From 1850 to 1950, El pueblo de la Reina de Los Angeles was transformed from a small frontier outpost in the distant Mexican territory of Alta California into a sprawling and storied American city called Los Angeles – its economic and cultural influence extending across the nation and the world. How did this remarkable achievement […]
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.
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 […]
Producer-Director Walter Dominguez recently visited one of Los Angeles’ important historic theaters, the San Gabriel Mission Playhouse, and recorded this video mini-tour.
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 […]