I’m a public historian and writer specializing in Los Angeles history, with an emphasis on the evolution of the region’s natural and built environment. Working through blogs, television, print publications, and other media, 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.
I blog weekly about Los Angeles history at KCET.org. In the past I’ve also written regularly for Los Angeles Magazine’s website and Gizmodo’s Southland subdomain.
I produce and host a forthcoming public television series about rediscovering Los Angeles history through archives. I also make frequent public appearances at events, on the radio, etc.