Layne Karafantis

postdoctoral scholar at USC

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Fifty years ago - on July 16, 1969 - the Apollo 11 rocket launched from Kennedy Space Center. The launch and the moon landing a few days later marked the highpoint of the Space Age.

How the Space Age influenced Southland design and architecture

Fifty years ago - on July 16, 1969 - the Apollo 11 rocket launched from Kennedy Space Center. The launch and the moon landing a few days later marked the highpoint of the Space Age.

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Fifty years ago, the Chicano Moratorium sought to underscore the costs of the Vietnam War among Latinos. What started out as a peaceful demonstration ended violently.

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Some see Elon’s Musk’s personal move to Texas as a blow to California’s prestige and possibly its economy. But Zocalo commentator Joe Mathews is happy to show him the door.

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Americans are experiencing an epidemic of loneliness . A coliving project in Hollywood was designed to remedy it. Then came a pandemic.

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A UCLA study found that around 449,000 renters in LA County were unemployed because of COVID-19 and had no income to pay their rent.

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For many years, visitors often thought of Hollywood as a place of glitz and glamour. But locals knew it as a seedy area.

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California has around 21,000 licensed architects, and 300 of them are Black. SoCalNOMA hopes to change that. Also, computer engineer William English made the mouse a reality.

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This week, Kevin de León will be sworn in as a new member of the LA City Council. He’ll represent downtown, Boyle Heights, and parts of northeast Los Angeles.

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