KCET is running a marathon of Huell Howser episodes, and you get to pick which make the cut! Vote for your favorite Huell Howser episode here.

KCET is running a marathon of Huell Howser episodes, and you get to pick which make the cut! Vote for your favorite Huell Howser episode here.

Back in the day, Long Beach’s Rainbow Pier was actually rainbow-shaped. Get the story and see more pictures here.

Back in the day, Long Beach’s Rainbow Pier was actually rainbow-shaped. Get the story and see more pictures here.

How beautiful are these old fruit crate labels? They’re a lost art! See more here.

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How beautiful is this menu? It’s the 1960 cover from L.A.’s Cocoanut Grove.
Via KCET Food.

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How beautiful is this menu? It’s the 1960 cover from L.A.’s Cocoanut Grove.

Via KCET Food.

Before it was home to the Beverly Center, the corner of Beverly and La Cienega was home to an amusement park for children… that ultimately inspired Walt Disney to built Disneyland.

Before it was home to the Beverly Center, the corner of Beverly and La Cienega was home to an amusement park for children… that ultimately inspired Walt Disney to built Disneyland.

Learn all about The Players, the Old Hollywood funplex where the stars partied and which connected to the Chateau Marmont via a secret underground tunnel.
The fact that this site is now the home to a Pink Taco only kind of ruins it.

Learn all about The Players, the Old Hollywood funplex where the stars partied and which connected to the Chateau Marmont via a secret underground tunnel.

The fact that this site is now the home to a Pink Taco only kind of ruins it.

Did you know there’s a “French” castle in Alhambra? There is — and the story of how it came it be is tragically overshadowed by the murder that would eventually play out there. 

Did you know there’s a “French” castle in Alhambra? There is — and the story of how it came it be is tragically overshadowed by the murder that would eventually play out there. 

It’s better than Leimert Park for the alternative, I suppose.
Via KCET Departures’ post on the success of Los Angeles’s 1932 Olympics and the athlete quarters in Leimert Park.
See that right there, just southeast of Hollywood? Yep, “Colegrove.” Like so many would-bes that come to SoCal today, one was destined for stardom, while the other was doomed to obscurity.
Here, read about what Colegrove was before it faded off the map.

See that right there, just southeast of Hollywood? Yep, “Colegrove.” Like so many would-bes that come to SoCal today, one was destined for stardom, while the other was doomed to obscurity.

Here, read about what Colegrove was before it faded off the map.

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A car wrecked by a 75-foot cypress tree, felled by strong winds in Palms in 1955. Via KCET’s write-up on the history of the Santa Ana winds, via the L.A. Library photo archive.

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A car wrecked by a 75-foot cypress tree, felled by strong winds in Palms in 1955. Via KCET’s write-up on the history of the Santa Ana winds, via the L.A. Library photo archive.