The Helicopter Pests of L.A.'s Skies

The Helicopter Pests Of L.A.’s Skies

Sometime in the mid-1980s, while he figured out the week’s patrol schedule, the former chief pilot of the Lakewood Sheriff’s Station helicopter patrol program—begun in 1966 and among the first …

Huell Howser

The Darkness Beneath Huell Howser

Huell Howser has retired after nearly 30 years of producing and hosting programs for KCET, ending his career in Garbo-esque disappearance within almost ubiquitous presence. California’s Gold, California’s Green, Downtown, …


Living in a Modern Way

GIs in World War II were urged to consider what their post-war home should be like.


Home is where most Angelenos wanted to live when World War II ended, in a …


The Foster City

When I was young and my brother was a little older, we would be in bed before dark on mid-summer evenings. (The times were different then.) We would lie in …