Run, Walk & Ride: The LA Chinatown Firecracker is Back

With the recent conclusion of the 2016 Los Angeles Marathon, athletes of all stripes can now turn their attention to another great local sporting event; namely the LA Chintatown Firecracker. Put on each year by the Los Angeles Firecracker Run Committee, a community-based non-profit organization, the LA Chinatown Firecracker is a fun way to help […]

2016 is Here – Happy New Year Los Angeles!

Say Goodbye to the 6th Street Bridge

The 6th Street Bridge (aka 6th Street Viaduct) is a well known and much beloved structure spanning the Los Angeles River that connects Boyle Heights to the east and the burgeoning Arts District of Downtown LA to the west. Built in 1932 and constructed of concrete, the bridge is seismically vulnerable due to a rare chemical […]

Celebrating Five Years of Curating Los Angeles

I am as passionate about Los Angeles today as when I launched this blog five years ago. Thank you for your continued interest and support, and please remember that I welcome your ideas for how to make CLA even more relevant and valuable as a community resource. Jim Gilbert Publisher

Bach in the Subways Los Angeles

Many people in the United States are not exposed to classical music via recordings or live performances. As a result, interest in that genre of music has waned over the years and fewer young people are familiar with its rich traditions.

Wishing Los Angeles a Very Happy Birthday

History, Food and Fun All Come Together at the 6th Annual L.A. Heritage Day

This weekend the L.A. Heritage Alliance and El Pueblo Historical Monument, in association with the El Pueblo Park Association (EPPA), will host the Sixth Annual L.A. Heritage Day, which promotes the history of Los Angeles and Southern California through tours, free museum access, children’s activities, presentations, food, and more. The event is made possible through […]