Mike Schlitt

Mike Schlitt

Journalist and amateur historian

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Mike Schlitt is a journalist and amateur historian.  He is a contributor to Greater LA and Press Play, and a producer for The Document. 

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LA’s Olvera Street is a Mexican marketplace created according to the vision of a white outsider, though generations of Latino Angelenos have since claimed it as their own.

What’s in a street name: Olvera Street was meant to help poor Latinos survive

LA’s Olvera Street is a Mexican marketplace created according to the vision of a white outsider, though generations of Latino Angelenos have since claimed it as their own.

from Greater LA

In 1872, Biddy Mason led the founding of the First African Methodist Episcopal Church of LA. Sisters Cheryl and Robynn Cox are petitioning the City of LA to name street after Mason.

What’s in a street name? Why this extraordinary Black woman doesn’t have her own road sign

In 1872, Biddy Mason led the founding of the First African Methodist Episcopal Church of LA. Sisters Cheryl and Robynn Cox are petitioning the City of LA to name street after Mason.

from Greater LA

Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu sits on land that was the private domain of one woman 100 years ago.

What’s in a street name: How PCH almost skipped Malibu

Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu sits on land that was the private domain of one woman 100 years ago.

from Greater LA

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