LAtitudes: An Angeleno’s AtlasI’m  proud to be a part of this important new book (April 2015) from Heyday. My essay, “Gridding the City,” explores the historical evolution of Los Angeles’ clashing street grids.

Los Angeles Times. I reviewed Henry Petroski’s The Road Taken for the Times in February 2016.

Los Angeles MagazineIn June 2013 I wrote about renovations to Echo Park Lake and beer growlers. For the November 2013 issue I contributed a piece about the five public works projects that changed L.A. forever. More recent contributions looked at the opening of Ace Hotel’s new downtown Los Angeles location and the the city of Beverly Hills’ centennial. For the December 2014 issue I wrote about how the marketing efforts of orange producers also helped sell Los Angeles to the rest of the nation, and in the February 2015 issue I took readers inside downtown L.A.’s deserted tunnels.

Boat. My piece in Boat‘s Los Angeles issue (Issue 08), “A City of Palms,” told the story of what’s likely the city’s oldest palm tree. The article isn’t currently available online.

Ventura Blvd. My story in the May-June 2014 issue, “A Tale of Two Isaacs,” profiled two pioneering men—named Lankershim and Van Nuys—who transformed the San Fernando Valley into a sea of wheat.

The Public Historian. My “Report from the Field” in the November 2013 issue tracks the development of the Los Angeles Archives Bazaar. The Public Historian is a quarterly journal published by the University of California Press on behalf of the National Council on Public History.