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Challenges met, a new cultural jewel opens on Olvera Street

In years past, the space in and around Olvera Street –including the main plaza, the Pico House and the old Plaza church– have been the go-to spot for Angelenos looking to celebrate Cinco de Mayo commemorating the Mexican victory over … Continue reading

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The evolution of Olvera Street

This week’s post comes by way of a downtown photo adventure. Armed with historic photos of the area in and around Los Angeles’ historic core, I set out to recreate several of them amid the city’s bustling modernity. As it … Continue reading

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Social programming at the Old Plaza church

Across the street and a little to the left stands a stuffed burro, one of Olvera Street’s more kitschy photo ops. Across the street and to the right, a film crew sets up lighting as they prepare to shoot a … Continue reading

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Olvera Street and the urbanization of Los Angeles

First of a three-part series about Olvera Street and Los Angeles’ rise as an urban center By all respects, it is nothing more than an alley, a narrow cobblestone corridor tucked away amid some of Los Angeles’ more imposing architectural … Continue reading

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