Join me, Mike Eberts, in Social Science 127, Los Angeles History, Politics and Culture. In this three-unit course, we rediscover the city and its surrounding region. We explore its rich, multicultural past and its dynamic present. 

The course is offered fall semesters only. 

There are significant extra-credit field trip opportunities that are part of this course. Here are photos of some of our past field trips:

L.A. River Walk
Alex Theatre
Broadway Theatre Tour
Los Angeles Times
Westside Doubleheader
Pobladores' Walk

I invite you to scroll down the page and browse my L.A. Links, a woefully incomplete guide to virtual Los Angeles. 

AT RIGHT: Blue skies, a gently swaying palm tree, transportation by Yellow Car and the Austin & Ashley-designed City Hall ... Los Angeles on a good day in the 1930s.

The California Project: Bicycling California from the Oregon Border to the Mexican Border


L.A. Links

Below is my page of links to Los Angeles. It is not an exhaustive list (although, in classic Los Angeles style, I can envision it sprawling out in all directions). If you're looking for comprehensive indexes to the city, look at the city directories that make up the first section of links. The rest of my list is devoted to cultural, historic and other Los Angeles-related sites that I like. Send me your suggestions

Note: The links listed below will open in a new window on Netscape 2.0 and later browsers. L.A. Links will remain in a window underneath.


These will get you just about anywhere you want to go in the city: 



L.A. Free-Net

Yahoo! guide to Los Angeles



L.A. County Museum of Natural History

Los Angeles County Museum of Art

The Museum of Contemporary Art

The Getty Center and J. Paul Getty Museum

Southwest Museum

Autry Museum of Western Heritage

Simon Wiesenthal Center

Grier Musser Museum (Victorian Los Angeles) 

Petersen Automotive Museum

California ScienCenter

George C. Page Museum and La Brea Tar Pits


Historical Society of Southern California

Los Angeles: Past, Present and Future (USC Library) 

Griffith Park History

Angels Flight, USC Special Collections 

Workman and Temple Family Homestead

Los Angeles Conservancy

William S. Hart Ranch

Electric Railway Historical Association of Southern California

Hollyhock House

Ramona Pageant

Hollywood Walk of Fame

L.A. History Computerization Project


Virtual Tour of the Los Angeles River

Friends of the Los Angeles River

A Tour of Downtown Public Art

Downtown L.A. Walking Tour, USC Department of Geography

UCLA Virtual Los Angeles Project

CSUN Master Map of Downtown Los Angeles

L.A. Mural Tour

L.A. Rock & Roll Road Map

Los Angeles Rail Transit Home Page

Southern California Outings Page

Angels Flight


L.A. Weekly

Los Angeles Times

Downtown News

La Opinion

KFWB Webservice

KCBS, Channel 2

Yahoo! list of Los Angeles media sites


City of Los Angeles

City of Glendale

City of Burbank

City of Pasadena

Los Angeles County


Other Attractions

Disney Hall

Our Lady of Angels Cathedral

Griffith Observatory (Currently undergoing renovation)



Hollywood Sign Cam

Venice Beach Cam

USC TommyCam

UCLA BruinCam

Los Angeles EarthCam Sites


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