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This was a photo history of the Mexican American enclave nestled in the Elysian Hills famously removed and excavated to eventually become the baseball venue, Dodgers Stadium. Arcadia Publishing. Since the Charleston, South Carolina-based Arcadia Publishing has churned out the ubiquitous and popular local history picture books the Images of America series, Postcard History series, etc. Doug Taylor.

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    On a city? By creating these portraits, Sweet's books put a wedge in L. He shines a light on the past to illuminate the foundation of our future. Each volume covers five addresses around the city, and a total of five books will encompass 40 different locations. So far three have been released, with the fourth one to come in December and the fifth one set for mid He focuses on keeping production and distribution in L. County, so he chooses to sell physical copies of the books in small businesses around town like Skylight Books and South Willard don't fret, though, they're also available in his online store.

    He focuses on the worlds that operate away from the light of L. The stories don't cross over in subject matter, which parallels the L. When hundreds of isolated groups sit next to each other, and operate simultaneously, what type of world emerges? Perhaps there's no answer, and Sweet's series of books touches on this possibility. The search, though, and the attempt to discover it, might be the real existential heart of of L. We're always going to keep trying, seeking, and looking for an answer.