Shameful neglect at an East LA Jewish cemetery - Off-Ramp for April 13, 2013

After transferring to UCLA from Pasadena Junior College, Jackie Robinson showed his versatility by becoming the Bruins' only four-sport letterman--in football, basketball, track and field, and baseball. Photo dated: March 19, 1940.
"The day sent chills up my spine, and 66 years later it still does. I always said, his failure would have been our failure, but the victory was his."
Jennifer Clavin Bleached
Ride Your Heart, the band's debut album, was just released. But what music makes Bleached think of home? Singer Jennifer Clavin picked three records.
Toppled headstones at East LA's neglected Mt Zion cemetery.
Founded in 1916 to bury indigent Jews, the cemetery has been nearly abandoned. Vandals have toppled and tagged headstones, and used others for target practice.
Caitlin Doughty Ask a Mortician
Death is one of those things we don't think about much, until someone we know is dying. But Caitlin Doughty, a local mortician, wants to change that.
Mosaic John Smith Mural
Last October, crews began tearing down the Wilshire Grand Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. Inside the walls, a fascinating discovery was made.
After Pearl Harbor, WWII had arrived not just in Hawaii, but all the way to the California coastline.
Mercer 5366

Whittier Boulevard - Part 3

Off-Ramp and Charles Phoenix visits the Home Of Peace Jewish Cemetery.
Danny Medina is the winner of our Instagram Challenge "Neon Dreams." See his winning image.
Construction of the Owens Valley Aqueduct. A horse-drawn carriage poses in one of the large pipes used in the construction of the aqueduct.
There’s a big question both Los Angeles mayoral candidates have been ignoring. That’s what to do about the city’s shrinking water resources.
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