on the origins of los angeles

Today’s L.A. Times article on where the name L.A. comes from.

I always thought it was “The City of Our Lady the Queen of the Angels” myself.

There’s a book I really want to read on the history of forgetting in Los Angeles – I’m starting to realize, more and more, that the reason this city has no history is partially because history before 1900 is dominated by a non-American contingent…and history before 1950 is too telling of the devastation “white flight” has wrought on L.A.

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