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 […]

The Stay Home and Read a Book Ball

Curling up with a good book on a rainy evening is something I look forward to, particularly since we don’t have many opportunities to do that these days given California’s long running drought. When I can indulge in that wonderful activity and support the Los Angeles Public Library at the same time – all the […]