The Way We Were

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Indigenous Peoples Month

On October 8, Los Angeles County and the City of Los Angeles celebrated the first annual Indigenous Peoples Day. In 2017, the city and county voted to transform Columbus Day into a…

Postcard of a family outing in Topanga Canyon, 1915. Photographer: H. F. Rile. Image: San Fernando Valley Digital Library.

Topanga Vacation Destination c. 1915

For more than a hundred years Topanga has been a destination for summer visitors. In 1905, the Los Angeles Herald proclaimed Topanga Canyon, “One of the most picturesque and best known mountain…