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Betty Hill’s ‘bath house’ battle

Betty Hill put up a remarkable fight to open public pools to children of all races.

How LA addressed its housing shortage with a single megadevelopment

In the 1950s, Park La Brea was built to house 10,000 residents in 18 high-rises and dozens of garden apartments.

An urban oasis

Village Green is an affordable "garden city" in the heart of Los Angeles.

How the aviation industry shaped Los Angeles

The fascinating, strangely forgotten history is recounted in a new four-part documentary produced by KCET.

The 1899 plan to build a bike highway from Pasadena to Downtown

It’s a bittersweet tale of what might have been.

Dolores Huerta deserves more than a square

Compared to Cesar Chavez, Huerta is still vastly under-honored in Los Angeles.

A century of Los Angeles summer fun

Before TV, the internet, and air conditioning, the young LA park system provided crucial space for summer recreation. Here’s a look at what summer was like 100 years ago in three of LA’s most beloved parks.

The sunshine cure

Long before celebrities recuperated in Malibu, LA’s climate was promoted to East Coast and Midwestern residents sick of brutal winters and sweltering summers.

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The designer who gave Googie its flair

With Armet and Davis, Helen Liu Fong designed some of the most iconic cafes and diners in LA.

The movie ranch where the Manson family launched Helter Skelter

Spahn Ranch was Manson’s kingdom.