I’m a public historian and writer specializing in Los Angeles history. Working through different media, including blogs, print publications, and television, I tell stories that underscore how Southern California’s past remains relevant to the region’s present and future.
I’ve written for many fine publications, including Los Angeles Magazine and Boat. Heyday Books recently published my essay about L.A.’s clashing street grids as part of LAtitudes: An Angeleno’s Atlas.
Find my weekly blog posts about L.A. history at KCET.org. I also write occasionally on Gizmodo’s Southland subdomain.
I occasionally go on the radio (KPCC, KNX) to chat about historical topics, and recently I worked as producer on a series of short documentary films—later broadcast by KCET—about the obsessive collectors of L.A. history.