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Row of bungalows in Los Angeles

According to the Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count, in 2019 the number of unhoused people in Los Angeles County rose 13% from the previous year to over 66,000 people. It remains to be seen what the numbers will look like for 2020, which saw the highest rise in unemployment on record since....

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Zelzah photograph

The pre-mission San Fernando Valley was peopled by the Fernandeño Tataviam Band of Mission Indians. Their descendants continue to live, work, learn, and grow here. In 2020, CSUN President Dianne F. Harrison, in consultation with tribal President Rudy Ortega Jr., and professor Scott Andrews (Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma), composed, approved, and made public the following land...

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Image from Pirates of Penzance advertising card

Trade cards are small, rectangular cards that typically have promotional text on one side, and a decorative image on the other side. These cards first became popular in the late 17th century in major European cities, and became extremely popular in America beginning in the late 19th century. The increase in domestic products and the desire to advertise them led to the widespread printing and distribution of trade cards...

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girl scout scrapbook cover

A child’s youth can be a tumultuous time. To assist children and teenagers, many youth groups offer structure, companionship, adventure, education, and a place to grow to their own. The Girl Scouts is an organization that helps young girls and women in particular grow into productive and contributing members of American society. Founded in 1912 by Juliette Gordon Low, the Girl Scouts...

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