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CicLAvia: leave your car behind for a day. See L.A.

CicLAvia

CicLAvia gives Angelenos a chance to abandon their cars for a day and actually see their community.

Bones of Giant Sloth Discovered in Los Angeles

Giant Ancient Sloth Fossil Found Beneath LA

As Los Angeles digs new transit tunnels beneath the city, evidence is found of a different sort of traffic that roamed our region a long time ago.

Los Angeles’ Forgotten Hollywood Subway

Los Angeles’ Forgotten Hollywood Subway

In the 1920s, Los Angeles had an underground transit system that was the envy of urban centers across the nation. What caused it to cease to exist?

Why Are There So Many Iranians in Los Angeles?

Why So Many Iranians in Los Angeles?

What are the origins of this slice of Iran in America, aka “Tehrangeles"?

Exploring the St. Francis Dam Ruins with Oddity Odysseys

Exploring the St. Francis Dam Ruins

Exploring the ruins of what was one of the deadliest engineering disasters in U.S. history.

1912 Los Angeles on Film

Los Angeles Filmed in 1912

A wonderfully preserved film of a Los Angeles street in 1912 (and the nearby Alligator Farm and Ostrich Farm in Lincoln Heights).

Academy Museum of Motion Pictures

Academy Museum of Motion Pictures

A preview of the new Academy Museum of Motion Pictures to open in 2019.

Los Angeles in the Movies

Los Angeles in the Movies

A beautiful film mash-up of Los Angeles in the movies.

South L.A.'s African-American Taco Movement

South LA African-American Taco Movement

Young, charismatic African-American entrepreneurs in Watts, South L.A. and Compton shaking up the taco scene.

From Redcars to Freeways: A Brief History of Los Angeles Transit

Brief History of Los Angeles Transit

One of the best brief video overviews of L.A.'s transit history.

A Challenging Rescue by a Los Angeles Dog Rescue Organization

A Challenging Rescue by Hope for Paws

A challenging rescue by Hope For Paws near the Los Angeles International Airport.

Once Upon a Time in Chavez Ravine...

Once Upon a Time, Chavez Ravine

Before the Los Angeles Dodgers came to Chavez Ravine, there existed a vibrant little community.

Inner City Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles

Inner city orchestra inspires young musicians, promotes diversity

With America's racial conflicts making global headlines, the Inner City Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles defies the trends.

Ballet Folklorico de Los Ángeles

Ballet Folklorico de Los Ángeles

The Ballet Folklorico de Los Ángeles distinguishes itself as the nation's premier Mexican folk dance company.

Thunderstorm in Los Angeles - 4K Timelapse

Thunderstorm in Los Angeles

On average, there are 284 sunny days per year in Los Angeles...but sometimes, this happens...

Californians Figure Out Winter Hacks

Californians Figure Out Winter Hacks

We find it hard enough driving in rain. What would we do if we had to drive in snow and ice?

1949 Snow Storm in Los Angeles

Snow in Los Angeles, January 1949

A video documenting images from the last big snowfall in Los Angeles.

A Tribute to Our Firefighters

Tribute to Our Firefighters

When we need them, they will be there.

Christmas in Los Angeles

Christmas in Los Angeles

Some of the magic of the holiday in Los Angeles County

2017 Environmental Report Card for Los Angeles County

Environmental Report Card for Los Angeles County, 2017

What grade did Los Angeles County earn for our air quality and energy use and what's our outlook?

The Chinese Massacre of 1871

Largest Lynching In US History, 1871 Los Angeles

On October 24, 1871, at least 17 Chinese men and boys were murdered by a mob in Los Angeles. It remains the largest single-day lynching in American history.

In Memory of My Ancestors

Interview of Anthony Morales of the Gabrielino/Tongva Indians

A personal interview with a leader among Los Angeles' original peoples.

Veterans in the Arts

Veterans in the Arts, LACMA

In honor of “Veterans in the Arts and Humanities Day" on October 29, 2017, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) screened a selection of films made by military veterans in its Veteran’s Make Movies Program. The program offers a series of filmmaking courses that teach veterans how to write, shoot and edit their own short films.

The (Watts) Towers

Watts Towers of Simon Rodia in Los Angeles

One of the most eclectic cultural icons in Los Angeles was created by an immigrant in his spare time over 33 years.

Little Known LA - Hidden Staircases

Hidden Staircases in Silverlake and Echo Park in Los Angeles

Explore hidden staircases in Silverlake and Echo Park with Alexa Sita.

Drive Through Bunker Hill & Downtown Los Angeles, Circa 1940s

A Drive Through Bunker Hill and Downtown Los Angeles, ca. 1940s

A background film produced for an unidentified feature film, shot from a vehicle driving through Bunker Hill and downtown Los Angeles during the 1940s.

Fighting a Brush Fire Along the Hollywood Freeway

Fighting a Brush Fire Along the Hollywood Freeway

Up close raw footage of the Los Angeles Fire Department arriving at and fighting a brush fire along the Hollywood Freeway.

Coming Home to Chinatown

Coming Home to Chinatown by Community Spaces

A story of growing up in Los Angeles' Chinatown and how it shaped a young woman's passion for education and her sense of home.

Angeles National Forest

Angeles National Forest

A beautiful view of America's largest urban forest.

L.A.'s Grand Central Market - 1963

Los Angeles Grand Central Market, 1963

The hip Grand Central Market in Downtown LA was once…well...just a hard-working farmer's market.

L.A.'s Grand Central Market - 2014

Los Angeles Grand Central Market, 2014

The city's oldest and most iconic farmer's market has always been changing and always reflective of Downtown Los Angeles.

"Old Fashioned Art of Puppetry Not Lost in Los Angeles

Old Fashion Puppetry Not Lost in Los Angeles

Bob Baker's Marionettes - the oldest children's theatre company in Los Angeles and a local cultural icon.

"Another Day of Fun" - A La La Land Parody by LAUSD Students

Youtube-Another Day of Fun

A fun-to-watch parody of "La La Land" by talented Los Angeles ("La La Land") middle schoolers.

Night Landing in Los Angeles

Youtube-Night Landing in Los Angeles

A cockpit perspective video as an aircraft flys over over Los Angeles and lands at LAX as dusk approaches.

First Motion Picture Made in Los Angeles, 1897


On December 31, 1897, a motion picture camera was set up in Downtown Los Angeles to film passing traffic. It was the first time a film was made in this city.