Coliseum symbolizes ambition for LA, from 1923 to today

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From inside the Coliseum, people can see downtown Los Angeles in the background. Photo by Zacile Rosette.

Since 1923, LA’s Roman-inspired stadium has hosted key moments in U.S. history, including Olympic Games, plus visits from international luminaries and U.S. presidents.

Ahead of the 1932 Olympics, LA officials planted tens of thousands of Mexican fan palm trees around the city of Angels — to help beautify the burgeoning metropolis and solidify its place on the world map. Those trees may be dying soon.

As the need for mental health services grows, Fullerton is testing a new way to de-escalate police encounters by bringing social workers into the 911 mix.