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Mary Mallory / Hollywood Heights: Griffith Observatory Celebrates 80 Years of Reaching for the Stars

The cover of an undated brochure about Griffith Observatory, courtesy of the Los Angeles Public Library Originally a dream of Los Angeles benefactor and convicted murderer “Colonel” Griffith J. Griffith, Griffith Observatory now stands as one of the city’s preeminent … Continue reading

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LAPD Scrapbook: Rodger Young Village

I stumbled across this photo in going through the LAPD scrapbooks at the city archives. This is Rodger Young Village, built for returning veterans due to the acute housing shortage in Los Angeles. This site is now occupied by the … Continue reading

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Nuestro Pueblo

Above, our artist’s view of Bee Rock and below, Bee Rock courtesy of Google Earth. Below, suicide at Bee Rock, April 10, 1944.

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Attack in Griffith Park

July 27, 1957Los Angeles I’m going to describe a neighborhood and you guess where it is: Gay women living together, speaking Armenian and working for nonprofits. (OK, I’m exaggerating slightly). Also lots of foreign-born urbanites and “makin’ it singles.” That’s … Continue reading

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Matt Weinstock

June 5, 1957 Municipal collection of combustible rubbish began Monday in a vast area including Hollywood and, human nature being what it is, the results were slightly startling. Householders seized upon the opportunity to get rid of all sorts of … Continue reading

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