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  • Lost L.A.: A bachelor pad for swinging, and survival

     
    Our latest Lost L.A. column: Sam Watters on Hal B. Hayes' 1950s bachelor pad, built not only for swinging but also for survival in the event of A-bomb attack. Writes Watters: The ne plus ultra of nuke chic was an...
  • Lost L.A.: A view of U.S. history in 1887 El Molino Viejo photo

    Lost L.A.: A view of U.S. history in 1887 El Molino Viejo photo
    Tucked away at the Sierra Madre Historical Preservation Society is an intriguing photo of a young woman sitting in a leafy, patchy garden. A man with folded arms stands quietly behind her as she paints. Photographs like this made their way from West to...

    Music review: 'The Greatest Generation' by Pacific Symphony

     
    Hard times can produce great art. So writes Joseph Horowitz, the artistic advisor for the Pacific Symphony's annual American Composers Festival, to introduce “The Greatest Generation,” this year’s theme. Hard times can, indeed, inspire greatness....

    Lost L.A.: El Molino Viejo in San Marino, portrait of another era

     
    The year is 1887. The place, El Molino Viejo (the Old Mill) in what is now San Marino. The woman painting is Elizabeth Putnam, an art teacher from Los Angeles. At this time, art is among a few genteel pastimes that men permit women to pursue, as Sam...

    Stamford

    Stamford
    ORIGINS: Settled in 1641 under the jurisdiction of New Haven. NAME: Originally called Rippowam after the Native American inhabitants in the area, the settlement was named Stamford in 1642. It's unknown why Stamford was chosen, since there's no record...