D.J. Waldie

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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.

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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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Friends, family and fans continue to mourn the loss of rapper Nipsey Hussle, who was shot and killed over the weekend outside his clothing store in South Los Angeles.

from LA Observed

One year ago, LA’s City Council promised to support 222 units of homeless housing in every district by July 2020. Halfway to the deadline, progress varies greatly district to district.

from KCRW Features

A disastrous rail extension in the heart of San Francisco is unfortunately business as usual in California.

from Zócalo's Connecting California

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The UCLA women’s gymnastics team is a powerhouse. They have two Olympic gold medalists on the team, and have won seven NCAA championships.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Rapper Nipsey Hussle was shot and killed on Sunday outside his South LA clothing store.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

It’s the team that’s had to deal with a geography and identity crisis for years, with some of the most supportive fans in Major League Baseball. The L.A.

from LA Observed

If you’ve ever had to search for a place to rent, you know the phrase: “no pets allowed.”

from Design and Architecture

Los Angeles has lost a true original: the architect and artist  François Perrin, who died Monday, April 1, of brain cancer.