D.J. Waldie

KCET

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D.J. Waldie is a writer and commentator on Los Angeles, and a historian emeritus, for the City of Lakewood, California. An essayist, poet and historian of Los Angeles County, Waldie is the author of several books including Holy Land: A Suburban Memoir, Where We Are: Notes from Los Angeles and California Romantica: Spanish Colonial and Mission-Style Houses. He is a former blogs for public television station KCET.

D.J. Waldie on KCRW

Since its founding LA has been selling lifestyle and better living.

Lessons for affordable housing from the modern dome tent

Since its founding LA has been selling lifestyle and better living.

from Design and Architecture

In the boom years of the last century, Los Angeles developed homes that were specific to the region, the culture and the economy.

"5 over 2": Rethinking the box

In the boom years of the last century, Los Angeles developed homes that were specific to the region, the culture and the economy.

from Design and Architecture

DnA is currently exploring the theme of “This is Home in LA: From the Tent to the Gigamansion (and everything in between).”

Lakewood, a "Paradise of the Ordinary"

DnA is currently exploring the theme of “This is Home in LA: From the Tent to the Gigamansion (and everything in between).”

from Design and Architecture

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Parking in downtown LA isn’t exactly easy.

from KCRW Features

Last year, I approached KCRW with the most ridiculous idea, in a career admittedly built on them: What if we did a sports-like tournament, but centered on tortillas?

from Good Food

Three shootings in the span of one week in California, Texas, and Ohio have community members and political leaders speaking out against gun violence and hateful rhetoric toward the…

from Greater LA

Santa Monica is focused on housing the 37 most expensive homeless people in the city.

from Greater LA

The City of LA wants to create more housing by encouraging Angelenos to build "accessory dwelling units."

from Greater LA

The Sundown Series is an amateur sailboat race open to anyone, and it costs $5 to enter. The race occurs on the third Friday of every month from May to September.

from Greater LA

If you drive by Home Depot or Ace Hardware, you might see people waiting outside for work such as painting a room, fixing a roof, or moving furniture.

from Greater LA

It may sound counter-intuitive, but earthquakes are one of the natural phenomena that have made California great.

from Zócalo's Connecting California

The death of the nation’s longest serving federal judge is a reminder about our lack of effective judicial oversight.

from Zócalo's Connecting California