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ANIMALS & WILDLIFE

A Challenging Rescue by Hope for Paws

L.A. ANIMALS

A Challenging Rescue by a Los Angeles Dog Rescue Organization

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

Mountain Lions, Santa Monica Mountains

L.A. ANIMALS

Mountain Lions in the Santa Monica Mountains

L.A. is one of only two big cities in the world where wild big cats roam free. A wildlife ecologist talks about the challenges these big cats face.

Exploring the Old LA Zoo

L.A. ANIMALS

Exploring the Old Los Angeles Zoo

Perhaps, the only thing as interesting as today's Los Angeles Zoo is the old abandoned Los Angeles Zoo.

Parliament of Owls Wildlife Videos

L.A. ANIMALS

Parliament of Owls - Videos of Los Angeles County Wildlife

Since 2012, he has captured several hundred videos of mountain lions, bears, foxes, coyotes, bobcats and ringtails in the wilds of Los Angeles County.


ARTS

Another Day of Fun

L.A. ARTS

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

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

Old Fashion Puppetry Not Lost in Los Angeles

L.A. ARTS

"Old Fashioned Art of Puppetry Not Lost in Los Angeles

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

Watts Towers of Simon Rodia in Los Angeles

L.A. ARTS

The (Watts) Towers

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

Christmas in Los Angeles

L.A. ARTS

Christmas in Los Angeles

Some of the magic of the holiday in Los Angeles County

Ballet Folklorico de Los Ángeles

L.A. ARTS

Ballet Folklorico de Los Ángeles

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

Inner City Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles

L.A. ARTS

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.

Los Angeles in the Movies

L.A. ARTS

Los Angeles in the Movies

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

Academy Museum of Motion Pictures

L.A. ARTS

Academy Museum of Motion Pictures

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

Angel City Chorale at America's Got Talent

L.A. ARTS

Angel City Chorale Amazes with Toto's 'Africa' in America's Got Talent

The Angel City Chorale of Los Angeles amazed the audience and judges of America's Got Talent in 2018 with a unique rendition of 'Africa."

Secrets of the Cold War in the Wende Museum

L.A. ARTS

Secrets of the Cold War Revealed in the Wende Museum

The Wende Museum, founded in Culver City in 2002, is said to have one of the largest private collections of cold war art and cultural and historical artifacts in the world.

This is (Not) L.A. - Book

L.A. ARTS

This Is (Not) L.A.: An Insider’s Take On The Real Los Angeles

This Is (Not) L.A.: An Insider’s Take On The Real Los Angeles tackles the misconceptions that surround the City of Angels, countering with expert facts on L.A. and its rich history.


BUILDINGS, BRIDGES, STRUCTURES

Hidden Staircases in Silverlake and Echo Park in Los Angeles

L.A. BUILDINGS & STRUCTURES

Little Known LA - Hidden Staircases

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

Exploring Bridge to Nowhere, Oddity Oddesseys

L.A. BUILDINGS & STRUCTURES

Exploring the Bridge to Nowhere - Oddity Oddesseys

Why is there a roadway bridge in the middle of the San Gabriel Mountains that doesn't connect to anywhere?


CHINATOWN

Coming Home to Chinatown by Community Spaces

L.A. CHINATOWN

Coming Home to Chinatown

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.


CRIME & JUSTICE

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Training Academy

L.A. CRIME & JUSTICE

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Training Academy

An intense 22-week academy preparing recruits for law enforcement duties in Los Angeles County.

Visiting the Largest Women's Jail Facility in U.S.

L.A. CRIME & JUSTICE

Visiting the Largest Women's Jail Facility in the U.S.

Crime Watch Daily spends a day in the life of Los Angeles County women jail inmates and their guards.


ECONOMY

The Future of Housing in LA

L.A. ECONOMY

The Future of Housing in L.A.

Mid-20th Century Southern California saw the boom in demand for the dream single-family home with yard, garage and, preferably, pool and view. Will that continue to be the home of L.A.'s future?


EDUCATION

UCLA Community Schools, Youtube

L.A. EDUCATION

UCLA Community Schools

What happens when you a prominent university partners with a South Los Angeles middle school?


EMERGENCY

Fighting a Brush Fire Along the Hollywood Freeway

L.A. EMERGENCY

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.

Tribute to Our Firefighters

L.A. EMERGENCY

A Tribute to Our Firefighters

When we need them, they will be there.


ENVIRONMENT

Angeles National Forest

L.A. ENVIRONMENT

Angeles National Forest

A beautiful view of America's largest urban forest.

Environmental Report Card for Los Angeles County, 2017

L.A. ENVIRONMENT

2017 Environmental Report Card for Los Angeles County

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

Youth and Climate in Los Angeles, YouTube

L.A. ENVIRONMENT

Youth and Climate in Los Angeles

How does climate and air pollution effect the youth in Los Angeles


FOOD & EATING OUT

Los Angeles Grand Central Market, 1963

L.A. FOOD & EATING OUT

L.A.'s Grand Central Market - 1963

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

Also see the following video.

Los Angeles Grand Central Market, 2014

L.A. FOOD & EATING OUT

L.A.'s 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.

Also see the preceding video.

South LA African-American Taco Movement

L.A. FOOD & EATING OUT

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

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

Anthony Bourdain's Favorite LA Restaurant

L.A. FOOD & EATING OUT

Anthony Bourdain: 'My Favorite Restaurant in LA'

The late Anthony Bourdain talked about his favorite restaurant in Los Angeles. We love his choice.


GEOGRAPHY

Pronouncing L.A. Places Correctly

L.A. GEOGRAPHY

No One Knows How To Pronounce L.A. Places Correctly

So, you think you know how to pronounce Spanish place names in Los Angeles correctly?

