[Los Angeles Times] Sepulveda, Sherman, Tarzana: The most interesting stories behind the Valley’s street names

Tujunga, Topanga and Cahuenga Three names from California Native Americans remain on big Valley streets — Tujunga, Topanga and Cahuenga. Tujunga is a tidy avenue from Universal City to Sun Valley, its name altered from the Tongvan language “tuhuunga,” meaning “place of the old woman.” This was per UCLA’s emeritus linguistics prof and Native American … Read more

NYTimes: Lawlessness on Indian Land

Editorial Lawlessness on Indian Land Published: November 21, 2012 Violence and crime rage unchecked in Indian country, yet the federal government, the primary law enforcer on reservations, is investigating and prosecuting fewer violent felonies, and reducing financing for tribal courts and public-safety programs. That is a scandal. Timothy Williams reported in The Times last week … Read more