Toys, Dulces, Shops, and Nostalgia: an Interview with Brenda Escobar

Photographer Brenda Escobar captures the nostalgic beauty of much of Los Angeles, from her home neighborhood of Reseda to the Toy District of Downtown LA. In this post, we discuss her artwork, her upbringing in the Valley, her favorite places to visit, and the travails of going to FedEx.

Things to See on the Blue Line that *Aren’t* in Long Beach

Most guidebooks overlook what the Blue Line has to offer. Here, we’ll introduce you to some of the treasures to be found along Metro’s oldest rail line: bustling swap meets, beautiful artwork, tranquil parks, and spectacular architecture.

The Forgotten Museum: the Southwest Museum

The Southwest Museum might be my favorite building in L.A. It’s a captivating half-ruin that still functions as a museum, and is easy to reach on the Gold Line.