Looking Back

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Los Angeles’ Iconic Central Library Was a Beacon of Early Art Design

Built in 1926, the Richard J. Riordan Central Library offers one of the most interesting plotlines in Los Angeles, starting in 1872 with the launch of the library system, and featuring chapters where ...

Redondo Beach Historic Library

Redondo Beach Historic Library The Jewel of Veterans Park

Redondo Beach Historic Library: The Jewel of Veterans Park If you had been a local sailor in 1895, at some point you probably would have come across Pier Number One in Redondo Beach. There you wo...

The Hill House: The Early History of Hermosa Beach

The Hill House: The Early History of Hermosa Beach Although given the name of “Hermosa” by early developers (“beautiful” in Spanish), the earliest years of Hermosa Beach were described as far fro...

La Mar Theater

La Mar Theater: Manhattan Beach’s Favorite Theater The intersection of Manhattan Avenue and Manhattan Beach Boulevard has been the focal point of activity in Manhattan Beach since the city’s inception...

Catalina Casino: A Regal Landmark

The Catalina Casino, standing at approximately twelve stories tall, continues to beckon tourists and remind locals of Catalina Island’s rich history. For over 80 years, a picturesque landmark has welc...

The Point Vicente Lighthouse

The Point Vicente Lighthouse — Bright Historic Beacon Before lighthouses were installed along the Pacific Coast, shipmasters took their chances near the coastline, particularly loathing the dangerous ...

Palos Verdes Golf Club

Historic Hole-in-One   In 1923, on what were then vast, desolate hills and barely covered with sage and cactus, construction began on the future Palos Verdes Golf and Country Club. This ambitious...

The Bijou Theatre

The Bijou Theater: A Hermosa Classic We take our limitless entertainment choices for granted, ranging from countless movie theatres with 3-D special effects, to DVDs delivered to our door so we can wa...