Exploring Vasquez Rocks, YouTube

L.A. GEOGRAPHY

Exploring Vasquez Rocks - Oddity Oddesseys

This odd but striking geological formation just north of Santa Clarita was a hideout for a notorious 19th-century bandit (Tiburcio Vasquez) and background scenery for numerous western and science fiction films (such as Star Trek).


HISTORY

First Motion Picture in Los Angeles

L.A. HISTORY

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.

Los Angeles Filmed in 1912

L.A. HISTORY

1912 Los Angeles on Film

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

Giant Ancient Sloth Fossil Found Beneath LA

L.A. HISTORY

Bones of Giant Sloth Discovered in Los Angeles

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.

Largest Lynching In US History, 1871 Los Angeles

L.A. HISTORY

The Chinese Massacre of 1871

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.

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

L.A. HISTORY

Drive Through Bunker Hill & Downtown Los Angeles, Circa 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.

Once Upon a Time, Chavez Ravine

L.A. HISTORY

Once Upon a Time in Chavez Ravine...

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

Exploring the St. Francis Dam Ruins

L.A. HISTORY

Exploring the St. Francis Dam Ruins with Oddity Odysseys

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

Brief History of Los Angeles Transit

L.A. HISTORY

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

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

The Inkwell and Nick Gabaldon

L.A. HISTORY

The Inkwell and Nick Gabaldon

This video is a children's project, but it led us to learn some important local history.

Los Angeles’ Forgotten Hollywood Subway

L.A. HISTORY

Los Angeles’ Forgotten Hollywood Subway

Once, Los Angeles had an underground transit system that was the envy of urban centers across the nation. What happened?

Zoot Suit Riots, History Channel

L.A. HISTORY

Los Angeles Zoot Suit Riots, History Channel

Exploring how the infamous “Zoot Suit Riots” came to be America’s worst racial violence during the 20th century.

Bronzeville - Little Tokyo

L.A. HISTORY

Bronzeville | Little Tokyo

What happened to the Little Tokyo neighborhood in 1942 when the entire ethnic Japanese community was forced to leave?

Revisit The Pike, YouTube

L.A. HISTORY

Revisit The Pike

Remembering The Pike in Long Beach in the 1950s and 1960s. Color film and accounts from those who enjoyed the rides and the eateries.

Robert Kennedy's Final Speech and Aftermath, ABC News, 1968

L.A. HISTORY

Robert Kennedy's Final Speech and Aftermath, ABC News

ABC News film of Robert Kennedy's victory speech at the Ambassador Hotel and what followed.


IMMIGRATION

North Koreans Face Discrimination in LA's Koreatown

L.A. IMMIGRATION

North Koreans In Los Angeles Are Facing Discrimination — In Koreatown

Koreatown in L.A. is the largest Korean population outside of Korea. How welcome are North Koreans here who escape their oppressive homeland?


LONG BEACH

This is Long Beach, California, YouTube

LONG BEACH

This is Long Beach, California

A video stroll through one of the other great cities in Los Angeles County.


MEDIA

Renters Struggle

L.A. MEDIA

As Renters Struggle to Pay the Bills...

Congratulations to L.A. Times columnist Steven Lopez as a 2018 Pulitzer Prize Finalist for his columns that vividly illustrated the crippling cost of housing in California.


MILITARY

Veterans in the Arts, LACMA

L.A. MILITARY

Veterans in the Arts

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 Short Life of Jose Antonio Gutierrez

L.A. MILITARY

The Short Life of José Antonio Gutierrez

In 2003, the first American killed in combat in Operation Iraqi Freedom, a young U.S. Marine from Lomita, wasn't even an American.


POPULATION

Interview of Anthony Morales of the Gabrielino/Tongva Indians

L.A. POPULATION

In Memory of My Ancestors

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

Why So Many Iranians in Los Angeles?

L.A. POPULATION

Why Are There So Many Iranians in Los Angeles?

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

Jeepney Tour in Historic Filipinotown

L.A. POPULATION

Jeepney Tour in Historic Filipinotown

A unique enclave honoring Los Angeles County's second largest Asian population.


SOCIAL WELFARE

Countering Myths of Homelessness

L.A. SOCIAL WELFARE

Countering Myths of Homelessness

We can only end homelessness if we learn the truth about homelessness.


SPORTS

History of the Dodgers

L.A. SPORTS

History of the Dodgers

A brief but good film by Scott Goldrich telling the story of one of America's most storied sports teams.


STRUCTURES

Hidden Staircases in Silverlake and Echo Park in Los Angeles

L.A. BUILDINGS & STRUCTURES

Little Known LA - Hidden Staircases

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


TRANSPORTATION

Night Landing in Los Angeles

L.A. TRANSPORTATION

Night Landing in Los Angeles

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

CicLAvia

L.A. TRANSPORTATION

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

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

Los Angeles Traffic Time Lapse

L.A. TRANSPORTATION

Los Angeles Traffic Time Lapse

Yes, we hate L.A. traffic. Yet we admit that it is intriguing to see it in time-lapse.

LAX - Automated People Mover

L.A. TRANSPORTATION

The Future of LAX - Automated People Mover

Major changes are coming to how airline passengers can move into and around LAX.


WEATHER

Snow in Los Angeles, January 1949

L.A. WEATHER

1949 Snow Storm in Los Angeles

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

Californians Figure Out Winter Hacks

L.A. WEATHER

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?

Thunderstorm in Los Angeles

L.A. WEATHER

Thunderstorm in Los Angeles - 4K Timelapse

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