• Toyo Miyatake: Capturing the Stories of Japanese Americans in L.A.
    BY Yosuke Kitazawa | October 29, 2019
    Toyo Miyatake's photographs provide an intimate window into the world of Japanese Americans in Los Angeles in its darkest times in Manzanar and through its most joyous occasions. Learn about the man behind the lens.
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  • Riots, Love Fests, Buried Secrets: Griffith Park’s Hidden Histories
    BY Carren Jao | October 24, 2019
    Since its gifting to Los Angeles on December 1896, Griffith Park has been the sprawling landscape on which Angelenos have drawn their dreams. Learn more about its many unexpected histories.
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  • Where to Experience Horror Film History in L.A.
    BY Sandi Hemmerlein | October 23, 2019
    From horror film location tours to the Hollywood Museum Dungeon of Doom, here are the best places to get up-close to cinema's most terrifying monsters and villains.
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  • Meet Local Hero Nominee: Ron Finley
    October 22, 2019
    Finley has turned his property into a thriving community garden, creating a source of free organic produce for a neighborhood where the obesity rates are said to be three times higher than those in West Los Angeles. In 2017, with the help of funds from such organic company supporters and individuals who admired his work such as Nell Newman of Newman’s Own, Bette Midler, Annie’s Organic, Clif Bars and Dr. Bronner’s, Finley bought the property.
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  • Meet Local Hero Nominee: Ricardo Rosales
    October 22, 2019
    Ricardo Rosales is a member of the executive team of Midnight Mission, responsible for overall operation of Homelight Family Living which provides a path for families in crisis to reunify, rebuild and restore their lives.
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  • Meet Local Hero Nominee: Pete White
    October 22, 2019
    A lifelong South Central L.A. resident committed to the fight for human and civil rights, Pete White founded the Los Angeles Community Action Network (LA CAN), a grassroots organization working to ensure the human right to housing, health and security are upheld in Los Angeles.
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  • Meet Local Hero Nominee: Milton Hernandez Nimatuj
    October 22, 2019
    Milton Hernandez Nimatuj is the Southern California Program Director for Communities for a Better Environment (CBE). It is one of the preeminent environmental justice organizations in the nation, with a mission to build people’s power in California’s communities of color and low-income communities to achieve environmental health and justice.
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  • Meet Local Hero Nominee: Meymuna Hussein-Cattan
    October 22, 2019
    Meymuna Hussein-Cattan and her mother, Owliya Dima, co-founded The Tiyya Foundation in 2010, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing community support for families of refugees, low-income immigrants, and displaced Americans in the Orange County and Greater Los Angeles regions.
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  • Meet Local Hero Nominee: Louis Tse
    October 22, 2019
    Louis Tse became inspired to start Students 4 Students (formerly known as Bruin Shelter) while a graduate student at UCLA, studying mechanical engineering. 
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  • Meet Local Hero Nominee: Larry Gross
    October 22, 2019
    Larry Gross has been working at the Coalition for Economic Survival (CES) for 45 years, since its inception in 1973. CES is a grassroots, multi-ethnic tenants’ rights organization serving low- and moderate-income renters throughout the greater Los Angeles area, committed to organizing tenants to fight to ensure tenants’ rights and preserve affordable housing.
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