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A Fight for the Right to Care in Los Angeles
Vintage Photo of African-American Nursing Graduate, Undated

Los Angeles was the setting for a significant early 20th century civil rights victory.

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Rainfall Over Downtown Los Angeles at Night

Accumulated Los Angeles Rainfall
2018-2019 Season by Month

Artist Conception of Mars Rover

Good-bye, Friend. We're Proud of You.

After 15 years, NASA announced the end of the mission for Opporunity Mars Rover. The two Mars rovers, Spirit (ceased operating in 2010) and Opportunity, were built and operated from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in La Cañada Flintridge in Los Angeles County. Opportunity launched in 2003, and landed on the Martian surface in 2004. Its mission was expected to last only about 90 Martian days and cover about 1,100 yards, however, the car-sized rover continued operating for almost 15 years and more than 28 miles. In June 2018, a Martian dust storm caused it to cease recharging and communicating. Hoping that Martian winds might blow the dust off its solar panels and after more than a thousand failed communication attempts, NASA, on February 13, 2019, declared Opportunity's mission ended.

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Our Story in Pictures
Los Angeles African American Family, 1910

Photo from the Security National Bank Collection, courtesy of the Los Angeles Public Library.

1910. Portrait of a Los Angeles African-American family. Parents Jerry and Henrietta, children Jerry Jr., Grace, Sterling. At the time, Los Angeles County's total population was about 504,000, barely 2 percent of which was African-American. Today, the county's population is estimated to be more than 10 million, about 9 percent of which is African-American.

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Did You Know?

The most extreme amount of rainfall anywhere in California during any 24-hour period fell in our own backyard.

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CRAFTED at the Port of Los Angeles - The Home of Handmade
Crafted at Port of Los Angeles - Home of Handmade

CRAFTED at the Port of Los Angeles is a waterfront marketplace for artists to offer their unique goods.

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