The L.A. Flower Market is the largest wholesale flower market in the United States. To Natasha Nguyen M.A. ’13, it’s a second home.
Leimert Park Village
Ethan Smith ’11, M.S. ’16 sings the praises of a part of town that he considers the proverbial heart of South Central Los Angeles.
There are a few blocks of Pico Boulevard where one can still get a sense of what Santa Monica used to be like before most of it was bought up and turned into luxury lofts and the like. Rae’s Restaurant is…
My L.A.: Mariachi Plaza
Mariachi Plaza, in Boyle Heights, is a cultural, historic and community hub reminding us that L.A. was once Alta California.
My L.A.: Hermosa Beach
Emily Day ’09, professional volleyball player, describes a local beach that’s become her second home.
Appearing repeatedly in L.A. films and film noir fiction, Angels Flight, a short, unforgettable funicular, is one of the city’s most fascinating landmarks.
The Last Book Store
There is magic and danger at the corner of Fifth and Spring. Jill Cornelio ’04 describes one of her favorite L.A. haunts—The Last Book Store.
My L.A.: Venice Canals
Down a little-known avenue named Dell that runs between Washington and Venice Boulevards, you can actually drive through the Venice Canals. They used to encompass most of Venice Beach, but now just a few precious blocks remain where unearthly architectural masterpieces…