WHEN DID LOS ANGELES GET ITS NAME?

Please note that our interview with Eva Recinos is now scheduled for January 24th at 7 PM via IG Live. Also note that at L.A. City Council this Tuesday, Patrisse Cullors, a co-founder of Black Lives Matter, called for justice in the name of Keenan Anderson; she was joined in these calls by community members speaking out for Anderson, Takar Smith, and Oscar Leon Sanchez, all three of whom were shot and killed by the Los Angeles Police Department within the first week of 2023.

As for this update’s main segment, the first of a new kind for the podcast, we discuss the naming of Los Angeles, the city’s age, what the Mojave and Sonoran deserts have to do with it, and why this info is still relevant for communities today. Sources for the “tid-bit” include the L.A. City Gov’s website, as well as LAtitudes: An Angeleno’s Atlas, and Rosten Woo.

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J.T.

EPISODE 58 – BELMONT HIGH SCHOOL IN THE 1960s

In our 58th episode, we are honored to chat with Karen “Kiwi” Burch, as well as her sister Cheryl McDonald. The sisters tell us about their respective careers in education through and beyond Los Angeles, their parents’ profound influence on their education, and the diverse student population of Belmont high school as early as 1963. Karen and Sheryl also describe running for the Associated Student government at Belmont high school, the once-prevalent LAUSD practice of “funneling” non-white students to separate schools, redlining’s impact on their families, and their grandparents’ cafeteria at none other than the Central Public Library. A truly can’t miss post-session for fans of our special panel series.

J.T.