Hollywood Studio Logo Comes to Life in Utah

Recently I was in Ogden, Utah for a weekend of skiing, snowboarding and snowshoeing with my family. On our way back to the hotel after a day on the slopes, my son pointed to a snow-covered peak rising majestically from the valley floor. “That’s the Paramount mountain,” he said. “You know, the one from the […]

Freeway City, The Story of Gardena, CA is Now Online

Although I grew up in Los Angeles and have explored many parts of LA County, I have to admit I knew little about the City of Gardena. So when I received an email from filmmaker Max Votolato promoting his new documentary about this South Bay city, my curiosity was piqued.

The Pomona Arts Colony

Periodically Curating Los Angeles (CLA) 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 Los Angeles focus that engages me personally. Today I’m pleased to present an original piece written exclusively for […]

Transportation in Los Angeles – Looking Ahead, Looking Back

As recently reported in the Los Angeles Times, the Los Angeles City Council voted 12-2 on Tuesday to approve “…a sweeping transportation plan that calls for the addition of hundreds of miles of new bicycle lanes, bus-only lanes and other road redesigns over the next 20 years.” The primary objectives of this initiative, dubbed Mobility […]

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.

Bunker Hill Revisited & ANGEL’S FLIGHT

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 […]