East LA is one of the most tight-knit communities in all of Los Angeles. In this post, we share our perspectives of the community, both from a newcomer and a native.
Category Archives: Regions
The Lower Arroyo: Pasadena’s Forgotten Park
The Colorado Street Bridge is a famous and beautiful icon of Pasadena. But while many people have seen the bridge, few venture down to the beautiful park beneath the bridge.
Alchemy in Skid Row, Los Angeles: the Artwork of S.C. Mero
Los Angeles is a sprawling landscape with remarkable history, architecture, and community. Here, we introduce you to an individual from our community, an artist/alchemist that contributes to the LA landscape.
Urban Nature: Los Angeles State Historic Park
On the edge of Chinatown is a beautiful new park that sits on one of the most historically significant sites in all of Los Angeles. Here we explore the site’s history, what the park has to offer, and what the future might hold.
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 Abandoned Zoo
Tucked in a canyon in Griffith Park are some of the most remarkable ruins anywhere in the city: the remnants of an old zoo.
The Hidden Delights of Union Station
Union Station is the hub of LA’s transit system, serving thousands of people every day, But tucked around the corners of the building are hidden delights few take the time to enjoy.
Charles Lummis’ Castle of Stone: El Alisal
Hidden above the Arroyo Seco Freeway is a stone castle, which was once the home of the fascinating character who founded the Southwest Museum.
The Man in the High Tower
Just above the tourist trap of Hollywood Boulevard is a beautiful neighborhood with the most scenic stairway walk in Los Angeles.
Artistry in an Office Building: the Streetlight Museum
Inside a nondescript office building in Downtown Los Angeles is a fascinating museum devoted to something we all tend to take for granted.