LATimes: Mapping the Tongva villages of L.A.’s past

By Sean Greene and Thomas Curwen May 9, 2019 From the mountains to the sea Long before the development of Los Angeles, with its freeways and suburbs, Southern California was known for its grasslands, estuaries and oak-covered foothills. Tovaangar The original people of Los Angeles, the Tongva, defined their world as Tovaangar. It extended from Palos … Read more

LATimes: L.A. council panel backs plan for a new city holiday: Indigenous Peoples Day

By David Zanniser June 15, 2017, 5:00 AM A key panel of the Los Angeles City Council endorsed a plan Wednesday to take Columbus Day off the city calendar and put in its place a new Indigenous Peoples Day, despite opposition from Italian American civic leaders and some city lawmakers. The council’s Rules, Elections, Intergovernmental … Read more

The LA Times reviewed Onondaga writer Eric Gansworth’s YA novel, If I Ever Get Out of Here

By Mary MacVean August 8, 2013, 2:00 p.m. “If I Ever Get Out of Here,” Eric Gansworth’s first novel for young people, rings true with a sophisticated look at what it’s like to be an outsider and what it takes to be a true friend. Lewis Blake has precious little going for him in school; … Read more