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This Gorgeous Map Will Make You Nostalgic for L.A.’s Old Rancho Days

Way back then, the Spanish and Mexican governments were handing out land grants left and right

CityDig: El Niño Was a Whole Lot Worse in 1938

See the river on this map? Add 10 to 32 inches of rainfall over three days, and it becomes a rampaging torrent

CityDig: San Gabriel’s Dark Past

The bucolic sprawl of orange groves on this 1893 map belies a history of oppression

A Walker in L.A.: On a Mission

A recent train ride through San Juan Capistrano may have inspired one of Alissa Walker’s greatest adventures yet

Cross Examination: Supervisors Vote to Restore a Cross to the County Seal

The old motion found new footing in the arrival of Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, whose vote was the deciding factor

Happy 232nd Birthday, Los Angeles!

Ten places to celebrate the founding of El Pueblo de la Reina de Los Angeles

DispL.A. Case #57: The First Painting Of Southern California

The history of Los Angeles as told through 232 objects.