Victoria Bernal

reporter and public historian

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The Influence of Sunset Magazine in California and the West 
  
  Sunset magazine was launched in 1898 by the Southern Pacific Railroad to lure Easterners to California. In the late…

Sunset Magazine: “The Bible of Western Living”

The Influence of Sunset Magazine in California and the West Sunset magazine was launched in 1898 by the Southern Pacific Railroad to lure Easterners to California. In the late…

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Ninety years ago this August, 20 women pilots flew from Santa Monica to Ohio in nine days. The race was the first all women's national air race, also known as the Powder Puff Derby.

Celebrating the 90th anniversary of the first national women's air derby

Ninety years ago this August, 20 women pilots flew from Santa Monica to Ohio in nine days. The race was the first all women's national air race, also known as the Powder Puff Derby.

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In the fall, Beatles fans will commemorate the 50th anniversary of Abbey Road, released on September 26, 1969.

How Paul McCartney’s missing head from Abbey Road billboard made Sunset Strip history

In the fall, Beatles fans will commemorate the 50th anniversary of Abbey Road, released on September 26, 1969.

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