• VIDEO: Francisco Balderrama on Mexican Repatriation

    VIDEO: Francisco Balderrama on Mexican Repatriation

    Dr. Francisco Balderrama shares insight about Repatriation in the 1930s when people of Mexican ancestry were rounded up and forcefully deported to Mexico without any due process. An estimated 1.2 million of these people were United States citizens.

  • VIDEO: San Gabriel Mission Playhouse Tour

    VIDEO: San Gabriel Mission Playhouse Tour

    Producer-Director Walter Dominguez recently visited one of Los Angeles’ important historic theaters, the San Gabriel Mission Playhouse, and recorded this video mini-tour.

  • VIDEO: Stories From Los Angeles

    VIDEO: Stories From Los Angeles

    Watch a short featurette called “Stories From Los Angeles” featuring parts from two of our favorite interviews; Los Angeles historian, George Sanchez, and a delightful Los Angeles resident, Jack Sanchez (no relation).

  • VIDEO: Interview with Rosa Maria Lemus Carlos

    VIDEO: Interview with Rosa Maria Lemus Carlos

    Rosa Lemus Carlos grew up at Simons Brick Company Yard No. 3 in Montebello, California, her father a decades-long employee there. 

  • VIDEO: William Deverell On The 1924 Los Angeles Plague

    VIDEO: William Deverell On The 1924 Los Angeles Plague

    Executive Producer and noted historian William Deverell talks about the 1924 Los Angeles Plague Epidemic, the subsequent quarantine and the effects both had on Los Angeles society and especially on ethnic Latinos and other minorities. 

Featured Articles & Commentary

  • LA’s Oasis for African Americans – Val Verde

    LA’s Oasis for African Americans – Val Verde

    For those amongst Los Angeles’ seniors who are of a racial minority background, the memories of Los Angeles as a racially segregated city are still fresh and painfully raw. Even as late as the early 1980s, Black Angelenos could not buy or rent homes in many areas of the city and surrounding suburbs. But even […]

  • Waves from Japan

    Waves from Japan

    The gargantuan earthquake that unleashed on March 11 under the Pacific Ocean just off the coast of northern Japan was so powerful that it shifted the axis of the earth and caused the planet to spin faster; it moved the entire island nation eight feet to the east. What this event did to the nation […]

  • The Great Migration to Los Angeles

    The Great Migration to Los Angeles

    On this Martin Luther King Jr. national holiday, it is important to remember that Los Angeles played a significant role in the saga of the African American struggle for civil rights. Los Angeles became a haven for African American families looking for refuge from the ugliness and terror aimed at them in the post-Civil War […]

  • The Treaty That Changed Los Angeles

    The Treaty That Changed Los Angeles

    The treaty of surrender by California’s Mexican troops to conquering Americans in January, 1847 set into motion
    transformations in California and Los Angeles that continue today.

  • A Time of Justice – Praxedis Guerrero

    A Time of Justice – Praxedis Guerrero

    Praxedis Gilberto Guerrero died one hundred years ago on the morning of December 30, 1910. He died a hero for the cause of revolution in his deeply troubled homeland, Mexico. Mexico was collapsing under the oppressive weight of decades of the dictatorship of Porfirio Díaz and the oligarchs who benefited immensely and disproportionally from his […]

  • People of the Campo Santo

    People of the Campo Santo

    Dr. J. P. Widney on the people of Los Angeles: “…whether they will or no, their future is one and together, and I think ne