating from MIT with Classical training, Greene & Greene led the Craftsman Movement of […]

City of Pasadena

Earlier history is found in Greater Pasadena. With the opening of the first saloon, law […]

East Sunset

Los Feliz, Silverlake and Echo Park are in many ways continuous, but lack a geographic […]

El Pueblo de la Reina de Los Angeles

El Pueblo de la Reina de Los Angeles was established in 1781, the twelfth year […]

Florence, Los Angeles

A tiny, narrow walkway along the train tracks leads you to this barber shop by […]

Frederick Roehrig

Frederick Roehrig (1857 [Le Roy, NY] - 1948) was an architect especially active in the […]

Getty House

Built in 1921 on a one-acre lot in what was then the outskirts of Los […]

Great Wall of Los Angeles

Painted between 1976 and 1983, the Great Wall of Los Angeles (originally titled History of […]

Greater Pasadena

View Greater Pasadena in a larger map The core of Greater Pasadena is Pasadena itself, […]

Greystone Mansion

Greystone Mansion was completed in 1928 and the estate is now a public park in […]

Hahamongna Watershed Park

Hahamongna Watershed Park is a beautiful labyrinth of sandy paths lined by tall shrubs and […]

Homeless Los Angeles

Transient congregations Pershing Square 2013 October 24 The tranquility of the place -- silence in […]

Huntington Estate

San Marino House The San Marino house was one of Southern California's most famous. It […]

Indiana Colony

A group of friends from Indianapolis, Indiana decided to flee the harsh Midwest winters. Led […]

LA County Arboretum

There is a large population of peacocks. Many kinds of flora. Eucalyptus deglupta (Mindanao Gum) […]

Las Angelenas Corps

Las Angeles Corps is the Mayor's Volunteer Corps to City Government. It is a group […]

Los Angeles City Board of Public Works

The Board of Public Works is a five-member committee that approves contracts for public works. […]

Los Angeles City Council

The City Council is the governing body of the city except as otherwise provided in […]

Los Angeles City flag and seal

Los Angeles City seal 1854Written in Spanish, the Minutes of the Common Council read, "The […]

Los Angeles City Hall

City Hall history Previous City Halls When LA incorporated as a city in 1860 it […]

Los Angeles congregations

View Places of Worship in Los Angeles in a larger map Hebron Presbyterian Church Monastery […]

Los Angeles Department of Water and Power

From the time Los Angeles was first founded in 1769, residents had depended upon the […]

Los Angeles libraries

The Los Angeles Public Library and other municipal departments, as well as offices were housed […]

Los Angeles Mayor

The Mayor is the administrator of the City, and supervises the City's departments and proposes […]

Los Angeles seasons

Aloe blooms January and February and is done by mid-March. Bush Island Poppy blooms with […]

Los Angeles Sister Cities

President Dwight D Eisnehower originally created the sister cities idea in 1956. His intentions were […]

Los Angeles studies

LA City Hall Dedication program An original program from the opening-day dedication for the new […]

Los Angeles Triforium

The Triforium is a 60 foot high kinetic work of art designed by Joseph L […]

Los Angeles vistas

>h2>Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook Los Angeles City Hall

Los Angeles water

View Los Angeles water in a larger map Rivers LA River Glendale to Downtown LA […]

Mayor Richard Riordan

Birth1930Flushing, NY BaccalaureateGraduated 1952PrincetonBA, Philsophy Riordan entered the US Army and was a field artillery […]

Metro rail

Red and Purple lines The Red and Purple Line both begin at Union Station and […]

Mexican Los Angeles

Since the 1990 census, Mexicans are the majority population in the City of Los Angeles. […]


Most people just call it Mid-City since the area is the middle of the city […]

Miguel Leonis

Leonis (1824 [French Pyrenees] - 1889 [Los Angeles]) was a young 6'4 Basque man when […]

Misión San Gabriel Arcángel

View Spanish Colonialization in Las Californias in a larger map The Spanish first landed in […]

Myron Hunt

Myron Hunt (1868 in Sunderland, MA -1952) was educated at Northwestern University and in Europe, […]

Native Americans in Los Angeles

Some of the earlist people in Southern California were Hokan-speaking tribes. These included the Chumash […]

North Hollywood

North Hollywood Station North Hollywood Station (with a lovely plaza) serving the Red Line. Descending […]

Old Town Pasadena

The Corners Tourist era Economic slump Revitalization and historic legacy Colorado Blvd Arcade Block Arcade […]

Pasadena architecture

The Golden Age of Pasadena architecture was 1850-1920. Early Pasadena architecture was prototypical of the […]

Pasadena Civic Center

Pasadena City Hall Pasadena City Hall built 1925 - 1927 Italian Renaissance Revival by John […]

Pico House

Though it had become a slum, Pio Pico tried to revive the Plaza by building […]

Solstice Canyon

Roberts House ruins in Solstice Canyon. September 2012. © LMC Solstice Canyon in Malibu offers […]

TAP card

The Transit Access Pass (TAP card) is used for fares and passes. Buying a TAP […]

Universal City

Universal City is dominated by Universal Studios, drawing in afternoon and evening hordes of young […]


Watts is a sun-baked grid of apartments and California bungalows. Tourists usually come only for […]

Watts Towers

The Watts Towers were built from 1921-1954 by Italian immigrant Simon Rodia, who named them […]

William Hart Museum

September 2012. © LMC Completed in 1926, the William Hart Museum in Santa Clarita is […]

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