About L.A.
A Huge Bowl of Sand
Los Angeles Basin From Space, 2013

The Los Angeles Basin is actually a gigantic bowl of sand.

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Exploring Vasquez Rocks
Exploring Vasquez Rocks

This odd geologic formation was once a criminal hideout and an alien world.

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Our Story in Pictures
Los Angeles Fire Engine, Circa 1900

Photo from the California Historical Society Collection, courtesy of USC Digital Library.

Circa 1900. Horses pull a Los Angeles city fire engine up a hill on First Street. Los Angeles did not see its first motorized fire engine until 12 years later.

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Did You Know?
Guy Orlando Rose in Giverny, France, Circa 1890

He was was the first native Southern California to achieve international fame.

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