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.
Downtown Los Angeles is in the midst of a rebirth that is rapidly transforming its varied districts. One of those neighborhoods is Bunker Hill, which today is associated with banks, office towers, and the landmarks and institutions that line Grand Avenue, including the Music Center’s Walt Disney Concert Hall and Center Theatre Group, the Museum […]
Periodically Curating Los Angeles publishes guest posts that highlight an interesting facet of life in greater LA. While they can focus on people, organizations, and places, among other subjects, what I look for is an article with a LA focus that engages me personally. Today I’m pleased to present an original piece written exclusively for Curating Los […]
The Center for Land Use Interpretation (CLUI) is particularly adroit at turning our attention to places that we never noticed or simply stopped seeing. A case in point – CLUI’s latest exhibition titled American Falls: Overlooking Urban Waterfalls.
Los Angeles abounds with organizations dedicated to improving life in the city’s many neighborhoods. One such group is North East Trees (NET), a grassroots, community-based environmental non-profit that designs and builds parks that “…provide passive recreation opportunities and serve as gateways to bike paths, pedestrian and equestrian trails.”
The Los Angeles Conservancy launches a new website and historic preservation in LA takes a big step forward
One of my favorite local organizations, The Los Angeles Conservancy, recently launched a long overdue redesign of its website. Normally I wouldn’t cover such an event, but in this case I want to let the Curating Los Angeles community know how much more preservation related information is now available online.
My two boys recently learned about beekeeping at school. Now they’re trying to convince me and my wife to take the plunge and start producing honey in our backyard. While the idea is intriguing, we don’t know the first thing about tending hives and harvesting honey. So I was very excited to learn that the Los […]