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Cielito Lindo serves a taste of Los Angeles covered in spicy nostalgia
Savor early L.A. as you succumb to the kitschy charms of this historic marketplace
The graphic arts of the 1930s decorated the whimsical pictorial maps that became popular during that decade, and especially in those that encouraged tourists to visit Los Angeles. Here’s a delightful example capturing Olvera Street at its very "beginning"
A peek into my crazy huge collection of L.A. matchbooks: El Paseo Inn
As it did with so many things worth preserving here, L.A. destroyed much of the original El Pueblo and reimagined it an indigenous stone’s throw away.
My dad’s early beat when he was a cop was downtown L.A.—Chinatown, Little Tokyo, Olvera Street—so that’s where I grew up, and at night he’d bring me home different...