Brown Girl Travels: An Interview with Ashley Marie Garcia

Based out of Highland Park, Ashley Marie Garcia publishes Brown Girl Travels, a travel magazine presenting the stories and art of women of color. Join us for our interview with her, where we discuss her work, memorable travel experiences, growing up in Northeast L.A., and how the educational system often fails brown girls.

Angels Gate: Exploring Coastal San Pedro

The southern tip of Los Angeles offers much for the visitor, from beautiful coastline to hilly neighborhoods to fascinating historical sites and surprising finds.

Griffith Park’s Hilltop Gardens

Atop Griffith Park’s hills are three unique gardens, each created by driven individuals who left their mark on the park. Come explore these beautiful havens and learn about the history of how they came to be.

Exploring the City of Ghosts

City of Ghosts offers a uniquely intimate and charming look at life in Los Angeles. In this post, we proudly present our guide to the locations featured in the show, as well as an interview with show creator Elizabeth Ito.

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.

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.