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The Olympic Freeway Murals: Celebrating 30 Years
Sunday, August 24, 2014 at 4 a.m. by Shana Nys Dambrot
The Mural Conservancy of Los Angeles has a lot to do these days, what with the explosion of public art, both official and "uncommissioned," and the global attention finally being paid to our city's rich history of large-scale outdoo...
L.A. Heritage Day
Sunday, April 27, 2014 at 4 a.m. by Tanja M. Laden
About 150 years before the Hollywoodland sign popped up in 1923, L.A.'s first real neighborhood was El Pueblo de Los Angeles. With more than a dozen historic buildings and today's popular tourist destination of Olvera Street, El Pue...
How We Got Here
Thursday, April 11, 2013 at 4:30 a.m.
Don't even try telling this to those snobbish New Yorkers, but Southern California in general, and L.A. in particular, are brimming with culture -- so much so that we need an official day to reflect on the awesomeness of both. Hence...
Happy Birthday, Olvera Street
Thursday, April 26, 2012 at 4:30 a.m. by Skylaire Alfvegren
Through the 1930s, Los Angeles celebrated its Name Day with a flurry of folklorico and a candlelit procession through Olvera Street. Although the Name Day appears long gone, Olvera Street celebrated its 82nd anniversary a week ago a...