Sewage Treatment in Los Angeles – Where Does the Waste Go?

Every time you flush your toilet you use the City of Los Angeles’ sewage treatment infrastructure. But what exactly happens to that waste once it enters the sewer system and where does it go? Those are just a few of the questions that I sought to answer when I arranged a tour of the Bureau […]

Celebrate Los Angeles Through Photography

There are many ways to understand Los Angeles. One of my favorites is through photographs, which capture moments in time that tell stories about the built and natural environment and the people who make the city their home. For decades, the Los Angeles Public Library (LAPL) has collected millions of such images that date from […]

L.A. River Bridges Plates – A Unique Holiday Gift

It should come as no surprise that I’m attracted to products that promote the people, places and culture that define Los Angeles. After all, Curating LA is all about helping locals and visitors alike gain a deeper appreciation for those things that make Los Angeles one of the world’s great cities. But it’s rare to discover items that honor […]

Make Some Sawdust This Summer

Creating furniture out of wood is highly satisfying. The process of cutting, joining, and sanding raw lumber and turning it into an aesthetically pleasing piece of furniture, toy or other object employs a range of skills and fully engages your senses.

Geek Out at UCLA’s Annual Science Festival

Curating Los Angeles is always on the lookout for family-friendly events that are educational, engaging and fun. This weekend the UCLA College of Physical Sciences hosts Exploring Your Universe, an annual science outreach day that features hands-on activities for all ages, including faculty lectures, experiments and telescope viewing, and an opportunity to visit the UCLA […]

Authors on Architecture: Universal vs. Disney

Every year Disney and Universal theme parks attract millions of people seeking thrills, shows and a good time with family and friends. When they walk through the entrance gates, however, most of those visitors aren’t thinking about the personalities behind the parks, how they came to be created and the relationship between the two companies […]

“After the Aqueduct” – A Panel Discussion and Exhibition Investigating the Los Angeles Aqueduct

It’s common knowledge that the history of Los Angeles is inextricably linked to water. While the city’s original settlers, and members of the Gabrielino-Tongva Tribe who were here before them, utilized water from the Los Angeles River, that source was insufficient to support a growing city.