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SurveyLA Data Released for Westchester and Playa del Rey This week, SurveyLA released data regarding historic resources within the Westchester/Playa del Rey Community Planning Area. Interested in learning more about the development of the area? Check out the data! Want … Continue reading

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Looking Back, Looking Forward

By David J. Barboza I’d like to take some time in this post to reflect on where SurveyLA has been and where it’s going. Before SurveyLA, only about 15% of the City of Los Angeles had ever had a historic … Continue reading

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Creating the SurveyLA Mosaic

By David J. Barboza A mosaic is a good metaphor for thinking about how SurveyLA works. Just as a literal mosaic is a whole work of art created from a multitude of tiny pieces, SurveyLA, aims to give an overview … Continue reading

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Help SurveyLA Document Los Angeles’ Water History

By David J. Barboza Water is the lifeblood of any city and Los Angeles is certainly no exception. The history of water in the City is multifaceted, complex and well-studied. Water not only helped Los Angeles to grow by annexations … Continue reading

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SurveyLA’s Findings in North Hollywood and Valley Village

By David J. Barboza When I first saw North Hollywood, I was coming out of a subway portal that was only finished in the year 2000. Surveying that spot today, almost everything you see is newly built. An electronic billboard … Continue reading

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SurveyLA’s Findings in Encino and Tarzana

By David J. Barboza The eastward trek across the southern San Fernando Valley continues! Last time I took a look at SurveyLA’s findings for Canoga Park – Winnetka – Woodland Hills – West Hills, and this time I’ll be delving … Continue reading

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SurveyLA’s Findings in Canoga Park, Winnetka, Woodland Hills & West Hills

By David J. Barboza You might not think a poultry farming colony, space rockets, water politics and ranch houses have anything in common, but the southwest corner of the San Fernando Valley is proof that they do. SurveyLA has released … Continue reading

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A SurveyLA Field Day in Pacific Palisades

By David J. Barboza With so many SurveyLA reports coming out these days, one might be tempted to think the project is wrapping up. The truth is, fieldwork is ongoing. In fact, we’re only in “Group 5″ (of 9), which … Continue reading

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SurveyLA’s Findings in Palms, Mar Vista and Del Rey

By David J. Barboza SurveyLA’s findings keep rolling in! This post takes a look at the report for the Palms – Mar Vista – Del Rey Community Plan Area. Here’s a map to get oriented. Since I last wrote a … Continue reading

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SurveyLA’s West LA Findings

By David J. Barboza We’ve published quite a few new reports of SurveyLA findings lately. In the last three posts I wrote about SurveyLA’s harbor area findings. We’ve also just posted two reports for the West Side, one for the … Continue reading

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